!MOTORSPORTS: Elliott Sadler, who isn’t eligible for the race for the Nextel Cup title, won the pole for Saturday night’s NASCAR event at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. with a track record of 193.216 mph. Ryan Newman, second in the standings, qualified second at 193.126. BASKETBALL: Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward LeBron James remained hospitalized for a second night with pain in his chest from what the team called a strained muscle. James was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic for tests Wednesday night, hours after he was wincing during practice. James said he doesn’t know how he got the injury. General manager Danny Ferry said tests on James have not shown anything abnormal, and his understanding is that James’ heart “is not an issue.” Detroit Pistons forward Darko Milicic was released on a $100 bond after he was arrested in suburban Detroit and charged with driving with a suspended license. Milicic was pulled over on suspicion of having illegally tinted windows, a police spokesman said. A routine check of his driving record showed his license had been suspended for two unpaid traffic tickets in another city. FOOTBALL: Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer received a new seven-year contract that will boost his annual salary from $1.4 million to $2 million and run through 2012. BASEBALL: Former major-leaguer Matt Franco (Westlake High) delivered a key hit as the Chiba Lotte Marines, managed by Bobby Valentine, defeated the Softbank Hawks 3-2 to take a 2-0 lead in the Pacific League’s best-of-five series that determines who plays for the Japanese League title. SOCCER: At least 19 were injured, including two police officers as tens of thousands of Serbia-Montenegro fans danced and fired gunshots into the air after their country clinched a World Cup berth in a 1-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I took (human growth hormone) for a brief period and … I definitely didn’t receive what I got out of THG,” Romanowski said, referring to another drug he got from Conte. In November 2003, the NFL notified Romanowski that he tested positive for the steroid THG. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Romanowski, whose 16-year career ended with the Raiders in 2003, writes about his experiences in a soon-to-be-released book, “Romo, My Life on the Edge.” HOCKEY: Former Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore’s lawsuit over a vicious hit by Vancouver’s Todd Bertuzzi was dismissed by a Denver judge, who advised him to take the case to Canada. Moore’s claims would be better handled in Canada because that’s where the hit happened and all the defendants are based there, Denver District Judge Shelley Gilman said. Moore is was seeking unspecified damages from the Canucks, team owner Orca Bay Hockey Limited Partnership, Bertuzzi, coach Marc Crawford, former general manager Brian Burke and former Canucks player Brad May. Former All-Star defenseman Nick Boynton ended a monthlong holdout and signed a one-year deal with the Boston Bruins. Former NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski admits to using steroids and human growth hormone supplied by Victor Conte during an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that will air Sunday. Romanowski said he took illegal steroids for a two-year period starting in 2001 and got them from Conte, the former head of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, which has been at the center of a steroids controversy in several sports.