Los Angeles Times

China’s Feng wins discus gold


Bin Feng of China turned in a personal best throw of 226 feet 9.26 inches to win the women’s discus gold medal at the World Track and Field Championsh­ips in Eugene, Ore.

Valarie Allman of the United States took the bronze medal.

In the day’s other final, Norah Jeruto of Kazakhstan won the 3,000-meter steeplecha­se with a time of 8:53.02. Ethiopians Werkuha Getachew and Mekides Abebe took the silver and bronze, respective­ly.

Charles Johnson, a former San Bernadino Cajon High and Colorado receiver who won a Super Bowl title with New England in his nine-year NFL career, has died. He was 50. The university confirmed Johnson’s death Wednesday through Heritage High School, the Wake Forest school where he was an assistant athletic director. WNCN-TV in Raleigh, N.C. reported that police found a body in a hotel room Sunday during a welfare check at a Hampton Inn and Suites and that a preliminar­y investigat­ion indicated no signs of foul play.

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges pleaded not guilty to felony domestic violence charges filed by Los Angeles County prosecutor­s after he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend in front of their two children.

James Harden agreed to terms on a two-year contract to stay with the Philadelph­ia 76ers.

Harden will sign a deal worth slightly over $68 million, paying him about $33 million this season and with a $35-million player option for the 2023-24 season, according to a person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal.

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game drew record lows in viewership for the fifth time since 2015. Tuesday night’s game averaged 7.51 million viewers on Fox, according to Nielsen, a decline of 9.7% from last year’s contest in Colorado.

U.S. women’s hockey forward Dani Cameranesi announced her retirement from the national team. Cameranesi, 27, helped the U.S. win gold at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchan­g and was part of the team that came away with silver earlier this year in Beijing.

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams was given a wild-card entry into the main draw of the National Bank Open next month. She will compete in

Toronto for the first time since 2019 and return to WTA Tour singles play for the first time since August 2021 . ... World TeamTennis, the mixed-gender league cofounded nearly half a century ago by Billie Jean King, will not have a season in 2022 but plans to return next year. WTT said that it is hoping to add new teams by 2023 . ... Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka and her coach, Wim Fissette, parted ways. Fissette wrote on his Instagram that he and Osaka were ending their partnershi­p.

In Peyragudes, France, Tadej Pogacar claimed a third stage win as he sprinted away from Jonas Vingegaard in the punishing last climb of a grueling trek in the Pyrenees but failed to take significan­t time out of the Tour de France leader.

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