Lochte hauls in two golds at worlds
On a night when Missy Franklin finally lost, Ryan Lochte turned in an epic performance at the world championships in Barcelona Friday. He swam three races in less than two hours, coming away with two golds and the top time in an event he’s competing in for the first time at a major international meet. Lochte won the 200-meter backstroke, posted the fastest time in the semifinals of the 100 fly, and put the Americans ahead to stay with a strong leg in the 800 free relay. Franklin finished fourth in the 100 free behind gold medalist Cate Campbell of Australia, ending a run of four straight victories in Barcelona.
Report: Dempsey to return to MLS
A Seattle Sounders spokesman said the team has no comment on an ESPN report that US national team standout Clint Dempsey could be on the verge of a transfer from Tottenham Hotspur back to Major League Soccer. ESPN reported that a deal bringing Dempsey to Seattle could be announced as soon as Saturday. Dempsey played for the New England Revolution until 2007 when he was sold to Fulham . . . The Boston Breakers and coach Lisa Cole have parted ways, the club announced. Defender and Olympic gold medalist Cat Whitehill will take over as a player/coach on an interim basis. Assistant coach Maren Rojas also left the club ahead of the Breakers’ home game Saturday against Western New York.
Scandal costs Penn State $48 million
Penn State’s bill to pay costs related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal is nearing $48 million. A university website showed a $47.7 million total as of the end of May. The amount covered legal fees, consulting work, and other associated costs. The university has said it won’t use tuition dollars, state appropriations, or donations to pay for scandal costs . . . Former Auburn running back Michael Dyer is transferring to Louisville and will be eligible to play for the Cardinals this season. Dyer ran for more than 1,000 yards in each of his two seasons at Auburn, but left the school after the 2011 season to transfer to Arkansas State. He never played there after being caught speeding and in possession of a handgun . . . Former Princeton halfback Dick Kazmaier, the last Ivy League football player to win the Heisman Trophy, died Thursday. He was 82. The 1951 winner of the Heisman died of natural causes at a Boston hospital. He had been living in Concord. Obituary, B11.
Former top pick Oden chooses Heat
Mike Conley Sr., one of Greg Oden’s agents, said the center told the Miami Heat that he will accept their contract offer. Oden informed the two-time defending champions of his decision and is expected to sign in the coming days. The deal will pay him about $1 million this season. He will have a player option for the 2014-15 season. Oden hasn’t played an NBA game since 2009 because of a series of knee problems . . . Former NBA player Craig Ehlo was released from jail Friday and ordered to stay away from family members and his rural Spokane (Wash.) County home. Superior Court Judge James Triplet set Ehlo’s arraignment for Aug. 14 on a charge of first-degree reckless burning, a Class C felony . . . In WNBA action, Liz Cambage scored a career-high 28 points as the host Tulsa Shock beat the Los Angeles Sparks, 96-89 . . . Sylvia Fowles had a season-high 32 points and 15 rebounds, and the Chicago Sky beat the Washington Mystics, 85-78, in Rosemont, Ill. . . . Seimone Augustus scored 18 points as the Minnesota Lynx beat the visiting San Antonio Silver Stars, 85-63 . . . Nike Inc. confirmed that it no longer has a relationship with Ryan Braun following his 65-game suspension related to MLB’s drug investigation . . . Struggling San Francisco Giants lefty Barry Zito has been replaced in the rotation. Manager Bruce Bochy said righthander Guillermo Moscoso will take Zito’s spot Sunday at Tampa Bay . . . New York Mets setup man Josh Edgin is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after a stress fracture in a rib was revealed in an MRI . . . Left wing Kyle Clifford re-signed with the Los Angeles Kings, agreeing to a two-year deal worth $2.15 million . . . Roger Federer pulled out of next week’s Rogers Cup in Montreal without giving a reason . . . This year’s Tour de France winner, Chris Froome, will take part in the USA Pro Challenge in Aspen, Colo., which runs Aug. 19-25.