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Usain Bolt breezes to 200 title at worlds

Despite a sore foot and tired legs, the Jamaican champion has such a big lead he eases up with about 60 meters to go and clocks 19.66 seconds.

August 17, 2013|Wire reports
  • Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 200 meters during at the world track and field championship Saturday in Moscow.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the gold medal in… (Ian Walton / Getty Images )

Usain Bolt almost worked up more of a sweat dancing Saturday than he did in dashing to the 200-meter title at the world track and field championships in Moscow.

Bolt, who had tired legs and an aching foot, clocked 19.66 seconds despite easing up about 60 meters to go. He hopped and skipped to the reggae sounds of Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds," much to the thrill of the crowd.

In the women's 400 relay, Russia beat the United States, which was without the injured Allyson Felix, by 0.22 seconds. In the women's 100 hurdles, Brianna Rollins of the U.S. used a late surge to win in 12.44 seconds.

In the men's marathon, Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda pulled away late in the race and won in 2:09:51, 21 seconds ahead of Boston Marathon winner Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia.

NFL: EJ Manuel out for exhibition season

Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel will sit out the rest of the preseason after injuring his left knee in the Bills' exhibition game Friday. The Bills said Manuel will have "a minor knee procedure" and be reevaluated after that.

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San Diego Chargers announced that wide receiver Eddie Royal had a bruised lung and was being evaluated for a concussion after landing hard on his back while making a catch in practice Saturday. The team said he has a bruised lung and was being evaluated for a concussion.

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Cleveland Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo said he was "perfectly fine" after being released from the hospital Saturday after a two-night stay at the Cleveland Clinic because of a bruised lung.

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In exhibition games, Arizona's Carson Palmer completed seven of 15 passes for 66 yards in a 12-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys at Glendale, Ariz., as Tony Romo passed for 142 yards but was undone by two fumbles by his receivers, including one at the Cardinals' seven-yard line. . . . New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith did not play against the Jacksonville Jaguars because of a sprained ankle. The Jaguars' Blaine Gabbert was impressive before spraining his thumb Houston linebacker Brian Cushing, coming back from a knee injury, looked strong in the Texans' 24-17 win over Miami, which lost tight end Dustin Keller to what appeared to be a serious right leg injury Cincinnati's starters piled up 220 yards in the first half behind a sharp Andy Dalton as the host Bengals beat Tennessee, 27-19 Aaron Rodgers leaned on tight end Jermichael Finley while going 10 for 12 for 134 yards passing in a 19-7 win over host St. Louis. ... Jermaine Kearse caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson and returned a kickoff 107 yards for a score and the Seattle Seahawks routed the Denver Broncos, 40-10, in Seattle.

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In the ArenaBowl, Nick Davilla threw six touchdown passes to lead the Arizona Rattlers over the Philadelphia Soul, 48-39, at Orlando, Fla.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Ohio State suspends two

Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer said that cornerback Bradley Roby, who faces misdemeanor assault charges from a bar altercation, and cornerback Rod Smith, who violated team rules last winter, will be suspended for at least the Aug. 31 opener. Meyer added that Roby could face additional discipline by the team.

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Notre Dame linebacker Danny Spond told his teammates his playing days are over because of an unspecified medical issue, Coach Brian Kelly said. Spond had a health scare last preseason when he was struck with a headache so severe doctors were concerned he may have had a stroke.

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Auburn announced that dual-threat junior college transfer Nick Marshall will be the starting quarterback in the opener against Washington State.

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Auburn safety Demetruce McNeal was dismissed from the team after his arrest on a marijuana possession charge.

TENNIS: Isner moves on to Ohio final

Unseeded John Isner, who had been 0-4 against Juan Martin del Potro, rallied to upset the seventh-seeded Argentine, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (9), 6-3, in a Western & Southern Open semifinal at Mason, Ohio. Isner will next play third-seeded Rafael Nadal, who beat sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych, 7-5, 7-6 (4). In the women's final, Serena Williams will play the winner of Victoria Azarenka and Jelena Jankovic. Williams eliminated defending champion Li Na, 7-5, 7-5, in the semifinals.

GOLF: Europeans cling to Solheim Cup lead

Thanks to a hole in one by Anna Nordqvist on the 175-yard 17th hole, Europe led the U.S., 6 1/2 points to 5 1/2, after the second day of the Solheim Cup at Parker, Colo. Nordqvist's ace gave her and Caroline Hedwall a come-from-behind 2-and-1 victory over Morgan Pressel and Jessica Korda.

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John Huh shot an even-par 70 for a share of the lead with Patrick Reed after three rounds in the Wyndham Championship at Greensboro, N.C. Play was halted for nearly three hours in the morning to allow the rain-soaked course to dry.

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Champions Tour rookie Bart Bryant shot a 62, making six birdies in his first seven holes, to take a four-shot, second-round lead with a 16-under 128 total in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open at Endicott, N.Y.

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