Sports log: Tyson Gay caps sweep in season-best time


Tyson Gay completed the 100-200 sprint double Sunday at the US championships in Des Moines, winning the 200 meters in 19.74 seconds, the fastest time in the world this season. Gay beat Justin Gatlin in the 100 on Friday in a season-leading time of 9.75. Also, Kimberlyn Duncan upset Olympic champion Allyson Felix in the women’s 200. The 21-year-old Duncan, who won three straight NCAA 200 outdoor titles at LSU, finished in 21.80, with Felix 0.05 seconds behind. In the women’s 5,000, Dartmouth College and former Masconomet Regional runner Abbey D’Agostino of Topsfield finished sixth in 15:39.17, behind winner Jennifer Simpson (15:33.77). During a ceremony, American shot putter Adam Nelson took a long-awaited victory lap as a gold-medal winner nine years after finishing second in the 2004 Athens Games. Nelson was officially elevated to Olympic champion last month, taking the gold that was stripped from Ukrainian rival Yuriy Bilonog for doping . . . South Africa’s Olympic committee suspended the troubled national track federation and said athletes would not be able to compete at the Olympics or Commonwealth Games until the problems were resolved. Athletics South Africa had been put under administration this year, but defied that order Saturday by reinstating its own board.


Els wins once more on European Tour

Ernie Els won the BMW International Open in Munich by one shot for his 28th European Tour title. He closed with a third straight 3-under-par 69 to finish at 18-under 270 on the Eichenried Golf Club course. Els entered the last day as part of a three-way lead. Thomas Bjorn shot a 69 and finished a stroke back. Alexander Levy had a 71 and was another stroke off the pace. Peter Uilhein of Mattapoisett, Mass., finished 13 under . . . World No. 1 Inbee Park sank a 4-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole against So Yeon Ryu, capping her final-round rally and winning the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers. The victory was the second straight for Park, who won the LPGA Championship two weeks ago, and the fifth of the year for the South Korean . . . Craig Stadler birdied four of the first six holes, then hung on to win the Encompass Championship by one stroke over Fred Couples by sinking a par-saving 12-foot putt on the final hole in Glenview, Ill. Stadler’s eight years and almost nine months between victories is the longest stretch in Champions Tour history. Stadler shot 1-under 71 at North Shore Country Club to finish at 13-under 203. Couples’s final-round 66 put him at 12 under, but he bogeyed the final hole . . . Raleigh, N.C., native Chesson Hadley shot a 64 for a two-stroke victory at the Tour’s Rex Hospital Open in his hometown. Hadley began the day five strokes behind third-round leader Danny Lee, but finished at 19-under 265 for his first win on the tour.


Spain victory sets semifinal with Italy


In Fortaleza, Brazil, Spain defeated Nigeria, 3-0, with two goals from Jordi Alba and another from Fernando Torres to set up a semifinal showdown with Italy in the Confederations Cup. Star Italian forward Mario Balotelli will miss Thursday’s match with a strained muscle in his left leg . . . Fans in Recife, Brazil, screamed and cheered for Tahiti every step of the way, even as Uruguay pumped in goal after goal to beat the South Pacific islanders, 8-0, and reach the Confederations Cup semifinals. The Uruguayans will play Brazil in the semifinals Wednesday in Belo Horizonte. Tahiti, a team of mostly amateurs, was outscored, 24-1, at the tournament . . . Conor Casey scored twice, lifting the host Philadelphia Union past the New York Red Bulls, 3-0, in MLS action. The Union (7-5-4) pulled even with New York (7-6-4) for third place in the East . . . Frederic Piquionne, Will Johnson, and Ryan Johnson scored as the host Portland Timbers (7-1-9) ran their unbeaten streak to 15 games with a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids (5-7-5).


Maple Leafs acquire goalie Bernier

Looking to solidify their goaltending, the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings. Bernier had been stuck behind Jonathan Quick in Los Angeles. Toronto gave up forward Matt Frattin, backup goaltender Ben Scrivens, and a second-round pick in the 2014 or 2015 NHL entry draft . . . The Rangers placed outfielder Craig Gentry on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Friday, with a non-displaced fracture of his left hand . . . In the WNBA, Angel McCoughtry had a game-high 34 points with five rebounds in the Atlanta Dream’s 78-77 victory over the Sun in Connecticut. McCoughtry scored the final points of the game on a layup with 51.4 seconds left for the Storm (7-1). Tina Charles had 19 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for the Sun (2-6) . . . Shenise Johnson’s jumper with 36.1 seconds remaining in overtime lifted the San Antonio Silver Stars to 78-77 victory over the New York Liberty. The Silver Stars (3-5) ended a four-game skid, while New York (4-3) lost at home for the first time . . . Maya Moore scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx (6-2) beat the visiting Tulsa Shock, 88-79. Glory Johnson scored 24 points to lead Tulsa (3-8) . . . Lindsey Harding scored 22 points and had seven assists to lead host Los Angeles (5-2) to a 79-69 win over the Washington Mystics (4-4). . . The Big Ten is set Monday to announce new affiliations with the Holiday Bowl in San Diego and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco to play teams from the Pac-12.

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