Olympics It has taken three days and counting for USA Track and Field to sort out just who should fill the last American spot for the women’s 100 at the London Games. Even high-tech cameras couldn’t break a third-place tie between Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh in the final Saturday. The sprinters have until Sunday, when the trials end, to decide if they want a runoff - a winner-take-all race to break the tie - or a flip of a coin to determine who gets the last spot. There has been some scuttle that perhaps Felix is waiting to see how she fares in her signature event, the 200, before reaching any decision. Should she earn a spot in the 200 and Tarmoh doesn’t, Felix might just surrender the 100 spot to her training partner . . . Olympic decathlon champion Bryan Clay said he won’t pursue a spot on the US team for London after faltering at the trials. Track’s national governing body allows for the top three finishers in each event at the trials to earn a spot on the US team, provided they have the “A’’ standard required to compete in the Olympics. Because only two US decathletes had the standard - trials winner Ashton Eaton and runner-up Trey Hardee - only two spots on the team were filled . . . Serena and Venus Williams have been chosen to go for their third gold medal in Olympic doubles. Andy Roddick and John Isner were selected for men’s doubles on the US team. The roster also includes first-time Olympians Ryan Harrison, Donald Young, Isner, Christina McHale, and Varvara Lepchenko, an Uzbekistan native who became a citizen in September. Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, who won the bronze in 2008, will again compete in doubles, as will the top-ranked women’s doubles team of Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond.
UConn, Michigan St. to play in Germany
Colleges After opening last season on an aircraft carrier, Michigan State’s men’s basketball team is ready to head overseas for a game on a US Air Force base in Germany. Michigan State and Connecticut are planning the unique matchup, set for Nov. 9 at Ramstein Air Base, pending final approval by the Defense Department . . . Stanford won its 18th straight Directors’ Cup, presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors of America to the nation’s top overall athletic program. Stanford finished with 1,384.25 points. Florida was second with 1,241 points and Ohio State third with 1,104.25 points.
Bauer to make debut against Braves
Trevor Bauer, the No. 3 pick in last year’s draft, will make his debut for the Diamondbacks Thursday against the Braves. Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said the 21-year-old Bauer, a righthander and former UCLA standout, will be called up from Triple A Reno. Bauer is 4-0 with a 2.82 ERA in eight starts at Reno. He was 7-1 with a 1.68 ERA at Double A Mobile . . . The Rockies are reassigning pitching coach Bob Apodaca to special assistant to general manager Dan O’Dowd at Apodaca’s request . . . The Dodgers hired Mickey Hatcher as a special assistant to general manager Ned Colletti. Hatcher, who was fired as hitting coach by the Angels last month after 13 seasons with the team, will help with player development and assist the major league staff.
McCoughtry leads Dream over Indiana
Angel McCoughtry scored 22 points, Sancho Lyttle added 17 and the host Atlanta Dream won consecutive games for the first time this season with a 70-58 victory over the Indiana Fever . . . Sue Bird scored 25 points and Ann Wauters added 14 as the Seattle Storm beat the Mystics, 79-71, in Washington . . . Rookie Riquana Williams scored a season-high 27 points and Ivory Latta added 21 to lead the host Tulsa Shock over the Los Angeles Sparks, 91-75.
NHL players get lessons on CBA issues
Miscellany NHL players are getting a better grasp on the issues at hand as the union braces for negotiations with owners on a new collective bargaining agreement. For the 55 players in attendance in Chicago, it was an educational day. They broke off into three groups to study the issues and share their ideas as they try to hammer out a strategy before formal talks begin. “We had a lot of good discussions about where our priorities are,’’ Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer said . . . In the US Open Cup quarterfinals, Lionard Pajoy scored twice, leading the MLS Philadelphia Union past the Harrisburg City Islanders, 5-2 in Chester, Pa. . . . Jose Correa scored two goals and Chivas USA advanced to the semifinals with a 2-1 victory over USLPRO club Charlotte Eagles in Fullerton, Calif. . . . MLS rookie Cordell Catoscored in the first half as the Seattle Sounders beat the San Jose Earthquakes, 1-0, in San Francisco . . . The governing body of European soccer, UEFA, has opened disciplinary cases against the Spanish and Russian football associations for racist chants made by their fans at the European Championship at Italy forward Mario Balotelli, and Czech Republic defender Theodor Gebre Selassie. Both are black . . . Former boxer Christy Martin’s ex-husband, James Martin, has been sentenced in Orlando to 25 years in prison for trying to kill her. Prosecutors say James Martin stabbed his wife in the chest, sliced her in the leg, and shot her in the back in their home in 2010.