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Wed., May 4, 2011

Fired After a botched final stop at Richmond, Martin Truex Jr. fired his pit crew, and Michael Waltrip Racing responded with four personnel changes for the driver. Truex doesn’t have any authority to fire his crew, but he did over his team radio Saturday night when a bad stop cost him a decent finish. “I appreciate the fact that MWR addressed the issue and we’re moving on,” Truex said.

Charged A man was charged with stalking tennis star Serena Williams after police say they caught him trying to walk into her gated subdivision in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Palm Beach Gardens police said 40-year-old Patenema Ouedraogo told officers he was going to Williams’ home Monday night “because he loves her” and “he knows the feelings are reciprocal.” He is being held on $25,000 bond.

Approached Formula One’s owners have been approached by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. about a potential joint takeover bid with the investors behind Ferrari, the sport’s oldest team. Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, which has owned the rights to F1 since 2006, said it has received a “friendly” approach from News Corp.

Filed Miami Heat star Chris Bosh is suing the mother of his child for appearing on a reality TV show called “Basketball Wives,” which he said intrudes on his private life. Bosh claims in a lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles federal court that Allison Mathis and Shed Media are trying to unjustly enrich themselves by using Bosh’s name and intruding into his private affairs.

Retired The last coach to lead Duke to a bowl game is calling it a career. Fred Goldsmith retired from Lenoir-Rhyne, where he has been coaching for the past four years. He started a five-year stint with the Blue Devils in 1994. He was the ACC’s coach of the year that season and took Duke to the Hall of Fame Bowl – one of only two bowl games for the Blue Devils since 1961.


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