Friday's Sports In Brief
LONDON (AP) Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury.
Keni Harrison also looked more than ready for Brazil by breaking a 28-year record in the 100-meters hurdles in London on Friday.
Only unlike Bolt, Harrison is not going to the Olympics.
While Bolt is Rio-bound despite being forced to pull out of the Jamaican trials with a hamstring injury, Harrison failed to make the American track squad after a poor performance at her trials.
Instead, Harrison will have to settle for her record-breaking night at the London Diamond League meet being her crowning moment of the summer.
The 23-year-old Harrison ran 12.20 seconds on the site of the 2012 Olympics to surpass Yordanka Donkova's previous mark of 12.21 set in August 1988.
Even sweeter for Harrison was finishing ahead of compatriots Brianna Rollins and Kristi Castlin, who both qualified for the Olympics ahead of her.
Harrison will still be cheering on her teammates in Rio.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a new anti-doping commission to be created to shape Russia's future strategy, as the country faces possible exclusion from the Rio Olympics.
Putin tells a meeting of Russia's cabinet that the commission will provide ''rapid development and tough control for the effective realization of a national plan on the fight against doping.''
Putin proposed 81-year-old Vitaly Smirnov, an honorary International Olympic Committee member and a veteran of Russian and Soviet sports administration, to lead the commission. Putin said Smirnov has an ''absolutely unimpeachable reputation'' and ''the trust and respect of the Olympic family.''
It was not immediately clear if this was the same commission proposed on Thursday by Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko to consider a WADA report alleging state-sponsored doping and cover-ups in Russia.
NEW YORK (AP) - As the NBA looks for a new home for the 2017 All-Star Game, cities are lining up with open arms to welcome LeBron James, Stephen Curry and the hundred million or so dollars the festivities would bring to the local economy.
New Orleans is the favorite, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press. The person said the league and city are ''deep in negotiations'' to stage the game there for a third time. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because the details of the discussions have not been publicly announced.
The league moved the game out of Charlotte on Thursday because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. The league also said it hoped to announce a new location for next February's events shortly and will reschedule the 2019 game for Charlotte if there is a resolution to the matter.
Even before the announcement, the league had heard from cities that were available and interested in taking over the weekend - which has grown into more like a week.
Besides having open dates in arenas, cities would need to have necessary hotel space. Officials from several have expressed interest, including Boston and Atlanta.
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Actor Jack Wagner had five birdies in a 27-point round to take a three-stroke lead over former hockey player Mike Modano in the American Century Championship.
The 56-year-old Wagner won the celebrity event in 2006 and 2011. He also had a bogey at Edgewood Tahoe in the modified Stableford event. Players receive six points for eagle, three for birdie, one for par, none for bogey and minus-2 for double bogey or worse.
Defending champion Mark Mulder was third at 23, tennis player Mardy Fish had 22, former NFL star Sterling Sharpe 21, and former NHL player Jeremy Roenick 20. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers had 10 points, two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry and father Dell Curry each had seven, Justin Timberlake finished with six.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh had minus-8 points. Larry the Cable Guy had minus-20, and Charles Barkley was last in the 84-player field at minus-36.