Extended Florida International’s Garrett Wittels beat out an infield single to extend his hitting streak to 42 games and match the fourth-longest in NCAA Division I history. Wittels hit a grounder toward third base, barely beating the throw in the eighth inning Sunday. Austin Peay’s Chuck Abbott was the last to have a 42-game streak in Division I, 14 years ago. The only players with streaks longer than Wittels in the Division I record book are Oklahoma State’s Robin Ventura (58 in 1987), Wichita State’s Phil Stephenson (47 in 1981) and Arizona State’s Roger Schmuck (45 in 1971).
Approached Former Detroit player Bill Laimbeer met with the Philadelphia 76ers in Dallas to discuss the team’s vacant coaching job. The 76ers also have talked to Avery Johnson and Doug Collins. They fired Eddie Jordan last month after the team went 27-55 in his lone season.
Withdrew Virginia Tech says guard Malcolm Delaney has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to the Hokies for his senior season. The Baltimore native led the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring this season with a 20.2-point average. He says he learned while investigating his NBA prospects that he would not be a first-round draft choice.
Lost Two-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is losing a sponsor at the end of the season. A spokesman for Old Spice said it will not renew its sponsorship with Stewart when its current deal expires at the end of the year. The Proctor and Gamble product has partnered with Stewart the past 11 years. Old Spice is the primary sponsor for Stewart’s car in 14 races this season. Office Depot will continue as a co-primary sponsor.