Sports in Brief: Usain Bolt to retire after Rio Olympics
Bolt said Wednesday in Brussels that he wants to win more gold in Rio, set another world record in the 200 meters next year, and perhaps win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
"So far, [it] is after the Olympics in Rio," Bolt said of his retirement plans. "I think if I am in great shape, I'll go there and do what I have to do. I think it will be a good time to retire on top."
Winning another three golds in Moscow last month made him the most decorated athlete in world championship history with eight gold and two silvers. He has six gold medals from the Olympics.
Ben Johnson says clean athletes can compete successfully against rivals who use performance-enhancing drugs if they follow modern training techniques.
The 51-year-old former sprinter is promoting an antidoping campaign. The Canadian won the Olympic 100-meter gold medal in world-record time at the 1988 Seoul Games, then had it stripped.
Whenever an athlete tests positive, Johnson's name inevitably comes up. Johnson acknowledges that part of why he joined the Pure Sport campaign, which is sponsored by a sportswear company, is so perhaps he'll be remembered for more than a failed drug test.
NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins has been arrested after his girlfriend told police he attacked her in front of their 2-year-old son.
No charges had been filed in connection to the Saturday incident. Liggins' lawyer and the district attorney didn't return messages.
WNBA: Angel McCoughtry scored 30 points and Erika de Souza added 17 points and 14 rebounds to help the Atlanta Dream clinch a playoff spot with an 89-80 overtime victory over the Indiana Fever in Atlanta.
COLLEGES: The NCAA has granted guard Michael Dixon's waiver to play this season at Memphis after transferring from Missouri.
Athletic director Tom Bowen announced that the NCAA notified Memphis of its decision.
MLS: Kevin Payne has been fired as Toronto FC's president and general manager, the ousted soccer executive said.
The 60-year-old Payne joined the team in November after a long, successful run with D.C. United.
Justin Meram and Ryan Finley each had a goal and an assist to lead the Columbus Crew to a 2-0 win over the visiting Houston Dynamo.
- Inquirer wire services