Usain Bolt Wins Men’s 200 Meters at Worlds
Moscow — Usain Bolt won his second gold medal of the world championships, cruising through the finish line to win the men’s 200 meters Saturday.
The 100 champion won the race in 19.66 seconds for his third straight world title in the 200.
Warren Weir of Jamaica was second in 19.79 and Curtis Mitchell of the United States took bronze in 20.04.
Bolt can make it three golds today when he runs for Jamaica in the 4x100 relay. He won all three of those medals at the 2009 worlds and at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, but he missed out on the 100 title two years in South Korea when he was disqualified for a false start in the final.
Isner Rallies for Upset
Mason, Ohio — John Isner’s absence from the ATP top 20 will be brief.
The 6-foot-10 American made sure of that Saturday, rallying to beat seventh-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 6-7 (4), 7-6 (9), 6-3 in a grueling Western & Southern Open semifinal.
Isner, who fell from No. 20 to 22 this week, will return to the top 20 after a stimulating Cincinnati run that includes beating three straight top-10 players for the first time in his career.
Isner, in his first appearance in the tournament’s semifinals, had been 0-4 against the Argentine. He’ll play third-seeded Rafael Nadal, who beat sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the other semifinal.
Man U Wins for New Coach
Manchester, England — Two spectacular goals from Robin van Persie helped Manchester United begin its Premier League title defense with a 4-1 win at Swansea, while the alarm bells are ringing at his former club Arsenal just one game into the new season.
David Moyes’ first league match in charge of United couldn’t have gone any better, with Van Persie matching Danny Welbeck’s brace with two brilliant goals of his own to signal his intent on finishing top scorer in England for a third straight season.
There is already an air of discontent at Arsenal, however, after a 3-1 home loss to Aston Villa, which ended with fans booing the team off and voicing their anger at manager Arsene Wenger’s failure to strengthen his threadbare squad over the summer.
Cardinals 12, Cowboys 7
Glendale, Ariz. — Dallas committed six turnovers, five in the first half, and Arizona sputtered past the Cowboys in the Cardinals’ preseason home opener.
Jay Feely kicked field goals of 25, 53, 40 and 22 yards for the Cardinals in the home debut of coach Bruce Arians.
Bengals 27, Titans 19
Cincinnati — With All-Pro receiver A.J. Green watching again, Cincinnati’s offense had an impressive first half in a victory over Tennessee.
Rookie running back Giovani Bernard carried seven times for 37 yards and a touchdown, and turned a short pass into a 22-yard gain, giving the Bengals (2-0) the diversity they’re seeking out of the backfield.
Arizona Wins Arena Title
Orlando, Fla. — Nick Davilla threw six touchdown passes and the Arizona Rattlers defeated the Philadelphia Soul 48-39 in the Arena Bowl on Saturday.
The Rattlers (18-3) won the championship for the second straight year, also beating the Soul (14-7) last season.
Allmendinger Takes Nationwide Race
Lexington, Ohio — AJ Allmendinger led 73 of the 94 laps and survived a late challenge after a restart to win the inaugural NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Allmendinger improved his record to 2 for 2 this year in the Nationwide Series, adding a victory to the one he picked up for Penske Racing in his only previous start at Road America.
The 31-year-old Allmendinger, rebounding after being suspended a year ago for failing a random drug test, took the lead for good on the 64th lap, then had to weather a late sprint when a car spun out just before his final lap on the twisting road course.
Hornish took over the season points lead, 13 points ahead of Elliott Sadler.
Europe Builds Cup Lead
Parker, Colo. — Europe has its largest lead ever on American soil going into the final day at the Solheim Cup.
English teen Charley Hull finally felt nervous and responded with a clutch putt that set up the Europeans for a momentum-setting win Saturday. Another rookie, Carlota Ciganda, made a 12-foot birdie putt on the last hole to deliver another point.
The Americans thought they had momentum after a strong morning session. But they failed to win a point in the afternoon.
With one match still on the course — thanks to another embarrassing ruling that took nearly a half-hour — Europe was assured of at least a four-point lead going to today’s singles.
Huh, Reed Lead in N.C.
Greensboro, n.c. — John Huh shot an even-par 70 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Patrick Reed after three rounds in the Wyndham Championship.
Huh, the PGA Tour’s reigning rookie of the year, and Reed, the second-round leader who shot a 71, were at 10-under 200.
Zach Johnson had the day’s best round — a 66 — and was one stroke back along with Bob Estes and John Deere winner Jordan Spieth. Estes shot 68, and Spieth had a 70.
Bryant Leads Champs Event
Endicott, n.y. — Bart Bryant shot a 10-under 62 on Saturday to take the second-round lead in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.
Bryant, a rookie on the Champions Tour, took advantage of another serene day at En-Joie Golf Club, making six birdies in his first seven holes to surge past first-round leader Kenny Perry. Bryant was at 16-under 128, a 36-hole record for the tournament, four shots ahead of Corey Pavin.