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Sprinter Gay is hurting

Tyson Gay pulled out of the 100 meters in the U.S. nationals in Eugene, Ore., Friday because of a hip injury, a move almost certain to keep one of the top challengers to Usain Bolt on the sideline for the world championships.

Gay, who has struggled with his hip this season, got off the starting block slowly and ran a sluggish preliminary round in the 100 on Thursday.

As he was preparing to warm up Friday for the semifinals, the hip locked up on him. About a half-hour before the start of his race, he said he was pulling out of the meet.

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Cup matches U.S., Mexico

Landon Donovan and the United States are looking for another big win over rival Mexico in the title match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup tonight in Pasadena, Calif. The game is the third consecutive time that the teams will face each other for the title. Mexico won, 5-0, in 2009 at Giants Stadium after the United States won, 2-1, in 2007 in Chicago.

The United States and Mexico have won nine of the 10 Gold Cup championships since the tournament began in 1991, with Mexico taking five titles.

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Gators reach final in CWS

Florida is in the College World Series finals, right where most people in college baseball figured they would be all along.

The second-seeded Gators advanced with a 6-4 victory over Vanderbilt on Friday. Preston Tucker drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to offset a shaky bullpen that squandered a three-run lead.

Florida (53-17) will play South Carolina (53-14) in the best-of-three finals starting Monday. The Gamecocks advanced with a 3-2, 13-inning win over Virginia.

From News staff and wire reports.