Jordyn Wieber repeats as U.S. all-around champion | Gymnastics
Gymnast Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich., won her second consecutive all-around title at the U.S. championships in St. Louis.
Wieber edges Douglas,
repeats as U.S. champion
Reigning world champion Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich., says she likes the challenge of a close competition.
Good thing, because it looks as if another 16-year-old, Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va., is going to be pushing her all the way to the London Olympics.
Wieber won her second consecutive U.S. title Sunday, getting an assist when Douglas fell off the balance beam early in the meet in St. Louis. Wieber finished with 121.900 points, 0.2 ahead of Douglas.
Although reigning Olympic champion Nastia Liukin struggled, the 22-year-old made the cut and will be among 15 women who compete at the Olympic trials that start June 28 in San Jose, Calif.
Kings have another chance
to capture Stanley Cup
The Los Angeles Kings are proving the theory the final victory is the hardest in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final.
The Kings, seeded eighth in the Western Conference, took a 3-0 series lead over New Jersey but have lost two in a row to the Devils, the No. 6 seed in the East.
Los Angeles hosts Game 6 Monday.
"They don't hand this thing out," New Jersey defenseman Andy Greene said of the Cup. "It's difficult to do; it's a test."
Detroit trades Stuart
The Detroit Red Wings sent defenseman Brad Stuart, 32, back to his original team in San Jose in exchange for forward Andrew Murray and a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2014.
Stuart, who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, made it clear to the Red Wings he wanted to be closer to his family, which lives in San Jose.
Spain, Italy play to 1-1 draw
Spain, starting its quest to become the first team to retain the European Championship, was held to a 1-1 draw by Italy in Gdansk, Poland.
In another Group C match, Croatia beat Ireland 3-1 in Poznan, Poland.
Whitecaps prevail at home
Darren Mattocks scored the first two goals of the match as the host Vancouver Whitecaps beat the Houston Dynamo 3-1 in Major League Soccer.
• Police rescued midfielder Christian Obodo, a player for Italy's Udinese soccer team who is on loan to Lecce, a day after he was abducted in Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta, a police spokesman said.
• Host Florida State swept Pac-12 Stanford in a best-of-three super regional in the NCAA baseball tournament, winning 18-7 in Game 2.
Pac-12 teams Arizona and UCLA have qualified for the eight-team College World Series in Omaha, Neb. Oregon, a 3-2 winner in Game 2, can join them by defeating visiting Kent State of the Mid-American Conference on Monday in Eugene.
• The last will and testament of Joe Paterno, former Penn State football coach who died in January at age 85, was ordered permanently sealed from public view along with all related court filings at the request of a family attorney.
• A woman who accused former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages against Cox and current Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas.
A jury in March acquitted Cox, 25, of all charges and Cox signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.
• The Amateur Athletic Union is expected to announce new mandatory background screening for all adult coaches, volunteers and staff, as well as stricter training protocols to govern interaction with youth athletes, a person familiar with the situation said on condition of anonymity.
• Union Rags' victory by a neck over Paynter in Saturday's Belmont Stakes generated a 5.4 overnight TV rating on NBC — up 13 percent from last year. The overnight rating was the highest for a Belmont without a Triple Crown bid since the 2005 race got a 6.0 rating.
Trainer Bob Baffert said Paynter lost his left-rear shoe during the 1 ½-mile race.
I'll Have Another won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness but didn't compete in the Belmont, the final leg of the Triple Crown. He has a tendon problem and the colt's connections decided to retire him Friday.
• Epiphanny Prince scored 26 points to help the visiting Chicago Sky beat the New York Liberty 73-64 for its fifth WNBA victory in a row.
In another league game, host Connecticut beat Atlanta 92-73.
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