Hamilton doesn't want win by appeal

LONDON -- Lewis Hamilton said it would be bad for the sport if the Formula One title were awarded to him on appeal.

The McLaren rookie finished one point behind Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen in the final standings after the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.

But McLaren said it plans to appeal a FIA decision not to penalize four drivers investigated for fuel irregularities following the Sao Paulo race.

If McLaren wins the appeal, the British driver -- who finished seventh in the race -- could be bumped up several places in the results and be elevated above winner Raikkonen in the final points standings.

"To have the world title taken away is a bit cruel and probably not good for the sport," Hamilton told BBC Radio. "It would feel weird after Kimi did such a fantastic job in the last two races and won on Sunday.

"I want to win it on the track. You want to do it in style, you want to win the race or (be) battling it out for the lead. Being promoted after other people have been thrown out is not the way I want to do it."

College Basketball

North Carolina State women's basketball coach Kay Yow has resumed chemotherapy in her fight against breast cancer.

The 65-year-old Hall of Fame coach had stopped chemotherapy for five months during the offseason in favor of less demanding hormonal treatments. Yow said she restarted chemotherapy a month ago but was bothered by side effects -- she had trouble walking -- and switched to a different drug last week. ...

One of two men accused of shooting at five Duquesne University basketball players after a school dance pleaded guilty to attempted homicide and other counts. Derek Scott Lee, 19, of Pittsburgh, was sentenced to seven to 14 years in prison.


In a surprising move announced without comment from coach Bobby Petrino or general manager Rich McKay, Atlanta cut starting defensive tackle Grady Jackson. Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said Petrino would address the move today. ... Two wins in three games earned Buffalo rookie quarterback Trent Edwards the starting job, and sent J.P. Losman to the bench.


Nike announced plans to acquire Britain's Umbro, continuing its aggressive moves in the field of soccer in an attempt to gain a larger international market presence in the sport. The acquisition is a major step for the U.S. apparel and shoe maker, which has said it wants to become soccer's top brand by the next World Cup in 2010.


American cyclist Levi Leipheimer will join Astana, reuniting with former colleagues Johan Bruyneel and Alberto Contador from the now-defunct Discovery Channel team. Leipheimer, who finished third in the 2007 Tour de France, said that the decision was an easy one.

Figure Skating

The 2008 Skate America championships, featuring the world's top figure skaters, will be held at the 8,000-seat Comcast Arena at the Everett Events Center in Everett, Wash. The event is scheduled to start Oct. 24, 2008.