Judge: Google owes F-1 driver 118G

A judge in Sao Paulo has ordered Google Brasil to pay $118,000 to Formula One's Rubens Barrichello for failing to remove from the social-networking site fake profiles that mocked the Brazilian driver.

The judge says Google took too long to remove the profiles after being notified by Barrichello.

Despite a successful F1 career, Barrichello has always been criticized by some fans in Brazil for the time he was Ferrari's second driver and accepted the team's decision to constantly help then-teammate Michael Schumacher. He now drives for Williams.


* New York Yankees lefthander CC Sabathia will have arthroscopic surgery tomorrow to repair a small meniscus tear in his right knee. He is expected to begin his offseason training routine 3 to 6 weeks after the operation.

* Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker, 75, left the hospital 8 days after his second heart surgery this year. The latest surgery repaired a tear from the valve replacement in April.

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* Hall Thompson, the founder of Shoal Creek Country Club in Birmingham, Ala., whose comments about the admission of blacks created a stir 20 years ago, died at 87. He was the subject of controversy before the 1990 PGA Championship after he was quoted as saying the golf club could not be forced into accepting blacks as members. Thompson claimed he was misquoted. The club now has black members.

* Four-time Grand Slam champion Jim Courier was hired by the U.S. Tennis Association to captain the country's Davis Cup team, replacing Patrick McEnroe, who resigned last month.

* Zenyatta will put her 19-0 record on the line when she defends her title in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic. A record total of 184 horses were pre-entered for the $26 million, 14-race Breeders' Cup world championships at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 5-6.