Bowyer’s ap­peal is de­nied

Los Angeles Times - - Sports -

An ap­peals com­mit­tee up­held NASCAR’s penalty as­sessed to Clint Bowyer’s No. 33 Richard Chil­dress Rac­ing team af­ter his win­ning car failed an in­spec­tion fol­low­ing the Sept. 19 Sprint Cup race in New Hamp­shire.

NASCAR docked Bowyer’s team 150 points and sus­pended his crew chief, Shane Wil­son, and car chief, Chad Haney, for six races and placed Wil­son and Haney on pro­ba­tion for the re­main­der of the year. Wil­son also was fined $150,000.

Team owner Richard Chil­dress said he would make his fi­nal ap­peal in front of NASCAR’s chief ap­pel­late of­fi­cer, John Mid­dle­brook.

Galaxy mid­fielder David Beck­ham said it is un­likely he will re­turn to Europe on loan this sea­son as he con­tin­ues to re­cover from an Achilles’ ten­don in­jury.

The NBA fined Washington Wizards owner Ted

Leon­sis $100,000 for mak­ing unau­tho­rized pub­lic com­ments re­gard­ing the league’s col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing ne­go­ti­a­tions. The Wizards owner told a busi­ness au­di­ence Wed­nes­day that the NBA, which is work­ing on a new la­bor deal, will soon have a hard salary cap sim­i­lar to the model used by the NHL.

The United States made a ma­jor state­ment en­ter­ing the medal round with an 83-75 vic­tory over fel­low pow­er­house Aus­tralia at the women’s bas­ket­ball world cham­pi­onship at Os­trava, Czech Re­pub­lic.

All but one of the top 60 play­ers on the Na­tion­wide Tour will com­pete this week in the Soboba Clas­sic at the Coun­try Club of Soboba Springs in San Jac­into.

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