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Sports in brief: Spearmon edges Dix in 200-meter race



DES MOINES, Iowa — Wallace Spearmon edged former FSU sprinter Walter Dix to win the men's 200-meter title at the USA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Spearmon finished in a wind-aided 19.77 seconds to Dix's 20.14. Dix won the 100 on Friday.

Miami's Ti'erra Brown won the women's 400 hurdles in 54.85 seconds, making her the first Hurricane in program history to win a national title. Teammate Tameka Jameson was fifth (56.48).

Florida's Christian Taylor was 12th in the long jump (25 feet, ½ inch) and FSU's Marlon Woods was 13th (24-10½), both well behind winner Dwight Phillips (27-5½).

et cetera

running: Kerry Sullivan, 28, of St. Petersburg won the men's division and Elise Schillmoller, 34, of Miami won the women's division at the Morton Plant Mease Triathlon at Sand Key Park in Clearwater. Savannah Dearden, 17, of St. Petersburg won the junior girls division and Shane Deeley, 17, of Clearwater won the junior boys division. Nearly 1,000 participated in the fifth annual event, which had a one-third-mile swim in the gulf, a 13-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run.

softball: The United States beat Australia 9-2 at the world championship in Caracas, Venezuela, and Olympic champion Japan beat Canada 2-1. Both teams are 5-0 with two games left in the group stage. Quarterfinals are Wednesday. The United States plays the Dominican Republic today and the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

soccer: Fred scored the go-ahead goal in the 79th minute to help the Philadelphia Union open its new MLS stadium with a 3-1 win over the Seattle Sounders. The $122 million PPL Park drew a crowd of 18,755. … Marco Pappa's first-half goal extended the Chicago Fire's MLS unbeaten streak to five matches with a 1-0 victory over the host New England Revolution.

horses: Way With Words won a three-horse race down the stretch to capture the $100,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes at Monmouth Park, beating Saar­light by a neck. … Cape Blanco won the Irish Derby by a half length, trainer Aidan O'Brien's fifth straight win in the race at the Curragh in Dublin.

Times wires

Sports in brief: Spearmon edges Dix in 200-meter race 06/27/10 [Last modified: Sunday, June 27, 2010 11:05pm]
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