Track and field

True outkicks Hill to win two-mile at Millrose Games

Ben True, a North Yarmouth native and Greely High graduate, outkicked Ryan Hill to win the two-mile at the Millrose Games on Saturday at the Armory in New York.

True, who became the first American to win the Beach to Beacon 10K in August, passed Hill just before the tape on Saturday, winning in 8:11.33. Hill, who won the silver medal in the 3,000 at the 2016 world indoor championships, finished in 8:11.56.

Matthew Centrowitz, who won the gold medal in the 1,500 at the Rio Olympics and was a three-time winner of the Wannamaker Mile at the Millrose Games, finished seventh in 8:21.07.


PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM: Jordan Spieth took only 10 putts on the back nine at Pebble Beach and shot a 7-under 65 to open up a six-shot lead going into the final round of in Pebble Beach, California.

With birdies on his last two holes, the last one a pitch that checked up inches from the cup, Spieth completed the three-course rotation in 17-under 198.

Two-time Pebble winner Brandt Snedeker shot a 67 and wound up losing ground. He was six behind.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Fred Couples birdied the final two holes Saturday to pull within a stroke of the leaders in the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Florida.

The 57-year-old Couples shot a 7-under 65 to reach 11-under 133 on The Old Course at Broken Sound.

Doug Garwood, Joe Durant, Scott McCarron and Olin Browne shared the top spot.


JOSE FERNANDEZ: The families of the two men who were with Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez when his boat crashed into a Miami Beach jetty – killing all three – are suing the All-Star’s estate.

Attorney Christopher Royer, who is representing the families of 25-year-old Eduardo Rivero and 27-year-old Emilio Jesus Macias, told the Sun Sentinel that Rivero’s claim was filed Friday, and Macias’ will be filed Monday. Each family is seeking $2 million.

Authorities say Fernandez had cocaine and alcohol in his system at the time of the September crash, though it’s not clear whether Fernandez was driving.


WORLD CUP: A downhill doubleheader is lined up Sunday in St. Moritz, Switzerland at the ski world championships.

The marquee races for women and men should go back-to-back after Saturday’s men’s downhill was postponed due to fog.

Race organizers said they aim to start the women’s downhill at 11.15 a.m. – brought forward by 45 minutes from its original slot. A 38-racer lineup and post-race ceremonies are likely to occupy the course for around 90 minutes.

A 1:30 p.m. start is expected for the men’s downhill on the adjoining track with 57 potential starters.

BIATHLON: Benedikt Doll won the men’s 10-kilometer sprint title earning Germany its third medal in as many events at the biathlon world championships in Hochfilzen, Austria.

American biathlete Lowell Bailey finished fourth, missing out on his first medal at a major championship by 6.4 seconds.

– Staff and news service report

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