Alicia Sacramone of the United States, back from retirement, won the gold medal in the vault at the world championships Saturday in Rotterdam, Netherlands, edging all-around champion Aliya Mustafina.

Mustafina, a Russian, was second in the uneven bars behind Britain's Elizabeth Tweddle, giving her two silvers on Saturday to add to two golds.

In the biggest surprise of the day, Olympic and defending champion He Kexin fell off the bar, ending her overwhelming domination of the event. That gave Rebecca Bross of the United States her third medal and second bronze of the championships.


U.S. swimmer dies in race

Fran Crippen, a medal-winning open-water swimmer on the U.S. national team, told his coach he wasn't feeling well late in a race before he died in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday.

The 26-year-old swimmer from suburban Philadelphia was competing in the FINA Open Water 10-kilometer World Cup but failed to finish and was found in the water two hours later, according to Swimming World. The magazine said the water temperature was in the mid- to high 80s, and several swimmers were treated for heat exhaustion after the race.


Women's ski jumping up for vote

Women's ski jumping is among events being considered for inclusion at the 2014 Winter Olympics. The International Olympic Committee will decide on additions at a three-day meeting opening Sunday.

Women's ski jumping was previously turned down twice by the IOC in its bid for inclusion at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. The IOC said that the sport lacked a sufficient number of elite competitors.

Women jumpers took their case to the Supreme Court of Canada but failed to overturn the IOC decision.


Federer gets shot at Sampras mark

Roger Federer could tie Pete Sampras for the No. 4 all-time in tournament championships after reaching the Stockholm Open final, defeating fourth-seeded Ivan Ljubicic 7-6 (5), 6-2.

Federer will play Florian Mayer for his 64th career title, which would match Pete Sampras for fourth in the Open era.

Only Jimmy Connors (109), Ivan Lendl (94) and John McEnroe (77) have won more singles tournaments since 1968.

Baghdatis reaches Moscow final

Marcos Baghdatis advanced to the Kremlin Cup final after rallying past Denis Istomin 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) in Moscow. In his third final this season, Baghdatis will face unseeded Viktor Troicki, who defeated Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-3 and has not dropped a set this week.

In the women's semifinals, second-seeded Victoria Azarenka beat Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-3, 6-3. Maria Kirilenko advanced with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Vera Dushevina.


Figure skating: Carolina Kostner of Italy won the NHK Trophy with a steady free skate to edge U.S. national champion Rachael Flatt in Nagoya, Japan. Kanako Murakami of Japan was third.

College basketball: Oklahoma State suspended forward Matt Pilgrim without giving a reason or a time frame for when he might return. Pilgrim averaged 10.3 points for Oklahoma State last season.

Speedskating: Heather Richardson and Tucker Fredricks swept the 500-meter races at the U.S. Single Distance long-track championships in West Allis, Wis. They also won at that distance Friday. Richardson also won the 1,000 Saturday, and Shani Davis, the two-time defending Olympic champion at the distance, took the men's race in 1:08.73.