John Orozco wins U.S. gymnastics title
John Orozco, a 19-year-old from New York, rallied to win the U.S. men's gymnastics championship, edging defending champion Danell Leyva on the last rotation to give the Americans a potentially potent one-two punch at next month's London Olympics.
Orozco earns U.S. title
John Orozco, a 19-year-old from New York, rallied to win the U.S. men's championship on Saturday, edging defending champion Danell Leyva on the last rotation to give the Americans a potentially potent one-two punch at next month's London Olympics.
Orozco trailed Leyva, 20, by two points with two events to go before putting together spectacular routines on high bar and floor exercise to lift the three-time U.S. junior champion to victory.
Orozco finished with a two-round total of 184.850, compared with Leyva's 184.800 score.
"For me, it really wasn't about winning but it was about putting together a good routine and a good performance and show how we're going to do in London," Orozco said.
"Hopefully this is going to be a preview."
Logano wins pole
Thanks to a repave that led to blistering speeds, the previous track record at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., was surpassed 36 times in qualifying for Sunday's Pocono 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
Joey Logano had the fastest lap of all — 179.598 mph to win the pole.
Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw held the record of 172.533 mph, set in 2004.
Kahne starts 10th Sunday after going 177.823 mph.
Series points leader Greg Biffle of Vancouver, Wash., will start 13th.
Justin Wilson won the Firestone 500, an IndyCar Series event at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, snapping a 46-race winless streak that started in 2009.
Arizona, UCLA to CWS
Konner Wade tossed a six-hitter and host Arizona earned its first trip to the College World Series since 2004 by beating St. John's 7-4 to complete a sweep of their best-of-three super regional in Tucson.
A three-time NCAA champion, Arizona is headed to the CWS in Omaha, Neb., for the 16th time.
Another Pac-12 team, UCLA, swept visiting Texas Christian with a 4-1 victory in Game 2 and will be among the eight CWS teams.
As for other Pac-12 schools, Stanford's game at Florida State was rained out and postponed until Sunday; Florida State leads the series 1-0.
Host Oregon lost to Kent State 7-6 in Game 1 of a super regional.
Florida's Zunino excels
Top-seeded Florida opened its super regional with a 7-1 victory over visiting North Carolina State.
Florida catcher Mike Zunino homered — his 19th of the season — and drove in three runs. The Mariners took Zunino, who has homered in three consecutive games, with the No. 3 pick in Monday's draft.
Track and field
Gay returns to action
Tyson Gay joked his agent tricked him, promising a "low-key" race for his long-awaited return to competition, not the throng of TV cameras that greeted him at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York.
But the former world champion knew he needed the pressure of a big stage before he goes to the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore., later this month.
Gay, 29, hadn't raced since hip surgery in July. He entered the "B" division 100-meter race, finishing in 10.00 seconds into a headwind, more than two hours before reigning world champion Yohan Blake of Jamaica won the "A" heat in 9.90.
• In Euro 2012 soccer matches played in Ukraine, Denmark upset the Netherlands 1-0 on Michael Krohn-Dehli's goal, and Mario Gomez scored on a header in the 72nd minute to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Portugal.
• Lionel Messi scored three goals to lead Argentina to a 4-3 exhibition soccer victory over Brazil before a crowd of 81,994 in East Rutherford, N.J.
• Chile took over the lead in South American World Cup soccer qualifying, winning 2-0 at Venezuela as Matias Fernandez and Charles Aranguiz scored.
• Maya Moore scored 26 points as defending WNBA champion Minnesota routed host Tulsa 93-73.
The Lynx (9-0) matched the 2001 and 2003 Los Angeles Sparks for the best start to a league season.
Jennifer Lacy scored 15 points for the Shock (0-8).
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