Track and field
Bolt captures 3rd gold
Usain Bolt won a third gold medal on the last day of the world championships in Moscow. Bolt grabbed the gold-colored baton for his anchor leg of the 4×100-meter relay and finished in a world-leading time of 37.36 seconds for Jamaica.
Bolt, who also won the 100 and 200, became the most decorated athlete in world-championship history with eight golds and two silvers, moving past Carl Lewis (8 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze) and Michael Johnson (8 golds).
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Justin Gatlin anchored the U.S. to a silver medal.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica also won three sprinting events. She and Jamaica won the 4×100, easily beating an American squad that struggled with the baton. Originally finishing third, the Americans were later bumped up to second after France was disqualified.
Absel Kiprop of Kenya won the men’s 1,500, with American Matthew Centrowitz getting the silver.
Report: Dolphins lose Keller
An MRI indicated Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller tore three ligaments and potentially also suffered nerve damage — a potentially career-threatening injury — in Houston on Saturday night, The Miami Herald reported. It’s a formality he will be put on a year-ending injured list.
Andrew Luck threw for 107 yards and two touchdowns and the Indianapolis Colts responded to criticism by their owner with a 20-12 exhibition victory over the host New York Giants.
The Giants (1-1) saw wide receiver Victor Cruz (bruised heel) and starting center David Baas (sprained knee) leave early and not come back.
Luck threw TD passes of 28 yards to Reggie Wayne and 18 to T.Y. Hilton in leading the Colts (1-1) to 17 points.
Chris Wondolowski scored for the third time in as many league matches and the San Jose Earthquakes extended their home winning streak to five games with a 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City.
San Jose (9-10-6) kept alive its faint playoff hopes with the victory, moving into a tie for seventh place in the Western Conference with FC Dallas, with 33 points.
Sporting Kansas City (11-8-6) retained its share of the Eastern Conference top spot, but lost its game in hand on co-leader New York.
Luna Rossa pulls even
Emirates Team New Zealand fell out of the second race of the Louis Vuitton Cup finals on San Francisco Bay because of a mechanical problem, handing Italy’s Luna Rossa a victory that evened the series at one apiece. For the second straight day, officials called off the second race due to strong wind. Two makeup races will be held Monday, weather permitting.
Nadal earns title
Rafael Nadal of Spain withstood John Isner’s steamy serves and ground out a 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-3) win over the American in the finals of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. In the women’s final, American Serena Williams faded after the first set and lost to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6), ending Williams’ 14-match winning streak.
Fowles paces Sky
Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 21 rebounds to help the East-leading host Chicago Sky rally from a 25-point deficit for an 89-78 win over the Connecticut Sun.
In other games, Tiffany Hayes tied her career high with 23 points, Angel McCoughtry added 22 and the host Atlanta Dream won its second straight game, 76-58 over the Washington Mystics.
Maya Moore scored a season-high 28 points, including six three-pointers, and the host Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 88-57 to end a three-game losing streak.
• Jets linebacker Quinton Coples, New York’s sacks leader last season as a rookie, is out indefinitely with an ankle injury that will require surgery.
• Running back Adrian Peterson will make his exhibition debut for the Minnesota Vikings this week against the San Francisco 49ers.
• Houston Texans running back Arian Foster will not be at practice Monday because of lower back soreness. Rookie wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will start a concussion protocol.
• Titans receiver Kendall Wright will miss the third exhibition game after an MRI exam showed he sprained his right knee in a loss at Cincinnati.
• Bills rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel had a “minor procedure” on his left knee. After two weeks, he will be considered day to day.
• Alabama cornerback Geno Smith was charged with driving under the influence in Tuscaloosa.
• Sam Mikulak ran away with the U.S. men’s gymnastics championship in Hartford, Conn., winning the all-around title over Alex Naddour.
• Sam Dorman won the his third title of the week at the U.S. national diving championships in Iowa City, Iowa, teaming with Zac Nees in the men’s synchronized 3-meter event.
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