NHLLecavalier signs 11-year extension
All-Star center Vincent Lecavalier signed an 11-year, $85-million contract extension Sunday that he hopes will keep him in a Tampa Bay Lightning uniform for the remainder of his career.
A news conference is planned Tuesday that will be followed by an autograph signing for season ticket holders and a town hall meeting featuring owners Oren Koules and Len Barrie, Lecavalier, 28, and new coach Barry Melrose.
Lecavalier, who helped Tampa Bay win its only Stanley Cup championship four years ago, had one season left on a four-year, $27.4 million contract. The new deal begins after next season.
TRACK AND FIELDBolt runs fastest 200 of the year
Jamaica's Usain Bolt, the 100-meter world record holder, ran the fastest time in the 200 this year, winning in 19.67 seconds Sunday at the Tsiklitiria Athens Grand Prix in Greece. Bolt, 21, is now the fifth fastest man of all time in the 200.
• The U.S. swept the relay races at the World Junior Championships by successfully defending the men's and women's 1,600-meter titles in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Jordan Hasay, who delayed her trip to the meet after reaching the 1,500 finals at the U.S. Olympic trials, finished fourth in that event.
The United States led the medal count with 17, including 11 gold; Germany had 10 and six.
SOCCERRodriguez's goal lifts U.S. over Brazil
Amy Rodriguez's goal in the 71st minute gave the U.S. women's soccer team a 1-0 victory over Brazil in an exhibition match in Commerce City, Colo. The U.S., which has posted shutouts in its past six games, is now 20-0-1 in 2008. The two teams will play again Wednesday in San Diego in their last match before the Olympics start next month in Beijing.
BASKETBALLWhalen sparkles, but Sun falls
Former Gopher Lindsay Whalen scored a career high-tying 33 points for Connecticut, but the Sun (13-8) shot only 33 percent from the field and lost a WNBA game at Washington 69-64. Whalen also led the Sun with eight rebounds and six assists.
• Jia Perkins and Candice Dupree scored 18 points apiece as host Chicago (6-13) broke a four-game losing streak with a 79-66 victory over Atlanta (2-19).
• Former Louisiana Tech and Baylor coach Sonja Hogg will be among the inductees in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame's 2009 class. The new class also includes Lynx assistant coach Jennifer Gillom as well as Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, Jennifer Azzi, Jill Hutchison and Ora Washington.
AROUND THE HORN
Horse racing: Harlem Rocker won the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes race in Fort Erie, Ontario, capturing the second jewel of Canadian thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. Not Bourbon, the Queen's Plate winner, finished sixth. The third race in the Triple Crown is the Breeders' Stakes at Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack on Aug. 3.