Kurt Busch on thin ice

Posted: June 06, 2012

DAVID REUTIMANN will replace suspended driver Kurt Busch at Pocono Raceway, but Busch's future with Phoenix Racing appears murky, at best.

Busch was suspended by NASCAR on Monday for verbally abusing a reporter following the Nationwide Series race at Dover. NASCAR said his behavior was in violation of the probation Busch was placed on last month.

Phoenix owner James Finch said their partnership will be on a race-by-race basis going forward.

"Here's the deal: Quit wrecking the cars, get a good finish, be nice to people. That's not real hard to do," Finch told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. "It's affecting me. If I can't get a sponsor, I can't keep running without a sponsor."

Finch said Busch has wrecked 14 cars this season.

Colleges * 

The University of Miami says a lawsuit former football coach Randy Shannon filed in late April over outstanding payments has been settled.

* Former Butler and Iowa coach Todd Lickliter is expected to be named basketball coach at Marian University, an NAIA school in Indianapolis.

Pro Football * 

The NFL Referees Association is disputing a claim by the league that the officials threatened to take a strike vote after their contract expired.

* The NFL has punished the Seattle Seahawks for excessive offseason workouts by having live contact during one of the club's organized team activities. The Seahawks will forfeit scheduled OTA practices Wednesday and Thursday, plus a workout day Friday.

Philly File * 

Soul fullback Derrick Ross was named Arena Football League Playmaker of the Week. In the June 2 win over Orlando. Ross had 84 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns, both franchise records.

Sport Stops * 

The 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which will serve as the de facto Olympic trials, will be held in Boston.

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