Sprint Cup, Nationwide races reset for Sunday

Steady rain from Tropical Storm Hanna that began Friday — with expectations that it would continue today — forced NASCAR to postpone tonight’s Sprint Cup Series race in Richmond, Va.

The Chevrolet 400, which will finalize the field of 12 drivers who will be eligible to compete for the Chase for the Championship, is now scheduled to be run at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The Nationwide Series race scheduled for Friday night was moved to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The field for both races was set Friday based on driver’s standings.


LPGA to revise plan for ‘English-only’ rule

Under increasing criticism, the LPGA Tour backed off plans to suspend players who cannot speak English well enough to be understood at pro-ams, in interviews or in making acceptance speeches at tournaments.

LPGA Tour commissioner Carolyn Bivens said she would have a revised plan by the end of the year that would not include suspensions, although fining non-English speakers remains an option.

The policy, which had not been written, was widely criticized as discriminatory, particularly against Asian players.

Also: Camilo Villegas, coming off a tie for third last week that allowed him to advance in the PGA Tour Playoffs, continued his good form with eight birdies on long, soft Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis for a 5-under-par 65 that gave him a one-shot lead after the first round of the BMW Championship.

Steve Stricker, Kenny Perry, Tim Herron, Stuart Appleby and Andres Romero were tied for second at 66.

The father of 17-year-old pro golfer Tadd Fujikawa was charged with trafficking methamphetamine and awaits trial next month.

Derrick Fujikawa was named in an indictment returned July 31 by a Honolulu grand jury.

Fujikawa is accused of distributing one-eighth of an ounce or more of meth on Sept. 24 and Oct. 4. If convicted, he could face up to 40 years in prison.


Ex-Long Beach softball coach Manarino hired

Pete Manarino, who directed Long Beach State to 17 NCAA regionals and five Women’s College World Series appearances in 23 seasons, has been named softball coach at UNLV.

Manarino retired from Long Beach State in 2006 after posting a record of 843-508-2 (.624). He took the 49ers to the World Series in 1986 and from 1990 to 1993.

He replaces Lonni Alameda, who left UNLV after five seasons for Florida State.

Also: The men’s basketball team has been ranked No. 24 nationally by Athlon Sports in its preseason magazine that will hit newsstands Tuesday.

Defender John Crawley scored two minutes into the match, and goalkeeper Hawk Mummey had nine saves as the men’s soccer team beat Cal State Fullerton 1-0 in the Titan Tournament in Fullerton, Calif.

The Rebels improved to 3-0 for the first time in the program’s 35-year history.

The women’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the season, falling 2-1 at Cal State Northridge.

Midfielder Brianna Moore scored for the Rebels (3-1-1).

The volleyball team gave 10th-ranked Wisconsin a battle in an opening match of the UNLV Invitational before falling 3-2 (25-19, 25-27, 25-20, 20-25, 17-15) at Cox Pavilion.

The Rebels (1-3) led 15-14 in the fifth set before the Badgers scored the final three points to claim the match.


CBS seeks clarification on use of fantasy stats

CBS has filed a federal lawsuit in Minneapolis to clarify who can use the statistics that underlie fantasy football leagues.

The lawsuit filed this week claims the NFL Players Association has threatened to sue the company if it does not pay licensing fees for the statistics.

CBS Interactive seeks a ruling saying that the players cannot control use of the publicly available numbers and cannot demand that CBS pays for their use.

Also: Dick Enderle, an offensive lineman who played eight seasons in the NFL after starring at the University of Minnesota in the 1960s, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment. He was 60.

Enderle was found unconscious on the floor next to an exercise machine.

Disgraced sprinter Marion Jones was released from a federal prison in San Antonio after completing most of her six-month sentence for lying about her steroid use.

Jones, who has a house in Austin, Texas, will remain on probation.

Usain Bolt battled the cold and a headwind and was forced to come from behind to beat Asafa Powell in 9.77 seconds in a season farewell 100 meters at the Van Damme Memorial in Brussels, Belgium.

A contrite Mario Chalmers spoke out about his banishment from the NBA’s rookie symposium Friday, acknowledging he made an error in judgment but denying numerous reports that he was using marijuana.

Chalmers was sent home from the event Wednesday after security at the Miami resort where the session was taking place found Chalmers and former Kansas teammate Darrell Arthur in a room where the scent of marijuana was detected.

Rising lightweight star Antonio DeMarco extended his unbeaten streak to 13 with a 10-round split decision over Jose Reyes in the main event of a boxing card at Star of the Desert Arena in Primm.

Judges Patricia Jarman (96-93) and Robert Hoyle (95-94) had DeMarco winning, and Adelaide Byrd (96-93) had Reyes ahead.

DeMarco, the No. 8-ranked lightweight in the WBC, improved to 20-1-1. Reyes fell to 23-5.

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