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Lochte makes his mark vs. Phelps

Michael Phelps kept telling everyone he wasn't in shape at the world championships. Winning seven medals, including four golds, didn't change his mind.

What Phelps didn't do -- and Ryan Lochte did -- was most telling.

Lochte beat Phelps in both of their matchups, and he set the first world record since high-tech bodysuits were banned 19 months ago while winning five golds and a bronze over eight days in Shanghai.

China's Sun Yang broke the second world record of the meet Sunday, taking down Aussie Grant Hackett's 10-year-old mark in the 1,500 freestyle.

The Americans' rivalry promises to make things interesting on the road to next year's London Olympics.

"I don't really think I'm the top dog," Lochte said.


Sanchez stopped in Puerto Rico

Guillermo Sanchez's reign as WBC Youth Lightweight Champion is over.

The Buffalo southpaw was stopped in the seventh round by Eric Cruz (12-7-3, 12 KOs) in Santurce, Puerto Rico. According to Sanchez's manager, Frank Santiago, Sanchez (13-3-1) was leading on the scorecards with just over a round left at the time the fight was stopped after Sanchez took a blow to the head.


Serena wins California title

After blood clots in her lugs and two foot operations threatened her career for nearly a year, Serena Williams captured her first tournament title since returning with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Marion Bartoli in the Bank of the West Classic final in Stanford, Calif.

Compiled from News staff and wire reports.