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Recovered A day after hitting the wall at 202 mph during testing on a repaved surface, Denny Hamlin was back in the car Friday. Hamlin was only a few laps into Thursday’s test session when he crashed entering Turn 1 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

Suspended Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid was banned for a game and fined $2,000 by MLS on Friday for comments about the officials during and after his team’s 0-0 tie with Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night.

Arrested A man who claims his girlfriend had a “physical relationship” with retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was in custody Friday, accused of trying to extort $15,000 by threatening to release evidence that Ward had paid for sex.

Resigned IndyCar founder Tony George stepped down from the Hulman & Co. board of directors, citing a conflict of interest in his recent attempt to reacquire the IndyCar series.

Attacked Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was assaulted by a fan who ran onto the field during a match against Leeds on Friday. The man ran onto the field from the Leeds’ section of the crowd.

Pleaded Miami Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi pleaded no contest to felony battery and paid $42,000 to a Santa Barbara County (Calif.) resident he punched in the face.

Fined New York Jets duo Quinton Coples and Aaron Maybin have been fined by the NFL for separate hits. Coples was fined $10,000, while Maybin was fined $7,875.

Sentenced A Florida judge gave two more years of probation to Minnesota Timberwolves forward Trevor Mbakwe for a drunken-driving arrest during the summer. Mbakwe was on probation for a 2009 felony battery charge.

Extended The Cleveland Cavaliers exercised their team option on guard Kyrie Irving, the NBA’s reigning Rookie of the Year. The team also exercised its third-year option on Tristan Thompson.


 

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