Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Digest

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Kastor, Ritzenhein are scheduled to run here

Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor and three-time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein are scheduled to compete in the USA Cross Country Championships, Feb. 2 in Forest Park.

Kastor, who finished third in the 2004 Olympic marathon in Athens, will compete in the womens 8K (5-mile) race, scheduled for 1 p.m. Ritzenhein competed in the 10,000 meters in the 2004 and 2012 Games and in the marathon in 2008. He also is a three-time U.S. cross champion and will compete in the mens 12K (7.45-mile) race, set for 1:45 p.m.

The top finishers in the open races will comprise the U.S. team at the World Cross Country Championships in Poland in March. The event also includes national championships for juniors and masters, as well as a 4K for area high school runners and an all-comers 4K. Admission is free for spectators. For more information, visit usacrosscountrychampionships.com. (Kathleen Nelson)

Report: Armstrong to confess USA Today reported that legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong plans to admit to doping in an interview he is scheduled to tape Monday with Oprah Winfrey.

The interview is scheduled to air Thursday on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and USA Today said its source indicated Armstrong probably wont give many specifics about those actions. (News services)

Sauerbrunn to FC Kansas City Becky Sauerbrunn of the U.S. womens soccer team, who went to Ladue High and played club soccer for J.B. Marine, was allocated Friday to FC Kansas City in the new National Womens Soccer League that begins play in the spring. Members of the U.S., Mexican and Canadian national teams were allocated to teams, and the rosters will be filled through a college draft and the signing of free agents. (Tom Timmermann)

Earnhardt Jr. starts wreck Dale Earnhardt Jr. started a 12-car accident Friday at Daytona International Speedway that essentially shut down a three-day test session. NASCARs most popular driver tapped Marcus Ambrose as they drove across the back straightaway, lifting him like a forklift and turning him into the wall. Ambroses car bounced back across the track and collected the others. …

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