Bolt golden in 200
Usain Bolt achieved a fourth major championship double with the 200 meters title Saturday in Moscow as Jamaica ruled the sprint again at the world track and field championships.
Track and field
Bolt golden in 200
Usain Bolt achieved a fourth major championship double with the 200 meters title Saturday in Moscow as Jamaica ruled the sprints again at the world championships.
Bolt wasn’t really the “Lightning Bolt” of past events who lowered the world records to 9.58 and 19.19 seconds, but 9.77 and 19.66 were good enough to raise his major event golden tally to 13.
In the women’s 4x400 relay, no Allyson Felix meant no gold for the U.S. Felix couldn’t run after tearing her right hamstring the night before. Russia beat the U.S. by 0.22.
American Brianna Rollins beat Olympic champion Sally Pearson of Australia for the gold medal in the 100 hurdles. Svetlana Shkolina of Russia edged American Brigetta Barrett in the high jump.
Other winners: Olympic champ Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda (men’s marathon), Olympic champion Meseret Defar of Ethiopia (women’s 5,000) and Vitezslav Vesely of the Czech Republic (men’s javelin).
Real Solution wins Arlington Million
Real Solution won the Arlington Million when first-place finisher The Apache was disqualified to second for bumping Real Solution three times in the final 200 yards in Arlington Heights, Ill.
The 4-year-old Real Solution, with Alan Garcia aboard, ran 1¼ miles on the turf in 2:00.99 and paid $18.80, $8.60 and $6.20. The Apache, ridden by Christophe Soumillon, returned $7.80 and $5.60.
New Zealand prevails
Emirates Team New Zealand tore the trampoline tarp in the center of its catamaran and lost two men overboard before holding on to beat hobbled Italian Team Luna Rossa in a scary opener to the Louis Vuitton Cup finals on San Francisco Bay.
Grinders Chris Ward and Rob Wadell were lifted out of the water by a rescue boat within seconds.
The second race of the best-of-13 series was postponed because the wind exceeded the 19.4-knot limit.
Trae McLemore hit a grand slam and drove in six runs to lead Nashville, Tenn., to a 10-2 victory over Corpus Christi, Texas, in an elimination game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. In other elimination games, Urbandale, Iowa, beat Grosse Pointe, Mich., 6-5; San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, beat Perth, Australia, 4-0; and Ottawa defeated Brno, Czech Republic, 4-3.
Isner beats del Potro
John Isner, the 6-foot-10 American, rallied to beat seventh-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (11-9), 6-3 in a grueling Western & Southern Open semifinal in Mason, Ohio.
Isner will play third-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain, who overcame sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 7-5, 7-6 (7-4).
Biles win U.S. title
Simone Biles, 16, won the U.S. women’s title, edging Olympian Kyla Ross in Hartford, Conn. Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney easily won her second national title in vault.
• Danielle Adams and Danielle Robinson scored 20 points each and the host San Antonio Silver Stars beat Phoenix 88-82, handing the Mercury its first loss under interim coach Russ Pennell.
• Chael Sonnen (29-13-1) snapped a two-fight losing streak with a first-round submission victory over former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-8) at TD Garden in Boston.
• Sergey Kovalev (22-0-1) of Russia handed Nathan Cleverly (26-1) his first professional loss, stopping the Welshman in the fourth round to take the WBO light-heavyweight title in Cardiff, Wales.
• Sam Dorman from Tempe, Ariz., won the 3-meter title at the U.S. national diving championships in Iowa City, Iowa.
• Arizona quarterback Nick Davila threw six touchdown passes in the Rattlers’ 48-39 victory over the Philadelphia Soul in the ArenaBowl in Orlando, Fla. Arizona beat Philadelphia for the second straight year for the Arena Football League title.
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