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Holmes to have brain surgery, expected out three months

EDISON, N.J. — J.B. Holmes withdrew from the Barclays as he prepares to have brain surgery.

Holmes has been diagnosed with structural defects in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance. He has been dealing with vertigo-like symptoms since May.

Holmes said the surgery a low-risk procedure, and the two-time PGA Tour winner he should be able to return to competition after about three months.


Truck series driver suspended for substance abuse

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR suspended Craftsman Truck Series driver Shane Sieg on Monday for violating the substance abuse policy. He’s the second driver from NASCAR’s top three national series to be suspended since the random drug testing policy was adopted in 2009. Jeremy Mayfield was the first driver suspended. He failed a random test in May 2009.

From wire dispatches and staff reports