Track and field • Devon Allen won the 110-meter hurdles in 13.16 seconds at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday after leader Ronnie Ash fell midway through the race.
"It’s bittersweet," Ash said. "I was trying to be so consistent in what I was doing. Once the race started surging on I rushed my dive and I hit underneath my lead hamstring, and the combination with my trail bashing into the hurdle ... I hit dead smack onto the track."
Allen, the college champion who doubles as a wide receiver at Oregon, edged Ryan Wilson by two-hundredths of a second for his first U.S. title.
It was the final race of the four-day meet and easily the closest. The difference between first and sixth place was 12-hundredths of a second.
Curtis Mitchell won the 200, and Jeneba Tarmoh took the women’s 200. A third-place finisher a year ago, Mitchell’s time of 20.13 is the second-fastest by an American this year.
Ajee’ Wilson, a two-time indoor champion in the women’s 800, added the outdoor title to her resume. Wilson’s time of 1:58.70 is the fastest by an American this year and the third-fastest in the world in 2014.
Other men’s winners were Jon Nunner in the 20,000 racewalk (1:27:56.39), Johnny Dutch in the 400 hurdles (48.93), Sam Kendricks in the pole vault (18-10 1/4), Sean Furey in the javelin (266-1), Jeffery Henderson in the long jump (27-11 1/2) and Evan Jager in the 3,000 steeplechase (8:18.83).
Kori Carter ran 53.84 to win the women’s 400 hurdles, Gia Lewis-Smallwood won the discus (216-5), Inika McPherson took the high jump (6-6 3/4) and Jenny Simpson won the 1,500 (4:04.96).
Pagenaud wins at Houston Grand Prix
Auto Racing • Simon Pagenaud picked up his second win of the season with a victory Sunday in the second race of the Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader.
The victory comes a day after Pagenaud started from the pole in the first race but had an early spin and was later collected in Scott Dixon’s crash to spoil his race.
He came to Houston trailing Will Power by 91 points, and cut it to 59 after the two races.
The Frenchman was the class of the field Sunday and led rookie teammate Mikhail Aleshin to the checkered flag for a 1-2 finish for team owner Sam Schmidt. It was the Russian driver’s first career podium.
Aleshin said a tire problem nearly prevented him from making it to the finish.
Jack Hawksworth, another rookie, drove from last to third for his first career podium. It capped a breakthrough weekend for the British driver, who finished a career-best sixth Saturday.
Singapore to host expanded WTA finals
tenNis • The WTA’s season-ending tennis championships will move to Singapore in October for at least five years, and WTA founder Billie Jean King will be the event’s official ambassador.Next Page >
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