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NFL

Panthers sold for $2.2 billion

The Carolina Panthers are being sold for an NFL-record $2.2 billion.

Hedge fund manager David Tepper has agreed to buy the Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson, two sources familiar with the situation said Tuesday.

The purchase is subject to a vote at the NFL owners meeting next week in Atlanta.

Richardson announced in December he was selling the team amid an NFL investigation into sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace. The league’s investigation is still ongoing.

The price tag is the most ever paid for an NFL franchise, eclipsing the $1.4 billion the Pegula family paid to purchase the Buffalo Bills in 2014.

AUTO RACING

Larson’s team penalized by NASCAR

NASCAR on Tuesday penalized the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet team of Kyle Larson for an improper rear window support discovered in postrace inspection after last weekend’s event at Kansas Speedway.

The penalty takes away the benefit of the playoff point Larson earned with his stage win at Kansas. The team was also docked 20 points from the drivers’ and car owners’ standings. The penalty drops Larson from 10th to 11th in the season points.

Larson led a race-high 101 laps and finished fourth in Saturday’s KC Masterpiece 400 at the Kansas track.

Crew chief Chad Johnston was fined $50,000 and car chief David Bryant was suspended from the next two points-paying events on the schedule.

GOLF

Bobby Wadkins enters state shrine

Richmond’s Bobby Wadkins, Dr. Lew Blakey, Robbye King Unger and the late Lew Worsham were inducted Tuesday night as part of the Virginia Golf Hall of Fame’s 2018 class ceremony at Hermitage Country Club.

Bobby Wadkins, 66, gave the Virginia Golf Hall its first set of brothers as he joined Lanny, a member of the 2016 inaugural class, in the hall.

Former Masters champ Doug Ford dies

Doug Ford, the oldest surviving Masters champion and a former PGA player of the year, has died. He was 95.

The PGA Tour announced Mr. Ford’s death, saying Ford’s family informed the tour that he died Monday night. Details of his death were not immediately available.

Mr. Ford was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011. He won the 1955 PGA Championship, and then two years later won the Masters when he shot 66 in the final round to rally from a three-shot deficit to beat Virginia great Sam Snead.

Mr. Ford was the PGA player of the year that season. He collected the first of his 19 tour victories in 1952, and his last win was in 1963. Reisenweaver leads RGA Senior Midlothian’s Scott Reisenweaver scorched the final five holes, playing that stretch in four under par to fire a first-round 6-under-par 66 and lead after the first round of Richmond Golf Association Senior Championship at Salisbury Country Club.

Reisenweaver was one of three competitors to log a round in the 60s. Cam Young of Manakin-Sabot (67) and Midlothian’s Steve Serrao (69) were the others. . The final round is set for Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Among the super seniors (ages 65 and older), Bill Bailey (Glen Allen) and Pat Gregory (Midlothian) share the lead after both 71s. Tom Hackett (Powhatan) and Bert Wilson (Mechanicsville) posted 74s.

Virginia Tech golfer

Mark Lawrence Jr.

, a former Mills Godwin standout, has a two-round total of 148 and is tied for 60th place at the NCAA Raleigh (N.C.) Regional on Tuesday. Lawrence posted a 76 on Monday and followed that with a 72 on Tuesday.

Doug Ghim

of Texas leads the event with a 12-under 130. Lawrence is competing as an individual.

TENNIS

UR’s Dunbar, VCU’s Kostin draw A-10 salutes

Richmond freshman Emily Dunbar and George Washington junior Maria Siopacha have been named the Atlantic 10 Conference co-most outstanding performers in a vote by the league’s 14 head coaches. Dunbar also was named most outstanding rookie performer while VCU’s Paul Kostin was named coach of the year.

Dunbar playing at the No. 1 position compiled a 17-12 singles record and an 8-2 doubles record.

In his 18th year as the women’s coach, Kostin led the Rams to their ninth conference title and their 15th NCAA tournament bid. VCU finished with a 17-6 overall record and a 2-0 mark against A-10 competition.

Canada’s

Denis Shapovalov

, 19, overcame a slow start to beat 15th-seeded

Tomas Berdych

1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the first round of the Italian Open in Rome. Three-time Rome champion

Maria Sharapova

defeated 16th-seeded

Ashleigh Barty

7-5, 3-6, 6-2, and defending champion

Elina Svitolina

routed

Petra Martic

6-1, 6-2.

INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY

Finland hands U.S. setback

Finland handed the United States its first defeat at the ice hockey world championship in a 6-2 thumping in Herning, Denmark.

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