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Sports briefs: Austin Dillon to bring No. 3 to Sprint Cup Series

Published December 11, 2013 9:09 pm

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Auto racing • The late Dale Earnhardt's famed No. 3 will be back on track in the elite Sprint Cup Series next season with Austin Dillon using the number.

The move has been long anticipated because car owner Richard Childress has allowed his grandson to use the No. 3 as he's moved through NASCAR's ranks.

"I know in my heart, today, as I sit here, Dale Earnhardt is smiling down," Childress said at Wednesday's unveiling. "He would want to see this 3. He didn't want it to ever go away. But I felt it was the thing to do right after Daytona, and I know today that he's accepting this highly. I knew him that well."

The number has not been used since Earnhardt's death in the 2001 season-opening Daytona 500.

Driver unconscious in March crash

Lacrosse • Investigators have concluded that the bus driver for a Pennsylvania college lacrosse team was unconscious when the vehicle crashed in March, killing him and a pregnant coach.

State police said Wednesday that they found evidence of heart damage in the body of Anthony Guaetta. The 61-year-old was at the wheel of the bus carrying the Seton Hill University women's lacrosse team when it left the Pennsylvania Turnpike, hitting a guard rail and a tree.

Rev's Reis retires, takes Galaxy job

Lacrosse • New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis retired Wednesday after a 16-year career to become the goalie coach for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Reis, who spent the past 11 seasons with the Revolution, is a four-time MLS All-Star.

The Associated Press