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  • 28 Jun
    GLASGOW -- On a wet track following torrential rain, Usain Bolt gave the Commonwealth Games a display of showmanship and speed as he anchored Jamaicas 4x100-meter relay team to gold and glory on Saturday. [b]Byron Murphy Youth Jersey[/b] . Jamaica raced ahead of England in a games-record 37.58 seconds as the six-time Olympic gold medallist became a Commonwealth champion for the first time, enhancing the status of an event that can appear an anachronism in the modern world. "Even though it was cold, the energy was warm," Bolt said. Many doubted whether Bolt would turn up in Glasgow, having skipped the last two editions and being sidelined with a left foot injury earlier in 2014. The individual sprints were avoided, but the worlds fastest man made it clear that he craved a Commonwealth gold in his already illustrious medal haul. Now Bolt has that gold from a Hampden Park experience he undoubtedly savored following a week when he was forced to deny making disparaging comments about Glasgow. "The only bad thing about this place is the weather," Bolt said. "But I expected it." There was, however, a pause in the showers when the biggest star of these games appeared on a track scattered with puddles and produced theatrics even more exuberant than usual. Before running 100 metres, Bolt danced along to the lyrics of Scottish pop anthem "500 Miles." "It kind of helped me keep hyped up for the race," Bolt said. After legs by Jason Livermore, Kemar Bailey-Cole and Nickel Ashmeade, Bolt continued running beyond his 100 metres, draping himself in a Jamaican flag, a Scottish Saltire and tartan hat as he entertained the crowd and posed for pictures. "This new thing about selfies is really making these laps of honours really long," Bolt said. "It used to be autographs, now everyone wants a selfie." But it is likely to be the last one at a Commonwealth Games for Bolt, who plans to retire after the 2017 world championships -- before Australias Gold Coast hosts the games in 2018. "I want to be there but maybe not as an athlete," he said. In other news from the penultimate day of the 2014 games: ------ JAMAICAN DOUBLE: Jamaicas women also won their sprint relay, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce running the final leg as the womens team won in 41.83 seconds. DOPING: A former 400-meter world champion has become the second Commonwealth Games athlete to fail a doping test in Glasgow. Amantle Montsho of Botswana tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine after surrendering her Commonwealth title on Tuesday by coming fourth in the womens 400-meter final. The Commonwealth Games Federation announced that Montsho had been suspended at a hearing on Saturday in Glasgow. Montsho requested that her backup sample be tested, which will happen on Monday in London. The CGF announcement came a day after 16-year-old weightlifter Chika Amalaha was stripped of her gold medal after a doping hearing. HISTORY-MAKER: Two years after winning the inaugural Olympic title, Nicola Adams on Saturday also become the first female Commonwealth Games boxing champion. The 31-year-old Adams from England beat Northern Irelands Michaela Walsh in the four-round flyweight contest via a split decision. "Again Ive managed to create history," Adams said. "Its on to Rio (2016 Olympics). Its the next step. Ive been thinking of this since the London 2012 Olympics. To think Ive finally got it is unbelievable. Its a massive sigh of relief and now I can relax a bit." It was Englands 50th gold in Glasgow, and the country ended Saturday with 56, which guarantees top place in the medal standings for the first time since 1986 and also ends Australias 20-year Commonwealth dominance. REPEAT FINAL: India will have a chance on Sunday to avenge its loss to Australia in the mens hockey final at the New Delhi Games in 2010. While Australia eased past England 4-1 in the semifinals, India had to come from two goals down to beat New Zealand 3-2. "We will look at the (2010) video and analyze our mistakes and do better this time," India captain Rupinder Singh said. [b]Pat Tillman Cardinals Jersey[/b] . PAUL, Minn. [b]Custom Arizona Cardinals Jerseys[/b] . PETERSBURG, Fla.Leon Draisaitl has made a big jump into the top-five in the latest edition of Craig Buttons TSN.ca NHL Draft rankings. The Prince Albert Raiders left winger has moved seven places up to fourth-spot in the March rankings. The German-born Draisaitl has 35 goals and 62 assists in 60 games this season for the Raiders who currently sit third in the Eastern Conferences East Division. The top three in the rankings have remained static with Kootenay centre Sam Reinhart, defenceman Aaron Ekblad of Barrie and Kingston centre Sam Bennett maintaining their January places. Oshawa left winger Michael Dal Colle, down from fourth, rounds out the top-five. While Draisaitl is the only new entry to the top-10 (at the expense of Sodertalje right winger David Pastrnak, who moves from #10 to #11), there is movement elsewhere. Jaren McCann, a centre for Sault Ste. Marie, drops two spots into eighth. Windsor Spitfires Josh Ho-Sang is the biggest mover in the March edition of Craig Buttons TSN.ca NHL Draft rankings. The Windsor Spitfires forward jumped 13 spaces to land at #20. Ho-Sang has 31 ggoals and 53 assists in 64 games. [b]Hakeem Butler Youth Jersey[/b]. Also making big strides in the top-30 is Moose Jaw centreman Brayden Point, who jumped six places to land at #24. The player to lose the most ground in the March rankings is winger Anton Karlsson. 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