KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Championship contender Denny Hamlin said he felt dizzy and had his bell rung after a hard crash during full-field testing Thursday at Kansas Speedway.
Hamlin was going 202 mph over the repaved surface of the 1.5-mile tri-oval when he clipped the rear of his No. 11 Toyota on the wall entering Turn 1. Hamlins primary car for Sundays race shot toward the apron and Hamlin overcorrected, sending it into the outside wall.
Hamlin managed to get his car back to the garage area and then walked to the care center. He returned about an hour later for a second series of tests before being cleared to drive.
It was the first time I really had some dizziness after a hit, Hamlin said. Usually Im sore or your jaw hurts from clenching your jaw. This is the first time I really got dizzy.
Snider pitcher chooses IPFW
Snider senior pitcher Brandon Phelps has committed to IPFW. Phelps, also the football teams starting quarterback, was a second-team All-SAC selection last season.
Hall of Famer Slater Martin dies
Slater Martin, the Hall of Fame guard who won four NBA titles with the Minneapolis Lakers and one with the St. Louis Hawks, died Thursday. He was 86.
No surgery for Minnesota’s Love
The Minnesota Timberwolves said Kevin Love does not need surgery to repair two broken bones in his right hand, but hes still expected to miss six to eight weeks.
Diggins repeats as top player
Notre Dame guard Skylar Diggins was named the womens Big East preseason player of the year for the second year in a row, and the 5-foot-9 senior was a unanimous selection to the preseason All-Big East team. Notre Dame, which won its first outright conference title last season, was picked to finish second in the league behind Connecticut by the coaches.
IPFW women picked 8th
The IPFW womens team was picked to finish eighth in the nine-team Summit League in a preseason poll of league coaches, media and sports information directors. The Mastodons, 9-21 and 6-12 in the Summit League last season, received 96 votes, more than twice as many as last-place and Summit League newcomer Omaha, which had 43 votes. South Dakota State was picked to finish first, and Oaklands Bethany Watterworth was named the preseason player of the year.
Armstrong decision likely next week
The former president of the International Cycling Union expects the governing body to respond late next week to allegations by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong was a serial drug cheat. Hein Verbruggen told The Associated Press he would not comment on the detailed USADA allegations before the UCI issues a reaction.
Vanderbilt drops Ohio State
Vanderbilt canceled its 2013 game with Ohio State and 2013 and 2014 games with Northwestern.
Bud Cauley shot an 8-under 62 to share the lead with Marco Dawson after the first round of the McGladrey Classic in St. Simons Island, Ga. In Perth, Australia, Spains Alejandro Canizares and New Zealands Michael Hendry each shot 7-under 65 to share the first-round lead in the Perth International.
Angola senior in state finals
Angola senior Jacob Stump (24-3) faces South Bend Rileys Aaron Zadrej (24-1) in a quarterfinal match at 2 p.m. today at Park Tudor in the individual state tournament. The semifinals and finals are Saturday.