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NASCAR penalty drops Kyle Larson from series lead

Kyle Larson has lost his NASCAR Cup series lead and his crew chief has been suspended after their car failed a postrace inspection at Kentucky Speedway. The Carolina Hurricanes and defenseman Jaccob Slavin agreed to a seven-year contract extension. Patterson, 59, led a group that brought the NFL’s Texans and a Super Bowl to Houston, where he helped design and finance the stadium. Trish Johnson completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Senior LPGA Championship, closing with a 1-over-par 73 to beat Michelle Redman by three strokes in French Lick, Ind. Shekinna Stricklen made a career-high seven three-pointers to tie a franchise record, accounting for all 21 of her points in the Connecticut Sun’s 83-79 victory over the host Seattle Storm. ...

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