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NASCAR Chairman on Leave After Arrest…A’s Pick Up Fiers…UNC Football Players Suspended

SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) – NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France announced Monday he was taking an indefinite leave of absence. The decision comes a day after his arrest in New York’s Hamptons on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. Police say tests showed France’s blood-alcohol content was 0.18, more than twice the legal limit in New York.

DETROIT (AP) – The Oakland Athletics have added a veteran starting pitcher for the stretch run as they try to make the playoffs for the first time since 2014. The Detroit Tigers have sent Mike Fiers to the A’s for two players to be named or cash. Fiers is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA this season and joins a ballclub that is four games behind the AL West-leading Houston Astros.

SEATTLE (AP) – Robinson Cano has begun a rehab assignment with the Seattle Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate as he prepares for his return from his 80-game suspension for violating baseball’s joint drug agreement. Cano is eligible to rejoin the Mariners on Aug. 14 while the team is in Oakland. He hasn’t played since fracturing the fifth metacarpal on his right hand after being hit by a pitch on May 13, two days before his suspension.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Thirteen North Carolina football players face early season suspensions for selling team-issued shoes. The school says nine players received four-game suspensions for the secondary NCAA violations, including sophomore quarterback Chazz Surratt. Two players will sit two games and two others will be sidelined for one contest, although two of the suspensions will be delayed since they affect multiple players at one position.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a three-year contract extension with safety Ricardo Allen, who has a combined six interceptions the last three seasons. He had 54 tackles and one interception last season and was entering the final year of his contract. Allen was a fifth-round pick from Purdue in 2014 and began his career as a cornerback on the Falcons’ practice squad before switching to safety in 2015, coach Dan Quinn’s first season.

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