Johnson wins Sprint Cup race at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Six-time series champion Jimmie Johnson won for the first time in 25 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts at Michigan International Speedway, outlasting pole winner Kevin Harvick by 1.214 seconds on Sunday.

It was Johnson’s third victory in four races ”“ and the fifth in a row for Chevrolet and Hendrick Motorsports.

Brad Keselowski finished third after two straight runner-up showings, at Dover and Pocono. Paul Menard was fourth, followed by Kasey Kahne, Gordon and Earnhardt in the 400-mile, 200-lap race.

Menard victorious in Nationwide event

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Paul Menard won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday when leader Joey Logano had a flat tire with about five laps remaining.

Menard ended up holding off Sam Hornish Jr. by a half-second for his first series victory since 2006. It was his first Nationwide start of the season.

Audi team takes title at Le Mans

LE MANS, France (AP) — Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer overcame turbocharger problems to drive Audi to its 13th title at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday.

It was the trio’s third victory in the world’s most famous endurance race. Their Audi No. 2 finished three laps ahead of Audi No. 1 driven by Lucas di Grassi, Marc Gene and defending champion Tom Kristensen.

Former NFL RB Thomas dies at 41

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Rodney Thomas, who played running back for the Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons during a seven-year NFL career, has died. He was 41.

Thomas died Saturday at the home in Groveton, a small East Texas town where he grew up, that he bought for his mother after signing his first professional contract, Groveton Funeral Home owner Terry Cartwright said Sunday. The cause of death wasn’t known and an autopsy was underway, he said.

Former Cowboy Brent released from jail

DALLAS (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys tackle Josh Brent was released from jail Sunday following his conviction for a drunken car crash that killed his friend and teammate, Jerry Brown, the Dallas County sheriff’s office said.

The 26-year-old Brent was convicted in January of intoxication manslaughter for the December 2012 crash that killed Brown, a Cowboys practice squad player. Brent was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years’ probation. It was not immediately clear whether he would be required to report to a rehab facility to complete his six-month sentence, which was expected to end in July.

Federer wins Wimbledon warmup

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer made a statement Sunday at the Gerry Weber Open, winning the Wimbledon warmup for the seventh time.

Federer fired five aces and saved three of the five break points he faced to defeat Alejandro Falla 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) in the final. It was the 14th title on grass and 79th overall for the 32-year-old Swiss.

Dimitrov beats Lopez in Queens final

LONDON (AP) — Grigor Dimitrov saved a match point to defeat Spanish left-hander Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (8), 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6) Sunday and win the grass-court tournament at Queen’s Club, a Wimbledon warmup.

Algieri takes junior welterweight crown

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Algieri won the WBO junior welterweight title, outpointing Ruslan Provodinkov in a split decision Saturday night at Barclays Center.

Judges Don Trella and Tom Schreck scored the fight 114-112 for Algieri (20-0), while Max DeLuca had it 117-109 for Provodinkov (23-3).



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