Beast of Bourbon and Tiz Dynamic, the two favorites, staged their own match race in the $31,000 turf feature at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday.

Beast of Bourbon broke on top and led Tiz Dynamic passing the grandstand the first time but then surrendered the lead on the backstretch. Ridden by Juan Hernandez, Beast of Bourbon rallied down the stretch and prevailed by a half-length.

Trained by Bill McLean, Beast of Burden ran one mile in 1:36.68. McLean also is part owner of Beast of Bourbon, who earned $18,600 with Saturday's victory.

Tiz Dynamic, ridden by Russell Baze, finished 31/2 lengths clear of Eagle Screams for second place.

Water polo

Stanford's Maggie Steffens had four goals, leading Team USA to an 11-4 win over China at the FINA World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The Americans play Australia in Sunday's final. Cal's Roser Tarrago scored Spain's only goals during an 8-2 loss to Australia. Dora Antal had five goals and Cal teammate Anna Illes two as Hungary routed Singapore 42-0 in a consolation semifinal.

Diving

Olympian Ariel Rittenhouse of Santa Cruz and Amanda Burke of Southampton, Pennsylvania, won the women's 3-meter synchronized title at the U.S. championships in Knoxville, Tennessee. The duo, who began diving together the last few weeks, had 311.70 points. Maren Taylor and Deidre Freeman were second with 284.40 points.


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Rowing

Al Acosta, a 1993 Cal graduate who became a five-time National Coach of the Year leading the Stanford women's lightweight team, was named women's head coach at his alma mater. Acosta replaced Dave O'Neill, who left earlier this summer to become head coach at Texas.

Golf

Dana Dormann struggled to an 8-over 80 and was tied for 46th place in the 60-player Legends Championship at the French Lick Resort in Indiana.

The San Jose State women's assistant golf coach was at 13-over 157. Laurie Rinker (66) held a one-stroke lead with a 7-under 137 total.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.