United States goalkeeper

Tim Howard

made four spectacular point-blank saves on

Julio Cruz

as the Americans earned a 0-0 tie with top-ranked Argentina last night in a soccer exhibition in East Rutherford, N.J.

Landon Donovan

made his 100th international appearance for the U.S. team in the match, which drew 78,682 at Giants Stadium.

Auto racing

Robert Kubica

gained his first Formula One victory and the series points lead after

Lewis Hamilton

made a huge mistake that took him and world champion

Kimi Raikkonen

out of the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

Hamilton slammed his Mercedes McLaren into the rear of Raikkonen's Ferrari in the pits, taking out both leaders and giving the 23-year-old Kubica a clear road to victory.

Scott Dixon

crossed the finish line under caution to win the 228-lap Bombardier Learjet 550k IndyCar race Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.

Olympic sports

Ethiopian great

Kenenisa Bekele

failed in his world-record bid at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., but still came through with one of the greatest 10,000-meter runs ever. The 25-year-old Olympic and world champion finished in 26 minutes, 25.97 seconds, the fourth-fastest time ever. He owns the world mark of 26:17.53.

Brad Walker

broke an eight-year-old American record in the pole vault, clearing 19 feet, 93/4 inches.

Jeff Hartwig

held the mark of 19-9.

Stacey Nuveman

homered and

Jennie Finch

threw a one-hit shutout as the United States beat China, 7-0, in an exhibition softball game in Oklahoma City.

Two-time Olympic champion

Kosuke Kitajima

of Japan set a world record in the men's 200-meter breaststroke in Tokyo.

Kitajima finished in 2 minutes, 7.51 seconds at the Japan Open, almost a second faster than American

Brendan Hansen's

mark in 2006.

Harness racing

Mister Big

, owned by

Joseph Muscara

of Huntington Valley, captured his $50,000 division in eliminations for the $500,000 Ben Franklin, which will be run Sunday at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack.

Mister Big, with

Brian Sears

in the sulky, finished in 1 minute, 48.1 seconds, setting a world record on a five-eighths-mile oval.

Joseph Alborano's Artistic Fella

advanced by winning his race, setting a world record of 1:48.2 for older pacing horses.



Larry Holmes

was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame along with 11 other champions and ring personalities in Canastota, N.Y.

In his first middleweight title defense,

Kelly Pavlik

(34-0) of Youngstown, Ohio, stopped

Gary Lockett

(30-2) in the third round Saturday night at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. Pavlik notched his 30th knockout.


Red Wings goalie

Dominik Hasek

, 43, is expected to announce his retirement this morning at a news conference in Detroit.

Hasek won six Vezina Trophies as the NHL's top goaltender and two Hart Trophies as the league's MVP.

Adam Warren

threw six innings of two-hit ball and

Dustin Ackley

drove in three runs as North Carolina beat Coastal Carolina, 14-4, to reach the College World Series for the third straight year.