Dullahan wins Pacific Classic
Dullahan beat 13-10 favorite Game On Dude by a half-length to take the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, near San Diego. Dullahan, trained by Dale...
Dullahan wins $1 million
Pacific Classic at Del Mar
Dullahan beat 13-10 favorite Game On Dude by a half-length to take the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, near San Diego.
Dullahan, trained by Dale Romans and ridden by Joel Rosario, ran 1 ¼ miles in 1 minute, 59.54 seconds, a track record on the synthetic Polytrack surface. The colt became the fourth 3-year-old to win in 22 runnings of the Pacific Classic.
Dullahan, third in the Kentucky Derby won by I'll Have Another in May, paid $12.60 to win as the third betting choice in a field of 10. Dullahan improved to 3 for 3 on Polytrack, with each of those races at the Grade I level.
Chantal Sutherland, Game On Dude's jockey, lost the left rein in deep stretch. Game On Dude, a 5-year-old gelding, led by 2 lengths with a furlong to run.
Vande Velde triumphs
American Christian Vande Velde of the Garmin-Sharp team won the overall title in the seven-stage, 683-mile USA Pro Challenge. He finished second to Taylor Phinney in the closing time trial in Denver.
BMC rider Tejay van Garderen, who was born in Tacoma, was second overall — 21 seconds behind Vande Velde — after finishing third in the time trial.
The 36-year-old Vande Velde earned his first title since the 2008 Tour of Missouri.
American Phinney of the BMC team took the 9.5-mile time trial in 17 minutes, 25 seconds.
Kiel Reijnen, who grew up on Bainbridge Island and rides for Team Type 1-Sanofi, placed 22nd overall.
Gilbert wins Vuelta stage
Belgian Philippe Gilbert of the BMC team won the ninth stage of the 21-stage Spanish Vuelta, edging overall leader Joaquin Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, a Spaniard who rides for the Katusha team, leads second-place Christopher Froome — a Team Sky rider from Britain — by 53 seconds.
Sky ends losing streak at 9
Epiphanny Prince scored 15 points and the Chicago Sky snapped a nine-game losing streak with an 82-70 victory over the host Connecticut Sun.
Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot, a former standout for Gonzaga and Kentwood High School in Covington, contributed game-high totals of 11 assists and four steals to go along with six points.
Notre Dame suspends 2
Notre Dame has suspended tailback Cierre Wood and defensive end Justin Utupo two games for violating team rules.
Wood led the Fighting Irish in rushing last year with 1,102 yards. Wood and Utupo are suspended for games against Navy on Saturday and Purdue on Sept. 8.
No. 24 Boise State picks QB
Junior Joe Southwick has been selected to start at quarterback for No. 24 Boise State in Friday's game at No. 13 Michigan State. Southwick, who spent two seasons backing up four-year starter Kellen Moore, has completed 74 percent of his passes (40 of 54, for 400 yards).
U.S. Open starts Monday
Play in the U.S. Open — the year's final major tournament — begins Monday morning in New York, with defending women's champion Samantha Stosur of Australia getting the honor of opening at Arthur Ashe Stadium against Petra Martic of Croatia.
Briscoe wins IndyCar event
Ryan Briscoe beat Team Penske teammate Will Power in the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma in California.
Chevrolet clinched the IndyCar Series' engine-manufacturers' championship and Power increased his series points lead to 36 over Ryan Hunter-Reay.
• Oracle Racing's Jimmy Spithill won the fleet racing and overall championship in the opening regatta of the 2012-13 America's Cup World Series in San Francisco. The ACWS is a prelude to the 2013 America's Cup on San Francisco Bay.
• Eastern Conference-leading Sporting Kansas City and the visiting New York Red Bulls played to a 1-1 draw in Major League Soccer.
Kansas City's Kei Kamara scored in the fourth minute and had an own goal 24 minutes later.
• In another MLS match, Juninho and Todd Dunivant scored second-half goals to help the host Los Angeles Galaxy beat FC Dallas 2-0.
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