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December 24, 2007

Horse racing -- Jerry Hollendorfer became just the fourth trainer to win 5,000 races after his only two starters won at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. Hollendorfer, who was in Northern California at Golden Gate Fields where his lone starter failed to win, matched the milestone with a win by Political High in the final race of the Hollywood Park season late Saturday. He also won the third race with Gold Trim. The others to reach the plateau are Dale Baird with 9,445 wins, Jack Van Berg with 6,378 and King Leatherbury with 6,227.

Hockey -- Forward Sean Avery, the New York Rangers' main agitator and key spark plug, returned to action yesterday after missing 11 games because of wrist surgery. His return couldn't have come at a better time as New York went 4-5-2 since Avery last played. However, the Ottawa Senators still beat New York, 3-1.

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