Jack Frost 150 set at Mercer Raceway Park
The Jack Frost 150 enduro and Snowflake 25 will be contested Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park.
The gates will open at 10 a.m. and racing will start at 1 p.m.
Entries for both races can be submitted at the track on race day.
Additional information and rules can be obtained at www.mercerracewaypark.com.
Reporting prep results
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Cavaliers recall Samardo Samuels
The Cavaliers recalled forward Samardo Samuels from Canton of the NBA Development League.
Samuels averaged 20.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 37.5 minutes in two games with the Charge. Before being assigned to Canton, he played 18 games for the Cavs, averaging 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in 10.9 minutes per game. He made one start.
At 7-25, the struggling Cavs have the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference. They host Sacramento on Wednesday night.
It’s not yet known when starting center Anderson Varejao will return to Cleveland’s lineup. The NBA’s leading rebounder has missed six straight games with a bruised right knee.
Court upholds order on NASCAR CEO’s divorce
The N.C. Court of Appeals has upheld a judge’s order unsealing documents in a bitter divorce case involving the head of stock-car racing.
Lawyers for NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France have fought for years to keep confidential the details of his 2008 divorce from Megan France, a Charlotte woman he has married and divorced twice.
The appeals court ruled in 2011 that the public’s right to public court proceedings outweighed France’s interest in maintaining secrecy. Mecklenburg County District Court Judge Jena Culler then reversed the earlier order of another judge, unsealing the divorce records.
US women’s bobsled team a diverse mix
When this U.S. women’s bobsled team was being assembled, the search was on for athletes with the right combination of size, speed and strength.
How they looked was irrelevant.
The end result was the most diverse roster in the federation’s history — nine women, and only two of them white. So far, even with a slew of first- and second-year bobsledders, the Americans have won five sets of World Cup medals this season. That ties Canada for the most of any nation on the international circuit.
Having elite track Olympians such as Lolo Jones and Tianna Madison Bartoletta on the team gave the U.S. bobsled squad plenty of attention before the season’s first race. Winning three silver and two bronze medals since has only added to that buzz.
Philipp Kohlschreiber ousts Dodig at Doha
Philipp Kohlschreiber opened his season Monday with a 7-6 (5), 6-1 victory over Croatia’s Ivan Dodig in the first round of the Qatar Open.
The third-seeded German was joined in the second round by sixth-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia, who battled past Bjorn Phau of Germany 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
Russian Nikolay Davydenko, whose ranking has fallen to No. 48 from a high of No. 3, cruised past Victor Hanescu, 6-2, 6-3.
Kohlschreiber outlasted his opponent with a gritty display. With both players holding serve throughout the first set, Kohlschreiber finally found a forehand winner in the tiebreaker.
After breaking Dodig in just the second game of the second set, the German pressed his advantage and broke again in the fourth before wrapping up the match.
Vindicator staff/wire reports