Usain Bolt put his sprinting supremacy beyond doubt.
With one of Bolt's coasting-at-the-end performances in the 200 meters on Thursday, Justin Gatlin still couldn't get close as the Jamaican won a record 10th gold medal at the world championships.
Looking left and failing to see any red from Gatlin's jersey, Bolt lifted both arms and punched his thumbs into his chest to show once again he is the greatest sprinter of all time.
With a time of 19.55 seconds, he set the best time of the season. And despite slowing down, he still beat Gatlin by .19 — much more than the .01 second edge Bolt had in Sunday's 100 final.
"There was no doubt," Bolt said. "I told you guys that I would do it."
… Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will be Sept. 18, meaning the Olympian will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail.
Texas makes bracket title game
Pearland, Texas, hit a pair of homers in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 9-7 victory over Bonita, Calif., and a berth in the U.S. title game at the Little League World Series.
After Bonita pulled ahead 7-6 in the top of the second extra inning, starting pitcher Ben Gottfried hit a tying solo shot and Caleb Low ended it with a two-run homer.
Pearland will play undefeated Lewisberry, Pa., for the U.S. championship Saturday. The winner will face the International bracket champion Sunday for the World Series title. ... Daniel Zaragoza gave up only three hits and doubled home a pair of runs, leading Mexicali Baja California, Mexico, to an 11-0 victory over Barquisimeto, Venezuela, and a berth in the International championship game. Mexicali will play Tokyo for the International title Saturday.
Watson gains four-way tie
Bubba Watson had seven birdies and a pair of late mistakes that led to a 5-under 65 and a four-way share of the lead with Spencer Levin, Camilo Villegas and PGA Tour rookie Tony Finau in the opening round of The Barclays. Paul Casey and Jason Dufner were in the large group at 66. Day joined Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler in the group at 68. Jordan Spieth shot a 74.
… Brittany Lang birdied five of the first seven holes and shot a 7-under 65 to take the first-round lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Lang had a two-stroke lead over Tiffany Joh, Sydnee Michaels and Ryann O'Toole.
Guion, Bryant suspended
The NFL suspended Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion without pay for the first three games of the regular season, saying the ex-Viking violated the league's policy on substance abuse.
… Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant was suspended four games for violating the NFL's drug policy. … Redskins outside linebacker Junior Galette will miss the entire season after tearing his left Achilles' tendon.
Rose accused of sexual assault
Bulls star Derrick Rose was accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed by a former girlfriend in Los Angeles — a charge Rose quickly denied. The woman, identified in the court filing as "Jane Doe," alleges that she was "gang raped" by Rose and two of his friends in August 2013. The woman claims the men placed a drug in her drink during a night out, then sexually assaulted her later after they broke into her apartment. She said she was in an "incapacitated state of consciousness."
… Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, died of a heart attack. He was 58.
Serena, Maria may meet in semis
Serena Williams could face Maria Sharapova in her second straight major semifinal as she seeks to complete the Grand Slam at the U.S. Open.
The U.S. Tennis Association held the draw Thursday. Second-seeded Simona Halep and fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki are in the other half of the draw. On the men's side, Roger Federer and Andy Murray could meet in one semifinal and Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori in the other.
… Robby Ginepri, the most recent American man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal (2005), retired after 14 years on the ATP World Tour.
AROUND THE HORN
NHL: Mike Richards, an NHL free agent whose contract was terminated by the Kings, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Volleyball: The United States moved into second place at the women's volleyball World Cup by overwhelming Algeria 25-7, 25-2, 25-5 to keep within a point of leader Russia after five matches.
College football: North Carolina State suspended rushing leader Shadrach Thornton for two games for a violation of athletic department rules.
WNBA: Leilani Mitchell hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give Phoenix an 81-80 victory over Connecticut.