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Sports Briefs: Sept. 21


Gay wins 100 in 9.69 seconds

American sprinter Tyson Gay flirted with history at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix on Sunday. He ran the second fastest men's 100 meters on record, winning in 9.69 seconds. The Lexington native matched Usain Bolt's winning time in last year's final at the Beijing Olympics, then a world record. The Jamaican eclipsed that mark with a 9.58 at last month's world championships in Berlin. Asafa Powell of Jamaica was second on Sunday, finishing in 9.85.

High schools

Rain washes out All 'A' soccer

The All "A" Classic soccer semifinals and finals were washed out by rain. They have been rescheduled for Sept. 27. On the boys' side, Sayre will take on St. Henry and Danville will face No. 25 Murray at 1 p.m. in the semifinals at Sowers Field in Frankfort. No. 16 Lexington Christian will meet Owensboro Catholic and No. 6 St. Henry will meet St. Patrick in the girls' semis at 3 p.m. The championship for the boys will be played at 5 p.m., followed by the girls at 7.


Haas wins, Cochran second

Jay Haas overcame a slow start to shoot a 7-under 65 on Sunday, setting a tournament record while winning his second Greater Hickory Classic in Conover, N.C., by two shots over Kentuckian Russ Cochran and Andy Bean.

Cochran and Bean also shot 65. Cochran made four birdies on the front nine, then birdied No. 12 to pull ahead and No. 13 to go up by two strokes. But Haas assumed command with birdies on five of the last six holes.

"I hit a lot of real good shots," Cochran said. "I was real happy with the way I played. Unfortunately, I caught a great champion on a good day."

After losing a seven-stroke lead, Na Yeon Choi rallied to shoot 1-under 71 to win the Samsung World Championship on the 18th hole. Choi finished at 16-under 272 and held off runner-up Ai Miyazato of Japan, who shot a 69, the low round of the day at Torrey Pines in San Diego.

College football

Notre Dame loses WR Floyd

Notre Dame will likely be without wide receiver Michael Floyd for the rest of the regular season. He underwent surgery Sunday for a broken left collar bone. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound sophomore went into the Michigan State game second in the nation in receiving yards at 160 yards a game.

■ South Florida quarterback Matt Grothe will miss the rest of the 2009 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He had started 41 consecutive games and is the Big East career leader in total offense with 10,875 yards.

■ Auburn quarterback Chris Todd, an Elizabethtown graduate, passed for 284 yards and four touchdowns during the Tigers' 41-30 win over West Virginia late Saturday night.

UK Sports

Volleyball wins at LSU

Behind a season-high 14.5 blocks, the 16th-ranked Kentucky volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-21) sweep of host Louisiana State in the Wildcats' Southeastern Conference opener Sunday afternoon. Kentucky sophomore Gretchen Giesler had a career-best 10 kills and six blocks, and sophomore Becky Pavan contributed nine kills and six blocks. Senior Sarah Rumely tallied 31 assists while adding six blocks and a pair of kills.

Men's soccer: UK's winning streak came to an end as the Wildcats lost 1-0 to Marshall at home. The Cats had been 5-0, tying the best start in the history of the program. The Herd's Dustin Dawes scored the only goal of the game.


Spain wins Eurobasket title

Pau Gasol had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Spain to a 85-63 win over Serbia in the finals of the European basketball championship Sunday in Poland. The Spaniards dominated from the start at both ends of the court, taking a 15-point first-quarter lead, which Serbia couldn't recover from. Guard Rudy Fernandez chipped in with 13 points for Spain.

Ventura won the Woodbine Mile to become the first female to win the $1 million race in Toronto. The 5-year-old mare rallied from well back in the field for her second victory of the year. Ridden by Garrett Gomez, she was sent off as the 2-1 co-favorite and covered the seven furlongs over a firm turf course in 1:32.04.

The last word

After Washington failed to score a touchdown in a 9-7 victory over the Rams on Sunday, tight end Chris Cooley said everyone was "a little down." And then special teams coach Danny Smith spoke up. Cooley said:

"In the middle of Danny Smith's speech, he said: 'Well, we kicked three damn field goals.' And everyone laughed."