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Brazil’s Alan Oliveira celebrates beating Oscar Pistorius in the 200 meters.

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Brazil’s Alan Oliveira celebrates beating Oscar Pistorius in the 200 meters.

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Irked Pistorius loses in 200 for first time

LONDON — A month after his groundbreaking Olympic debut, Oscar Pistorius lost at the Paralympics on Sunday.

The South African and first amputee to compete in the Olympics had never been beaten in the 200 meters until Brazil's Alan Oliveira rallied to win in 21.45 seconds, 0.07 ahead of Pistorius. Pistorius accused Oliveira of bending the rules, saying he ran with longer prosthetics than should be allowed.

"Not taking away from Alan's performance; he's a great athlete," Pistorius said. "But these guys are a lot taller, and you can't compete (with the) stride length. The (International Paralympic Committee) has its regulations. He's never run a 21-second race, and I don't think he's a 21-second athlete."

The length of an athlete's blades is determined by a formula that includes his height. The Paralympic committee said it approved all athletes' equipment before the race.

"(Pistorius) is a really great idol, and to listen to that coming from a really great athlete is really difficult," Oliveira said through an interpreter. "I don't know who he's picking a fight with. It's not with me."

More parlympics: St. Petersburg's Jen French and JP Creignou won twice and sat third after Day 2 of the two-person keelboat. … In swimming, St. Petersburg's Brad Snyder was fifth in the 100-meter backstroke.

Soccer

Dempsey to be on U.S. roster

Two days after a surprise move to Tottenham, Clint Dempsey was named to the U.S. roster for its World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica. The forward hasn't played a competitive game since a World Cup qualifier in June while he sorted out his status in the English Premier League. "We are absolutely open to throwing him in the water right away in Jamaica, if he's really in a good physical condition and feeling really fine," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. The Americans travel to Jamaica on Friday, then host it Sept. 11 in Columbus, Ohio.

Transfer: U.S. captain and D Carlos Bocanegra was loaned from Scotland's Rangers to Spain's Racing Santander.

Et cetera

Triathlon: Spain's Javier Gomez and Sweden's Lisa Norden, the London Olympic silver medalists, won the 5150 U.S. Championship Elite Cup in Des Moines, Iowa. Each earned about $150,000, the biggest international prizes.

Horses: So Many Ways beat Sweet Shirley Mae by 21/2 lengths in the $300,000 Spinaway Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. So Many Ways, ridden by Javier Castellano and trained by Tony Dutrow, is unbeaten in three starts.

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Sports in Brief 09/02/12 [Last modified: Sunday, September 2, 2012 10:45pm]
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