Brett Favre appears to be inching toward playing a 19th NFL season, if a report of recent shoulder surgery is accurate.

ESPN.com reported last night that the three-time MVP, released by the New York Jets in April, had arthroscopic surgery on his right, throwing shoulder last month. After last season, the 39-year-old quarterback said he was retired and cited his reluctance to have surgery as the top reason for stepping aside.

However, ESPN.com cited two anonymous sources who said Favre had a torn biceps tendon repaired.

According to the Web site, Favre has thrown on a limited basis since the surgery but is not close to 100 percent.

The Minnesota Vikings have said they would be interested in Favre if he came out of retirement.

Auto racing

Brawn GP's Jenson Button won the Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul for his sixth victory in seven Formula One races this season.

Button overtook pole sitter Sebastian Vettel on the first lap and held on for a 6.7-second win over Red Bull's Mark Webber. Button leads the standings with 61 points.

Nigel Mansell was the last British driver to win four straight wins in one season when he took the title in 1992.

Soccer

Forward Brian Ching was left off the U.S. roster for the Confederations Cup in South Africa with an injured hamstring. Defender Frankie Hejduk (groin injury) also will miss the tournament, which will begin June 15 in Pretoria.

Taylor Twellman became the fifth player in MLS history to reach 100 goals, scoring a pair in the second half to lead the New England Revolution over the visiting New York Red Bulls, 4-0.

Noteworthy

Virginia beat host Mississippi, 5-1, to qualify for the university's first College World Series appearance. The Cavaliers (48-13-1) set a school record for wins in a baseball season.

North Carolina (47-16) clinched its fourth straight trip to the CWS with a 9-3 win over visiting East Carolina. Southern Mississippi (40-24) beat host Florida, 7-6, to reach the Series for the first time.

DeAnn Justice went 2 for 2 with three RBIs, but the Force fell to the Chicago Bandits in a National Pro Fastpitch League game in Elgin, Ill. The Bandits took four of five games in the series with Philadelphia.

Rose Kosgei of Kenya won the 38th New York Mini 10K in Central Park, finishing in 32 minutes, 43 seconds to beat Serena Burla of Ellisville, Mo., by 21 seconds.