Busch says ex-girlfriend refused requests to leave

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.

Testifying at a hearing in Dover, Delaware, on Patricia Driscoll’s request for a no-contact order, Busch said she came uninvited and unannounced to his motorhome at Dover International Speedway in September, a week after he broke off their relationship. He said she demanded that he tell her son to his face that their relationship was over.

Driscoll, 37, testified a day earlier that Busch choked her and smashed her head into the bedroom wall three times and that she still fears for her safety.

Busch’s attorneys have denied the assault allegations, which are the subject of a separate criminal investigation by Dover police.


INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF BRASILIA: Both women’s games scheduled for Wednesday were postponed because of heavy rain in the Brazilian capital.

The U.S. was due to play Argentina and Brazil was scheduled to face China at the Mane Garrincha Stadium. The games were rescheduled for Thursday.

Brazil has already reached the final of the four-team tournament, while the top-ranked Americans need to beat Argentina by several goals and hope that China loses to Brazil.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER: The D.C. Council has given final approval to using public funds to help build a stadium for D.C. United.

The District of Columbia will spend roughly $140 million to secure the land for the stadium site southwest Washington, a neglected peninsula about 2 miles south of the U.S. Capitol. The city will also give up roughly $40 million in tax revenue.


U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY: Track coach Jon Drummond received an eight-year doping ban after arbitrators found he possessed, trafficked, administered and assisted in the use and coverup of banned substances.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced the ban against the man who was a personal coach for American 100-meter record-holder Tyson Gay and also served as relay coach for the U.S. track team at the London Olympics.


SUMMER GAMES: Organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 are creating a task force to deal with so-called “super bacteria” discovered in Olympic sailing waters.

In a statement, organizers said they’re in contact with specialists at the respected Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, which found the bacteria in samples taken from the Carioca River, which flows into Guanabara Bay where the games’ sailing and wind surfing events are to be held.


BOYS’ HOCKEY: Six players scored as Berwick Academy defeated Pingree School 6-1 at Hamilton, Massachusetts.

Chris Michaud scored the lone goal in the first period to give Berwick Academy the early lead. Garrett McDonald scored early in the second period to lengthen the lead to 2-0. Pingree cut the deficit to 2-1 before Berwick Academy finished with four unanswered goals to complete the victory.

Shane Napolitano, Brent Phillips, Byron Welch and Jackson Sidford all found the back of the net. Joey Lazzaro and Rafe Gaughan split time in net for Berwick Academy.

– From staff and news services