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In brief: Bolt out after jumping gun in 100 meters

Mon., Aug. 29, 2011, midnight

Usain Bolt, center, reacts as he false starts during the men’s 100-meter final at the world championships. (Associated Press)
Usain Bolt, center, reacts as he false starts during the men’s 100-meter final at the world championships. (Associated Press)

In Daegu, South Korea, Usain Bolt missed out on defending his 100-meter title Sunday when he jumped from the blocks early at the world championships. He was disqualified by a highly debated zero-tolerance false start rule enacted last year.

Bolt knew instantly it was his error, too.

His eyes grew big. He pulled his shirt over his face, then ripped it off and whipped it around in his hand. Instead, Jamaican Yohan Blake finished in a modest time of 9.92 seconds, 0.16 seconds ahead of American rival Walter Dix. Kim Collins of Saint Kitts and Nevis was third.

United routs Arsenal; City thumps Spurs

Soccer: In London, Manchester outclassed north London in a Premier League goal frenzy as United thrashed Arsenal 8-2 and City thumped Tottenham 5-1 in a pair of rampant attacking displays.

Wayne Rooney scored three goals for the defending champions after Edin Dzeko’s hat trick helped City dominate at White Hart Lane.

United tops the standings on goal difference ahead of City as the only teams to have opened the season with three successive wins.

• Blatter promises FIFA reform details in October: FIFA’s president says he will present detailed anti-corruption reforms in October.

Sepp Blatter told the Associated Press he will announce “a road map of where we go and when we go” after an Oct. 20-21 executive committee meeting in Zurich.

Martin wins ninth stage of Vuelta

Cycling: In Sierra de Bejar, Spain, Irish rider Daniel Martin won the ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta, while Dutchman Bauke Mollema took the overall leader’s jersey from Joaquin Rodriguez by just 1 second.

Martin edged past Mollema to finish the 114-mile mountain course from Villacastin to Sierra de Bejar in 4 hours, 52 minutes, 14 seconds.

• Leipheimer wins USA Pro Cycling Challenge: Strategically pedaling toward the front of the field to avoid crashes, American Levi Leipheimer won the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and his third stage race title this year with a seventh-place finish in the sixth stage at Denver.

Daniel Oss, who rides for the Italian Liquigas team, won the 70.9-mile final stage of the 518-mile inaugural event in 2 hours, 27 minutes, 8 seconds.

Leipheimer, a Montana native who lives in Santa Rosa, Calif., and competes for RadioShack, assumed his second race lead with a slim victory in the stage 3 time trial and led the race for five of its seven days.

• CAS sets four-day Contador hearing in November: The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Alberto Contador’s Tour de France doping case will be examined during a four-day hearing in November.

Two previously scheduled three-day hearings in June and August were postponed to allow further legal submissions. The dates for the hearing are now Nov. 21-24.

Contador tested positive for clenbuterol, a banned anabolic agent, during his third Tour victory in July 2010.

Calcavecchia wins Boeing Classic

Golf: In Snoqualmie, Wash., Mark Calcavecchia won the Boeing Classic for his first Champions Tour title, beating Russ Cochran with a two-putt birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Calcavecchia and Cochran shot 7-under 65s to finish at 14 under at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

• Lincicome wins Canadian Women’s Open: In Mirabel, Quebec, Brittany Lincicome sank a par putt on the 18th hole in a driving rain to win the Canadian Women’s Open by one stroke.

Lincicome closed with a 2-under 70 to edge defending champion Michelle Wie and Stacy Lewis, claiming her fifth LPGA Tour victory and second this year. Lewis had the low round of the day with a 67 to finish tied with Wie at 12 under.

• Kraft beats UCLA star Cantlay in US Amateur final: In Erin, Wis., Kelly Kraft took the lead when Patrick Cantlay bogeyed the 16th hole, then hung on for a 2-up victory in the U.S. Amateur final at Erin Hills.

Kraft is an accomplished college player who just finished his senior season at SMU, but he definitely was the lesser-known player in the final. Cantlay, a star at UCLA, is the world’s No. 1-ranked amateur and is considered a rising star with a promising future in the professional ranks.

Nowitzki awarded German sports honor

Miscellany: Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki was awarded Germany’s highest honor for sports, amid hopes that he will lead his country’s team to the 2012 Olympics.

German President Christian Wulff presented Nowitzki with the Silver Laurel Leaf, praising the Dallas Mavericks forward as one of the “giants of German sport.”

• Vettel wins Belgian Grand Prix: In Spa, Belgium, defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel won the Belgian Grand Prix to strengthen his overall lead with seven races remaining.

Vettel started from pole position to win his seventh race of the season and 17th of his career. The German led Red Bull to a 1-2 finish, with Mark Webber finishing close behind.


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