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’Oppenheimer Blue’ diamond sells for over $51M, new record

GENEVA — The ‘Oppenheimer Blue’ has sold for a hammer price of 50.6 million Swiss francs ($51.3 million), setting a new record for a diamond sold at auction.

The 14.62-carat stone, billed as the largest Vivid Blue diamond ever put up for auction, obliterated Christie’s pre-sale estimate range of between 38 million and 45 million Swiss francs.

Kenseth wins thriller

DOVER, Del.—Matt Kenseth held off Kyle Larson in a thrilling run down the stretch to win a wreck-filled race yesterday at Dover International Speedway.

Kenseth snapped a 17-race winless skid with his 37th career victory—and denied Larson his first win.

“I got digging the best I could and tried to hold him off,” Kenseth noted.