National Sports Briefs
LOUDON, N.H. ó Ron Hornaday Jr. put aside the questions and distractions from his admission of testosterone use, got in his No. 33 Chevrolet and did what he does best: go out and dominate a trucks race.
Hornaday took the lead on a restart with 42 laps to go and was out front most of the way en route to a victory Saturday in the Craftsman Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
“I’ve got to thank all the race fans. They are so unbelievable (with) the support they’ve given me this week,” Hornaday said.
Hornaday, who has a record 38 career truck victories, told ESPN The Magazine earlier this week that he used a testosterone cream during 2004 and 2005 to treat a medical issue. NASCAR met with the reigning series champion on Friday and found no reason to punish Hornaday for the admission.
CONOVER ó Tom Jenkins shot a 7-under 65 for a share of the second-round lead with defending champion R.W. Eaks in the Greater Hickory Classic.
– MOBILE, Ala. ó Angela Stanford shot her second straight 5-under 67 on Saturday to take a four-stroke lead in the Bell Micro LPGA Classic.
LONDON ó Russian tennis star Nikolay Davydenko was cleared by the ATP after a yearlong investigation into suspicious betting patterns on a match he lost to a low-ranked opponent.
HOUSTON ó The Baltimore Ravens-Houston Texans game has been rescheduled to Nov. 9 after Reliant Stadium was severely damaged by Hurricane Ike.
The Texans’ home opener, was originally scheduled for Sunday, then postponed to Monday night as Ike approached the Gulf Coast. High wind ripped off pieces of the stadium’s retractable roof and debris littered the inside.- NEWARK, N.J. ó The New York Giants and Jets have canceled negotiations on stadium naming rights with a German insurance company that once had ties to the Nazis.
OSLO, Norway ó A physicist has done the math, and says Usain Bolt could have run the 100-meter Olympic final in 9.55 seconds if he had not slowed down to showboat.