Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay stayed on course for their 100 meters showdown at the world championships by coasting through their quarterfinal heats in Berlin on Saturday evening. Defending champion Gay surged through with a 9.98 seconds clocking, again showing fine speed after a sluggish start
Britain says it has suspended the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands and imposed direct rule after allegations of systemic corruption and "serious dishonesty". Bolt, the star attraction of the championships after his Beijing Olympic heroics last year, won the ninth of 12 heats, easing down in customary style in the last 30 meters
Usain Bolt coasted into the second round of the world championships 100 meters as arch-rival Tyson Gay secured the quickest time of the first set of qualifiers in Berlin on Saturday. Bolt, the star attraction of the championships after his Beijing Olympic heroics last year, won the ninth of 12 heats, easing down in customary style in the last 30 meters. His time of 10.20 was modest by his own incredible standards and perhaps confirmation that the track in the Olympic stadium is not conducive to record breaking in the sprints
Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong is back in competitive action after breaking his collarbone in a race in Spain last month. Armstrong required intricate surgery after a crash in the Vuelta Castilla y Leon on March 23 and doubts were raised he would be fit in time for his bid for an eighth victory in the Tour.