August 25, 2011 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Upheld IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay is still the New Hampshire winner. On Wednesday, a three-member IndyCar panel upheld Brian Barnhart’s decision to revert the finishing order to what it had been before the crash-marred final restart on Aug. 14. Barnhart said after the race it was a mistake to restart on a damp track.

Suspended USC tailback Marc Tyler returned to practice with the Trojans. Coach Lane Kiffin suspended the senior last month from all team activities and the Trojans’ first game after Tyler implied during an interview with TMZ that USC pays its players. Tyler is still suspended from the Trojans’ season opener against Minnesota next weekend.

Injured Purdue’s top quarterback, Rob Henry, has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. School officials will not say how much time Henry could miss until he undergoes more tests.

• The U.S. women’s gymnastics team just got a lot weaker in their weakest event – the vault. Rebecca Bross will miss the world gymnastics championships after dislocating her right kneecap. Bross is having surgery today to set and replace the kneecap, which she dislocated on her vault landing during the U.S. championships last Saturday at St. Paul, Minn.

Requested Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles are asking U.S. District Judge Jacqueline Nguyen to rule that cyclist Lance Armstrong’s attorneys have no right to see a court filing that offers “extensive details” about a grand jury investigation into allegations the cyclist used performance- enhancing drugs.

Lifted The International Swimming Federation lifted a one-year suspension placed on Venezuelan swimmer Albert Subirats, who was banned for failing to notify anti-doping authorities of his whereabouts during a nine-month period.


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