AUTO RACING

NASCAR: NASCAR reinstated former driver Randy LaJoie following his suspension for a failed drug test.

LaJoie was suspended in June for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. He said at the time he had smoked marijuana in May. In reinstating him, NASCAR said he successfully completed a counseling program.

LaJoie, who was also an ESPN analyst, was suspended by the network following his suspension. He had been drug tested randomly by NASCAR because he applied for a license to become a spotter for one of Joe Gibbs Racing’s Nationwide Series teams.

BASEBALL

LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES: Matthew Campos hit a three-run homer and Waipahu, Hawaii, defeated Hamilton, Ohio, 6-4 to advance at South Williamsport, Pa.

Ezra Heleski pitched 22/3 innings of scoreless relief, working out of a first-and-third jam with one out in the sixth to cap the win.

Shao-Fei Huang’s tie-breaking, bases-loaded triple helped Kaohsiung, Taiwan, beat Chitre, Panama, 5-1 to reach the international final.

Taiwan will face Japan on Saturday, with the winner moving on to the World Series title game Sunday.

Ikaika Nahaku had an RBI single before scoring after a throwing error, and Isaiah Hatch struck out 12 in relief to lead Auburn, Wash., past Pearland, Texas, 7-4.

Washington avoided elimination and handed Texas its first loss to set up a rematch today with a berth in the U.S. final Saturday at stake.