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Zimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry broke a 16-year-old world record in the 200 meter backstroke and Katie Hoff a 20-year-old American record in the 400 free at the Missouri Grand Prix.

Coventry, the reigning Olympic champ, finished in 2:06.39, 0.23 faster than Hungary's Krisztina Egerszegi in 1991.

Hoff, who also won the 100 free, finished in 4:02.2, 1.65 faster than Janet Evans at the 1988 Olympics. It was the oldest active U.S. record.


Second-tier teamshocks Liverpool

Seven-time FA Cup champ Liverpool was knocked out 2-1 by visiting Barnsley of the second-tier League Championship. Barnsley won the FA Cup once, in 1912. Brian Howard scored in the 90th minute to put Barnsley into the quarterfinals.

More FA Cup:Host Manchester United beat Arsenal 4-0 behind two goals by Darren Fletcher. Frank Lampard scored twice to lead defending champ and host Chelsea past Huddersfield of third-tier League One 3-1.


Blake advancesto Delray final

Despite being broken early in both sets, James Blake beat Robby Ginepri 6-4, 6-4 to reach the final of the Delray Beach International. Today, the Tampa resident faces Kei Nishikori, 18, who beat Sam Querrey 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (9-7) to reach his first final.

Diamond games: Top-ranked Justine Henin defeated qualifier Timea Bacsinszky 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 in a semifinal in Antwerp, Belgium. Today she faces Karin Knapp, who beat Na Li 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) to reach her first final.


Northern Illinois postpones games

In the wake of Thursday's campus shooting, Northern Illinois won't compete in any athletic events until Feb.25. A gunman, identified as Stephen Kazmierczak, killed five people before killing himself.


Russian again sets world record

Yelena Isinbayeva broke her own indoor pole vault world record, clearing 16 feet, 2-3/4 inches at a meet in Donetsk, Ukraine. The Russian, who also holds the outdoor record, set her 21st world record by three-fourths of an inch after twice failing at 16-2-1/2.


Boxing:Nikolai Valuev beat Sergei Liakhovich by unanimous decision in Nuremberg, Germany, to earn a WBA heavyweight title rematch against Ruslan Chagaev. Valuev, a 7-foot Russian, won 120-108 on two scorecards, 120-107 on the other.

Skating: Japan's Mao Asada won the Four Continents title in Goyang, South Korea, with 193.25 points. She, Canada's Joannie Rochette (179.54) and Japan's Miko Ando (177.66) entered the free skate less than a point apart.

Running:Jon Mott, a sophomore at Webber International and graduate of St. Petersburg's Northeast High, won the Run Your Heart Out 5K at Countryside Country Club. He finished in 16:22, 1:32 ahead of Tampa's Lee Rietsma. Ex-Countryside High standout Loretta Simeon won the women's race in 20:39, 28 seconds ahead of Safety Harbor's Jennifer Sullivan.