Allmendinger plans to bring own experts to drug testing of his second sample

A.J. Allmendinger, the suspended NASCAR driver, has elected to bring his own experts to the testing of his “B” urine sample.

Under NASCAR’s drug testing policy, an individual can bring in experts for the second test, and Allmendinger wants his own toxicologist and lawyer present.

Because Allmendinger is bringing his own people, the test of the sample won’t occur until next week. Allmendinger has the right to take the time needed to assemble his team of experts.

HAMLIN FINE: Denny Hamlin, who missed practice last week at Daytona and sat out the Nationwide Series race while receiving treatment for back spasms, said he’s feeling fine and doesn’t expect any issues this weekend at New Hampshire.


HALL OF FAME: Lleyton Hewitt defeated Dudi Sela of Israel 6-4, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals at Newport, R.I. It marked his second straight-set victory in three matches.

No. 2 seed Kei Nishikori of Japan was upset by American Rajeev Ram, the 2009 champion, 7-6 (6), 6-3.


NHL: Boston re-signed defenseman Matt Bartkowski to a two-way contract. The deal is worth $660,000 at the NHL level and $62,500 at the AHL level.

Teemu Selanne, 42, is returning to Anaheim for his 20th NHL season, agreeing to a one-year, $4.5 million deal. Selanne led the Ducks in scoring last season with 66 points and is 12th in league history with 663 goals.

Dallas signed goaltender Richard Bachman to a $625,000 contract for next season.

Phoenix signed right wing Nick Johnson to a one-year, two-way contract.

Ottawa signed veteran forward Chris Neil to a three-year extension.


TENNIS: Josh Warren, a former University of Southern Maine tennis player and graduate assistant at Ithaca College, was named assistant coach for the Colby men’s and women’s teams.

USM: Seth Woodcock, a Farmington native who graduated from the University of Maine in 1999, has been named the new associate athletic director for development at the University of Southern Maine.


NFL: The league filed a grievance with the players’ union asking Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma to drop his defamation lawsuit against Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The league claims Vilma’s suit violates the collective bargaining agreement that has a clause barring union members from suing the league or any clubs.

Vilma tweeted in response: “The nfl sent me a letter “demanding” I drop my defamation suit or else…lol or else wat?!?? They no likey me lawsuitey.”

— From staff and news services