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Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski with 38 laps to go and held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway. Busch won for the 50th time in his career, the sixth time on the 0.75-mile oval and for the first time here in the fall.

NASCAR makes another change at top with new president

NASCAR has promoted Steve Phelps to president, the latest leadership change for the slumping auto racing series. Phelps will replace Brent Dewar. Phelps will oversee all competition and business operations. He will report to Chairman and CEO Jim France, who replaced his nephew in August following Brian France’s arrest for driving under the influence.

Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix

The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA have argued for years in court that expanding legal betting will lead to more game-fixing. The pro leagues have sought, unsuccessfully so far, to get a cut of state gambling revenues to increase monitoring.

Golf capsules: Angela Stanford wins Evian for first major title

Angela Stanford ended her long wait for a first major title when her 3-under 68 was enough to win the LPGA Tour Evian Championship by one shot Sunday after long-time leader Amy Olson made double bogey on the 18th, at Evian-Les-Bains, France.

Commentary: Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez rematch should be must-see TV

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez step into the ring at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, trying to settle what they couldn’t the first time around in a hotly anticipated showdown with the middleweight title at stake. The fight is a rematch of their draw last September, and this time both fighters have made it clear they just don’t like each other.

Breanna Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics 98-82 for WNBA title

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their WNBA title, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five series. Stewart was the league MVP and was selected the Finals MVP after averaging 25.6 points in the three games.

History says Seattle Storm WNBA coronation only a matter of time

The Washington Mystics head back home facing a 2-0 deficit in the WNBA Finals, as well as long odds. The history of teams that have faced a 2-0 deficit since the league went to a best-of-five format doesn’t paint an optimistic picture for the Mystics. It’s happened four times before and all four times the trailing team has been swept. Washington hosts the Seattle Storm for Game 3 on Wednesday.

Justin Rose waits through a day of rain at BMW Championship

Aronimink Golf Club already was saturated when a steady rain caused tiny streams and large puddles in the fairways, leaving the PGA Tour little choice but to wait until Monday to either play the final round or decide to cut short the third FedEx Cup playoff event to 54 holes.