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Olympic champion Bolt

wows in Penn Relays

They began filling up the streets around the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field hours before, a sea of black, green and yellow.

Thousands of Jamaican track and field fans had come to see their star, three-time gold medalist Usain Bolt, live up to his fitting last name, and dazzle in his return to Philadelphia.

Bolt dazzled them all with a lightning fast final leg of the 4x100 meter relay, taking the baton in a near dead heat, then overtaking USA Blue's Ivory Williams to win the event at the Penn Relays.

The 23-year-old world record holder in the 100- and 200- meter runs was clocked in an incredible 8.79 for his leg of the relay. A quartet of Mario Forsythe, Yohan Blake, Marvin Anderson and Bolt finished in 37.90 seconds for Jamaica Gold, setting a competition record.

Bolt took a perfect handoff from Anderson and blazed for the final 100 meters.


Bean, new partner lead

When regular partner Jerry Pate was unable to play because of an injury, Andy Bean turned to Lu Chien-soon. Bean and Lu teamed to shoot a better-ball 12-under 60 for a 125 total and a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in Savannah, Ga. Ken Green, returning to the tour with his right leg amputated below the knee, and his partner Mike Reid were tied for 17th in the 33-team field.

Bohn leads Zurich

Jason Bohn holds a three-stroke lead at 12-under par after third-round play in the weather-delayed Zurich Classic in Avondale, La., was suspended because of darkness. Bohn shot a 5-under 67 in the completion of the second round and was at par through six holes in the third. Greg Chalmers and Alex Cejka were tied for second.


Angel's penalty kick wins it

Juan Pablo Angel converted a penalty kick in the 67th minute to lead the New York Red Bulls to a 2-1 win over the expansion Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena. Angel's tiebreaking goal was his third of the season. Referee Kevin Stott awarded the penalty kick after Union defender Michael Orozco touched Joel Lindpere's long pass to Angel with his arm in the box. The Red Bulls have won four of five after winning just five games all last season.


U.S., Russia even up

Elena Dementieva beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands, 6-4, 6-3, to even the U.S.-Russia matchup in the Fed Cup semifinals in Birmingham, Ala. Melanie Oudin won the first match in the best-of-five for the United States, 6-3, 6-3, over Alla Kudryavtseva.- AP

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