Newman replaces Truex in Chase
Auto racing • Ryan Newman replaced Martin Truex Jr. in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on Monday night when NASCAR penalized Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the outcome of last weekend's race at Richmond. Michael Waltrip Racing was fined $300,000, and general manager Ty Norris received an indefinite suspension.
Newman was leading with seven laps remaining Saturday night when teammate Clint Bowyer spun to bring out a caution, setting in motion a chain of events that ultimately led to Newman losing the race and Truex earning the final Chase berth.
Kings bidder Hansen fined $50K
NBA • Billionaire Chris Hansen must pay $50,000 for his role in a secretive effort to funnel money to a group trying to thwart Sacramento's efforts to build a new downtown arena, the California Fair Political Practices Commission said Monday.
The FPPC found that, just days after the NBA rejected Hansen's $625 million bid to buy the Sacramento Kings and move them to Seattle, he gave $100,000 to a group gathering signatures to force a vote on the city's planned $258 million subsidy for a downtown arena.
The FPPC said Hansen is being punished for failing to file a campaign statement.
• The Brooklyn Nets will retire the No. 5 jersey of Jason Kidd, who led the franchise to its greatest NBA success as a player and is now its coach. The ceremony will take place Oct. 17 before their preseason game against the Miami Heat.
Staff, wire reports