Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS -

♦ Katie Ledecky won the 200-me­ter freestyle at an out­door meet in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia on Satur­day in Santa Clara with the world’s fastest time this year. The five-time Olympic cham­pion touched first in 1 minute, 54.56 sec­onds in the TYR Pro Swim Se­ries, beat­ing her clos­est ri­val by nearly 3 sec­onds at the Ge­orge F. Haines In­ter­na­tional Swim Cen­ter.

♦ The board for Alaska’s most fa­mous sled dog race will kick mush­ers out of the com­pe­ti­tion if one of their dogs dies while on the trail, race of­fi­cials said. The Iditarod Trail Com­mit­tee board de­bated and even­tu­ally ap­proved the change among oth­ers at its meet­ing in Anchorage on Fri­day. Reach­ing a com­pro­mise, the board of di­rec­tors added the caveat that if a dog’s death “was caused solely by un­fore­see­able forces,” then a musher may be al­lowed to stay in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The rules pre­vi­ously al­lowed the de­ci­sion of with­draw­ing a musher to be left up to the race mar­shal and the mar­shal’s judges.

♦ Tyson Fury clowned his way through his first fight in more than 2½ years and still outclassed Se­fer Se­feri who re­tired af­ter four far­ci­cal rounds in Manch­ester (Eng­land) Arena on Satur­day. Fight­ing for the first time since claim­ing the world heavy­weight ti­tle from

Wladimir Kl­itschko in Novem­ber 2015, Fury spo­rad­i­cally un­loaded right hands as he show­boated through the sched­uled 10-round bout and re­ceived a warn­ing from ref­eree Phil Ed­wards. The much heav­ier and taller Fury showed he could end the fight when­ever he wished but the de­ci­sion was taken out of his hands by Se­feri’s cor­ner. Fury (26-0, 19 KO) is next sched­uled to fight on Aug. 18 in Belfast against an op­po­nent yet to be named.

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