Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Cycling

American BMX titles decided in Oldsmar

OLDSMAR — Perhaps the day will come when Alise Post will line up for an event without the stars-and-stripes sleeve on her BMX jersey that marks her as the national champion.

It won't be for at least another year.

The St. Cloud, Minn., native swept her three moto runs Sunday before going wire-to-wire to win her sixth consecutive title, bolstering her case to make the U.S. team for the Rio Olympics in August. In the men's race, Connor Fields also swept his three moto runs, then passed longtime friend Corben Sharrah heading into the final straightaway to capture his third national title.

Several factors go into the selection of the Olympic team, including the world championships in May and the trials this summer.

"It's one of those things, when you come to selection, you want to have that representation," said Post, 25, who raced in the 2012 London Games. "It looks good."

The event was at the Oldsmar BMX Supercross Track, which was renovated last year.

NFL

More legal trouble for ex-Cowboy Randle

Former Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was jailed in Kansas on suspicion of aggravated battery, drug possession and criminal damage to property. An official at the Sedgwick County Jail in Randle's hometown of Wichita said Randle, 24, was arrested and booked around 8:15 a.m. Sunday. Bond was set at $100,000. It was his fifth arrest in the past 17 months, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Kramer auction: Former Packers offensive lineman Jerry Kramer sold his title ring from the first Super Bowl for more than $125,000, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported. Kramer, 80, sold off more than 50 items including his game-used jersey from Super Bowl I — which sold for more than $45,000 — to raise money for a college fund for his five grandchildren.

Soccer

U.S. women win Olympic qualifying

Lindsey Horan and Tobin Heath scored in the second half as the United States beat Canada 2-0 in the final of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in Frisco, Texas. Both teams had already claimed the region's two spots in the Rio Olympics this summer. Defender Becky Sauerbrunn made her 100th appearance with the U.S. national team, becoming the 35th player to hit triple figures.

England: Host Chelsea reached the FA Cup quarterfinals with a 5-1 victory over Manchester City in a match marred when spectators threw coins at Man City players. Chelsea says it will issue stadium bans if it can identify the guilty fans. Visiting Crystal Palace topped London rival Tottenham 1-0 and West Ham rallied to defeat host Blackburn 5-1.

Spain: Cristiano Ronaldo had a goal but missed a penalty as Real Madrid drew 1-1 at Malaga to fall nine points behind league-leader Barcelona.

Et cetera

Winter sports: American Lindsey Vonn was third in a Super-G in La Thuile, Italy, behind winner Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein and Lara Gut of Switzerland. Vonn was 0.64 seconds back. … Three-time world champ Patrick Chan of Canada won the Four Continents championship in Taipei, Taiwan. American Max Aaron was seventh.

Bowling: Graham Fach won the Players Championship to become the first Canadian champion in Professional Bowlers Association Tour history. The 24-year-old left-hander from Guelph, Ontario, beat Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., 279-244 in the title match in Columbus, Ohio, to claim the $40,000 first prize.

Tennis: Sam Querrey beat Rajeev Ram 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) in an all-American final at the Delray Beach Open for his first ATP title since 2012.

Times wires

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