CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – NASCAR has declined to dole out any punishment for altercations that occurred during and after Sunday’s race at Fontana, California. Circuit chairman Brian France says that the contact between Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin as they battled for the win was just the kind of throwback racing he expects out of his drivers and the new Gen-6 car. NASCAR said it won’t penalize Tony Stewart for scuffling with Logano after the race.
UNDATED (AP) – Kyle Lohse (lohsh) and the Milwaukee Brewers have put the finishing touches on their three-year, $33 million contract. The last big-name free agent to sign with a team, Lohse joins a club that has had a suspect rotation. A year ago with the Cardinals, Lohse was 16-3 with a 2.86 earned run average. Milwaukee gave up the 17th overall pick in this year’s amateur draft to land Lohse, who made 33 starts last year for the Cardinals.
UNDATED (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have placed third baseman David Freese on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain. Baltimore Orioles infielder Wilson Betemit estimates he’ll be out for six to eight weeks because of a torn ligament in his right knee. And the White Sox put left-hander John Danks has been put on the 15-day disabled list as he recovers from rotator cuff and biceps surgery last August.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Former Duke standout Bobby Hurley has been hired as the new men’s basketball coach at the University at Buffalo. He’s spent the past three seasons as an assistant on his brother Dan’s staffs at Wagner and Rhode Island. Hurley replaces Reggie Witherspoon, who was let go two weeks ago after compiling a 14-20 record in his 14th season with the team.
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) – Pacific has promoted top assistant Ron Verlin to be its new basketball coach. He replaces Bob Thomason, who spent 25 years coaching his alma mater and took the Tigers to the NCAA tournament. this season.