Competitors had problems with starts all afternoon.
The women's 200 only got off on the fifth attempt, after countless protests and jeers from the 22,000 at the Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium. The surprise winner was France's Muriel Hurtis-Houairi in 22.73. The 100 hurdles was a festival of false starts and three disqualifications. Once the race started in the fourth attempt, American Michelle Perry won in 12.68.
The season-ending World Athletics Final offers $3 million in prize money, with an extra $100,000 for every world record. Winners earn $30,000.
Modesto's Suzy Powell will compete in the women's discus today.
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The United States took a 2-1 lead over Sweden in the Davis Cup semifinals Saturday in Goteborg, Sweden, with Bob and Mike Bryan defeating Simon Aspelin and Jonas Bjorkman 7-6 (11), 6-2, 6-3.
The Bryan twins, who are 12-1 in Davis Cup doubles, saved three set points in the tiebreaker on Scandinavium arena's fast indoor carpet. The 24-point tiebreaker was the longest in U.S. Davis Cup history, The Americans won when Aspelin netted a forehand volley off Mike Bryan's excellent service return. It was the Americans' fourth set point.
"It was an incredible breaker, pretty high-quality tennis," Bob Bryan said.
The reverse singles are today with Thomas Johansson starting against Andy Roddick, followed by Joachim Johansson against James Blake.
The winner of the best-of-five series will play Russia or Germany in the final in November. Germany took a 2-1 lead in its semifinal Saturday.
Ohio State gave men's basketball coach Thad Matta a raise of almost $500,000, boosting his salary to just under $2.5 million a year, and added a year to his contract to extend it through the 2016 season. Last season the Buckeyes set a school record with 35 wins (and just four losses), losing to defending champion Florida in the national championship game. Ohio State has taken back-to-back Big Ten regular-season titles and won the tournament title in March.
Now Victory took command at the start and won the $150,000 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Handicap at Bay Meadows Racecourse on Saturday in San Mateo.
A 31-1 longshot, the 6-year-old gelding established a clear lead down the backstretch and held off Jack's Wild to win the Grade 3 turf race by two lengths.
Jeremy Roenick, Devin Setoguchi and Jonathan Cheechoo scored power-play goals to help the host San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 in a penalty-filled preseason game.
Dimitri Patzold stopped nine of 10 shots and the Sharks dominated the injury-depleted Canucks from start to finish, outshooting the visitors 37-10.