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Joey Logano gets Nationwide victory at Dover

He, Ryan Truex and Brian Scott give Joe Gibbs Racing a 1-2-3 finish.

June 02, 2012|Wire reports
  • Joey Logano, right, receives congratulations from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Brian Scott in victory lane after winning the Nationwide Series race Saturday night at Dover.
Joey Logano, right, receives congratulations from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate… (Brian Czobat / Associated…)

Joey Logano passed Ryan Truex with a few laps left on Saturday to win the Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway in Delaware.

Truex was second and Brian Scott third for a 1-2-3 finish for Joe Gibbs Racing. Truex had the top car toward the end of the race until he got loose with less than 10 laps left. Logano capitalized and made the late charge through lapped traffic to zip past Truex for his fourth Nationwide win of the season.

Kurt Busch was fourth and Justin Allgaier fifth, and they exchanged words on pit road after the race.

Also at Dover, Mark Martin turned a lap of 158.297 mph to win the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup race. Jimmie Johnson will start from the No. 2 spot.

ETC.

Alabama, Texas in golf final

Alabama and Texas won their semifinals matches of the NCAA golf championship at Riviera Country Club and will meet Sunday with the title on the line.

Alabama's match against California went down to the final group and the 18th hole. Hunter Hamrick was 1 up going into the final hole and made a par to defeat Joel Stalter.

California had numerous chances to even the match, but missed on several opportunities.

Texas had a 2-1 advantage over Oregon and won the match when Julio Vegas, brother of PGA Tour player, Jhonattan Vegas, made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to defeat Andrew Vijarro, 2 up.

Jay Haas will carry a three-shot lead into the final round of the Principal Charity Classic at in West Des Moines, Iowa, after shooting a six-under 65. Haas, who won the Champions Tour event at Glen Oaks Country Club in 2007 and 2008, will try to become the first golfer to win three times in Iowa. He is at 11 under after a bogey-free second round.

Larry Mize eagled the 18th hole to get within three of Haas at eight under. Tom Lehman is four strokes back.

Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand took a one-stroke lead at the Wales Open after shooting a four-under par 67 in the third round at Celtic Manor in Newport.

Tied for second were Joost Luiten of the Netherlands, who had the low round of the day with a 64, and overnight leader Ross Fisher of England (71).

Stacy Lewis tied a tournament 36-hole record with a second-round 65 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic at Galloway Township, N.J., to maintain the lead entering the final round.

Lewis' two-day total of 130 leads Anna Nordqvist, who shot a 67, by six strokes. So Yoen Ryu, Azahara Munoz, Katherine Hull and Paula Creamer are another stroke back.

An attorney for suspended New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma said a ledger of cash bonuses and fines for Saints players shows no proof of bounties placed on targeted opponents.

Lawyer Peter Ginsberg said the leaking of the ledger shows how "misguided and irresponsible" NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been in handling the bounty probe.

People familiar with the ledger told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday that the document indicates payments for plays called "cart-offs" and "whacks."

Ginsberg said the commissioner interviewed the person who kept the ledger, and knows that "the 'whacks' and 'cart-offs,' though regrettably named, were descriptions of good, clean, legal plays, and that any dirty or penalized play resulted in fines."

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello had no comment on Ginsberg's statement.

The NFL has not discussed the ledger in any of its official reports or public comments, but the document's existence appears to support the league's contention that the Saints operated an improper pay-for-performance program.

Michael Phelps won the 400-meter individual medley and Allison Schmitt swam the fastest time ever in the U.S. in the 200-meter freestyle at Austin, Texas.

The 2008 Olympic bronze medalist set aU.S. Openand pool record when she finished the race in 1:55.04. She was just 0.08 of a second short of her own U.S. record. It was the second-fastest time in the world this year.

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