Press Box: Sports Recap
AUTO RACING: Brett Moffitt passed Jimmy Sauter just before the finish line Saturday at Michigan International Speedway for his fourth NASCAR Truck Series victory of the season. Moffitt edged Sauter — the leader the previous 12 laps — by 0.025 seconds. John Hunter Nemechek finished third, Noah Gragson took fourth and Todd Gilliland was fifth after leading a race-high 18 laps.
COLLEGES: Maryland placed head coach DJ Durkin on administrative leave while the school scrutinizes allegations of poor behavior by the football staff, apparent misdeeds that came to light following the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair in June on the practice field. In an open letter, athletic director Damon Evans wrote: “At this time, the best decision for our football program is to place Maryland Head Football Coach DJ Durkin on leave so we can properly review the culture of the program.” Offensive coordinator Matt Canada will serve as interim coach. … Southern Mississippi suspended senior QB Kwadra Griggs for an undisclosed reason. The school said in a statement the indefinite suspension will remain “pending resolution of a student-conduct matter.” Griggs played in 10 games last season, throwing for 1,879 yards, 16 touchdowns and just two interceptions. … Michigan is trying to determine if any of its athletes violated NCAA rules by selling teamissued shoes. The school said the athletic department’s compliance office is looking into the matter, and it’s not clear which athletes may have been involved. North Carolina announced Monday that 13 players will miss games while serving suspensions for selling the shoes . ... Texas football coach Tom Herman said a report on Facebook claiming he was the one who alerted sports reporter Brett McMurphy about domestic-violence allegations against fired Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith was “absolutely untrue.” In a story posted on the social media site, Jeff Snook, a published author with deep Ohio State ties, alleged that Herman did so because he was angered over losing WR Garrett Wilson to the Buckeyes.
NFL: The Jaguars removed DE Dante Fowler, who missed the first two weeks of training camp while recovering from a shoulder injury sustained late last season, from the physically-unable-to-perform list. Fowler was the third overall pick in the 2015 draft out of Florida . ... Jets LB Kevin Pierre-Louis was suspended for the first game of the regular season without pay by the NFL for violating its substance-abuse policy.
TENNIS: Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas became the youngest player to beat four straight top-10 players in an event since the ATP World Tour was established in 1990, outlasting fourth-seeded Kevin Anderson 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (7) in Toronto to reach the Rogers Cup final. Tsitsipas, who will meet either top-ranked Rafael Nadal or Karen Khachanov for the championship, previously defeated seventh-seeded Dominic Thiem, ninth-seeded Novak Djokovic and second-seeded defending champion Alexander Zverev . ... Top-ranked Simona Halep beat 15th-seeded Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 to reach the final of the women’s Rogers Cup in Montreal. Halep, who reached the final for the third time in four years, completed the victory in just 71 minutes.