Gail Devers failed in her bid for a sprint-hurdle double at the indoor world championships in Budapest, which ended with Russia winning twice as many gold medals as the United States. Devers captured the 60-meter sprint Friday but was runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing 0.03 seconds behind Canada's Perdita Felicien. American Christian Cantwell beat countryman Reese Hoffa to win the shot put gold. Cantwell had a throw of 70 feet 6 1/4 inches, with Hoffa at 69-1 1/2. Jen Toomey of Salem, who won the 800 and 1,500 meters at the US Indoor Championships in Boston last weekend, finished fourth in the 800 (1:59.64) even though she bettered her Boston time of 2:00.02. Russia won five of the 15 finals on the last day to finish with eight golds. The US had four golds and a total of 10 medals, second to Russia's 19 . . . The women held off the men at the Los Angeles Marathon, with Tatyana Pozdnyakova of Ukraine capitalizing on a 20 1/2-minute headstart to finish first. David Kirui won the men's division in an unofficial time of 2:13.40 as Kenyans took the top eight spots among the men. Pozdnyakova finished in 2:30:16 in winning for the second straight year . . . Vincent Spadea won his first ATP Tour title, beating Germany's Nicolas Kiefer, 7-5, 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, in the Franklin Templeton Classic in Scottsdale, Ariz. . . . Lance Armstrong finished 23d in the five-day Tour of Murcia in Spain in his preparation for a bid at a record sixth straight title in the Tour de France . . . David Babic and Hannah Kearney of the US won the World Cup dual moguls in Airolo, Switzerland.
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