An expert witness for suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield does not have the medical degrees or certifications he listed in his qualifications, NASCAR said yesterday.
In a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, N.C., NASCAR asked that Dr. Harvey MacFenerstein's sworn affidavit be dismissed from Mayfield's lawsuit because the expert falsely represented himself on six counts. MacFenerstein is president of Analytical Toxicology Corp., a drug-testing laboratory in San Antonio, Texas.
Attorneys for Mayfield filed a sworn affidavit from MacFenerstein that said NASCAR's drug-testing program is flawed and does not meet federal workplace guidelines. His findings were the basis of Mayfield's May 29 argument that his indefinite suspension for a failed drug test should be lifted.
Dustin Ackley went 5 for 6 and became the College World Series' career hits leader, and North Carolina tied a CWS record with 23 hits in an 11-4 victory over Southern Mississippi in Omaha, Neb.
Ackley, the No. 2 overall draft pick by the Seattle Mariners last week, has 27 hits in 14 CWS games. He broke the record of 24 career hits by Stanford's Sam Fuld (2001-03).
Cameron Rupp hit two home runs as Texas beat Arizona State, 10-6.
Elsewhere: Rutgers star Epiphanny Prince is skipping her senior season to play professionally in Europe, the first American woman to do so. The school said she has not signed with an agent or chosen a team. She plans to enter the 2010 WNBA draft.
Clemson men's soccer coach Trevor Adair resigned more than two months after his arrest on charges of attacking his teenage daughters. . . . Clemson men's basketball coach Oliver Purnell agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Tigers through 2016.
Penn State's Tim Curley was named athletic director of the year in the Northeast Region by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. . . . Kate (Pierangeli) Pearson was promoted to head women's basketball coach at Cabrini College.
Former Kansas City Chiefs executive Carl Peterson is the new chairman of USA Football, the national governing body of youth football. He replaced the late Jack Kemp.
Elsewhere: The New England Patriots signed Penn State offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger, the fourth-round draft pick who started 34 consecutive games in college. . . . Barbaro's brother, Nicanor, is entered in the eighth race at Delaware Park today, a 11/8-mile turf allowance. . . . Golfer Michelle Wie, who has played in the U.S. Women's Open every year since she was 13, did not qualify this season, shooting a 74 in the second round of qualifying at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md.
Twenty-seven stadia were dropped from consideration for the U.S. bid to host soccer's World Cup in 2018 and 2022, but 45 - including Lincoln Financial Field - remain under consideration. . . . Jennie Finch struck out 12 in a seven-inning perfect game as the Chicago Bandits beat the Philadelphia Force, 3-0, in a National Pro Fastpitch League game in Allentown. It was the Force's home opener.