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TRACK AND FIELDDix wins Prefontaine 200

Walter Dix won the 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic at Eugene, Ore., Saturday in 19.72 seconds, besting Tyson Gay's time of 19.76. Gay has not competed since May because of a hamstring injury. Kenyan Asbel Kiprop won the Pre's signature Bowerman Mile in 3 minutes, 49.75 seconds. Olympian Allyson Felix won the 400 in 50.27. David Oliver won the men's 110 hurdles in 12.90 seconds. Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown won the women's 100 in 10.78 seconds.

AUTO RACINGPower has Watkins pole

Will Power has won the pole at Watkins Glen International as Team Penske captured the top three spots for today's IndyCar Series race.

It was the eighth straight pole for Penske, extending its series record, and the fifth pole of the season for Power, the series points leader. Power covered the 11-turn, 3.4-mile course in 1 minute, 29.3164 seconds and was followed by teammates Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe. Danica Patrick, fresh from a one-week stint in NASCAR, struggled and will start 21st in the 25-car field.


Seahawk in DUI arrest

Seattle Seahawks running back Quinton Ganther has been released from Sacramento County Jail in California following an early morning arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

The Sacramento County Sherriff's inmate registry showed the 25-year-old Ganther was booked into jail at 6:50 a.m. Saturday and released hours later.

His bail had been listed as $1,482. The native of Oakland had a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday, according to The Seattle Times.

The Seahawks signed Ganther this winter as a free agent from Washington. He ran for 199 yards in eight games last season for the Redskins.


Former skater remarried?

Clark County officials in Vancouver, Wash., say their records show Tonya Harding has married again. Deputy Auditor Karen Updike told The Columbian newspaper that she issued a marriage license to the 39-year-old Harding and 42-year-old Joseph Jens Price on June 23. The auditor's office said it received the signed license back on Tuesday that showed the wedding had taken place.

- AP


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