Simone Biles led from the start in a record-setting win Saturday at the American Cup gymnastics event in Arlington, Texas. It was her first competition since taking a second straight world all-around title last year. The 4-foot-8 dynamo was the star of the first gymnastics event in the huge $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys, about 230 miles from where she lives and trains in the Houston suburbs. Biles, 17, had the highest score on each event for 62.299 points to 57.832 for MyKayla Skinner of the United States, beating the previous record margin by more than two points. Two-time U.S. men’s champion Sam Mikulak fell off the pommel horse, the second event, and finished fourth. Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine was the men’s winner, and Mikulak teammate Donnell Whittenburg was third. – AP
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