AUTO RACING

Kyle Larson was back in the NASCAR All-Star race, and got another $1 million by winning it again.

Larson held off a hard-charging Brad Keselowski during the final 10-lap shootout at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday night after a slippery three-wide pass to get back in front, giving Hendrick Motorsports its second consecutive win and 10th overall in the annual non-points race with the seven-figure prize.

Defending All-Star winner and reigning Cup champion Chase Elliott, who started the sixth and final segment out front, didn’t stay there long. Larson pushed his teammate, then got in front on the outside through the fourth turn. They were three-wide while Keselowski pulled ahead briefly at the line before Larson finally got ahead to stay for the last eight laps.

There were no points on the line, but Larson went to Victory Lane for the third weekend in a row.

Larson was with Chip Ganassi Racing when he won the 2019 All-Star race, but missed last year’s big event while serving a six-month suspension after using a racial slur during the livestream of a virtual race during the pandemic. That nearly cost him his career, but Hendrick gave him an opportunity this season to get back into the Cup Series.

Elliott finished third, with Joey Logano fourth, ahead of Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman.

INDYCAR: Pato O’Ward became IndyCar’s first repeat winner of the season by charging through the field Sunday on a final restart to steal the victory away from Josef Newgarden at the Raceway at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park.

O’Ward was fifth on a restart with seven laps remaining, but the 22-year-old from Mexico picked off Graham Rahal in the first turn, then Alex Palou in the next one. After passing Colton Herta for second, he set his sights on snatching what had seemed to be an easy victory for Newgarden away from the two-time IndyCar champion.

O’Ward went wheel-to-wheel with Newgarden and finally completed the pass with just over two laps remaining. O’Ward ultimately beat Newgarden by 6.7595 seconds and dedicated the win to Arrow McLaren SP teammate Felix Rosenqvist, who was hospitalized overnight following his crash in Saturday’s first race of the doubleheader.

BASEBALL

NECBL: Kohl Abrams hit a tie-breaking RBI single in the eighth inning and Joshua Rodriguez added a two-run single, lifting the Winnipesaukee Muskrats to a 6-4 win against the Sanford Mainers in Laconia, New Hampshire.

Calvin Hewett hit a two-run homer and a triple for Sanford, and Dayne Leonard also homered.

TENNIS

STUTTGART OPEN: Marin Cilic won his first title in three years as he upset Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6 (2), 6-3 in Germany at the ATP Tour’s first grass event of the year.

The former U.S. Open champion hit seven aces as he won his first title since the Queen’s Club Championships in the run-up to Wimbledon in 2018.

Cilic extended Auger-Aliassime’s losing run in tour finals. The 20-year-old Canadian has lost all eight of his title matches in straight sets in a streak that also includes losing the 2019 Stuttgart final to Matteo Berrettini.

FOOTBALL

NFL: The Miami Dolphins and linebacker Jerome Baker have agreed on a three-year, $39 million contract extension, agent Drew Rosenhaus said.

The deal includes $28.4 million in guaranteed money, Rosenhaus said.

Baker has played in all 48 games in his first three seasons with the Dolphins, starting 37 of them. He led the Dolphins in tackles in each of the past two seasons – 126 in 2019, 112 last season – and had a career-best seven sacks in 2020.

BASKETBALL

WNBA: Breanna Stewart had 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists to help the Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 89-66 in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Stewart made 4 of 5 from 3-point range for the Storm (10-2), who improved their lead atop the WNBA standings over the second-place Sun (8-3).

• Courtney Williams scored 21 points to help the Atlanta Dream beat the visiting Washington Mystics, 101-78.

• A’ja Wilson had 28 points and 14 rebounds to help the Las Vegas Aces win 85-78 at home against the Dallas Wings.

• Betnijah Laney had 23 points and 10 assists, and the visiting New York Liberty held on to beat the Phoenix Mercury, 85-83.

SOCCER

COPA AMERICA: Brazil kicked off a tournament that has been opposed by some members of its own team with a 3-0 win over Venezuela in Brasilia, Brazil.

Marquinhos, Neymar and Gabriel Barbosa scored in the opener, less than a day after several Venezuelan players tested positive for COVID-19.

South American soccer’s governing body, CONMEBOL, chose Brazil as host less than two weeks ago, despite its alarming COVID-19 figures, after Argentina and Colombia were dropped as co-hosts.

• A surprising choreographed move gave Colombia a 1-0 win against Ecuador in Cuiaba, Brazil.

Edwin Cardona scored the winner in the 42nd minute of a tense game.

The decisive moment started when midfielder Cardona took a free kick close to the edge of the penalty box. Instead of shooting, he exchanged three short passes with Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, who moved the ball forward to where Miguel Borja was waiting.

Borja headed the ball back to Cardona, who had run toward goalkeeper Pedro Ortiz. He scored with a right-footed shot.

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