Florida senior Ryan Lochte, above, set a world record in the 200-meter backstroke Sunday at the Short Course World Championships in Shanghai, China. Short course meets use a 25-meter pool instead of the Olympic-sized 50. Lochte, who won three NCAA titles last month, finished in 1:49.05, 1.38 faster than Austria's Markus Rogan on Dec. 8, 2005. The record came two days after the Daytona Beach native set a world record in the 200 individual medley. "With the first world record, I was so shocked that I didn't think it had really happened," Lochte said. "And now, it's just like, "Wow, that was awesome.' " Later Sunday, in the 4x100 medley relay, Lochte became the first to finish the backstroke portion in less than 50 seconds, 49.99, as the Americans finished second. In all, Lochte set four U.S. records (winning the 400 IM) and won six medals (third in the 4x100 and 4x200 free relays).
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What five players share the record for lowest fourth round at the Masters at 64?
"I'll be wearing 16. I'll show up. You didn't hear me complain or cry when Alexei Kovalev elbowed me in the head (March 25 against Montreal). It's part of hockey."
- DARCY TUCKER, Maple Leafs center on Buffalo's threat of revenge for an April 3 hit that put Jochen Hecht, its top defensive forward, out for two weeks with a knee injury; the teams meet Sunday
Maurice Bembridge (1974), Hale Irwin (1975), Gary Player (1978), Greg Norman (1988) and David Toms (1998).