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Capel wins in the 100 in Oregon

By wire services
Published June 6, 2004

GRESHAM, Ore. - John Capel, a former receiver at the University of Florida who tried the NFL for two years before devoting himself full-time to track, won the 100 meters Saturday at the Oregon Track Classic in 10.07 seconds.

Capel, a Hernando High graduate, won the world outdoor title in the 200 last year, and was defending meet champion in the 200. Darvis Patton came in second in 10:18, nearly even with Mickey Grimes (third) and Dwight Thomas (fourth.)

Christian Cantwell had a shot put of 73 feet, 111/2 inches, the world's best this year and his career best. He set both last month at 73-4.

ELSEWHERE: Kenya's Joseph Riri broke away with about a mile left and won the Stockholm Marathon in Sweden in 2 hours, 16 minutes, 12 seconds. ... Marla Runyan won the Freihofer's Run for Women in Albany, N.Y., for the third straight year. Runyan, who is legally blind, covered 5 kilometers in 15:26. ... Shaun Crawford beat fellow American Bernard Williams to win the 200 in an IAAF Grand Prix meet in Seville, Spain.

SOCCER: Hamm goes for No. 150

Mia Hamm will try to become the first player to score 150 international goals today when the U.S. women's team plays Japan in Louisville, Ky. Though she's never been big on milestones, Hamm wants to take the ball home if she scores No. 150. "I'd like to keep it," Hamm said. "I just hope the officials let me keep it."

MLS: Damani Ralph had three goals to lift host Chicago to a 3-0 victory over D.C. United. Teenage phenom Freddy Adu's first appearance in Chicago drew 25,810 to Soldier Field.

YOUTH: AC Parma's Alberto Gilardino scored twice to lift Italy past Portugal 3-1 and into the final of the European Under-21 championship against Serbia-Montenegro. The finalists also earned Olympic berths. Serbia beat Sweden 6-5 in a penalties after a 1-1 tie. ... Angie Woznuk had three goals as the U.S. U-19 team beat Mexico 6-0 late Friday in Montreal to clinch a spot in the world championships in November in Thailand. The American women face Canada today for the CONCACAF title.

EXHIBITION: Forwards Wayne Rooney and Darius Vassell each scored twice as host England beat Iceland 6-1 in Manchester.

HORSES: North Light wins at Epsom

North Light won the $2.3-million English Derby by 11/2 lengths at Epsom, giving jockey Kieren Fallon his second straight victory in the race. North Light, a 7-2 co-favorite, captured the 225th running of 11/2-mile event, the top race of the British thoroughbred season. ... Lunarpal led wire to wire and held off Consolidator by a neck to win the featured Grade III $132,088 Kentucky Breeders' Cup for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

CYCLING: Italian wins at home

Giro d'Italia champion Damiano Cunego won the Memorial Pantani race in Cesena, Italy. The race was named after Marco Pantani, the Italian star who died of cocaine poisoning in February. ... Spain's Francisco Mancebo won the sixth stage of the Tour of Germany in Oberwiesenthal, and German Patrik Sinkewitz extended his overall lead to 18 seconds.

WNBA: Thompson sparks Houston

Tina Thompson scored 24 to lead host Houston to a 75-71 win over Los Angeles. Trailing by 13 with 7:09 left, the Comets used a 15-2 run to take their first lead when Thompson made a layup with 2:24 left. Sheryl Swoopes helped extend the run to 19-2 by making a layup and two free throws with less than two minutes to play.

ET CETERA

ROWING: Undefeated Harvard topped Washington and California in the varsity eight final of the 102 National Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J. Wisconsin won the women's lightweight title and Navy took the men's lightweight.

BOXING: Italy's Cristian Sanavia upset Markus Beyer in a split decision to win the WBC super-middleweight title in Chemnitz, Germany.

[Last modified June 5, 2004, 23:52:18]


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