Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Sports in brief: NASCAR fines Childress $150,000 for hitting Kyle Busch

Autos

childress fined $150,000 for hitting Busch

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Richard Childress was fined $150,000 on Monday for assaulting Kyle Busch, the latest incident in an ongoing feud between NASCAR's most polarizing driver and Childress' race teams.

NASCAR also placed Childress on probation through the end of the year, finding the team owner solely at fault for Saturday's incident at Kansas Speedway. Childress, 65, apparently approached Busch after the trucks race, placed him in a headlock and punched him several times.

Childress, who dodged a suspension from NASCAR, was upset that Busch had bumped into Joey Coulter on the cool-down lap after the race.

"First of all, I'm responsible for my actions, plain and simple," Childress said in a statement. "As you know, I am a very principled person and have a passion for what we do at Richard Childress Racing. I believe passionately in defending my race teams and my sponsor partners. In this instance, I let that passion and my emotions get the best of me."

Stewart makes a change: Tony Stewart released Bobby Hutchens as director of competition at Stewart-Haas Racing and promoted Matt Borland to vice president of competition. Stewart has one top-five finish this season.

NFL

Albert added to NFL on CBS

Longtime play-by-play announcer Marv Albert is joining the NFL on CBS team. Albert worked for NBC Sports from 1977 to 1997 and announced the NFL on NBC for 19 years. He was the play-by-play voice for Westwood One Radio's coverage of Monday Night Football from 2002 to 2009 alongside Boomer Esiason.

Albert will keep his lead role as basketball play-by-play announcer for TNT's Thursday NBA regular-season and playoff coverage.

Judge sets Sept. 12 date: U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson scheduled a hearing on the owners' motion to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit from a group of players for Sept. 12.

Burress released from prison: Former Giants receiver Plaxico Burress was released from prison in Rome, N.Y., after spending nearly two years behind bars on a gun charge.

et cetera

Soccer: Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya has been added to the U.S. roster for the Gold Cup, replacing injured Benny Feilhaber. Feilhaber hurt his right ankle last month while playing for New England in MLS. … Placido Domingo has been asked by FIFA president Sepp Blatter to join a new committee intended to help clean up world soccer's governing body. Blatter hopes the tenor will sit on a "council of wisdom" alongside former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger and former Netherlands player Johan Cruyff.

Golf: UCLA freshman Patrick Cantlay was among 16 players who earned spots for the U.S. Open. Former Open winners Steve Jones, Tom Kite and Lee Janzen failed to qualify. Vijay Singh didn't show up for the qualifier, making it likely his streak of 67 consecutive majors played will end.

Times wires

.FAST FACTS

Wheldon celebration

Jannus Live, 16 Second Street N in downtown St. Petersburg, will host a celebration for Indianapolis 500 winner and St. Petersburg resident Dan Wheldon at 5 p.m. today. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the Alzheimer's Association's Florida Gulf Coast Chapter.

Sports in brief: NASCAR fines Childress $150,000 for hitting Kyle Busch 06/06/11 [Last modified: Monday, June 6, 2011 10:43pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays vs. Mariners, 7:10 Friday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Tonight: vs. Mariners

    7:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Austin Pruitt (50) in the dugout during the ninth inning of the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays on Opening Day at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 7-3.
  2. Rays waste repeated opportunities in 5-3 loss to Blue Jays

    The Heater

    TORONTO — Rays manager Kevin Cash made a case for urgency before Thursday's game, in both actions and words, making significant changes to the structure of the lineup and sincere comments about time running short.

    Trevor Plouffe of the Rays reacts as he pops out with the bases loaded in the sixth inning. [Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images]
  3. Confederate statue: Why Bucs, Lightning, Rays took a stand

    Bucs

    They didn't want another Charlottesville.

    Marc Rodriguez, a member of the "Florida Fight for $15" organization, stands in protest along with other activists demanding the Confederate  monument be removed from the old Hillsborough County Courthouse in Tampa. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
  4. Kevin Cash: 'We've got to turn it around. ... Time is of the essence'

    Blogs

    The question to manager Kevin Cash was about a rematch with the Mariners this weekend at the Trop, but he made clear this afternoon that with his Rays losing nine of their last 12 that they have to treat every game as essential.

    "We've got to start playing good baseball games whether we match up well against that team or not," Kevin Cash said.
  5. Lightning wing J.T. Brown on why he donated to remove Confederate statue

    Blogs

    Lightning wing J.T. Brown was back in his Minneapolis offseason home over the weekend when he saw on TV the violent protests in Charlottesville over the removal of a Confederate statue.

    J.T. Brown decided to get involved, donating $1,500 to assist in removing a Confederate statue in Tampa.