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RUNNING: Keith Brantly of Fort Lauderdale won the U.S. championship and a $100,000 bonus _ one of the largest ever in the sport _ for setting the course record by an American in the City of Pittsburgh marathon. Brantly covered the course in 2 hours, 12 minutes, 31 seconds, breaking Ken Martin's 1985 course record by 26 seconds. Any runner who finished in 2:22 qualified for the 2000 Olympic Trials. In the women's division, Albina Gallyamova of Russia won in 2:36:49. Last year's champion, fellow Russian Tatiana Ivanova, finished second in 2:41:45. Because prize money was paid only to Americans, virtually no international runners entered the men's division. Any women's runner under 2:50 also qualified for the trials. John Mwai beat Kenyan compatriot Daniel Kihara 48:44 to 48:48 for his second straight victory in the Broad Street Run, a 10-mile Philadelphia race. Another Kenyan, Teresa Wanjiku, won the women's title in 57:13, 32 seconds faster than Connie Buckwalter. Richard Lagocki, 45, of Philadelphia, died after collapsing between the fourth and fifth miles. Kenyans Hezron Otwori and Jane Omoro won the men's and women's titles at the Lilac Bloomsday race in Spokane, Wash. Otwori ran away from the pack about 4 miles into the 12K race to win by 11 seconds in 34:23. Omoro won by 36 seconds in 40:14. Prize money was doubled for Americans. Joseph Kahugu of Kenya and Tatiana Pozdniakova of Ukraine won the Cleveland Marathon, both with event records. Kahugu's time of 2:11:30 beat the mark of 2:11:39 set by Don Janicki in 1993. Pozdniakova's 2:30:15 surpassed the standard of 2:32:14 by Alevtina Naoumova in 1996.

SOCCER: Former British star Justin Fashanu, wanted in Maryland on charges of sexually assaulting a teenager, was found dead in a garage in London, police said. The cause of death had not been established. Fashanu apparently committed suicide by hanging, Britain's Press Association news agency reported. Fashanu was set to coach a new minor-league soccer team, the Maryland Mania, in Columbia, Md., and was living in Ellicott City.

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: UCLA won its 17th NCAA men's volleyball title Saturday night, beating Pepperdine 15-11, 15-11, 15-7. Adam Naeve, selected the tournament's most outstanding player, led the Bruins (28-4) with 23 kills, 3 aces and 5 blocks. Evan Thatcher added 21 kills and Tom Stillwell 18. UCLA coach Al Scates set a record with his 17th championship.

HORSE RACING: Born Mighty, a 19-1 shot, held off Blazing Sword by a neck to win the Grade 3 Royal Palm Handicap for older horses on the grass at Hialeah.

YACHTING: One hour after leaving the starting point near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Chessie Racing led the next-to-last leg of the Whitbread Round the World race to La Rochelle, France.

_ Compiled from Times wires.

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