Track and field

Bolt’s career finishes in painful fashion at worlds

Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain.

The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left-leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 400-meter relay team Saturday at the world championships in London.

Having to make up lots of ground on the anchor leg, Bolt suddenly screamed and stumbled as his farewell was shattered by the first injury he has experienced at a major competition.

Britain went on to beat the United States in a tight finish, taking gold in 37.47 seconds, .05 seconds ahead of the Americans.

It was yet another upset in a championship of so many.

Mo Farah, also bidding farewell, lost his first major race since 2011 when he finished second to Muktar Edris of Ethiopia in the 5,000 meters.

Tori Bowie was the unlikely first double gold medalist at the championships, anchoring the U.S. women’s team to the 400-meter relay title ahead of Britain and Jamaica.


MLS: Teal Bunbury scored his fourth goal in five matches, helping the host New England Revolution (7-10-5) beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0.

Each of New England’s wins has come at home.


EMPIRE LEAGUE: The Plattsburgh RedBirds (25-20) scored seven runs in the fourth inning of an 11-3 win over the Old Orchard Beach Surge (27-18) at Plattsburgh, New York.


XFINITY SERIES: Sam Hornish Jr. dominated in his home state to win the XFinity Mid-Ohio Challenge.

Hornish, from Defiance, Ohio, took the lead from rookie Daniel Hemric on Lap 62 of 75 after the seventh caution at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington. He beat Hemric by 1.335 seconds.

Rookie Matt Tifft, a native of Hinckley, Ohio, was third, 2.373 seconds behind Hornish. James Davison and Andy Lally completed the top five.

TRUCK SERIES: Darrell Wallace Jr. made the most of his first race in the series in three years, holding off a late challenge from Christopher Bell to win at Michigan International Speedway.

Wallace took the lead in his No. 99 Chevrolet with about 10 laps remaining in the 100-lap, 200-mile race.

Kyle Busch finished third after winning the first two stages.


ROGERS CUP: Roger Federer advanced to the final at Montreal with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) win over unseeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

The second-seeded Federer is seeking a third Rogers Cup title. The 36-year-old is on a 16-match winning streak, his longest since 2012.

Caroline Wozniacki cruised into the women’s final with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Sloane Stephens at Toronto.

Wozniacki will play Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, who defeated defending champ Simona Halep of Romania, 6-1, 6-1.


OBITUARY: Bryan Murray, the longtime coach and general manager who worked in the NHL for 35 consecutive seasons, died at 74.

He was diagnosed in 2014 with colon cancer that he was told was incurable. Murray worked that season and another as GM of the Senators, who confirmed his death.

Murray served as GM in Anaheim, Florida, Detroit and Ottawa, and coached in Washington, Detroit, Florida, Anaheim and Ottawa. He won the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year with the Capitals in 1983-84.

– Staff and news service report