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Hurricanes select 2 players apiece from WHL, Plymouth

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes turned to two familiar sources during the NHL draft to deepen their developmental system.

The Hurricanes picked two more players Saturday from the Western Hockey League and another two from the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League during rounds 2-7 of the two-day draft.

A day after selecting WHL forward Brandon Sutter in the first round, Carolina chose forward Drayson Bowman in the third and center Justin McCrae in the fourth.

The Hurricanes also picked two players from the Plymouth junior team owned by Carolina CEO Peter Karmanos Jr. -- left wing Chris Terry in the fifth round and defenseman Brett Bellemore in the sixth.

Carolina traded its seventh-round pick to Montreal for 26-year-old goalie Michael Leighton, who was waived three times last season by Anaheim, Nashville and Philadelphia.

• TRACK AND FIELD -- Sanya Richards failed to make the U.S. 400-meter team for the world championships, finishing fourth in the event on a damp track at the U.S. track and field championships.

The loss broke a string of 18 consecutive outdoor victories in the 400 for Richards since her runner-up finish at the 2005 world championships.

The two-time defending champion had the five fastest times in the world, capped by an American record, a year ago, but she was dogged by a flulike illness that kept her out of her first four meets this season.

Dee Dee Trotter won her first U.S. outdoor title in a lifetime best 49.64 seconds. South Carolina's Natasha Hastings was second in a college-record 49.84 and Mary Wineberg third at 50.24. Trotter came from third on the final turn to draw away.

Richards, who ran under 50 seconds nine times last year, finished at 50.68.

• SOCCER -- Freddy Adu scored once, set up the winner, and nearly added a spectacular third goal as the U.S. Under-20 men beat Chile 2-1.

In their final game before heading to Canada for the U-20 World Cup, the Americans survived a rough match filled with fouls. But amid the ruggedness, Adu displayed moments of brilliance -- something expected of the 18-year-old prodigy for years but rarely delivered in Major League Soccer.

• All Kristine Lilly and Abby Wambach could think about was getting off to a fast start. But this fast?

Lilly put home a brilliant free kick at 58 seconds, giving the United States the early edge it desired against Brazil. Wambach made it 2-0 in the 17th minute, and the Americans never were threatened again Saturday.

• WORLD BOWL -- Casey Bramlet threw for 347 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Hamburg Sea Devils past the Frankfurt Galaxy 37-28 in the highest-scoring World Bowl.

Bramlet, allocated by the Washington Redskins, was honored as the MVP in sending Hamburg to its first NFL Europa championship.

He set a record with scoring strikes to wide receivers Justin Jenkins, Marcus Maxwell (twice) and Josh Davis. Maxwell, of the San Francisco 49ers, caught five passes for 127 yards.

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