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Published:Monday | August 11, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Powell wins 100m in Brazil

BELEM, Brazil (AP):

Former world-record holder Asafa Powell won a 100-metre race in Brazil in 10.02 seconds yesterday, his fastest mark of the year. The Jamaican sprinter beat Americans Marvin Bracy (10.14) and Dentarius Locke (10.17) at the Brazilian Grand Prix in the northern city of Belem.

The 31-year-old Powell said he wants to try to "keep improving his time to start serious preparations to qualify for the 2016 Olympics" in Rio.

Venus loses


Agnieszka Radwanska beat Venus Williams 6-4, 6-2 yesterday to win the Rogers Cup title. The third-seeded Radwanska, the first Rogers Cup champion from Poland, picked up her first tournament victory of the year and the $441,000 winner's prize. The 34-year-old Williams earned $220,000.

In the men's final, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat second-seeded Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (3).

Maloney sex change


Former boxing promoter Frank Maloney announced in a newspaper interview yesterday that he is undergoing a sex change. Twice maried, the 61-year-old Maloney, who guided Lennox Lewis to the world heavyweight title in the 1990s, told Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper that he is now living as a woman under the name Kellie.

"I was born in the wrong body and I have always known I was a woman," Maloney was quoted as saying by the Mirror. "I can't keep living in the shadows. That is why I am doing what I am today. Living with the burden any longer would have killed me.

"What was wrong at birth is now being medically corrected. I have a female brain. I knew I was different from the minute I could compare myself to other children. I wasn't in the right body. I was jealous of girls."

Maloney said his boxing career helped bring in enough money to walk away from the sport and live a new life as a woman.