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Briefs | Trump's man wins "hair match"

Pro wrestling

Wrestlemania card attracts 80,103 in Detroit: One of the world's most famous 'do's — considered by many to be a fashion "don't" — remains intact after its owner, Donald Trump, prevailed in the much-hyped "hair match" Sunday at Wrestlemania.

Trump trumped Vince McMahon, World Wrestling Entertainment owner, in the "Battle of the Billionaires" at the WWE's largest annual pay-per-view event. After the real-estate mogul and reality television star triumphed, he gleefully took the shears and razor to McMahon's head.

Trump and McMahon didn't actually battle it out in the ring, but instead had WWE wrestlers representing them grapple to see who would go bald. The winner, Trump's man Bobby Lashley, bested McMahon's chosen wrestler, Umaga, on a card that drew a stadium-record crowd of 80,103 to Ford Field in Detroit.

Trump wasn't just a cheerleader during the match — he leaped off his feet at one point and drove McMahon into the ground, then seemingly pummeled him with some closed-fisted punches.


Djokovic beats Canas in straight sets: Novak Djokovic of Serbia whacked the Sony Ericsson Open's final shot for a winner, then collapsed on his back, sprawled at the baseline.

Djokovic rose to embrace his opponent and moved into the stands to hug his parents. The 19-year-old returned to the court and threw his shirt and racket to the cheering crowd in Key Biscayne, Fla.

Djokovic succeeded where Roger Federer failed, beating qualifier Guillermo Canas of Argentina 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the men's final.

Canas, 29, upset the top-ranked Federer twice last month, including in the fourth round Tuesday.

Djokovic became the first Key Biscayne men's champion to win every set he played since Ivan Lendl in 1989.


Cochran, Stiegler win national slalom titles: Jimmy Cochran of Keene, N.H., edged Ted Ligety of Park City, Utah, in the second run of the slalom, winning the title in the event at the U.S. Alpine Championships in Girdwood, Alaska.

Cochran had a two-run time of 1 minute, 45.72 seconds.

Paul McDonald of Bellevue was fourth in 1:47.25.

Meanwhile, Resi Stiegler of Jackson Hole, Wyo., won the women's slalom in 1:35.81 for her first national championship.

Horse racing

Saddle used by Prado to win Kentucky Derby on Barbaro to be sold: The saddle Edgar Prado used when he won last year's Kentucky Derby aboard Barbaro will be sold at a charity auction May 4 to raise money for permanently disabled jockeys.

Prado was riding Barbaro when the colt shattered his right-hind leg in the May 20 Preakness in Baltimore. Barbaro underwent emergency surgery in Kennett Square, Pa., and spent several months in rehabilitation before being euthanized in January because of complications from the leg injuries.


Hoy wins fourth title: Olympic champion Chris Hoy of Britain won his fourth 1-kilometer sprint title at the world track-cycling championships in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.


Rono returns: Henry Rono, 55, a former Washington State standout, returned to racing by placing second in the 55-to-59 age division in the Carlsbad 5,000 in California. Rono, who covered 5 kilometers in 17:48, said, "It is good to be back."

Bass fishing

Kennedy sets record: Steve Kennedy of Auburn, Ala., set a BassMaster Elite Series' four-day record of 122 pounds, 14 ounces in Lakeport, Calif.

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