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Sports in brief: Injured Bolt won't run again before Summer Games

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injured bolt won't run again before games

LONDON — Usain Bolt has more than Yohan Blake to worry about ahead of the London Olympics. Now he has an injury to contend with and likely won't run again until the Games.

One month before the 100-meter final at the Olympics, Bolt pulled out of the July 20 Monaco Diamond League meet Thursday with a "slight problem" that occurred during the recent Jamaican Olympic trials, his coach Glen Mills said.

The withdrawal followed the double blow of losing in the 100 and 200 to training partner Blake at the trials.

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Bivins, 92, toppled world champions

Jimmy Bivins, a heavyweight boxer in the 1940s and '50s who defeated some of the greatest fighters of his time, has died. He was 92.

Mr. Bivins died of complications from pneumonia early Wednesday at an East Cleveland nursing home, according to his family.

The Georgia-born boxer retired in 1955 after more than 100 professional fights. He never was able to compete for a world title, but he was once ranked as the No. 1 contender in the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions.

Mr. Bivins had winning bouts with world champions Archie Moore, Ezzard Charles, Gus Lesnevich, Melio Bettina, Anton Christoforidis and Teddy Yarosz. He also went the distance with Joe Louis and fought Jersey Joe Walcott to a split decision.

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Soccer: The sport gave its stamp of approval to goal-line technology and headscarves for female Muslim players. Also adopted was a proposal for a five-referee system to officiate matches — placing an additional assistant beside each goal. FIFA said it will introduce the goal-line mechanism at the seven-team Club World Cup in Japan in December.

WNBA: Kristi Toliver scored 29 and Candace Parker had 28 points and 13 rebounds as host Los Angeles beat Minnesota 96-90. … Becky Hammon scored 19 to lead visiting San Antonio past Indiana 88-72.

Arena Football: The Storm acquired wide receiver Chris Davis, a Gibbs High graduate. Davis, 5 feet 10, 180 pounds, began his professional career in 2006 with the Montreal Alouettes.

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