South African double-amputee

Oscar Pistorius

won the 100- and 400-meter races at the Dutch Open yesterday in Emmeloord, Netherlands, as he gears up for a bid to qualify for the Beijing Olympics.

Pistorius, who hopes to run the 400 at Beijing, won in 47.92 seconds at the paralympic meet, a day after finishing first in the 200. Pistorius must run the 400 under 45.55 seconds to qualify for Beijing.

Pistorius later won the 100 in 11.48.

The 21-year-old won an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on May 16 that cleared him to compete alongside able-bodied competitors running on his trademark J-shaped Cheetah blades.

Sheila Taormina

is expected to receive a bid to represent the United States in the Beijing Games in modern pentathlon - which would be make her the first woman to qualify in three Olympic sports.


Margaux Isaksen


Mickey Kelly

are expected to join her.

Pro football

Jason Taylor

, a six-time Pro Bowl defensive end, denied reports he demanded to be traded by the Miami Dolphins, but did acknowledge for the first time he would be receptive if the Dolphins wanted to move him.

Taylor and the Dolphins have been estranged for weeks, partly over his decision to perform on ABC's

Dancing with the Stars

and not work out with teammates in South Florida.

Mike Vanderjagt

, the former Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys player who was the most accurate kicker in NFL history, is back with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts, the Canadian team that helped propel him to stardom in 1996.

Vanderjagt led the NFL in scoring in 1999 and kicked 42 consecutive field goals in 2003-04, the longest streak in league history. He made 86.5 percent of his field goals - tops in the NFL among kickers with at least 100 attempts - and made the Pro Bowl in 2004.


Jackie Vasquez

hit a three-run home run after slugger

Kaitlin Cochran

was hit with a pitch, leading Arizona State to a 3-1 win in Oklahoma City against Alabama and its first trip to the Women's College World Series finals.

The Sun Devils (64-5) will face Texas A&M (57-8), which eliminated top-seeded Florida, 1-0, last night on

Kelsey Spittler

's RBI triple down the right field line in the ninth inning.

The Gators (70-5) had won three straight elimination games, including a 6-1 victory against Texas A&M earlier yesterday to force a rematch.

The Philadelphia University women's varsity eight crew team, in its first year, placed fourth behind Western Washington at the NCAA rowing championships in Division II competition in Sacramento, Calif.


Tour de France champion

Alberto Contador

of Spain wrapped up his victory in the Giro d'Italia in Milan, becoming the first non-Italian to win the three-week race since 1996.

Contador edged Italy's

Riccardo Ricco

by 1 minute, 57 seconds over the 2,128-mile course.


The Philadelphia Force extended their season-opening streak to four straight by beating the Netherlands National Team, 5-4, to complete a suspended game before winning by 5-3 in the second game in Allentown.

Amy Harre

(2-0) went the distance for the Force and scattered six hits in the second game, striking out nine batters.