Sports in Brief: Gebrselassie hopes for Olympics
Haile Gebrselassie ran his fastest 10,000 meters in four years yesterday, well within the 27-minute mark he sought to push his case to be on the Ethiopian team for the Beijing Olympics.
ran his fastest 10,000 meters in four years yesterday, well within the 27-minute mark he sought to push his case to be on the Ethiopian team for the Beijing Olympics.
Gebrselassie, 35, finished second in the FBK Games in Hengelo, Netherlands, in blustery winds in 26 minutes, 51.20 seconds, only 0.67 seconds behind compatriot and Olympic silver medalist
, the defending Olympic and world champion, delivered for 45,000 fans in Beijing's new National Stadium, winning the 110-meter hurdles in an Olympic test event. His time: 13.18 seconds.
, 6-3, 6-2, to win the Istanbul Cup in Turkey and become the first Polish woman to surpass $1 million in career earnings on the WTA Tour.
won the Hypo Group International in Poertschach, Austria, for a third time, beating defending champion
, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.
Sweden won the World Team Cup for the fourth time, capturing the doubles to beat Russia, 2-1, in Duesseldorf, Germany.
Australian Open runner-up
withdrew from the French Open because of an injured right knee and will have surgery next week. He was the No. 14 seed.
, Joe Gibbs Racing's Sprint Cup superstar, drove a Toyota fielded by Braun Racing to victory in the Carquest Auto Parts 300 last night at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., snapping a six-race winning streak Gibbs' cars have had in the Nationwide Series.
But in stretching a tank of gas the final 68 laps, Busch still ensured a JGR driver celebrated in Victory Lane for a seventh consecutive race.
will start the Monaco Grand Prix today in Monaco from the pole position after leading a Ferrari 1-2 finish in qualifying yesterday.
An NCAA investigation of a former Nevada men's golf coach
centers on the possibility of sports betting, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported yesterday.
's RBI-bunt single in the bottom of the 11th gave Charlotte a 4-3 win over Xavier and the Atlantic Ten Conference baseball title at Campbell's Field in Camden.
to a three-length victory over
in the $150,000 Sheepshead Bay Handicap for fillies and mares at Belmont Park in New York.
has a torn meniscus in his right knee that needs an operation and will miss Wednesday's exhibition game against England.
prevailed in a lopsided decision over Mexico's
(37-5-1) in Manchester, England, to retain his International Boxing Organization light-welterweight title and restart his career in front of a raucous home crowd.
Hatton (44-1) won easily on all three judges scorecards: 120-110, 118-110, 120-108. He hadn't fought since losing a World Boxing Council welterweight bid against
Floyd Mayweather Jr.