indycar

Bell’s racing memorabilia stolen in home burglary

• Townsend Bell competed in the Rolex 24 at Daytona then flew home to Los Angeles to receive bad news from his wife: Their home had been burglarized, and the bulk of his racing memorabilia had been stolen.

Bell says the burglars made off with the 10 rings from his Indianapolis 500s, his ring for winning the 2001 Indy Lights championship, his Rolex watch from his 2014 victory in the 24-hour race, and the Rolex he received for winning the IMSA title the next season.

Bell’s home was one of five burglarized in his Pacific Palisades neighborhood.

college tennis

White player suspended for derogatory comment

• A white men’s college tennis player has been suspended after a black opponent tweeted that his on-court rival told him “at least I know my dad” during their weekend match.

Appalachian State University in North Carolina issued a statement Monday saying Spencer Brown, who’s white, was suspended indefinitely after Sunday’s match with North Carolina A&T State University, a historically black college. Appalachian State apologized in its statement, calling the conduct “derogatory and offensive.”

John Wilson, the black player who is also A&T’s senior class president, said Brown made other offensive comments during Sunday’s NCAA Division I match. The tweet included a photo of Brown.

A school spokeswoman says there’ll be no additional comment.

hockey

Islanders to split games between Nassau, Barclays

• The New York Islanders will split their regular-season home games between Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center next year while a new arena is built at Belmont Park.

The Islanders plan to play 12 games at the Coliseum in Nassau County next season. The team will then decide about the next season, with tentative plans to play at least half their home games at the Coliseum. The new arena is expected to open in three years.

Soccer

Player banned six games

for spitting at opponent

• West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku has been banned for six games for spitting at an opponent during an FA Cup match.

After the incident during West Ham’s 2-0 loss at Wigan on Saturday, the French left back apologized for spitting, saying it was “totally unacceptable” and “out of character.”

West Ham manager David Moyes said Masuaku’s act was “despicable” and that his player “will deserve everything he gets.”

— ABJ/Ohio.com wires