Appeal board upholds penalties against Penske
CONCORD, N.C. — A three-member appeals board upheld $200,000 in fines and other NASCAR's penalties against Penske Racing on Wednesday for a failed inspection last month at Texas.
Roger Penske said he'll appeal to the final level, chief appellate officer John Middlebrook.
"Obviously a disappointing outcome with the panel," Penske said. "We have a good case and we are allowed under the NASCAR rules in the rule book to appeal this to the next level. We've notified NASCAR that we will appeal this ruling today to the next level."
Penske declined to discuss much of the case because the team will argue again before Middlebrook. But he has previously said the team was working in a gray area of the rule book when NASCAR confiscated parts from the rear suspensions of the cars for defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano.
NASCAR docked both drivers 25 points, fined the crew chiefs $100,000 each and suspended seven Penske team members.
Jim Boylan out after Bucks' late-season collapse
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. — The Milwaukee Bucks announced Wednesday that head coach Jim Boylan won't be offered a new contract. Though Milwaukee made the playoffs for the first time in three years under Boylan, the decision was expected after the Bucks lost 12 of their last 16 games, finishing with their third straight losing season and eighth in nine years.
The Bucks were then swept by the Miami Heat in the opening round, losing all four games by double digits.
Boylan was a longtime assistant under former coach Scott Skiles, and he stepped in after his old boss left. The Bucks won their first two games under Boylan and eight of his first 11, reaching a season-best five games above .500 on Jan. 29.
But Milwaukee couldn't sustain that success, dropping six of its next seven.
MIAMI — The NBA Summer League is about to get a playoff feel.
The league announced Wednesday that for the first time since the summer league's inception in 2004, it will feature a format that includes preliminary games followed by a single-elimination tournament where a champion will be crowned.
This year's summer league starts in Las Vegas on July 12, with the championship matchup set for July 22. All teams will play at least five games, with the tournament set to begin after teams are seeding following the conclusion of games played July 16.
Dodig ousts 2nd-seeded Cilic at BMW Open
MUNICH — Ivan Dodig of Croatia ousted second-seeded countryman Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2 in the second round of the BMW Open on Wednesday.
Dodig reached his third quarterfinals of the year at the expense of Cilic, who reached the final in 2010 and 2012.
Defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber used 12 aces to help beat qualifier Evgeny Korolev 6-2, 6-4.
The fourth-seeded Kohlschreiber, who also won the title in 2007, will play Viktor Troicki. He defeated Radek Stepanek 6-4, 6-4. Fifth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov needed two tiebreakers to edge Dmitry Tursunov 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3).
Compiled from wire reports