Compiled from wire reports

nascar

Gallagher apologizes

for fight with Townley

?Spencer Gallagher apologized for his role in a fight with John Wes Townley during NASCARs Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park in Charlotte, N.C. The two were involved in a pair of on-track incidents that culminated in a scuffle during Saturday nights race. After both drivers climbed from their damaged trucks, Townley charged at Gallagher and knocked him to the ground.

Townley landed several punches to Gallaghers face as he held him in a headlock.

In a statement, Gallagher apologized to Townley, his team and fans.

The incident earlier in the race was not intentional and certainly was not meant to cause bigger problems later in the event, he said. My crew, who have worked so hard to get me to where I am this season, did not deserve to have their night ended in that way.

I would like to extend a sincere apology to the NASCAR community representatives and fans.

FOOTBALL

Former NFL player Walker ?sees backlash on Trump

?Retired NFL player Herschel Walker says hes being dropped from speaking engagements because of his relationship with Donald Trump.

In an interview on the TMZ Sports TV show, the Heisman Trophy winner and former Celebrity Apprentice contestant said hes known Trump before he became The Donald.? Walker said the presumptive Republican nominee is not racist.

Walker told TMZ Sports just because you build a wall, doesnt mean youre a racist.

Trump has faced sharp criticism for his statements on immigration and plan to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

TENNIS

Sharapova set to study

at Harvard during ban

?Maria Sharapova says shes headed to Harvard Business School while she serves out a two-year doping ban.

The 29-year-old Russian tennis star posted on Facebook and Twitter Saturday a picture of her seated next to a sign for the school and the message: Not sure how this happened but Hey Harvard! Cant wait to start the program!

Sharapova tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January, taking it before each match at that tournament even though the substance was banned at the start of 2016.

HOCKEY

Lindros finally elected

to hall of fame for 2016

Eric Lindros is finally a hockey hall of famer.

Lindros was elected Monday as part of 2016 class that also features Soviet star Sergei Makarov and goaltender Rogie Vachon. The late Pat Quinn made it, too.

Because concussions and other injuries cut his career short, Lindros was passed over for the Hockey Hall of Fame six previous times. But his Hart Trophy season as NHL MVP with Philadelphia in 1995 and his 865 points in 760 games ended up being too much to keep him out.

From wire reports