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Lochte stellar in short time

BARCELONA, Spain — American Ryan Lochte turned in an epic day at the world championships Friday. He swam three races in less than two hours, coming away with two gold medals and the top time in the semifinals of the 100 butterfly, an event he's competing in for the first time at a major international meet.

Lochte, a former Florida standout, won the 200-meter backstroke and put the Americans ahead to stay with a strong leg in the 800 freestyle relay.

"When you get together for a relay, you don't care about the pain," Lochte said.

American Missy Franklin was fourth in the 100 free, which Australia's Cate Campbell won. Franklin, 18, came back about 25 minutes later to easily make tonight's 200 back final.

College football

Kazmaier, last Ivy Heisman winner, dies

Dick Kazmaier, the last Ivy Leaguer to win the Heisman Trophy, died Thursday at a Boston hospital. He was 82. Susan Kazmaier said her father, a resident of Concord, Mass., died of natural causes. Mr. Kazmaier played halfback for Princeton and won the Heisman in 1951.

Armwood coach visits hurt gator: Armwood coach Sean Callahan and members of his staff spent about an hour visiting Florida RB Matt Jones last Saturday, saying the viral infection Jones was stricken with "came on fast and it was vicious." Jones has been released from the hospital, but coach Will Muschamp said he is out "indefinitely" to recover. See for more.

More football: Former Auburn RB Michael Dyer is transferring to Louisville and will play this season. He had also considered USF. … Hawaii dismissed offensive coordinator Aaron Price; coach Norm Chow didn't give a reason.


Report: Dempsey heading back to MLS

U.S. national team star Clint Dempsey, who has been in England's Premier League since 2007, will transfer from Tottenham Hotspur back to MLS with Seattle, reported. The 30-year-old forward/midfielder started his pro career with New England of MLS.

Italy: The national federation banned Lazio captain Stefano Mauri for six months for his part in a match-fixing scandal.


Lightning signs goalie

The Lightning signed goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis, a fifth-round pick in this year's draft, to a three-year, two-way contract. Gudlevskis of Latvia was 27-18 with a .927 save percentage and a 2.09 goals-against average this year in Russia's top junior league.


NBA: Center and former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden, who hasn't played since 2010, agreed to a deal with the Heat for $1 million over one year, with a player option for a second year. … The Magic waived veteran forward Al Harrington, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Tennis: Roger Federer pulled out of next week's Rogers Cup in Montreal without giving a reason. He recently complained of a bad back. … Tampa resident John Isner hit 18 aces to beat Marcos Baghdatis 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Citi Open in Washington.

Antonya English, Times staff writer; Times wires

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