Matthew Payne, 38, of Columbia Heights won the Life Time Tri Minneapolis on Saturday at Lake Nokomis in 1 hour, 56 minutes and 56 seconds, beating Mark Harms (1:59:19) of Madison, Wis.

Last month, Payne won the USA Triathlon Duathlon (run-bike-run) national championship in St. Paul.

Bridget McCoy of St. Paul took first place among elite women in 2:12:40.


Folin stays with Wild

The Wild re-signed restricted free-agent Christian Folin to a two-year, $1.45 million contract for an annual salary-cap hit of $725,000. The 23-year-old Folin, a 6-3 defenseman from Sweden, had two goals and eight assists last season.


Griak services set

Services for Roy Griak, 91, the longtime former Gophers cross-country and track and field coach, will be held at noon July 22 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Av. S., Minneapolis. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on July 21 at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel in Edina. Griak died Thursday.


Sanders buried

Former Gophers football great Charlie Sanders was laid to rest Saturday. His funeral mass was held in Rochester, Mich. The Pro Football Hall of Famer, a longtime Detroit Lions star, died July 2 from cancer at age 68.



• Corey Lanerie won two $100,000 purse premier turf races at Canterbury Park. He rode favorite Kitty Wine to victory in the Lady Canterbury Stakes and long shot Pumpkin Rumble to a win in the Mystic Lake Mile.

• Two-time champion Cassie Deeg, a senior at Nebraska, shot a 3-under 69 for a four-shot lead in the Minnesota Women’s PGA Publinks Championship at Oak Glen Golf Club in Stillwater.

• Winnipeg scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to edge the visiting St. Paul Saints 4-3. Alonzo Harris’ RBI single in the eighth put the Saints up 3-2.