Revolution lose Sene for rest of yearRevolution forward Saer Sene underwent surgery Wednesday on his injured left ankle and will miss the remainder of the season. The team said he will need 4-6 months to rehabilitate the injury. Sene appeared in 24 matches this season, scoring five goals and adding five assists . . . Tickets for potential Revolution MLS Cup playoff matches at Gillette Stadium will go on sale Thursday. The three-game packages start at $45 and will be available through Ticketmaster outlets and the Revolution’s ticket office. The Revolution are seventh in the Eastern Conference, but only one point separates teams in fourth through seventh place. The top five teams in each conference advance to the playoffs.
Mexico finds a friend in US this time
America’s soccer team is getting some love from the most unlikely place: Mexican sports fans. Mexican newspapers on Wednesday published banner headlines reading ‘‘We Love You,’’ and ‘‘Thank You, USA,’’ after the US kept Mexico’s World Cup qualifying hopes alive with a 3-2 victory over Panama on Tuesday night. Mexico, usually a bitter rival of the US, lost Tuesday to Costa Rica. If Panama had held onto its lead and beaten the US, Mexico would have been eliminated from the World Cup qualifying rounds.
Blues’ Lapierre gets in-person hearingBlues forward Maxim Lapierre has been offered an in-person hearing for his hit that knocked out San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle. Lapierre is suspended pending his hearing. Players have an opportunity for an in-person hearing for any suspension that could exceed five games. Boyle returned to San Jose for treatment and further evaluation. He will miss at least Thursday’s game in Dallas . . . Former NHL star Joe Sakic was among 10 people inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Sakic helped the Avalanche win two Stanley Cup titles and is now the team’s executive vice president of hockey operations. He also won titles at the Winter Olympics, world hockey championship, World Cup of Hockey, and world juniors.
Baylor rejoins Angels as hitting coach
Don Baylor is returning to the Angels to be their hitting coach. The Angels hired Baylor to replace Jim Eppard, who wasn’t retained by manager Mike Scioscia. Baylor had been Arizona’s hitting coach for the past three years. The former manager of the Rockies and Cubs joins a staff that is undergoing an overhaul after the big-budget Angels’ worst season in a decade.
Bobcats’ Jefferson is eying opener
Bobcats center Al Jefferson said there’s a ‘‘very realistic’’ chance he will be ready to play in Charlotte’s regular-season opener at Houston on Oct. 30. Jefferson, who signed a $41 million free agent contract this past offseason, is expected to be the focal point of the Bobcats offense. Jefferson sprained his right ankle in a preseason game last Friday . . . The Pelicans exercised third-year options on the contracts of 2012 first-round draft choices Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers.
HC’s Pujals, W. Conn.’s McKoy honored
Holy Cross freshman quarterback Peter Pujals and Western Connecticut junior back Octavias McKoy received this week’s Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Gold Helmet Awards from the New England Football Writers. Pujals (378 total yards, 3 TDs passing, 3 rushing) propelled the Crusaders past host Bucknell, 51-27. McKoy rushed for 372 yards on 42 carries and scored five touchdowns in a 54-53 loss to Mass. Maritime . . . Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne, and Hall of Fame quarterback Archie Manning are among the 13 people who will be part of the College Football Playoff selection committee in 2014. The selection committee was officially unveiled Wednesday, though the names of the members were reported last week by media outlets . . . Northeastern men’s rowing senior Justin Jones was selected the Fan’s Choice Collegiate Athlete of the Year award, USRowing announced. Jones helped the Huskies to a fourth-place finish at the 2013 Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) championships in June.
Scott’s record 64 wins Grand Slam
Masters champion Adam Scott broke the course record at Port Royal with a 7-under-par 64 to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Southampton, Bermuda, by two shots over US Open champion Justin Rose. PGA champion Jason Dufner closed with a 70 to finish alone in third, five shots behind . . . Samantha Stosur advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow by beating Kaia Kanepi, 6-3, 6-1. Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Sofia Arvidsson, 6-2, 7-5 . . . Four-time series champion Sebastien Bourdais signed a two-year deal with KVSH Racing to replace Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan. Kanaan won the Indianapolis 500 in May with KVSH, but decided to leave for Chip Ganassi Racing next year.