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Briefs: Dunn wants to stay with Nats, working on deal

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WASHINGTON -- Adam Dunn reiterated Monday that he wants to remain with the Washington Nationals.

Even if he first becomes a free agent.

"I still want to be here. I don't know what's going to happen," Dunn said before the Nationals opened their final homestand of the season. "Just because I go to free agency doesn't mean I can't come back here or that I don't want to come back here. I do."

The slugger leads the Nationals with 35 home runs and 93 RBI. His representatives are talking to the team about a new contract, but Dunn says he wouldn't be surprised if the process takes so long he becomes a free agent.

Players have 15 days after the World Series to file for free agency.

"Whenever I'm a free agent means nothing, other than I can go out and see if other teams are interested," he said. "But that's not what I'm interested in, that's not what I want to do."

Dunn doesn't want to join an American League club because he would used primarily as a designated hitter. He is in the final weeks of a two-year, $20 million contract signed in February 2009. Full Story

J. McCourt: Ex-couple discussed selling team

LOS ANGELES -- Jamie McCourt has resumed her testimony at her divorce trial, saying she and her husband spoke frequently about selling the Los Angeles Dodgers if the team wasn't making money.

The team's former CEO also said that she saw the 2004 purchase of the Dodgers as less risky than the McCourts' other business transactions.

The Dodgers were purchased for about $431 million in a highly leveraged deal.

The McCourts are embroiled in a dispute in which Frank McCourt argues a postnuptial agreement gives him the Dodgers, the stadium and the surrounding property. Jamie McCourt believes she should be part-owner.

Cubs' Colvin disappointed with early end

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin is expressing disappointment his season is over early, ended by a shattered bat that wound up puncturing his chest.

Colvin was standing at third base in the second inning of Chicago's 13-3 victory at Florida on Sunday when he was struck by a sliver of Welington Castillo's broken bat. Castillo doubled on the play and Colvin scored.

A Cubs trainer said Colvin was hit in his upper chest, allowing air into his chest well and potentially into his lungs. He was being treated with a chest tube to prevent a collapsed lung and was expected to remain at a Miami hospital for a few more days for observation.

In a statement released by the Cubs, Colvin said he was doing OK, and thanked fans for their support during the season. Colvin also expressed thanks to the Cubs' and Marlins' training and medical staffs for taking care of him.

Defendant in Adenhart case said he blacked out

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The man accused of murder in the collision that killed Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others told police afterward that he blanked out driving home from a bar.

Orange County prosecutors played a videotape of the interview in the murder case against 23-year-old Andrew Gallo.

Gallo told police he only remembered the crash as a blur and did not know how it happened. After being told by police that three people were killed, Gallo said he had done a horrible thing.

The April 2009 crash occurred at a Fullerton intersection just hours after the 22-year-old Adenhart pitched six scoreless innings in his Angels season debut. Two of his companions died and another was critically injured.

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