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Exceeded The NBA broke its attendance record by drawing nearly 22 million fans during the 2014-15 regular season. The league said that the final total of 21,926,548 fans surpassed the 21,841,480 from 2006-07. It also represented a 2.4 percent increase from last season’s final attendance of 21,392,721.

Upheld A NASCAR appeals panel upheld a penalty against Richard Childress Racing for intentionally manipulating the tires on a car driven by Ryan Newman at Fontana. The committee reduced the amount of points deducted from Childress and Newman from 75 to 50. The fine against crew chief Luke Lambert was cut from $125,000 to $75,000.

• Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Pedro Morales lost his appeal of a red card and will be suspended one match by Major League Soccer. Morales was ejected in the 88th minute against San Jose last Saturday and will miss Saturday’s game at Real Salt Lake.

Announced The NBA and the Players Association announced that testing for human growth hormone will start during training camp next fall. All players will be subjected to two random tests during the season and one in the offseason. The first positive test will result in a 20-game suspension and a second violation will earn a 45-game ban. A third offense will result in dismissal from the league.

Expressed Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said he expects to return as coach next season, despite speculation that his job might be in jeopardy. The Thunder finished with a 45-37 record, but failed to make the playoffs for the first time in five years.

Rejoined Driver Pippa Mann will run the Indianapolis 500 this year with Dale Coyne Racing, her third time with the team. Mann has seven career starts in the IndyCar Series, three in the Indy 500. Her best finish was 20th in 2011 when she drove for Conquest Racing.

Declared Nebraska guard Terran Petteway will skip his senior season and declare for the NBA draft. Petteway led the Big Ten in scoring during his sophomore season and was fourth last season. His 18.1-point career scoring average ranks second in program history.

Welcomed Swimming’s governing body wants to give Michael Phelps a special invitation to race at the world championships. The 18-time Olympic champion was suspended by USA Swimming from the August 2-9 meet in Kazan, Russia, after a second drunken driving arrest last year.

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