Originally created 09/04/01


Winston Cup driver Steve Park was released from the hospital Monday, two days he was injured in an accident at Darlington Raceway.

Park suffered a concussion and bruised his collarbone in the accident during the Busch Series South Carolina 200 on Saturday. He missed Sunday's Southern 500, with driver Kenny Wallace subbing for him.

The 34-year-old Park drives a Chevrolet for DEI, the company founded by the late Dale Earnhardt Sr.

He was injured in an accident during a caution period on lap 20.

He had to be cut out of the car and airlifted to the hospital.

DEI officials said Monday no decision has been made regarding Parks' participation in this weekend's race.

Larry Dixon won the Top Fuel division and extended his NHRA Winston points lead at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals on Monday in Clermont,

Ind. He used consistent 4.6-second runs for his fifth victory of the season and second at the Indianapolis Raceway Park's Labor Day classic.

Whit Bazemore, Greg Anderson, Angelle Savoie and Mike Coughlin also won their divisions in the $2.6 million race.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Wake Forest had three players earn weekly honors from the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday.

Junior tailback Tarence Williams earned the honor for offensive backs, senior guard Michael Collins for offensive lineman and redshirt freshman defensive back Marcus McGruder was named the ACC's Rookie of the Week.

Also earning recognition were Maryland linebacker E.J. Henderson, Clemson cornerback Brian Mance and Maryland punter Brooks Barnard.

Mance had ten tackles, including one for loss, to help Clemson to a 21-13 victory over Central Florida. On special teams, Mance contributed 98 yards on three kickoff returns, as well as 21 punt return yards. The defensive back led Clemson in all-purpose yardage with 119.

BOXING: Augusta Boxing Club heavyweight Kevin Burnett (6-foot-7, 280 pounds) won the 201-pounds-plus title in the Ringside Labor Day National Championships in Olathe, Kan., on Sunday. Burnett knocked out David Bocanegra of St. Louis in the third round.

Burnett won a decision over Rafael Butler of California on Saturday. Overall, Burnett is 5-0 with four knockouts.

GOODWILL GAMES: It was Showtime for the U.S. men's basketball team at the Goodwill Games on Monday. For the American women's swimming team, it was a down time.

The men, heavily favored to defend their title, opened the round-robin basketball tournament with an entertaining and lopsided victory over Mexico, 132-58.

The women, competing without many of their top swimmers, were beaten by Australia 89-60 in the gold medal matchup.

The NBA-dominated basketball team set Goodwill Games records for total points and victory margin (74).

Rashard Lewis scored 21 points, Wally Szczerbiak had 20 on 8-of-9 shooting and Baron Davis added 10 points, 12 assists and five steals for the Americans.


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