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WASHINGTON -- Saeed Nelson had 22 points and nine rebounds, Mark Gasperini added 14 points and seven boards, and American beat Youngstown State 77-62 on Saturday for its second win of the season. Grant Holmes Athletics Jersey .American scored the final 14 points of the first half after holding YSU scoreless for nearly six minutes. The Eagles led by nine at the break and Youngstown State didnt hit the 30-point mark until 16:06 remaining.Delante Jones scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds for American (2-7), which has won twice in four games. The Eagles outrebounded the Penguins 46-34.Cameron Morse led Youngstown State (5-6) with 21 points and six rebounds for his 22nd 20-plus game of his career. Braun Hartfield added 12 points and Devin Haygood 10.The Penguins were just 2 of 15 from 3-point range and made just 36.5 percent overall. Joe Dimaggio Jersey . 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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There was a time when drivers raced injured, when nothing could get them to climb out of their seat.The rules didnt allow racers to be hurt, sitting out a week would be catastrophic in the point standings, and, ultimately, the payout. Not being able to drive with broken bones, blisters, burns, illness, any ailment at all, could derail a season. Even worse, it could cost a driver his job.So its a testament to NASCAR that Dale Earnhardt Jr. felt strong enough last week to take himself out of his car because he couldnt shake symptoms that could be concussion-related. NASCARs most popular driver benched himself for Sundays race at New Hampshire and he will await further tests to see if hes able to drive this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Earnhardt said hes battling balance issues and nausea and is uncertain when he will be back in a race car.My mind feels real sharp, he said in a podcast recorded Sunday night. Ive struggled with my balance over the last four, five days and I definitely wouldnt be able to drive a race car (last weekend). Making the right decision was out of the question, I made the decision I had to make. Its just going to take a lot of patience.Tales of drivers racing hurt date back to the beginning of nearly every series. On the same day Earnhardt was watching someone else drive his car in New Hampshire, IndyCar ace Josef Newgarden was powering through on the street course at Toronto with a broken hand. When he wrecked late in the race, his in-car camera caught Newgarden in serious pain and favoring his broken hand.Dont forget when Ricky Rudd raced with his swollen eyes taped open in the Daytona 500 or Richard Petty driving for weeks with a severe neck injury or the late Dale Earnhardt winning the pole at Watkins Glen with a broken collarbone. More recently, Denny Hamlin twice raced immediately after tearing the ACL in one of his knees and Brad Keselowski won at Pocono a week after breaking his foot.About 15 years ago, Earnhardt Jr. revealed in an interview that he thought hed driven with concussion symptoms several times in 2001. His admission led to a tightened medical review policy in which Earnhardt had to be seen by a doctor before he could race after he was briefly knocked unconscious in a 2002 crash at Dover.As the years went on, Earnhardt became smarter about his health. He missed two races during the 2012 Chase because of a pair of concussions suffered in a six-race stretch, and sitting out those events immediately ended any title shot.Dashed championship hopes would still be the case for any driver injured during NASCARs 10-race playoffs, but the sanctioning body has made it easier for drivers to admit they are hurt. By allowing teams to apply for a waiver so the driver will still be eligible to make the playoffs, NASCAR made it possibble for Earnhardt to take himself out of the car. James Kaprielian Athletics Jersey. Granted, playoff hopes shouldnt trump health issues -- especially concussions, something that could cause long-term damage -- but this very small step has given flexibility in a system that previously had none.Team owner Rick Hendrick made it clear he doesnt want a driver to sacrifice his health to stay in the race car.Our guys know that the most important thing is their health, and if theyre in an accident and they feel like theyve had a concussion, theres a protocol and they need to go through it, Hendrick said before Sundays race. Its hard to get out of the car, but we want (Earnhardt) for the long haul. He wants to race for a long time, so we are going to let the doctors make those decisions.Its really hard at first, and then the more you think about it, its the right thing to do for him and its the right thing to do for the team. We will just take it day-by-day.Its not clear when Earnhardt was injured -- he was in crashes at Michigan on June 12 and Daytona on July 2 -- and his symptoms originally led Earnhardt to believe his problem was allergy or sinus related. So he raced at Kentucky two weeks ago not feeling well, and when it didnt improve, he saw a neurological specialist who diagnosed concussion-like symptoms.It could be a