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Bolt injured in final race; Britain wins 4×100

6:13 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — 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 4×100-meter relay team on Saturday at the world championships. In what was expected to be the last competitive race of his career, Usain Bolt pulled up with an apparent left leg injury during the anchor leg of the men’s 4×100-meter final on Saturday. AP Photo/Matthias Schrader Having to make up lots of ...

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U.S. loses appeal of men's 4×100 relay DQ

2:01 PM ET ESPN.com news services USA Track & Field’s appeal of the men’s 4×100-meter relay team’s disqualification in Friday’s final has been denied, the IAAF said Saturday. The U.S. finished the race third but was disqualified because leadoff runner Mike Rodgers was ruled to have passed the baton to Justin Gatlin outside the first exchange zone of the relay, won by Usain Bolt and Jamaica. The disqualification elevated Canada to the bronze, which it will keep. Japan won the silver. Video replays showed a clean handoff from Rodgers to ...

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U.S. women bounce back, defend gold in 4×100

3:51 AM ET ESPN.com news services RIO DE JANEIRO — After controversy almost kept the United States women’s 4×100-meter relay team out of Friday’s final, the group instead was able to defend its Olympic title. The team of Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felix, English Gardner and Tori Bowie finished first to win the gold medal, followed by Jamaica and Great Britain. The gold is Felix’s fifth, the most of any U.S. female track star in history. The Americans, who needed to set a qualifying time in a solo rerun hours after ...

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U.S. protesting DQ of men's 4×100 relay team

1:48 AM ET ESPN.com news services USA Track & Field has filed an appeal after the men’s 4×100-meter relay team was disqualified from Friday night’s final at the Rio Olympics. Usain Bolt made it 9-for-9 in career Olympic finals, leading Jamaica to gold in the men’s 4×100-meter relay. The U.S. team was disqualified after an apparent bad baton pass. The U.S. finished the race third but was disqualified because leadoff runner Mike Rodgers was ruled to have passed the baton to Justin Gatlin outside the first exchange zone of the ...

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Bolt caps Rio haul with 4×100 gold; U.S. DQ'd

12:10 AM ET ESPN.com news services RIO DE JANEIRO — Undefeated, uncatchable, unquestionably the best. Usain Bolt bid a blazing-fast farewell to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and probably the Olympics altogether, Friday night with yet another anchor leg for the ages. He turned a close 4×100 relay race against Japan and the United States into a never-a-doubt runaway, helping Jamaica cross the line in 37.27 seconds. With the victory, Bolt won his ninth career Olympic medal and completed a triple-triple, with three gold medals at three consecutive Olympics. “There ...

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