Gatlin sets record
Justin Gatlin breezed to the 200- meter title at the U. S. track and f ield championships in Eugene, Ore., setting a meet record of 19.57 seconds. Isiah Young was second. Oregon standout Jenna Prandini won the women’s 200 in 22.20. Candyce McGrone was second.
Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton had surgery on his broken left hand, and the timetable for the major league home run leader’s return remains four to six weeks. . . . Pittsburgh designated outfielder Jose Tabata for assignment, eight days after he broke up Max Scherzer’s bid for a perfect game by getting hit by a pitch. . . . Tampa Bay purchased the contract of three- time All- Star Grady Sizemore from Class- A Charlotte.
While Bostonians are hesitant to host the Olympics, Americans overwhelmingly support the idea of the Games on home turf, according to a new Associated Press- GfK poll. Eighty- nine percent of those polled support a bid to host the Olympics somewhere in the U. S. However, just 61% would support a bid in their local area, and that figure drops to 52% if public money were to be used.
The Spanish soccer league will file an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, to challenge FIFA’s switch of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to November- December. A November- December tournament would avoid summer heat in Qatar but would shut down top European leagues for eight peak weeks. . . . . Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara was suspended three games for provoking Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani during a Copa America quarterfinal and will miss the rest of the tournament. Chile faces Peru in a semifinal Monday.