Gatlin sets record

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS -

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.

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