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Sports briefs: May 3

NHL Playoffs

Canadiens even series against Penguins with 3-1 victory

Sidney Crosby showed his exasperation by slamming his stick against the net as the Pittsburgh Penguins were turned aside again and again by Montreal goaltender Jaroslav Halak. Turns out it's not just Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals that the underdog Canadiens are capable of frustrating, tormenting — and beating.

Mike Cammalleri scored two more goals, Halak made 38 saves in a performance much like his series-stealing play during Montreal's first-round upset of Washington and the Canadiens surprised the host Penguins by winning 3-1 on Sunday.

Brian Gionta also scored as Montreal, playing without injured defenseman Andrei Markov, bounced back from a 6-3 loss in Game 1 and an early 1-0 deficit to even the Eastern Conference semifinal series at one game each.

High school Baseball

Weather postpones All 'A' Classic

This weekend's heavy rains washed out the Touchstone Energy All "A" Classic baseball tournament that was supposed to be played at Applebee's Park. The eight-team competition has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 16, at the Memorial Sports Complex in Nicholasville, which has two fields. The upper-backet quarterfinals will start at 9 a.m., followed by the lower-backet quarterfinals at 11. The semifinals will be played at 1, followed by the finals around 3.

Lexington Christian Academy is the defending champ.

The first-round matchups for May 16: DeSales vs. Bishop Brossart, 8:30 a.m.; Russellville vs. Middlesboro, 10:30; Ballard Memorial vs. Whitefield, 1 p.m.; and LCA vs. Pikeville, 3.


Kentuckian wins Cincinnati marathon

Cynthia Arnold, a former Lexingtonian who lives in Glenwood Springs, Colo., won the women's division of 12th Flying Pig Marathon, finishing the hilly course in Cincinnati in 2 hours, 55 minutes, 2 seconds. It was the first traditional marathon victory. The 26-year-old won the USA Track and Field Marathon Trail championship in Oregon last year. Arnold was visiting family in Lexington and decided to enter, even though she was coming off a foot injury that required a cortisone shot and prompted her to wear a bigger shoe.

"I didn't know how fast I could run today, but I was in the front pretty much," she said. "When the half broke off, I was by myself and the crowd kept telling me how I was doing. In fact, that's my favorite part of these races, the crowd support. In trail races, nobody knows where you are."

Brian List of Miamiville, Ohio, won the men's division in 2 hours, 31 minutes, 56 seconds, getting his first Flying Pig title. He was the runner-up two years ago.

Bolts wins 200, Gay takes 400

Usain Bolt won the 200 meters in the Jamaica International Invitational in 19.56 seconds, the fourth-fastest time ever. Bolt's time was 0.37 seconds off the world record of 19.19 that he set last year in the world championships in Berlin.

"I am not trying to break any records this season, I just wanted to come out here and give Jamaica a good show," said Bolt, who also holds the world record in the 100.

Bolt's rival, Lexington's Tyson Gay, won the men's 400 in 45.05.


Nadal defeats Ferrer for 5th title in Rome

Rafael Nadal won his fifth Rome Masters title in six years, withstanding two rain delays to beat fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 on Sunday. Nadal improved to 10-0 on clay this year. He won the Monte Carlo Masters two weeks ago to end an 11-month title drought.

"I didn't play at the level I did in Monte Carlo, but I'm still winning and that's the important thing," Nadal said. "I'm probably more happy winning without playing (my) best. It was more of a mental thing."

■ The Bryan brothers are within one win of matching the record for the most doubles titles in the Open Era. The twins — Bob and Mike Bryan — beat fellow Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-3 in the finals at the Rome Masters for their fourth title of the year and 60th in their careers. The retired Australian pair of Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde hold the record with 61 career titles.

Justine Henin won her first title since coming out of retirement, defeating Samantha Stosur 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix at Stuttgart, Germany.

Johnny Sauter made a miraculous save after a late-race bump and held off hard-charging Ron Hornaday Jr. to win a wild, rain-delayed NASCAR trucks race at Kansas Speedway. Hornaday, the pole sitter, overcame a troublesome fender rubbing his left rear tire to charge up next to Sauter with 13 laps left Sunday. As they tried to pass two lapped cars, Hornaday climbed the track and clipped Sauter, sending the cars into almost 45-degree slides at more than 150 mph. Sauter bumped the wall in the collision and pulled away after that for his second career trucks win.

■ Three Kentucky track and field athletes earned victories Saturday at the Jesse Owens Track Classic at Columbus, Ohio. Ashley Muffet made her best shot put throw in nearly four years at at 53 feet, 111/4 inches. She was also second in the discus throw. Rondell Sorrillo stumbled out of the blocks in the men's 100 meters, but won with a time of 10.33 seconds. David Banks took the triple jump with an effort of 51 feet, 51/2 inches.

The last word

Bob Molinaro, a writer for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, on the San Antonio Spurs' scrappy guard:

"Manu Ginobili spends more time on the floor than the NBA logo."