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Sports in brief: Former Gator Lochte overtakes Phelps for win in 200 free at worlds


Red Wings forward Draper, 40, makes retirement official

Kris Draper announced his retirement after 20 seasons in the NHL, the past 17 with the Red Wings. He will remain in the organization in a front-office capacity.

"I loved everything about the game and everything about the Red Wings," he said at a news conference at Joe Louis Arena. "And that's why I'm going to miss it so much."

Once one of the NHL's top checking forwards, penalty killers and faceoff men, Draper, 40, helped the Red Wings win Stanley Cups in 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2008. The Wings claimed him from the Winnipeg Jets in 1993 for the then-waiver price of $1.

Khabibulin headed to jail: Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, 38, withdrew an appeal to his extreme drunken-driving conviction, accepting a 30-day jail sentence. Khabibulin, who won the Stanley Cup with in the Lightning in 2004, was sentenced in August. He was pulled over near his Phoenix-area home Feb. 8, 2010.


U.S. unbeaten in U-19 tourney

Cierra Burdick had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead the United States to a 94-60 rout of Italy in the second round of the U-19 world championship in Puerto Montt, Chile. Breanna Stewart added 15 points, 10 in the first quarter, for the Americans (5-0).

WNBA: Angel McCoughtry scored a career-high 37 as visiting Atlanta held off struggling Tulsa 76-68. McCoughtry shot 11 for 22 from the field and 15 for 19 on free throws. … Seimone Augustus scored 22 as host Minnesota beat Los Angeles 85-72 for its sixth win in seven games. … Becky Hammon scored 22 and San Antonio's reserves combined for 35 points as the visiting Silver Stars held off Washington 73-67. … Asjha Jones scored 22, Tina Charles had 21 and Connecticut beat host Chicago 77-66.

et cetera

Obituary: Olympic silver medalist Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, 29, was found dead in a remote canyon in Utah late Monday. One of the world's most risk-taking and innovative freestyle skiers, the creator of the one-of-a-kind "Hurricane" called 911 before shooting himself, police said.

Cycling: Alberto Contador's Tour de France doping case was postponed for a second time. The three-time Tour champion tested positive for clenbuterol, a banned anabolic agent, while winning the 2010 race.

Times wires


lochte overtakes phelps in 200 free

SHANGHAI — Reality smacked Michael Phelps in the face again, only this time he accepted it. The 14-time Olympic champion didn't like losing the 200-meter freestyle at the world championships again, even if it was to good pal Ryan Lochte.

But Phelps knows he has more in him and unlike two years ago, he's willing to put in the work to get there.

Phelps led through the first 100 meters of the most eagerly awaited race so far in Shanghai before Lochte, a former Gator, took over on the final turn and held on to win in 1 minute, 44.44 seconds Tuesday. Phelps settled for silver at 1:44.79.

The Americans' 1-2 finish in the 200 free kicked off a big night for the United States. Rebecca Soni led all the way in winning the 100 breaststroke by 1.20 seconds; Kate Ziegler earned silver in the 1,500 freestyle; and Natalie Coughlin took bronze in the 100 backstroke.

Sports in brief: Former Gator Lochte overtakes Phelps for win in 200 free at worlds 07/26/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 12:00am]
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