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Sports in brief: Clint Bowyer's slam on Denny Hamlin nets probation


BOwyer's Temper Nets Probation

DAYTONA BEACH — NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer was put on probation until June 16 for aggressive driving.

The penalty stems from a late-race incident between Bowyer and Denny Hamlin in last weekend's Nationwide race at Dover, Del. Hamlin had clipped Bowyer during a restart, forcing him to pit. Bowyer raced out and slammed into Hamlin. The probation covers all three of NASCAR's major series.

More NASCAR: Casey Mears will fill in for Brian Vickers during Saturday's All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Red Bull Racing said Mears will drive the No. 83 Toyota as Vickers has treatment for blood clots in his legs and near his lungs. … Hamlin's seven-member team changed four tires, put in gas and pushed the car 40 yards in 23.132 seconds to edge Jeff Burton's team to win the Pit Crew Challenge and collect $70,650.


Bolt starts his season with blazing 100

Usain Bolt won the 100 meters in 9.86 seconds in his season debut at the Daegu meet in South Korea.

The time was 0.28 seconds off the world record of 9.58 he set at last year's world championships in Berlin. He shaved 0.08 seconds off Tyson Gay's 2009 meet record of 9.94.

Carmelita Jeter of the United States won the women's 100 in 11.00, followed by Beijing gold medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica (11.05).


HOrses: Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas is the new trainer for 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, replacing Chip Woolley. Mine That Bird, owned by Mark Allen and Dr. Leonard Blach, had been resting in New Mexico for several months before being shipped to Lukas' barn at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Soccer: The U.S. national team has its full roster of 30 players at World Cup training camp for the first time. Defenders Oguchi Onyewu and midfielder Alejandro Bedoya worked out for the first time in Princeton, N.J., after arriving from their clubs in Europe. Defender Clarence Goodson and midfielder Benny Feilhaber arrived Monday.

Tennis: Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro says he expects to miss the U.S. Open because of surgery on his right wrist. He said he might return to the ATP Tour after the Grand Slam events. … American Wayne Odesnik was banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation after pleading guilty to importing human growth hormone into Australia.

Times wires

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