June 12, 2014 in Sports

In brief: Olympic champ Allyson Felix wins 200m at Bislett Games

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Track and Field: Allyson Felix showed she was getting back to her best by winning the 200 meters at the Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway on Wednesday, while there was further American success in the long jump, triple jump and shot put.

Felix, the Olympic and three-time world champion, won in 22.73 seconds.

Tianna Bartoletta of the U.S. jumped a year-leading 7.02 meters to win the women’s long jump, Will Claye led an American 1-2 in the men’s triple jump, and Joe Kovacs won the shot put.

Myriam Soumare of France produced a season-best 11.18 to win the 100 ahead of Americans Lekeisha Lawson and Muna Lee.

With Usain Bolt still recovering from a foot injury, Trinidad and Tobago’s Richard Thompson won the men’s 100 in 10.02 seconds.

• Frosh takes 10K: Oregon freshman Edward Cheserek surged on the final lap to win the 10,000 meters at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Oregon. Cheserek won in a personal-best 28 minutes, 30.18 seconds.

Sterlings get trial

NBA: A trial will be held next month to determine whether Donald Sterling, who opposes his estranged wife Shelly’s planned sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, was properly removed as an administrator for the family trust that owns the team.

The trial will begin July 7. The case will center on whether the 80-year-old Donald Sterling is mentally competent to be a co-trustee of The Sterling Family Trust, which gives him the authority to determine the team’s future.

If Shelly Sterling is successful, she can proceed with the $2 billion sale to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Froome stays in lead

Miscellany: Yury Trofimov won the fourth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine in France, while Chris Froome recovered from a punctured tire to maintain the overall lead. Trofimov completed the 167.5-kilometer (104-mile) leg from Montelimar to Gap in 3 hours, 59 minutes, 22 seconds.

Hewitt falls short: Lleyton Hewitt remains one victory short of Roger Federer’s record of 122 match wins on grass after being beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Feliciano Lopez in the second round of the Queen’s Club tournament in London.

• Three bids left for Cup: America’s Cup officials have confirmed that San Francisco is out of the running to host the 2017 regatta, with the field narrowed to San Diego, Bermuda and Chicago.


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