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Joyner-Kersee breaks her U.S. long-jump record

Published Oct. 6, 2005

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, the 1988 Olympic long-jump champion, broke her American indoor record Saturday, soaring 23 feet, 4} inches at the USA-Mobil Indoor Championships in Atlanta. She improved on the mark of 23-1\ she set two years ago.

American record-holder Sheila Hudson won the women's triple jump with a meet-record leap of 45-3{ inches. Gwen Torrence broke her U.S. indoor 200-meter record for the second time in two days, clocking 22.74 seconds _ after winning the 60-meter dash in 7.10. Lance Deal won his sixth straight title and seventh overall in the 35-pound weight throw (74-5}).

BOWLING: David Traber beat his older brother, Dale, 196-187 to win his first title, and Johnny Petraglia earned a $100,000 bonus for bowling a 300 game during the televised finals of the $175,000 National Championship in Toledo. Petraglia, 47, became only the seventh player to shoot 300 on national TV, defeating Walter Ray Williams Jr. 300-194 in the quarterfinals.

DOG SLEDDING: The 1,160-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race began in Anchorage. The timed portion of the race to Nome, Alaska, begins today from Willow, about 70 miles north.

SKIING: Vladimir Smirnov earned the World Cup 15K freestyle cross-country title in Lahti, Finland. Olympic 120-meter champion Jens Weissflog won the 90-meter competition at a World Cup ski-jumping meet there. . . . Cary Mullen scored his first World Cup victory, winning the downhill in Aspen, Colo., in 1:38.21.

BOXING: Badly cut above his left eye by a head butt, James Toney retained his IBF super middleweight title with a fourth-round knockout of previously undefeated Tim Littles in Los Angeles. . . . A gash over his opponent's eye ended Vincent Pettway's bid for the IBF junior middleweight championship Friday in Las Vegas. Pettway hit champion Gianfranco Rossi with a right hand in the sixth round, then the fighters' heads collided. Rossi was unable to continue and kept the title on a technical draw. Also on the card: Orlin Norris Jr. retained the WBA cruiserweight championship on a split decision over Arthur Williams; Mike McCallum, a former WBA junior middleweight and middleweight champion, stopped Randal Yonker in the fifth round of a non-title light heavyweight bout; WBC middleweight champion Gerald McClellan stopped Gilbert Baptist in the first round; and Julio Cesar Vasquez, the WBA junior middleweight champion, stopped Armand Picar in the second round.

COLLEGES: Hockey East directors barred defending national champion Maine from the post-season tournament because of NCAA violations involving players who didn't take enough courses.

_ Compiled from Times wires