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Sports briefs: Fans injured at Dayton 500 race explore legal options

Published February 26, 2013 9:55 pm

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Auto Racing • The attorney for three NASCAR fans injured last weekend during a race the day before the Daytona 500 says they are exploring a possible lawsuit, but some experts say they could face tough obstacles in winning damages.

Matt Morgan, the Orlando-based lawyer for the fans, said at a news conference Tuesday than any suit would focus on the safety fence used along the track at Daytona International Speedway. He said he hopes to reach a settlement with NASCAR to avoid a lawsuit.

More than 30 people were injured last Saturday after a horrific wreck in a second-tier NASCAR series race sent chunks of debris, including a heavy tire, into the stands. Morgan declined to provide the identities of his clients, but said two of them were seated directly in front of the crash and suffered injuries ranging from a fractured fibula to abdominal swelling. All have been released from the hospital.

Coach K won't be back for Olympics

Olympics • Mike Krzyzewski said again Tuesday he doesn't plan to return as U.S. men's basketball coach after leading the Americans to two Olympic gold medals.

Saying "my stance hasn't changed," Krzyzewski told ESPN Radio he expects USA Basketball to name a new coach this summer.

The Hall of Fame Duke coach said during and after last summer's Olympics that he wasn't planning to return to the position he's held with the national team since 2005.

Earthquakes sign Wondo to new deal

Soccer • The San Jose Earthquakes have re-signed forward Chris Wondolowski.

The deal announced by the club Tuesday makes Wondolowski the second San Jose player to take a designated player spot. The Bay Area native scored 27 goals last season, tying the Major League Soccer record set by Tampa Bay's Roy Lassiter in 1996.

From wire reports