PISTORIUS STUNNED IN 200 FINAL AT PARALYMPICS: LONDON (AP) — A month after his groundbreaking Olympic debut, Oscar Pistorius was reeling from a stunning upset Sunday in the London Paralympics.
The "Blade Runner" had never been beaten over 200 meters until Brazilian sprinter Alan Oliveira came storming down the home straight to win by 0.07 seconds and dethrone the icon of the Paralympics.
Pistorius later accused Oliveira of bending the rules.
Having won his own legal battle to compete wearing carbon-fiber blades alongside able-bodied rivals, Pistorius suggested that Oliveira ran with longer prosthetics than should be allowed.
Oliveira won in 21.45 seconds after overtaking Pistorius at the line at Olympic Stadium in front of a capacity 80,000-strong crowd.
RODRIGUEZ STILL LEADS CONTADOR: LAGOS DE COVADONGA, Spain (AP) — Joaquin Rodriguez withstood Alberto Contador's repeated attacks while defending his lead in the Spanish Vuelta, and Antonio Piedra of Caja Rural won the 15th stage on Sunday.
Piedra separated from a small breakaway group with just over 6 miles to go and finished the 116-mile stage in the Picos de Europa mountains in 5 hours, 1 minute, 23 seconds.
NEVADA SPOILS CAL'S PARTY WITH 31-24 VICTORY: BERKELEY (AP) — Cody Fajardo, Stefphon Jefferson and the Nevada Wolf Pack spoiled California's stadium reopening party.
Jefferson ran for 145 yards and scored his third touchdown with 36 seconds remaining Saturday as Nevada beat California 31-24 in the first game in 21 months at Memorial Stadium.
HUNTER-REAY WINS GRAND PRIX OF BALTIMORE: BALTIMORE (AP) — After a race that had a little bit of everything, Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrated his perfect timing and a much-needed victory.
Will Power cursed the weather and his awful luck.
Hunter-Reay won the Grand Prix of Baltimore on Sunday, charging to the front on a controversial restart to keep alive his hopes of capturing the IndyCar Series championship.
Power could have clinched the overall title with a second straight win in Baltimore on the 2.04-mile street course that winds through the heart of the city. But the pole-sitter finished sixth in a race that drew nine caution flags, was marred by rain and had eight drivers drop out before the finish.