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Sports briefs: April 5


Fall leaves Bucks' Bogut with multiple injuries

Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut has a broken hand, dislocated elbow and sprained wrist that will keep him out indefinitely after a hard fall in Saturday night's victory over the Phoenix Suns.

The team said Sunday it does not know when he will return, but the injuries leave his availability for a potential playoff run in doubt. He has been released from the hospital.

With Milwaukee leading late in the second quarter, Bogut took a long outlet pass in for a fast break slam dunk. He hung on the rim afterward, was touched in the back by the Suns' Amare Stoudemire and crashed to the court. He wrenched his right elbow in ugly fashion trying to brace his fall.

A long-term injury to Bogut could be a serious loss for the Bucks, who have been one of the NBA's surprises this season. With Saturday's win, the Bucks are sixth in the Eastern Conference and are close to clinching a playoff berth. Bogut, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft, is having a standout season for the resurgent Bucks, averaging 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds.

Ray Allen scored a season-high 33 points, hitting his sixth three-pointer to give the Celtics a four-point lead with 48 seconds left, and host Boston held on despite 42 points from LeBron James to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-113 on Sunday. The win snapped a three-game home losing streak for Boston, and it kept the Cavaliers from clinching home-court advantage for the entire post-season. James scored 20 in the fourth quarter, when the Cavs erased a 17-point lead and took their first lead at 104-103 with 2:58 left. But he missed two free throws in the last 16 seconds and a three-point attempt on a fast break with 3.2 seconds left when a two-pointer would have tied it. James was 0-for-9 from three-point range.

Manu Ginobili scored 32 points, Tim Duncan added 24 and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Lakers at Los Angeles 100-81 Sunday to clinch their 13th consecutive playoff berth. The Lakers got a season-high 32 points from Pau Gasol and 22 from Kobe Bryant, but failed to clinch the No. 1 seed in the West.

Don Nelson tied Lenny Wilkens for the most wins by an NBA coach when the Golden State Warriors held off the host Toronto Raptors 113-112. The victory was the 1,332nd for Nelson, who can pass Wilkens when Golden State plays at Washington on Tuesday.


Hopkins outpoints Jones in rematch

Bernard Hopkins won a brutal unanimous decision over Roy Jones Jr. in their long-delayed rematch late Saturday night at Las Vegas, emphatically avenging his loss in the famed champions' first fight nearly 17 years ago. The 45-year-old Hopkins (51-5-1, 32 KOs) dominated nearly every round of a light heavyweight bout, winning for the fifth time in his six fights since 2005.

"It was sweet revenge," Hopkins said. "It was really rough in there. He's a good fighter, and he tried to rough me up. I tried to tough it out, but I was seeing spots from the sixth round on."

Hopkins settled an old score against the 41-year-old Jones (54-7), who beat him by decision in May 1993 when both fighters still were on the cusp of standout careers.


Astros' top pick to play for Legends

The Lexington Legends' roster will include the Houston Astros' top draft pick in 2009, shortstop Jiovanni Mier. Mier, from Pomona, Calif., played at the Astros' rookie Appalachian League affiliate in Greeneville, Tenn., last summer. He batted .276 in 51 games with seven home runs and 32 RBI. Five players from last season's roster return — pitchers David Duncan, Arcenio Leon and Jose Trinidad, infielder Kody Hinze and infielder-outfielder Andy Simunic.

The Legends open the season April 8 in Charleston, S.C. After an eight-game road trip, Lexington will play the Greenville Drive at Applebee's Park at 7:05 p.m. Friday, April 16.

Lee sets Morehead State hits record

Drew Lee's seventh-inning single was the 249th hit of his career, breaking Josh Cox's school record and host Morehead State held off a late SIU Edwardsville rally, winning 8-6 on Sunday. Lee, a Montgomery County graduate, was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.


Kim wins Houston Open in playoff

Anthony Kim made a par on the first playoff hole to beat Vaughn Taylor and win the Houston Open for his third PGA Tour title. Kim and Taylor were tied at 12-under 276, after Kim missed a 6-foot par putt on the 18th hole. They played No. 18 again in the playoff and Kim made a routine 4, two-putting from 30 feet. Taylor hit a bad drive, played out of the greenside bunker and came up short on his 18-foot par putt.


Roddick beats Berdych for title

Andy Roddick used a dominating serve and smart baseline game to beat Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-4 and win the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla. The runner-up last month at Indian Wells, Calif., Roddick has a record of 26-4 this year, best on the men's tour.

Pete Weber defeated Mike Scroggins to win the Lumber Liquidators Marathon Open at Baltimore, Md., allowing the Hall of Fame bowler to move into third place on the PBA Tour's career win list. Weber has 35 victories to break a tie with Mark Roth, and his 268-224 win also denied Scroggins the PBA Tour player of the year award. Instead, Weber's longtime rival Walter Ray Williams Jr. won the honor for the seventh time. Williams has won 47 titles, while the late Earl Anthony won 43 times.

■ Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel led from start to finish to win Sunday's Formula One race, the Malaysian Grand Prix. Vettel led a 1-2 finish ahead of teammate Mark Webber.

The last word

Butler men's basketball player Gordon Hayward thought he'd be able to sneak back to his hometown church for Easter services without causing a stir. He was wrong. Hayward was surprised by the reaction at Messiah Lutheran Church in Brownsburg, Ind.:

"Me and Garrett (Butcher) couldn't really get out of there. People were swarming us. You don't really get that at church. It was weird because I was signing (autographs) on the church program."