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Sports briefs: 3-time NASCAR champ Tony Stewart punches heckler in the face –

Sports briefs: 3-time NASCAR champ Tony Stewart punches heckler in the face –
04 Aug

Tony Stewart, a former three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion driver, punched a heckler in the face as he signed autographs on “Tony Stewart Night” at a dirt track in Jackson, Minn., a video shows.

Stewart began signing autographs for fans Friday night after his sprint car blew an engine in the main event at Jackson Motorplex, reported.

That’s when the heckler began cursing at Stewart, TMZ Sports reported.

The 24-second video, posted on Facebook by Jeff Riddle, a Costco bakery manager, shows Stewart giving the middle finger to the heckler and hurling a vulgarity at him.

The heckler then shouts, “Hey, Tony, I got two of them,” prompting Stewart to run toward the heckler and punch him in the face.

A small cluster of fans hoot and holler, according to the video, which has received 1 million views and 2,700 comments.

“Why you don’t mess with Tony Stewart,” Riddle titled his video.


Source: Warriors, Green agree on extension

Draymond Green entered this offseason vowing that the Golden State Warriors would remain a contender for NBA titles. His opinion hasn’t changed.

Green and the Warriors have agreed on the terms of a four-year extension worth nearly $100 million, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday.

Green’s new deal will start with the 2020-21 season, so he is under contract through 2023-24. Klay Thompson signed a five-year, $190 million extension with the Warriors last month, and Stephen Curry is under contract through the 2021-22 season, so three major pieces of the Warriors’ half-decade of success are now locked up for at least three more years.


Saban denies offering ex-Ohio State

assistant coach Zach Smith a job

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban denies offering a job to ex-Ohio State assistant Zach Smith last year, citing the results of a background check as the reason.

The Crimson Tide’s connection with Smith surfaced with the release Friday of former Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer’s texts and emails by Ohio State after an external investigation into what he knew about allegations of domestic violence made by Smith’s ex-wife, Courtney Smith.

Meyer fired Smith in July 2018. Months earlier, Saban talked to Smith about a job, although accounts differ about whether an offer was extended.

“We talk to a lot of coaches about a lot of things,” Saban said Saturday at the Tide’s media day. “I really never did offer this guy a job. We did interview him and he did a nice job in the interview. But it’s when we did the background check, that we decided that it was a better opportunity to hire somebody else and that’s what we did.”

Raiders sign free-agent RB Mack Brown

NAPA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders have signed running back Mack Brown, a free agent who spent part of last season on the Washington Redskins’ practice squad.

Brown has also played for Minnesota, appearing in 13 games over three seasons. For his career, he has 16 rush attempts for 111 yards and one score, while adding two receptions for 9 yards.

The 27-year-old Brown is 5-foot-11 and 213 pounds. He played at college in Florida and was not drafted.


Cardinals activate Ozuna, place O’Neill on IL

OAKLAND, Calif. — The St. Louis Cardinals activated outfielder Marcell Ozuna from the injured list Saturday.

Ozuna missed 28 games with fractured fingers on his right hand, an injury he suffered against San Diego on June 28. Ozuna hit 20 home runs in 78 games before getting hurt. He still leads the Cardinals with 62 RBIs.

Outfielder Tyler O’Neill was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left wrist sprain. The move was retroactive to Aug. 1.

Twins send Buxton, Pineda to IL

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins will be minus often-injured center fielder Byron Buxton and pitcher Michael Pineda for a while.

The AL Central leaders put both of them on the 10-day injured list before Saturday’s game against Kansas City.

Buxton is out with a problem in his left shoulder, marking his third stint on the IL.

Rockies place OF Dahl on 10-day IL

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies placed outfielder David Dahl on the 10-day injured list with a high right ankle sprain, the team announced Saturday.

An MRI performed Saturday morning confirmed the injury, which occurred during the sixth inning of Friday night’s win over the San Francisco Giants. Manager Bud Black did not have a timeline for Dahl’s returns but said it could be “several weeks.”

This is the third straight season Dahl has dealt with a significant injury. He missed all of 2017 with a stress reaction in his rib cage and was out two months last season with a broken right foot suffered when he fouled a ball off of it.

Yanks’ Sabathia always dealing with knee

NEW YORK — Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, on the injured list for the third time this season, said the pain in his surgically repaired right knee has been constant for five years.

Sabathia was put on the IL again last Sunday after going 0-2 in four starts since beating Toronto on June 24. The 39-year-old left-hander missed the first two weeks of the season and was on the IL from May 23 to June 2.


An holds lead at Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Byeong Hun An shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday for a one-stroke lead after three rounds at the Wyndham Championship.

An was at 17-under 193 entering the final round of the PGA Tour’s final event before the playoffs.

Former Wyndham winner Webb Simpson and Brice Garnett were tied for second, with Simpson shooting a 65 and Garnett a 66. Ryan Armour was 15 under following a 65.



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