RICHMOND, Va. — Kurt Busch led 291 of the final 306 laps Sunday to win NASCAR's Toyota Owners 400 stock car race at Richmond International Raceway.

Kevin Harvick, Busch's teammate for Stewart-Haas Racing, claimed second place for the third time in five races, while Jimmie Johnson placed third. Jamie McMurray and Joey Logano, the pole sitter, rounded out the top five.

Busch took the leap for the first time on Lap 95. Logano had led all the way until that point.

 

White Sox, Royals receive penalties

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox each lost Saturday without playing a game.

Four members of the Royals and three from the White Sox were punished for their roles in a series-opening brawl in Chicago, and six of the players drew suspensions. Major League Baseball placed the blame for the fighting squarely on both teams.

Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was handed a seven-game suspension, fellow starter Edinson Volquez was given five games and outfielder Lorenzo Cain and reliever Kelvin Herrera got two games apiece. White Sox pitchers Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija were suspended five games each, while catcher Tyler Flowers escaped suspension but joined the others in getting an undisclosed fine.

All the players who received suspensions are appealing.

Along with the suspensions, the White Sox said reliever Matt Albers fractured a finger on his throwing hand in the melee. Albers was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. The White Sox promoted right-hander Scott Carroll from Triple-A Charlotte and designated left-hander Eric Surkamp for assignment.

 

Klitschko keeps his boxing title

NEW YORK (AP) — Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko easily outpointed a game-but-outclassed Bryant Jennings in the champion's first fight in the United States in seven years, defending his heavyweight titles with a unanimous decision Saturday night.

Although not at his dominant best, Klitschko was in control from the outset in his 18th straight successful defense.

The overwhelmingly pro-Klitschko crowd of 17,056 roared loudly with every thundering punch by the champ, who won 116-111 on two cards, 118-109 on another.

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