LONG POND, Pa. (AP) IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was in a coma and in critical condition after sustaining a head injury when he was hit by a large piece of debris that broke off a car Sunday in the crash-filled race at Pocono Raceway.
IndyCar released the information on Wilson’s condition and said he was undergoing further evaluation at Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital in Allentown.
The debris broke off Sage Karam’s car when Karam spun into the wall. Wilson’s car veered left and directly into an interior wall. Wilson was swarmed by the safety crew and airlifted by helicopter.
IndyCar had a subdued victory lane and race winner and Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay was not sprayed with the traditional confetti.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) – Joey Logano spoiled what was expected to be a rout by Joe Gibbs Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
Logano won the Bristol night race for the second straight year, grabbing the lead on the final restart when he zipped past Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski. He had to hold off a handful of challenges from Kevin Harvick, but ultimately cruised to his third win of the year.
Logano has won on a superspeedway in the Daytona 500, on the road course at Watkins Glen and now Bristol’s short track. He has won twice this month as he readies for the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. There are two more races before the playoffs begin.
Logano led 176 laps, second only to JGR driver Kyle Busch, who led a race-high 192 laps.
Harvick finished second for the 10th time this season. The reigning Sprint Cup champion has a career-best 17 top-five finishes this year and had his 250th career top-10 finish in 526 starts.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Davis Love III’s long victory drought is over. Tiger Woods will have to wait a while to get another chance.
Love won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday to become the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history, while Woods’ season came to an abrupt end.
The 51-year-old Love closed with a 6-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over Jason Gore.
The dominant storyline all week at Sedgefield Country Club was the mere presence of Woods, who needed a victory to earn a spot in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener next week. He was poised to challenge, starting the final round just two strokes off the lead. But he only had one birdie during his first 10 holes, dropping way off the pace with a triple bogey on the par-4 11th. Woods shot a 70, finished four strokes back and ended at No. 178 in the standings, well outside the cut-off of 125.
COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) – Lydia Ko won the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open for the third time and first as a professional, beating Stacy Lewis with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
The 18-year-old Ko finished with an even-par 72 to match Lewis at 12-under 276 at Vancouver Golf Club. Lewis, also a playoff loser this year in the ANA Inspiration, had a 67.
Ko won in 2012 at Vancouver Golf Club at 15 years, 4 months to become the LPGA Tour’s youngest winner and fifth amateur champion. The New Zealander successfully defended her title in 2013, also as an amateur, in Edmonton, Alberta. She has three victories this year to push her career total to eight.
Ko won with a 2 1/2-foot putt after Lewis missed her 9-foot par attempt.
So Yeon Ryu, the winner last year at London Hunt in Ontario, tied for third with fellow South Korean player Sei Young Kim at 11 under. Ryu had a 64, and Kim shot 68.
NEW YORK (AP) – Ohio State is the first unanimous preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll.
The defending national champion Buckeyes received all 61 first-place votes from the media panel in the rankings released Sunday.
TCU is No. 2, followed by Alabama, Baylor and Michigan State.
The Buckeyes won the first College Football Playoff championship last season and are trying to become the 12th team to win consecutive AP titles since the poll began in 1936.
Preseason rankings date back to 1950. Since then no team had received more than 97 percent of the first-place votes in a preseason poll.
The rest of this year’s preseason top 10 is Auburn, Oregon, Southern California, Georgia and Florida State.
MASON, Ohio (AP) – Roger Federer remained perfect in Cincinnati finals, winning an unprecedented seventh championship on Sunday while denying Novak Djokovic the one title that always eludes him. Federer never faced a break point during a 7-6 (1), 6-3 victory at the Western & Southern Open.
Serena Williams got her name on the Rookwood trophy for the second time, beating third-seeded Simona Halep 6-3, 7-6 (5) for back-to-back Cincinnati titles. She heads off to the U.S. Open trying to become the first player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to pull off a calendar Grand Slam sweep.
It took Williams six tries before she got her first Cincinnati title. Federer has never failed.
The Swiss star is 7-0 in the finals, which always brings out the best in him. He loves the fast-playing courts and the small-town atmosphere in suburban Cincinnati heading into the big-city pressure of the U.S. Open.
By contrast, Djokovic – the world’s top-ranked player – is 0-5 in Cincinnati championship matches, never winning so much as one set.