NASCAR has settled a $225 million lawsuit filed by a former official who said she was subjected to racial discrimination and sexual harassment during her two-plus years working for the stock-car organization, the Associated Press reported.
The suit was settled during a mediation held in New York between
and NASCAR. Settlement terms were confidential. Neither side admitted liability or wrongdoing, according to NASCAR.
Benedict P. Morelli
of New York-based Morelli Ratner PC, did not immediately return a call from the AP seeking comment.
Grant, who is black, worked as a technical inspector responsible for certifying cars in NASCAR's second-tier Nationwide Series from January 2005 until her October 2007 termination. In the lawsuit filed in June in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Grant alleged 23 specific incidents of alleged sexual harassment and 34 specific incidents of alleged racial and gender discrimination during her employment.
NASCAR will test drivers for performance-enhancing drugs next month under a tougher policy that also bans using illegal drugs and abusing prescription medications. . . . The Indy Racing League canceled next year's Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, citing the slow economy and its effect on sponsors.
After years of attempting to persuade university administrators to hire minority football coaches,
the executive director of the Black Coaches and Administrators, has started searching for a potential lawsuit that could lead to a landmark case against universities.
a senior receiver from West Chester, was named to the second unit of the Associated Press Little All-American team. The team includes players from NCAA Division II and III and the NAIA. Washington attended Frankford High.
, a sophomore linebacker from Souderton, was on the third team.
a sophomore kicker from Penn, was named to the third unit of the AP Football Championship Subdivision (Division I-AA) all-American team.
Ball State offensive coordinator
signed a four-year contract to replace head coach
. . . . Georgia Tech's first-year coach
was given a new 7-year, $17.7 million contract after leading the lightly regarded Yellow Jackets to a 9-3 season.
will not play in the Emerald Bowl later this month because of a violation of team academic rules, coach
will start instead. . . . Temple's
was named to the all-Mid-American Conference academic team. . . . The Owls named
Associate Director of Athletics for Development.
shot a 4-under 68 for a 2-stroke lead after the first round of the Chevron World Challenge, on a soggy Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
shot an 8-under 64 to lead the first round of the South African Open, on the Pearl Valley Golf Estate course in Paarl.
The Wings signed third year forward
the MVP of last season's National Lacrosse League all-star game, to a one-year contract.
the Delran High graduate who scored the game-winning goal in the gold medal game for the U.S. Olympic team, was named the 2008 Female Athlete of the Year by U.S. Soccer, the sport's governing body in this country.