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Record fourth steeplechase crown for Kemboi

BEIJING — Ezekiel Kemboi underlined his status as one of the great Kenyan athletes by capturing the world championship 3,000 meters steeplechase crown for a record fourth time on Monday. The 33-year-old seized the gold medal thanks to a devastating sub 57-second last-lap burst at the Bird's Nest Stadium.

Love turns back the clock at Wyndham, Tiger fades

GREENSBORO, North Carolina — Davis Love III became the oldest winner on the PGA Tour in 40 years when he clinched the Wyndham Championship on Sunday while Tiger Woods's bid to end a two-year victory drought ended in a tie for 10th.

Mariners shut the door on White Sox late to avoid sweep

They made it look so simple and drama free — something that hasn't been typical this season. The Mariners' bullpen was handed a lead in the seventh inning and didn't turn it into an adventure or a loss.

Mariners victimized by Chicago pitching twice

SEATTLE — The Chicago White Sox used some late-inning offensive fireworks for the second game in a row, scoring five runs in the ninth and 10th innings to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-3 on Saturday night.

Woods two strokes back heading into final round

GREENSBORO, North Carolina — Overnight co-leader Tiger Woods three-putted the final hole to slip two strokes behind leader Jason Gore after the third round at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

FIFA cannot be dominated by one continent

ZURICH, Germany — Scandal-hit FIFA can never be dominated by one continent, outgoing president Sepp Blatter said on Saturday. Without going into details or naming anyone, Blatter said that in the past one continental federation had tried to exert a dominance over the others, using proposed reforms as an attempt to grab the presidency.

Cespedes’ three homers help Mets outslug Rockies

NEW YORK — Yoenis Cespedes tied a franchise record with three home runs and the New York Mets blew an early six-run lead before rebounding to beat the Colorado Rockies 14-9 on Friday. Cespedes went 5-for-6, adding a double, seven RBIs and five runs as the Mets defeated the Rockies for the ninth consecutive time.

Jury awards Michael Jordan $8.9 million

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A jury awarded retired basketball player Michael Jordan $8.9 million in his lawsuit against a grocery store chain that used his name in a one-page magazine advertisement without his permission, the Chicago Tribune and other local media reported. Jordan, 52, led the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association championships in the 1990s. He retired from professional basketball 12 years ago.

Gatlin, Bolt storm through 100 meters heats

BEIJING — Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin moved a step closer to their highly anticipated Beijing showdown when both eased through the 100 meters heats on the opening day of the world championships on Saturday. American Gatlin underlined his dominance of the sprints this season by storming to victory in the sixth heat in 9.83 seconds, the best time of the day at the Bird’s Nest stadium.

Ukwachu gets 180 days in jail

WACO, Texas — A Texas judge on Friday sentenced Sam Ukwuachu to 180 days in county jail following his conviction this week for sexual assault. Ukwuachu will have to register as a sex offender. Ukwuachu’s attorney, Jonathan Sibley, said he considered the sentence a victory for his client.

Pistorius parole ruling could take four months

PRETORIA, South Africa — South Africa’s parole review board has up to four months to conclude its decision on when Oscar Pistorius can be released from prison, Justice Ministry spokesman Mthunzi Mhaga told Reuters on Thursday.

Ex-quarterback Kramer tries to commit suicide

LOS ANGELES — Former National Football League quarterback Erik Kramer tried to commit suicide by shooting himself at a motel in the Los Angeles area, NBC News reported.

Woods fires 64, best round since 2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Tiger Woods fed off an “electric” atmosphere to card his lowest score in two years on the PGA Tour, a six-under 64 that put him within two shots of the early first round lead at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.

Zduriencik says he pays little attention to rumors

If the wolves are circling Jack Zduriencik, as some suggest, it’s hard to see that it’s having any effect as he works through the closing weeks of his seventh season as the Mariners’ general manager.

FIFA candidate denies wrongdoing in payments

SEOUL — FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon said on Wednesday that payments he made to Haiti and Pakistan in 2010 were “charitable donations” and any attempt to use them as part of a reported ethics investigation was “cynical and unethical.”

Judge urges NFL, union to try for settlement

NEW YORK — A federal judge Wednesday urged the National Football League and its players union to continue discussing a possible settlement to resolve their dispute over New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.