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49ers linebacker Smith arrested at LAX Sunday

LOS ANGELES — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb.

Detroit Pistons decide not to renew Dumars’ contract

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Joe Dumars tried to push the Detroit Pistons back toward the playoffs with a couple of big moves last offseason.

Friendships end after physical Long Beach race

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Tempers flared all around the streets of Long Beach, where drivers declared friendships over after a surprisingly physical race.

Watson coasts to Masters' green jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. — One of golf’s most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters. That’s just fine with Bubba Watson.

Replay dispute in center of Yanks’ win over Red Sox

NEW YORK — Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another disputed replay ruling that led to the ejection of Red Sox manager John Farrell.

Prosecutor: Pistorius’ story doesn't add up

PRETORIA, South Africa — The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius in his murder trial Friday tried to shred his version of events the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, saying they do not add up and go against how people would react in the situation the double-amputee Olympian has described.

Expanded baseball replay might make for better manners

OAKLAND, Calif. — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona calmly exited the dugout on opening night and approached home plate umpire Mike Winters with a rather polite request that he review a collision at the plate.

Panel bans former 100 record holder Powell for 18 months

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican disciplinary panel banned former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell from athletics for 18 months after the veteran sprinter tested positive for a banned stimulant last June.

Scott relishes role as defending champ

AUGUSTA, Ga. — For some, the burden of defending a championship can be overwhelming.

Pineda pitches Yanks past Red Sox — with questions

NEW YORK — Michael Pineda won while pitching with some substance smudged on his hand as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Thursday night.