Sports Digest: Bolt’s career finishes painfully at track world championships

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 he came down with his golden farewell shattered by the first injury he has experienced at a major competition.

That wasn’t the only surprise. 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 to the track, 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.

BASEBALL

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) in the opener of a doubleheader at Plattsburgh, New York.

AUTO RACING

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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 him by 1.335 seconds.

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

Hornish led for 61 laps and avoided a 10-car pileup on lap 69 that resulted in the second red flag.

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