Kenya’s Kirwa wins Pittsburgh Marathon
• James Kirwa of Kenya won his second straight Pittsburgh Marathon amid heightened security following the Boston Marathon bombings and with a contingent of runners unable to finish the Boston race.
About three dozen participants in Sunday’s race were expected to be runners who had been unable to finish last month’s Boston Marathon. A marathon spokesman said the race’s sponsor was paying transportation and lodging costs to help the 37 runners participate.
Authorities said a runner collapsed and died during the half-marathon competition. Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Michael Huss said the 23-year-old man collapsed near paramedics at the 12-mile mark near Duquesne University. Officials said he was pronounced dead at UPMC Marcy Hospital. His name was not released. An autopsy by the Allegheny County coroner’s office was scheduled today.
Kirwa, finishing among a group of half-marathon participants, beat his time of a year ago with an unofficial mark of 2 hours, 13 minutes, 37 seconds, becoming the first back-to-back male winner since Abel Gisemba in 1993-94.
Stephen Njoroge of Flushing, N.Y., was second in 2:14:10.
Mary Akor of Hawthorne, Calif., won the women’s marathon, collapsing in exhaustion after crossing the finish line of 2:37:35. Hirut Beyene Guangal of Ethiopia was second in 2:38:05. She was third last year.
Haas gets first title at the BMW Open
• Tommy Haas won the BMW Open for the first time in his 10th attempt. The third-seeded Haas beat defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6 (3) to win the first all-German final in Munich in 48 years.
• Stanislas Wawrinka won the Portugal Open by beating top-seeded David Ferrer 6-1, 6-4 in Oeiras, Portugal.
Nets decide to drop Carlesimo as coach
• Less than 24 hours after losing Game 7 of their first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, the Brooklyn Nets announced Sunday that interim coach P.J. Carlesimo would not return next season. Carlesimo replaced Avery Johnson on Dec. 28 and went 35-19 during the regular season, the best start by a coach in franchise history. General Manager Billy King said the decision had nothing to do with the Nets’ playoff performance.
• Salt Lake City soccer referee Ricardo Portillo succumbed to injuries late Saturday that had put him in a coma for a week since a 17-year-old goalie punched him in the head. The suspect has been booked into juvenile detention on suspicion of aggravated assault. Authorities said they will consider additional charges since the 46-year-old Salt Lake City man has died. An autopsy is planned. No cause of death was released.
• Tyson Clabo, a 330-pound tackle, signed with the Miami Dolphins and is expected to play right tackle, with Jonathan Martin moving from right to left tackle, where he’ll replace the departed Jake Long. The 6-foot-6 Clabo spent the past seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and was a 2010 Pro Bowl selection.
• Bradley Wiggins is already in control of the Giro d’Italia. The Tour de France winner powered Sky to victory in the Italian classic’s second stage, a team time trial, and moved into second place overall. The only person in front of him is Italian teammate Salvatore Puccio, who is regarded mainly as a support rider.
• Martin Gerber stopped Matt Duchene in the eighth round of a shootout after Reto Suri scored his second goal of the tiebreaker and Switzerland stunned Canada 3-2 in the world hockey championships in Stockholm. In Helsinki, the United States beat Latvia 4-1 to improve to 2-0 and Russia beat Germany 4-1 on Ilya Kovalchuk’s hat trick.
— From wire reports