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Johnson back in groove

Jimmie Johnson, five-time defending Sprint Cup champion, dominated Sunday at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., going to the front early on and weathering a series of late cautions to hold off Kasey Kahne and win for the first time since April.

Johnson's first victory since Talladega moved him into third in the Chase behind Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick.


Marathoner dies

Authorities say a 35-year-old male runner from North Carolina who collapsed about 500 yards from the finish line during the Chicago Marathon is dead. Race medical director Dr. George Chiampas said medical personnel were able to get his heart beating again but he died 1 hour, 45 minutes later at a hospital.


Yani Tseng wins again

Top-ranked Yani Tseng won the LPGA Hana Bank Championship in Incheon, South Korea, for her sixth LPGA Tour victory of the season, shooting 5-under-par 67 to edge Na Yeon Choi by a stroke . . . Brad Faxon won the Insperity Championship without hitting a shot when heavy rain washed out the final round of the Champions Tour event in the Woodlands, Texas. Tommy Armour III was second. Faxon won his first title on the 50-and-over circuit in his sixth start . . . Lee Slattery of England, ranked No. 328 in the world, got a double bogey on the final hole but held on to win the Madrid Masters, his first title in seven years on the European Tour.


Welcome back, Winnipeg

Carey Price stopped 30 shots and the Montreal Canadiens put a damper on a massive civic celebration in Winnipeg with a 5-1 win over the Jets. The return of the NHL to the city had fans celebrating in the streets hours before the game.-- AP

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