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Worcestershire 195 for 3 (Mitchell 102*, Fell 66) trail Northamptonshire 551 (Keogh 154, Crook 145, Barrett 114*) by 356 runsScorecard Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell scored his first Specsavers County Championship hundred for 13 months on a drastically curtailed third day against Northamptonshire at New Road. .The 32-year-old, who is in his benefit year with the County, went to his century off 164 balls with 16 boundaries to end a lean run of form. He now needs only another 28 runs to complete 10,000 runs in his career in first-class cricket.However, only 17.2 overs were possible in the day as Worcestershire added 42 runs for the loss of two wickets in reaching 195 for 3 - still 356 in arrears.With leaders Essex winning against Leicestershire at Grace Road, Worcestershire have to win to retain their slim hopes of promotion although it remains to be seen whether the two sides will collude tomorrow to try and force a positive result.Worcestershire resumed on 153 for 1 from 40 overs but added only seven more runs before Ben Sanderson accounted for Tom Fell (66) who was caught behind. His stand with Mitchell had been worth 152 in 42 overs.Mitchell, who had been on 86 overnight, reached three figures with an edge for four through the slips off Sanderson. It was his first three-figure score since a double hundred against Hampshire at New Road in July 2015.Play was halted after 12.3 overs and there was then a four-hour delay before the players returned for two brief interludes.In the first of those Joe Clarke (6) played a loose shot at yesterdays debutant century-maker Chad Barrett and was caught by Ben Duckett at first slip.When umpires Steve Gale and Graham Lloyd called off play for the day at 5.35pm, Mitchell was unbeaten on 102. . Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 victory over the Abbotsford Heat. The Oilers signed Bryzgalov to a one-year $2 million contract last Friday after shedding payroll by dealing defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Flames. . LOUIS -- Heading into the final stretch of the season, the issues for the Chicago Bears banged-up defence only seem to be getting worse. .com) - The Chicago Blackhawks aim for their third three-game winning streak of the season when they host the struggling Edmonton Oilers in Sundays battle at the United Center. OMAHA, Neb. -- Matching each other stroke for stroke, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte surged to the wall in almost perfect sync.Phelps got there first, just ahead of the guy whos pushed him hard for more than a decade.It was like so many races theyve had before.Theres one more to go in Rio.In the latest epic of their longtime rivalry -- and billed as the last showdown in their home country -- Phelps edged Lochte in the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Friday night.Ryan and I always have a great race with one another, said Phelps, who plans to retire again after his fifth Olympics. When we race each other, we bring each other to a different level.Phelps led from start to finish, but Lochte was right with him all the way. In fact, he seemed to pull even midway through the final lap, but the most decorated athlete in Olympic history managed to get to the wall in 1 minute, 55.91 seconds.Lochte was next at 1:56.22 and had no complaints about the consolation prize: his only individual race at the Olympics.I knew going into this race it was definitely going to be a dogfight to the end, Lochte said. Its been a long journey, but the journeys not over. We still have another month to get ready and show the world that the U.S. is number one.Lochte, an 11-time medalist, injured his groin on the very first day of the meet, struggled in his next few races and was down to his final chance to get a swim of his own at the Summer Games.Now, thats out of the way, which means Phelps and Lochte will get another crack at each other in South America.As a three-time defending gold medalist in the 200 IM, Phelps will be the favorite.But he knows Lochte wont be far behind, especially with a month to get over the groin issue.I dont know of another person in this world who brings out the best in me like he does, said Phelps, who has 18 golds and 22 medals overall. Neither one of us likes to lose.Phelps and Lochte actually had their first encounter on the way to the deck. Lochte, walking out right behind Phelps, stepped on the back of his sneaker.I gave him a flat tire by accident, Lochte said. Hes like, `What are you doing, trying to mess me up? I was like, `No, no, no.All was forgiven when it was over, Phelps and Lochte holding up their arms together on the deck while the sellout crowd roared.It was the end for another defending Olympic champion.Tyler Clary finished third in the 200 backstroke and called it a career, having missed out on a chance to defend the gold he won in London. He finished behind California Aquatics teammates Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley, who earned the two spoots for Rio. Murphy grabbed the lead on the second lap and pulled away to win easily in 1:53.95, completing a sweep of the backstroke events.Pebley held on for the second spot, touching in 1:54.77 to earn his first trip to the Olympics.Clary was next at 1:55.33. He clung to a lane rope while Murphy and Pebley celebrated, before swimming over to congratulate them both.Thats it, Clary said. I couldnt be happier to be sending Team USA off with two backstrokers that I have a lot of respect for, and I know they are going to represent Team USA well in Rio.There was another sweep in the womens breaststroke, where Lilly King added a 200 victory to her earlier triumph in the 100. The 19-year-old from Indiana won in 2:24.08, while Molly Hannis claimed the second Rio spot at 2:24.39, giving the U.S. team yet another Olympic rookie.Then again, it wasnt totally a night for the upstarts.Anthony Ervin and Nathan Adrian were the top two qualifiers in the semifinals of the 50 freestyle. The 35-year-old Ervin led the way in 21.55, while Adrian was second quickest in 21.60. Both men are already on the team, with Ervin still seeking an individual event to go with his relay duty and Adrian set to defend his 100 free title from the London Games.Dont forget Cullen Jones, a silver medalist in this event four years ago. The 32-year-old was third quickest in 21.93.Katie Ledeckys bid to add another relay to her Rio program took a big blow when she finished seventh in the 100 freestyle. Abbey Weitzeil (53.28) and Simone Manuel (53.52), a pair of 19-year-olds heading to their first Olympics, earned the individual spots. Olympic veterans Amanda Weir, Lia Neal, Allison Schmitt and Dana Vollmer took the next four spots to put themselves at the head of the 4x100 free relay pool.Ledecky will likely have to settle for three individual events and one relay at these games. Her sprinting still needs a bit of work.I wouldve loved to have gone faster, but Ill take it, she said.Phelps has locked up two individual events for Rio, having already qualified in the 200 butterfly. He returned about 30 minutes after his victory over Lochte to post the sixth-fastest time in the semifinals of the 100 fly.That was good enough to send Phelps to the final Saturday night -- his final event of the trials.Then its on to Rio, where one more race with Lochte awaits.---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at . His work can be found at . Wholesale Jerseys From China China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Gear Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback Wholesale Jerseys From China Discount NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '