Sports briefs: Americans thrives Tuesday at world swimming championships
Swimming • Missy Franklin got the Americans rolling. Then Katie Ledecky really fired 'em up.
By the end of the night, the U.S. team was awash in medals at the world swimming championships in Barcelona, Spain.
Franklin and Ledecky each won her second gold medal of the meet, Matt Grevers led a 1-2 American finish in the backstroke, and there was plenty of reason to celebrate for the red, white and blue on Tuesday.
In all, the Americans claimed three golds, two silvers and a bronze a strong meet for most nations, certainly quite a haul in a mere two hours.
Everyone was raving about Ledecky, only 16 but already well on her way to becoming one of the country's great distance swimmers. She obliterated the world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle, which may be a non-Olympic event for the women but did nothing to diminish the magnitude of her accomplishment.
Security to be tight at World Series
Little League baseball • The organizers of the Little League World Series in central Pennsylvania are planning to tighten security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette reports that on Monday the organization announced tighter security measures, including more security cameras and increased restrictions. Little League World Series festivities begin Aug. 14 and culminate with the Aug. 25 championship game.
Case against OSU player officially over
College Football • A little over a week after he was suspended by Ohio State coach Urban Meyer for an alleged assault against a woman, running back Carlos Hyde had his case dropped Tuesday.
Police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner said the alleged victim chose not to pursue charges against the Buckeyes' leading scorer and second-leading rusher a year ago.
From wire reports
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