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Gay beats out Bolt in 100

It turns out Usain Bolt can be beaten. Tyson Gay upset the defending world and Olympic champion Friday in a race in Stockholm between the two fastest runners in history. Gay beat the Jamaican at the DN Galan meet in 9.84 seconds, competing at the same stadium where Bolt last lost a race two years ago. The pair raced side by side in lanes four and five and as Gay, looking comfortable, drew away, Bolt was straining to keep up and finished second in 9.97.

"I'm really happy with the win, even though Usain Bolt isn't in the best shape," Gay said. "It was very important to beat someone like that for the fans and the sport."

"I'm not unbeatable," Bolt said. "This is my easy season. If you don't beat me this season it's not going to happen next season because next year is a championship year."

NFLRefs will be looking for helmet hits to head

NFL referees will take on more responsibility this season to protect players from helmet-first hits to their heads and necks. The league has expanded its rules for protecting "defenseless" players from taking shots above their shoulders. Groups of officials are meeting with teams to go over the rule changes. Also new this season, when a player loses his helmet, the play is immediately whistled dead.NHLFormer Devil Madden signs with Wild

The Minnesota Wild say they have agreed to terms with veteran center and former Devil John Madden on a one-year contract. The 37-year-old Madden has won three Stanley Cup titles in his career, including last season with the Chicago Blackhawks. He had 10 goals and 13 assists in 79 games for Chicago.

NBATolliver mocks LeBron in 'Decision' video

Anthony Tolliver announced he has chosen to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a short video posted on YouTube that mocks superstar LeBron James' much-maligned "The Decision" special on ESPN last month. Tolliver, a relatively unknown forward with 65 career games in the NBA, spent the last few days deciding between offers from the Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors. - AP

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