Little Mike wins Arlington Million | Horse racing
Little Mike, a 5-year-old gelding ridden by Ramon Dominguez, led all the way in the 30th running of the Arlington Million.
Little Mike captures Arlington Million
Little Mike led all the way and beat Afsare by 1 ½ lengths in the 30th running of the Arlington Million at Arlington Park in the Chicago area.
Little Mike, trained by Dale Romans and ridden by Ramon Dominguez, ran 1 ¼ miles on a turf course rated good in 2 minutes, 2.44 seconds in the Grade I event. The 5-year-old gelding paid $9.80 to win in the $1 million race.
In other Grade I turf races at Arlington, 5-year-old mare I'm A Dreamer ($14.60 to win) prevailed in the $750,000 Beverly D and colt Bayrir ($8.40) took the $500,000 Secretariat for 3-year-olds.
Questing beat In Lingerie by 9 lengths in the Grade I Alabama for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Questing, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., ran 1 ¼ miles on dirt in 2:01.29. She paid $6.40 to win in the $600,000 race.
Earlier on the Saratoga card, favored Point of Entry ($4.80) won the Grade I Sword Dancer on turf. The 4-year-old colt, trained by Shug McGaughey and ridden by John Velazquez, ran 1 ½ miles in 2:26.40 in the $600,000 race.
Meanwhile, Lady of Shamrock ($4) made a last-to-first charge to prevail in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks — a $300,000 turf race for 3-year-old fillies at Del Mar, near San Diego.
Ibaka gets extension
Oklahoma City forward-center Serge Ibaka, who led the league with 3.65 blocks per game last season, signed a four-year contract extension worth $48 million.
The extension takes Ibaka, 22, through the 2016-17 season.
Sun beats Liberty
Sun beats Liberty
Tina Charles contributed game-high totals of 23 points and nine rebounds to help the Eastern Conference-leading Connecticut Sun beat the visiting New York Liberty 85-74.
Meanwhile, Katie Douglas scored 29 points to lead host Indiana to an 86-72 victory over Atlanta.
Federer, Djokovic win
Top-ranked Roger Federer of Switzerland and No. 2 Novak Djokovic of Serbia advanced to Sunday's final of the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio.
Li Na of China and Angelique Kerber of Germany will meet in the women's final.
American Venus Williams played through back pain in a 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 semifinal loss to Li.
• Movistar won the team time trial in the opening stage of the Spanish Vuelta in Pamplona, making Jonathan Castroviejo the leader of the cycling event.
• A high-school basketball player regarded as one of the country's top recruits has been arrested in Baltimore on charges of assaulting the mother of his child.
Baltimore police said 18-year-old Aquille Carr was arrested Friday. He faces two misdemeanor charges: second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
Carr, a 5-foot-7 point guard who has committed to play at Seton Hall, played at Patterson High School in Baltimore before transferring in the spring to St. Patrick High in Elizabeth, N.J.
• Ryan Dungey, competing in New Berlin, N.Y., raced to his eighth straight victory to wrap up his second career AMA Pro Motocross season title, sweeping the 450 Class motos. The 22-year-old KTM/Red Bull rider is from Belle Plaine, Minn.
• Brian Duffy of West Chester, Pa., and Haley Chura of Atlanta won titles at the USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championship in Burlington, Vt.
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