British-bred Tigah rallied from last in a field of 10 to win the
$100,000 San Francisco Mile by a neck over Summer Hit on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
Tigah, ridden by Alonso Quinonez, surged by Summer Hit and jockey Russell Baze in the final yards. Tigah ($6.20) finished in 1:36.64 in winning Northern California's top turf race.
"I took back and ended up being last, but I was able to swing him out and let him run his race," Quinonez said.
Tigah, trained by John Sadler and owned by Karnel Jawl, won for the fourth time in 13 starts. The win, worth $60,000, increased Tigah's earnings to $178,604.
Track and field
Led by a strong anchor leg by former Cal star Alysia Montano, the United States set an American record in the women's 3,200-meter relay at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia. Montano ran 800 meters in 1 minute, 58.6 seconds as the U.S. finished in 8:04.31. Lea Wallace, Brenda Martinez and Ajee' Wilson ran the first three legs. The mark of 8:17.91 was also broken by the second U.S. team of Phoebe Wright, Geena Gall, Alice Schmidt, LaTavia Thomas.
Dominic Oduro, Josh Williams and Federico Higuain scored in the first half to help host Columbus (3-2-3) to a 3-0 win over D.C. United (1-6-1). A videoboard fire delayed the start 50 minutes.
Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-0 in the Barcelona (Spain) Open. Nadal will play fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro in Sunday's final. Almargo beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 6-1. Nadal overcame an early break against the big-serving Raonic. Nadal has won 38 straight matches at the Real Club de Tenis.
Mixed martial arts
Jon Jones (18-1) bloodied Chael Sonnen (28-13-1) with a series of strikes to the face in the first round to win by TKO and retain his light-heavyweight title at UFC 159 in Newark N.J. Jones, though, appeared to break a toe and needed assistance inside the octagon. After his third takedown, Jones buried a knee to the body, then went to work on Sonnen's face. Sonnen covered up as the referee stopped the bout.
Danny Garcia (26-0) unanimously outpointed Zab Judah (42-8) in New York to retain the WBA and WBC junior-welterweight titles. Garcia dominated the former champion, although Judah rallied in the 10th and 11th rounds.
LSU running back Jeremy Hill, already on probation, was arrested after allegedly punching a man outside a Baton Rouge bar. Hill pleaded guilty in January 2012 to misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Coach Les Miles was at the NFL draft in New York and will comment when he returns to campus.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.