Bowyer’s appeal is denied
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.