track • Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake have set Weltklasse meet records despite rain and cold wind at the Diamond League event on Thursday. Bolt playfully shivered for the television cameras at the start of the 200 meters then timed 19.66 seconds in the fastest half-lap race seen in Zurich.
Earlier in the 100, Bolt's Jamaican teammate Blake blazed to a dominating victory in 9.76. Bolt did not run the 100. Tyson Gay of the United States was disqualified for a false start.
U.S. to play two games vs. Germany
soccer • The U.S. women's soccer team will play two exhibitions against Germany in October as part of its post-Olympic "victory tour." The first game will be Oct. 20 in Bridgeview, Ill., with the second game three days later in East Hartford, Conn. The U.S. is 17-4-4 against the two-time World Cup champions, winning their last three meetings.
The Americans begin their tour Saturday against Costa Rica in Rochester, N.Y., Abby Wambach's hometown. They then host Australia on Sept. 16 in Carson, Calif., and Sept. 19 in Commerce City, Colo.
The U.S. women won their third straight Olympic title in London, beating Japan 2-1 in a rematch of last year's World Cup final.
From wire reports