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NASCAR: Dillon to take Stewart’s seat

on August 13, 2013 10:50 AM

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing tabbed Austin Dillon to drive Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet this week at Michigan International Speedway.

Stewart continues to recover from a broken right leg suffered in a sprint car crash Aug. 5 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Stewart-Haas Racing continues to field his No. 14 Chevrolet in the Sprint Cup Series. It will be Dillon’s 10th Sprint Cup start.

Fraser-Pryce repeats in 100

MOSCOW (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won her second 100-meter title at the track and field world championships Monday with an overpowering run.

The Jamaican was well ahead of the field and finished in 10.71 seconds to improve on her world-leading time. She was 0.22 seconds ahead of silver medalist Muriel Ahoure of the Ivory Coast.

Defending champion Carmelita Jeter of the United States took the bronze in 10.94 seconds.

Elsewhere, the U.S. finished 1-2 in the men’s 110-meter hurdles, with David Oliver taking the gold. Oliver won in 13.00 seconds, the fastest time of the year. Ryan Wilson took silver in 13.13.

Manziel fallout prompts changes

UNDATED (AP) — The fallout from the Johnny Manziel autograph allegations prompted Louisville and Miami to announce changes to their signing policies Monday.

At Miami’s annual CanesFest on Saturday, the Hurricanes will be signing only school-issued posters and nothing else. And when Louisville has its Fan Day on Sunday, players won’t be permitted to sign anything in response to what Cardinals coach Charlie Strong called “a national problem.”

Both schools said the moves are being made because of ongoing concerns about college athletes and autograph sales.

ESPN reported earlier this month that Manziel, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, is being investigated by the NCAA amid allegations that he took money in exchange for signing memorabilia. If true, Manziel’s eligibility and Heisman standing would be jeopardized.

76ers hire Brown as coach

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four months later, the Philadelphia 76ers have a new coach.

A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press the Sixers hired San Antonio assistant Brett Brown to replace Doug Collins, who resigned in April.

Lineman hurt in lifting accident

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Darrion Weems has been sidelined after dropping 325 pounds on his chest while lifting weights. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Weems wasn’t seriously injured and should return to practice soon. He didn’t practice Monday.

• EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants leading tackler Antrel Rolle was carted off the field after hurting his right ankle at training camp. The nine-year safety was expected to have an MRI to determine the seriousness of the injury, coach Tom Coughlin said.

• ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles left midway through the Chiefs’ practice with what coach Andy Reid called a strained foot. X-rays were negative.

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