- - Sunday, June 26, 2011


Smyth back with Oilers after trade with Kings

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings on Sunday traded left wing Ryan Smyth to the Edmonton Oilers for forward Colin Fraser and a seventh-round pick in next year’s draft.

Smyth was drafted by Edmonton in 1994 and became a fan favorite there but was traded in 2007 after both sides failed to reach a new contract.

The 35-year-old forward totaled 23 goals and 47 points last season while playing in all 82 games during the regular season.

Fraser, 26, had three goals and two assists in 67 games with the Oilers last season, his first season with the team after spending the previous four with Chicago.


Dix claims wins in 100, 200 at U.S. championships

EUGENE, ORE. — Walter Dix completed the 100-200 sprint double Sunday at U.S. track championships, finishing the 200 meters in 19.95 seconds to beat Darvis Patton.

Shalonda Solomon won the women’s 200 in 22.15, the world’s best time this year, to beat Carmelita Jeter and deprive her of the sprint double.

Dix came into the meet as the clear favorite in the 200, but only because Tyson Gay was not planning on running at that distance. Gay hurt himself and didn’t run in the 100 finals, either, opening the door for Dix to win at both distances.


Mutai follows marathon win with victory in Boston 10K

BOSTON — Defending Boston Marathon champion Geoffrey Mutai pulled away just after the 4-mile mark to win the inaugural B.A.A. 10K on Sunday. Kenya’s Mutai had run the fastest 26.2 miles in history of the Marathon in April.

On Sunday, he pulled away from Gebre Gebremariam, winning the race in 27 minutes, 19 seconds. Gebremariam finished in 28:11.

Kenya’s Caroline Kilel, who also won the Boston Marathon in April, was the women’s winner, capturing the race in 31:58.


Contador comes up short in Spanish nationals

CASTELLON, SPAIN — Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador lost the Spanish nationals by one second in his final tuneup for next month’s showcase race. Jose Joaquin Rojas bolted past Contador 200 yards from the finish in stifling heat Sunday and held on to win. He completed the 123-mile road race in 5 hours, 1 minute, 25 seconds.

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