Sports in Brief

Published Jun. 10, 2012


Star sprinter pleased after first meet back

NEW YORK — In his first race in almost a year, Tyson Gay, the American-record holder in the 100 meters, finished in 10.00 seconds at the Adidas Grand Prix on Saturday.

Gay, 29, the 2007 world champion and 2008 Olympian, hadn't raced since hip surgery in July. He entered the "B" race Saturday, running into a headwind about two hours before reigning world champ Yohan Blake won the "A" race in 9.90.

Gay was 0.31 slower than his U.S. record but said he accomplished his goals: "get all the jitters out" and sprint without pain.

"It aches and pinches and grabs," said Gay, who might run in a small meet in Texas before the Olympic trials later this month. "But I've just got to go out there and run through (any) pain."

More Grand Prix: Oscar Pistorius, trying to become the first amputee to run in the Olympics, failed to meet the qualifying time in the 400. The South African finished in 46.14, 0.84 off the mark of 45.30.


Rowdies lose their third straight game

Jay Needham and Jarad Van Schaik scored goals late to lift host Puerto Rico past Tampa Bay 2-0. The Rowdies (3-5-3, 12 points) have lost three in a row, are 0-3-1 in their past four and are fifth in the eight-team NASL. In the 47th minute, Tampa Bay's Jeff Attinella stopped a penalty kick, which came after a handball in the box. But Needham beat him in the 81st minute and Van Schaik in extra time for first-place Puerto Rico (6-2-2, 20 points).

European champion­ship: Mario Gomez's header in the 72nd minute gave Germany a 1-0 win over Portugal in Lviv, Ukraine. It came as his replacement stood on the sideline ready to enter. … Michael Krohn-Dehli got past two defenders to score in the 24th minute and give Denmark a 1-0 win over the Netherlands in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The Netherlands, the 2010 World Cup runnerup, were denied a late penalty kick when the referee failed to call an apparent handball in the box.

More Soccer: Lionel Messi scored his second international hat trick, finishing the season with a record 82 goals for club and country in Argentina's 4-3 exhibition win over Brazil before 81,994 at sold­out MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Messi scored 73 goals in 60 games this season for Barcelona.

Et cetera

NFL: Receiver Chad Ochocinco, released Thursday by the Patriots, will work out for his hometown Dolphins this week, according to

Gymnastics: John Orozco scored high on his last two apparatuses, the high bar and floor, to take the U.S. championship in St. Louis. The three-time junior champ, 19, earned 184.850 points, 0.5 more than defending champ Danell Leyva. Sam Mikulak, Jonathan Horton, Jake Dalton and Chris Brooks also earned berths to the Olympic trials.

Swimming: China's Li Zhesi, 16, expected to contend for gold at the Olympics, tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug EPO, Chinese state media reported. Discipline has not been determined.

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WNBA: Maya Moore scored 26 as visiting Minnesota beat Tulsa 93-73. Its nine wins to start the season tie a league record.

Greyhounds: Flying Lone Wolf of McAllister kennel won the $8,000 T.L. Weaver Memorial Challenge for his second stakes victory at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg. Flying Lone Wolf ($5.20) ran 550 yards in 30.63 seconds. Mrl No Access took second and Jim Mercedes third.

Don Jensen, Times correspondent; Times wires