Rupp breaks own American 10K record at the Pre
EUGENE — Galen Rupp broke his own American record in the 10,000 meters, finishing in 26 minutes, 44.36 seconds in the 40th annual Prefontaine Classic on Friday night.
Rupp was looking to challenge the mark of 26:48 he set in 2011, and asked organizers for a fast race. His finish in the Diamond League event was the second-fastest run on American soil.
Rupp took over the race for the final two laps, building a sizable gap with his challengers. Upon crossing the finish line, he was embraced by his coach Alberto Salazar.
Rupp claimed the silver medal in the 10,000 at the London Olympic, behind training partner Mo Farah.
Farah, who made his debut in the London Marathon last month, was among those who watched the race, shouting "C'mon Galen!" on the final lap.
Giants place RHP Cain on 15-day DL with hamstring
ST. LOUIS — San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained right hamstring, one day ahead of his scheduled start against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The move was made retroactive to May 22, and outfielder Juan Perez was recalled from Triple-A Fresno.
Yusmeiro Petit will start in Cain's place for the second straight time today.
Cain is 1-3 with a 3.66 ERA in eight starts. Petit is 3-2 with a 5.08 ERA in 14 games, four of them starts.
Kyle Busch wins Truck Series race at Dover
DOVER, Del. — Kyle Busch made it 4 for 4 in the Truck Series, dominating again to win at Dover International Speedway.
Busch was again the class of the field Friday and now has a checkered flag at Dover to go along with ones from Daytona, Kansas and Charlotte. He has 39 series victories.
Busch won from the pole for the third time. He started seventh at the season-opener at Daytona.
Ryan Blaney was second, and Johnny Sauter, Brandon Jones and Joey Coulter rounded out the top five. Only seven trucks finished on the lead lap.
Compiled from wire reports