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RIO DE JANEIRO -- For beating Allyson Felix, Shaunae Miller gets a gold medal. Maybe they should give her a cape, too.It took a head-first dive, Superwoman-style, for Miller to spring an Olympic upset Monday over Americas top female sprinter in the 400 meters and deny her a record fifth gold medal.Miller, a 22-year-old from the Bahamas who finished second to Felix at the world championships last year, took an early lead, then held off her charge along the straightaway. Neck-and-neck with two steps to go, Miller sprawled, dove and tumbled across the line to win by .07 seconds.Now, instead of a coronation for Felix, its a celebration for Miller, whose dive will go down as one of the most dramatic images weve seen at these, or any, Olympics.This is the moment I have been waiting for, Miller said. I just gave it my all.And she didnt even get the evenings biggest roars. Those went to pole vaulter Thiago Braz da Silva, who gave Brazil its first medal in track and field by setting an Olympic record (6.03 meters) to upset world-record holder and defending champion Renaud Lavillenie of France.But outside of Brazil, theyll be talking about The Dive.Starting from Lane 7, Miller expanded the lag, instead of getting gobbled up the way most women do when Felix is on the track.Stride for stride they ran down the last 100 meters, until the last few steps. Felix, classically trained by Bobby Kersee, made a textbook lean into the finish line. Miller tried something else. The dive is something no coach would ever teach. Then again, amazing things happen with a gold medal on the line.I was just focused on myself, Felix said when asked about the dive. I didnt really have too many thoughts on it.As Miller lay on her back, gasping for breath and maybe even stunned herself at what shed done, Felix sat on the ground stone-faced. Ten seconds passed. Then 20.While Miller jumped with her arms flailing forward, the rules say the win is determined by which athlete has any part of her torso cross the line first. The photo finish showed the negative image of Millers sprawled-out body. Her shoulder barely beat Felix to the line.The result popped up on the scoreboard: Miller won in 49.44 seconds. The bronze went to Jamaicas Shericka Jackson.What a finish. What a race.It marked quite a disappointment for Felix, whose season just didnt turn out the way she planned it.I dont think I ever quite had a year this tough, Felix said, as her eyes welled with tears.She was one of those rare athletes who had the cachet to get the Olympics to change the schedule. After winning the world championship at 400 meters last year, she put the 200-400 double in her sights for the Olympics. The schedule as it was originally written made it impossible: The 200 heats were scheduled for the same evening as the 400 final.Felix asked, and she received: The 200 heats were moved to the morning to give Americas best female sprinter a chance for the two-fer.But she never got to the starting line in the 200. She landed awkwardly on a medicine ball while doing core work in the gym during the spring and her ankle swelled up like a balloon.Suddenly, what once was a quest for two golds transformed into a struggle to simply make the Olympic team. She did in the 400 but not in the 200. Then, Miller showed up and handed Felix her third Olympic disappointment. This silver goes with the pair she won in 2004 and 2008 in the 200.Even so, she became the most decorated U.S. female track star, with seven overall medals, including three in the relays.But this was Millers night.The flagbearer for her country in the opening ceremonies, Miller came into the games 5 for 5 in her races this season, including Diamond League meets in Shanghai, Eugene and London.Now shes 6 for 6.A wild finish to a crazy night.It began with a downpour that stopped action in all the events and put the DJ to work, playing Singing In The Rain, Umbrella, and I Cant Stand the Rain, among other fare, while the fans waited out the delay.Those who stayed got their moneys worth.Miller got a few scratches and scrapes, but she also got the gold. Troy Stecher Jersey . -- The goal posts lying flat on the field, Arizonas fans lingered on the field, congregating around the locker room entrance nearly 30 minutes after rushing out of the stands. Stan Smyl Jersey . 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LOUIS -- Mark McGwires first trip to Busch Stadium in a visitors uniform was focused more on his past instead of the homecoming. The Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach and former Cardinals home run king said Monday that his opinion about the penalties Major League Baseball handed down for performance-enhancing drugs is not as important than those of current players. "You know, it really doesnt matter what I think," McGwire said. "I think what matters is what the players think and from what I hear every day in the clubhouse, theyre just happy its coming to an end." Dodgers pitcher Chris Capuano and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez both said new testing procedures are paying off and making it tougher to cheat. "Players have been vocal for some time now about wanting to clean up the game," Capuano said. "Guys are just I think incredulous given how often were tested, how sophisticated our testing is, that there are guys sstill trying to get around the system and take stuff and cheat.dddddddddddd Guys are angry, guys want these guys punished." McGwire admitted in 2010 that used steroids during his career. That announcement came a few months after the Cardinals hired him as hitting coach. McGwire said it was a "tough question" whether he could be considered a trailblazer for PEDs in baseball and he has told players its not worth it. He hit 70 homers in 1998 to shatter Roger Maris record of 61 in 1961. Though hes 10th on the career list with 583 homers, McGwire believes its highly unlikely hell be voted into the Hall of Fame. A large part of the Baseball Writers of Association has taken a zero tolerance stance and he received just 16.9 per cent of the vote last year. "Unfortunately, I dont believe there will be a day that Ill be in and thats OK," McGwire said. 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