Tour de France
Cancellara wins prologue for fifth time in his career
Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland won the Tour de France prologue for a fifth time on Saturday, beating title hopeful Bradley Wiggins of Britain by seven seconds.
"What a great opening — again!" said Cancellara.
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France's Sylvain Chavanel was third, also 7 seconds back, after the winding 4-mile time trial in Liege, Belgium.
Cancellara is unquestionably the world's best time-trial rider, but the veteran isn't considered a Tour contender because he, unlike Wiggins, often struggles in the mountains.
Cadel Evans of Australia began his title defense in 13th place, 17 seconds behind Cancellara.
All of Cancellara's prologue victories have been outside France. The first came in the same Belgian city in 2004, when he beat seven-time Tour winner Lance Armstrong by 2 seconds, then in London in 2007, Monaco in 2009, and Rotterdam in 2010.
Track and field
Four former Cats qualify for Olympics
Former University of Kentucky track and field stars Jenna Martin (Canada), Rondel Sorrillo (Trinidad & Tobago), Mikel Thomas (Trinidad & Tobago) and Jose Acevedo (Venezuela) qualified for their country's respective Olympic teams. Martin qualified Friday by winning Canada's women's 400 meters in 51.53 seconds. Sorrillo will race in the 100 and 200 meters for Trinidad & Tobago, and Thomas will compete in the 110-meter hurdles. Sorrillo finished third in the 100 meters and won the 200 at the Trinidad and Tobago trials. Acevedo will compete in the 400-meter relay.
■ Trevor Barron broke the American record in the men's 20,000-meter race walk, winning the U.S. track trials in 1 hour, 23 minutes Saturday in Eugene, Ore., to earn a spot in the London Games.
Allyson Felix won the women's 200 meters at the U.S. track trials in 21.69 seconds, a meet record and personal best. Felix will be joined on the Olympic team for London by runner-up Carmelita Jeter, who finished in 22.11, and Santa Richards-Ross, third in 22.22.
Reigning world champion Christian Taylor won the triple jump with a leap of 57 feet, 10¼ inches. Former Florida teammate Will Claye, who finished third at the world championships last year, also earned a spot on the team as the runner-up at 57-7.
Jeranimo wins spot in Breeders' Cup Mile
Jeranimo rallied down the stretch for an upset win in the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile while Camp Victory took the Triple Bend Handicap Saturday at Hollywood Park. Jeranimo's victory, his third in four starts at Hollywood, earned an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita in November.
Under Garrett Gomez, the 6-year-old ran the 6 furlongs in 1:33.97 to win by 1¼ lengths.
Earlier, Camp Victory ran 7 furlongs in 1:22.75 to beat The Factor by 3¼ lengths. The win came a day after Camp Victory's trainer Mike Mitchell underwent successful surgery to remove a brain tumor.
Mitchell, who notched his 2,596th career victory, watched the race from the intensive care unit at USC Medical Center.
Agent says Sellers doing well after fall
The agent for jockey Shane Sellers said the rider is recovering from a spill Friday night at Churchill Downs and was taking the rest of the weekend off to recover from pain in his right shoulder.
Fred Aime said Sellers had an MRI scheduled for Saturday afternoon, but the extent of his injury and length of recovery were not immediately known.
Sellers was on Voodoo Daddy in the ninth race Friday, and the horse ran into a temporary rail on the Matt Winn Turf Course.
Trainer Steve Asmussen said Voodoo Daddy suffered cuts in the incident and was taken to Rood & Riddle equine hospital in Lexington. He was reported to be in stable condition Saturday morning.
Leyva, Orozco headed to Olympics
Danell Leyva completed an incredible journey Saturday, earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team almost 20 years after he and his family arrived from Cuba. Leyva edged U.S. champion John Orozco by almost a point at the trials in San Jose, Calif., finishing with 368.35 points. The two finished in the top three in at least three events, automatically qualifying them for the Olympic team. The remaining three members will be chosen by a selection committee, and the team will be announced Sunday.
American women edge Canada 2-1
Amy Rodriguez scored the winning goal in the 85th minute to lift the United States past Canada 2-1 in Sandy, Utah, in its final tuneup before the London Olympics. Rodriguez tapped Megan Rapinoe's cross to Abby Wambach, who overran it just outside the 6-yard box. Wambach turned away from the net, recovered and then back-heeled the ball toward the goal where it deflected off diving Canadian goalie Erin McLeod. The rebound popped to Rodriguez just a few feet in front of an empty net.
Alex Morgan, the American team's leading scorer this year, left with a leg injury in the 50th minute.
Ohio State's top tailback out 10 weeks
Jordan Hall, No. 1 on Ohio State's depth chart at running back, will be out for about 10 weeks after undergoing surgery on Friday for a cut on the bottom of his right foot. Hall, with 817 career rushing yards, is a senior who first-year coach Urban Meyer had singled out as one of the team's top potential playmakers. Hall was walking in grass outside his residence in Columbus, Ohio, when he cut his foot.
The last word
NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick denied that he said over his radio at last weekend's race that his entire crew's jobs were in jeopardy if things didn't turn around soon. Harvick said before Saturday's race at Kentucky Speedway:
"I never said that. I never said everybody. I said that everybody needed to step up and do exactly what they need to do and I was tired of sitting in the seat and making up for mistakes. We have made a ton of mistakes this year. I said we were all going to lose our jobs if we all kept losing. I never pointed out anybody and said that I was going to fire them. I said we were all going to lose our jobs."