• ASHTON EATON OF US WINS DECATHLON WORLD TITLE: MOSCOW (AP) — Ashton Eaton of the United States won the decathlon world championship title on Sunday to add to his Olympic gold medal.
He completed his collection with a season-leading total of 8,809 points in a 10-event competition many consider the toughest.
“It feels good. It was the last thing I had left on my list to do,” said Eaton, who rallied after a relatively sub-par first half of the two-day competition. “Now I’ve done everything there is to do in multi-events.”
Michael Schrader of Germany won the silver medal with 8,670 points in his first major championship since the 2008 Beijing Olympics after an injury-plagued career. Damian Warner of Canada earned the bronze with 8,512 points.
Both Schrader and Warner recorded personal bests and won their first major medals.
Two-time defending champion Trey Hardee dropped out Saturday with a hamstring injury after the high jump. The United States won its fifth decathlon world title in the last six competitions, and third straight.
• IN STEADY RAIN, BOLT REIGNS AGAIN IN 100 AT WORLDS: MOSCOW (AP) — His legs were hurting, the rain was pouring and he was trailing late in the race.
Doesn’t matter. This is Usain Bolt.
And nothing gets in the way of him and first place, especially when he’s driven as he was Sunday night in the 100-meter final at the world championships.
Bolt blew by Justin Gatlin with about 30 meters to go and never glanced back. He also didn’t even crack a smile when he crossed the finish line because this took a lot more work than the world’s fastest sprinter usually needs.
Gatlin was second and Bolt’s Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter took third.
• LUNA ROSSA SWEEPS ARTEMIS IN CUP CHALLENGER SEMIS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Italy’s Luna Rossa ended Artemis Racing’s emotional attempt to advance in the America’s Cup trials, finishing a four-race sweep in the challenger semifinals Saturday when the Swedish-backed boat made too many errors.