Gordon fined $100,000 and docked 25 points

Posted: November 13, 2012

FOUR-TIME NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon avoided suspension Monday when NASCAR instead fined him $100,000 and docked him 25 points for intentionally wrecking Clint Bowyer at Phoenix International Raceway.

Gordon also was placed on probation through Dec. 31. But he will be allowed to close out the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway despite his actions in Sunday's race, which triggered a fight in the garage area between the two drivers' crews.

"I take responsibility for my actions on the racetrack," Gordon said in a statement. "I accept NASCAR's decision and look forward to ending the season on a high note at Homestead."

The penalty drops Gordon to 11th in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with one race remaining.

Olympics * 

Forrest "Dew Drop" Morgan, a national bobsled champion and former manager of the U.S. Olympic team, died Saturday at 90 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

* Olympic gold medalists Allyson Felix (sprinter) and Ashton Eaton (decathlon) were named the 2012 Jesse Owens Award winners by USA Track and Field.

Philly File * 

Penn football seniors Scott Lopano (special teams) and Brandon Copeland (defense) earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors.

Sport Stops * 

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer, 7-6 (6), 7-5, to win the ATP finals in London.

* Britain's Justin Rose and Sweden's Peter Hanson won the Tyco Golf Skills Challenge in Palm Beach, Fla.

* Skier Lindsey Vonn was admitted to a hospital in Vail, Colo., with an undisclosed illness.

Mats Sundin, Joe Sakic, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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