Tony Stewart won't race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third NASCAR Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.

Jeff Burton will replace him in the No. 14 Chevrolet at the Tennessee short track. Burton also drove Stewart's car at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, finishing 37th.

Stewart-Haas Racing said Wednesday that it's allowing Stewart to take the time he needs away from the track, indicating the three-time NASCAR champion is taking it week by week.

Stewart has been in seclusion since the Aug. 9 incident at an upstate New York dirt track. He hasn't commented since issuing a statement the day after Ward's death.

Stewart also pulled out of the race at Watkins Glen, which began 12 hours after his car hit Ward. Investigators didn't have any evidence to support criminal intent. The investigation is expected to last at least another week.

Rain washed out the Truck Series race at Bristol. It was rescheduled for Thursday at 7 a.m. (PT).

Little League

Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit homers, and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mo'ne Davis 8-1 in the World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. That puts Las Vegas in Saturday's U.S. title game and sends Philadelphia into an elimination game Thursday against Chicago. Davis' night was made short because of pitch-count rules. She allowed three runs and six hits and struck out six in 21/3 innings before leaving after 55 pitches.


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Basketball

Kyrie Irving made all five shots and scored 12 points starting in place of Derrick Rose, and the U.S. national team routed the Dominican Republic 105-62 in an exhibition game in New York. The Warriors' Klay Thompson had 10 points and Stephen Curry eight for the U.S. Coach Mike Krzyzewski said Rose's absence wasn't due to knee soreness but a matter of finding minutes for 16 players. "We know what Derrick can do," said Krzyzewski, who must pare the roster from 16 to 12 before the World Cup starts Aug. 30 in Spain.

Soccer

Landon Donovan scored in the 80th minute to give Los Angeles (10-5-7) a 4-3 MLS win at Colorado (8-11-6). The Galaxy trailed 2-0 and 3-1 in the first half. Goals by Robbie Keane, Omar Gonzalez, Alan Gordon and Donovan handed the Rapids their fifth straight loss.

  • Megan Rapinoe scored three minutes into the game, and the United States got three goals in the second half to beat Switzerland 4-1 in Cary, North Carolina. Abby Wambach also scored for the U.S., her 168th career goal.

    Colleges

    Mark Martinez was promoted to head baseball coach at San Diego State, succeeding the late Tony Gwynn. Martinez, who joined the Aztecs staff in 2005, had taken over the day-to-day duties for a majority of last season while Gwynn focused on his health. Gwynn died June 16 from oral cancer.

  • Kent State center Jason Bitsko died. Police believe the 21-year-old football player died from an undetermined medical issue. He was found unresponsive in his apartment shortly before 9 a.m.