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Sports briefs: Sept. 14

Despite a "poor start," Usain Bolt ran 100 meters in 9.85 seconds to win at the Zagreb World Challenge in Croatia.
Despite a "poor start," Usain Bolt ran 100 meters in 9.85 seconds to win at the Zagreb World Challenge in Croatia. AP

High school basketball

Owensboro Catholic star Greenwell to miss season

Owensboro Catholic's Becca Greenwell, who is ranked fifth nationally in the Class of 2013 by ESPN's HoopGurlz, will miss her junior season after suffering a torn ACL in her right knee in a USA Basketball Girls 3x3 game on Sunday in Italy.

"She's devastated," Owensboro Catholic Coach Ray Zuberer told The Courier-Journal. "She had the MRI done this morning."

Greenwell, who led the state in scoring with 32.6 points a game and also averaged 11.7 rebounds last season, told The Courier-Journal she had offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Duke, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Florida, Georgia and Notre Dame.

Track and field

Bolt runs season-best 9.85 in 100 meters

Usain Bolt made a cautious start in his first 100 meters since his disqualification at the world championships, and still won in a season-best 9.85 seconds at the Zagreb World Challenge in Croatia. Bolt, who false-started in South Korea last month to end his hopes of retaining his world title, shaved 0.03 seconds off his previous fastest time this year — 9.88 at Monaco in June — on a warm, still night.

"It was a poor start," said Bolt, the world and Olympic record holder. "I kind of lost concentration and just went through the line. It was OK, I suppose, but I could have done better, especially with the weather like that."

Kim Collins of Saint Kitts and Nevis ran a season-best 10.01 seconds to finish second, ahead of Trinidad's Richard Thompson (10.03).

Carmelita Jeter took the women's 100 in 11.00. The American was pushed hard to the line by Schillonie Calvert of Jamaica, who finished in 11.13, with Bulgaria's Ivet Lalova third in 11.33.


Djokovic sets ATP mark for winnings

Novak Djokovic's 64-2 record in 2011 has earned him a record amount of prize money. Djokovic's U.S. Open championship — his third Grand Slam title of the year — pushed his earnings past $10.6 million, more than anyone ever took home during a full season of men's tennis, according to the ATP World Tour. The only other men to come close were Rafael Nadal in 2010 and Roger Federer in 2007; they completed those years with a little less than $10.2 million. By beating Nadal in the U.S. Open final Monday night, Djokovic got a check for $2.3 million: $1.8 million for winning the tournament, plus a $500,000 bonus for finishing second in the U.S. Open Series Standings, which takes into account results at hard-court tuneup tournaments.

■ Djokovic's four-set win over Nadal on CBS earned an overnight rating of 2.6 and a 6 share. That's up 18 percent from a 2.2/6 for the start of last year's finals between the same players. The end of that match moved to ESPN2 because of rain delays.

Sports in the courts

Borel's DUI case deferred one year

A judge deferred Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel's misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge for one year so he can receive treatment for alcohol abuse as part of a diversion program. The Evansville Courier & Press reported Tuesday that Vanderburgh Superior Court Judge David Kiely on Sept. 1 ordered the diversion pending no other alcohol or drug offenses. Kiely also ordered him to follow any recommended treatment after an evaluation. Kiely also suspended Borel's driver's license for 30 days from his initial court appearance Aug. 22. Indiana State Police arrested the 44-year-old Borel on Aug. 20. They have not said what his blood-alcohol level was. Borel, a three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey, won aboard Street Sense (2007), Mine That Bird (2009) and Super Saver (2010).

■ Former ESPN commentator Jay Mariotti pleaded no contest in Los Angeles to charges that he stalked and assaulted his ex-girlfriend. Deputy District Attorney Simone Shay said Mariotti entered open pleas Tuesday on three felony charges, including stalking, and two misdemeanors. The former Chicago Sun-Times columnist was immediately sentenced to five years of probation and 90 days of community service.

UK Sports

Women's golf 3rd in Texas A&M tourney

The Kentucky's women's golf team started its season with a third-place finish behind Texas and Auburn in the Texas A&M "Mo"Morial on Tuesday. Junior Ashleigh Albrecht, who finished ninth overall, bounced back from a rough second round to shoot a 1-under-par 71 in the final round. Senior Ashlee Rose shot a 76 and wound up 10th.

■ Kentucky men's golf sophomore Cody Martin shot a collegiate-best 7-under-par 206 to finish fourth in the season-opening Marshall Invitational in Huntington, W.Va. The Wildcats finished 11th as a team at 13-over par.

The last word

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, to The Boston Globe, on his team's September nosedive:

"Nobody's to blame except everybody."