The Americans get a rematch with Japan on Sunday when the teams meet again in the final, this time in Canada. The U.S. women are favored, and there figures to be a mostly pro-American crowd making the short trip across the border to Vancouver's BC Place.
There's a good reason why decathletes and pentathletes are considered the best of the best in the track and field world. Damian Warner and Brianne Thiesen-Eaton showed why at the Canadian national track and field championships Saturday in Edmonton.
Canada's Dakota Buttar and Brazil's Joao Ricardo Vieira tied for the best bull riding score on Saturday at the Calgary Stampede. Buttar, of Kindersley, Sask., and Vieira both scored 88.00 in their second performances.
Asafa Powell is getting quicker and quicker the closer the world championships get. The former world record-holder, filling Usain Bolt's shoes for Jamaica, ran the third-fastest 100 meters of the year at the Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday.
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