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White Sox wear Boston Strong on 1-year anniversary

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox have paid tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing before their game against the Red Sox.

The White Sox played a video montage and held a moment of silence as both teams lined up outside their dugouts Tuesday night to mark the one-year anniversary of the tragedy. White Sox players and coaches wore T-shirts with the Boston Strong logo that the Red Sox often donned last year.

Red Sox manager John Farrell says hopefully this is "another day of healing for everyone involved, particularly the family of the victims."

"I think it's critical that we never forget the victims that have fallen," Farrell said before the game. "I think we're all proud to be part of the healing process, how small it might have been, and (it) makes us further proud to be part of an incredible city, a very strong community that I think became even stronger when we unified in response to it."

MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

NEW YORK (AP) Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

Jackson traveled to baseball's 1992 winter meetings to criticize its lack of minorities in management, and he pushed for change.

Selig retired Robinson's No. 42 in 1997 on the 50th anniversary of the big league debut of the Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman. Selig established a Diverse Business Partners program the following year and in 1999 started requiring clubs to consider at least one minority for each manager and major executive opening. MLB also sponsors 35 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars.

Jackson said Jackie Robinson Day had become "a national holiday for all practical purposes."

"To honor Jackie in this way honors the best in America," Jackson told Selig on Tuesday at MLB's third Diversity Business Summit. "In many ways, had Jackie not succeeded you could not have Atlanta Falcons or the Braves or the Carolina Panthers. You could not have these southern teams if Jackie had failed."

Robinson's daughter, Sharon, presented Selig with a large plaque. Jackson spoke from the audience after Selig's speech and told him "you took to heart that challenge."

"I guess if you're commissioner long enough, things can turn around," Selig said later.

For the first time since Robinson's number was retired, no players in the major leagues were wearing No. 42. Players using the number were grandfathered at the time of Selig's announcement, and the last to use No. 42 was Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera, who retired at the end of last season.

"Today all of our players league-wide will wear No. 42 to celebrate the man who helped change the future course of our game and more importantly our country," Selig said.

A ceremony had been scheduled for Yankee Stadium to unveil a plaque commemorating Nelson Mandela's visit to the old Bronx ballpark in 1990. The Yankees' game against the Chicago Cubs was rained out, and the ceremony, which includes Zondwa Mandela, a grandson of the late South African president, was pushed back until Wednesday evening.

Selig frequently points out that Robinson's first game occurred more than a year before President Harry Truman desegregated the U.S. military and seven years before the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision that ruled state laws requiring segregated public schools were unconstitutional.

"Baseball must continue to be more than just a game on the field," Selig said. "The game's remarkable ability to serve as a common bond should be used to create opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or gender."

Selig became acting commissioner in 1992 and got the job permanently in 1998. He plans to retire in January. He said the Diverse Business Partners program had led to purchases of more than $1 billion in goods and services from minority- and women-owned businesses.

But the percentage of African-American players in the major leagues has been cut in half since peaking at about 18 percent at times from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s.

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, who is black, says some of this generation's players don't know of Robinson's accomplishments.

"They don't know a lot about the history, and I don't really blame it all on them. I think their generation is a generation that was force-fed these things," he said, holding up a smart phone. "Everything's now. Not much of an appreciation for the past and what it meant, particularly when it comes to baseball and baseball players. The paths that were paved for them, I don't think they really get it, or really understand it."

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AP Sports Writer Stephen Hawkins in Arlington, Texas, contributed to this report.

Panel of administrators: NCAA system must change

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A panel of college administrators agree the NCAA business model has to change to survive.

Three administrators participated in a discussion Tuesday on integrity and the commercialization of college athletics - Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner Beth DeBauche, Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart and former Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe.

Many athletic departments are flush with cash thanks to multi-million dollar TV deals. Conferences have started their own networks, and coaches' contracts continue to soar.

Now athletes are demanding their fair share.

"The landscape as we know it for Division I is going to certainly change in some form or fashion," DeBauche said.

While DeBauche sees the current crisis as an opportunity to make college athletics healthier than ever, the panel also agreed the question now is how to do that.

"We have to have 21st century solutions," Barnhart said. "We didn't get to this problem overnight."

A regional National Labor Relations Board official cleared the way recently for football players at Northwestern to form what would be the nation's first union for college athletes. Northwestern has appealed the ruling, and the NLRB currently is weighing that appeal. The NCAA and the Big Ten Conference also oppose the ruling.

Northwestern players will vote April 25 on whether to form a union.

DeBauche said difficult conversations loom in the coming months. There's a gap between the top five conferences with the big-money deals, and she said the majority of the 32 conferences in Division I are more like the OVC. Money made by the conference goes back to members to pay bills. The conferences also need to protect non-revenue generating sports and meet Title IX requirements.

"Put on top of that challenges from unionization ... we're going to have to be flexible to adapt to those," DeBauche said. "In fact, if there's so much pressure and we get close to a business model, we will not be able to sustain it."

Beebe believes that the revenue gap can be bridged, although he said the challenge will be giving a quarterback extra money without taking dollars out of a fellow student's pocket.

"How that all makes sense, I'm not really sure but thank goodness I don't have to" figure it out, Beebe said.

Barnhart pointed to the Olympic model.

He said the organization changed from purely amateur athletes to today's system where many, but not all, Olympians earn money without turning off fans. But the Kentucky athletic director said he also wants to protect a system that allows a tennis player on scholarship the chance to attend college.

Beebe agreed.

He said realignment increased students' desires to get their share of the money generated by football and men's basketball. He noted programs like women's volleyball and softball in the Big 12 now fly to games and stay in first-class hotels with the bills paid by the revenue generated from football and men's basketball.

Reinstating the grant-in-aid for student-athletes is an option that should be discussed at the highest levels, said Beebe, who noted that such a grant that was $15 a month 40 years ago would now be about $200.

"We'd be in a better place," Beebe said, "and if it happened a couple years ago it could've held off some of these outside pressures."

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Moore to have elbow surgery, miss rest of season

BALTIMORE (AP) Tampa Bay left-hander Matt Moore will miss the remainder of the season after opting to have elbow-ligament replacement surgery.

Dr. James Andrews is to operate next week on the 24-year-old pitcher, who made the AL All-Star team last year. Moore will be the first Rays pitcher to undergo Tommy John surgery since Jason Isringhausen in June 2009.

"I can't help out on the competitive side of this business right now," Moore said Tuesday before rain washed out the Rays' game at the Orioles. "This is my first significant injury where I'm going to be missing a lot of time."

Manager John Maddon believes Moore's decision will be beneficial in the long term for the pitcher and the team.

"It's awful, but it's great," Maddon said. "It's awful that we're going to miss this guy for a bit. It's good for him to be able to get past this moment and look forward to a really long and prosperous career. Almost all of the time, percentage-wise, it's a very successful operation."

Moore hasn't pitched since walking off the mound with elbow soreness on April 7 in Kansas City. He was placed on the disabled list the following day.

"It was an injury that I didn't think would be my ligament. I didn't think it was going to be something like that," he said. "It just didn't feel that severe."

After throwing on the side Monday, Moore realized surgery was inevitable.

"I don't think there was a whole lot of hesitation," he said, noting that he felt pain "on every single pitch."

Moore also experienced elbow soreness last season while going 17-4 with a 3.29 ERA. He was 0-2 this year despite allowing only three runs in 10 innings.

Moore is among three Tampa Bay pitchers on the disabled list. Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson is recovering from arthroscopic right elbow surgery and right-hander Alex Cobb has a left oblique strain.

"It's tough," starter David Price said. "They're going to be working hard. They're going to be trying to get back here. Whenever they do, it's going to be a good little shot in the butt for us, and that's what you need throughout the season."

Maddon already has been forced to improvise his rotation. Left-hander Erik Bedard was going to start for the Rays on Thursday, but because of the rainout, Price will take the mound in the opener of a series against the New York Yankees.

Gordon, Johnson declare for NBA draft

Aaron Gordon's decision was expected. Part of a heralded class of freshmen last season, anything but one and done would have been a surprise.

Nick Johnson had to build toward his move to the NBA.

Always a steady player, he boosted his draft status with a superb junior season, earning numerous All-America honors while leading Arizona to within a few seconds of the Final Four for the second time in three years.

Now he and Gordon are headed to the NBA.

"I'm going to show what I bring to the table, so many things as far as my leadership and my ability to defend and knock down shots," Johnson said during a news conference Tuesday at Arizona's McKale Center. "If you ask me, I'm a basketball player."

So is Gordon. A pretty good one.

He arrived at Arizona as one of the top incoming freshmen in a class that included Duke's Jabari Parker, Kansas' Andrew Wiggins and Kentucky's latest cast of potential one-and-doners, including Julius Randle and twins Aaron and Andrew Harrison.

Exceptionally athletic, particularly for a solid-framed 6-foot-8 forward, Gordon had a strong lone season in college basketball, averaging 12.4 points and 8 rebounds per game to earn Pac-12 freshman of the year honors. He broke a 40-year-old school freshman record with 303 rebounds and shot 49 percent from the floor, though he struggled from the free throw line, finishing at 42 percent.

"Aaron has so many gifts as a player," Arizona coach Sean Miller said. "His high energy level, love for the game, competitive fire and ability to blend into a team and become a great teammate are a few of these. Aaron is 18, I can certainly see why the NBA thinks so highly of him."

Gordon could flourish in the NBA.

An eager learner and selfless teammate, he often geared back to fit into the team game at Arizona, to the point Miller and his staff told him to be more aggressive early in the season.

With an above-the-rim game, high energy and versatility, he will be a likely lottery pick in the June 26 NBA draft, possibly in the top 5.

"I know what I'm capable of and know my potential is limitless," Gordon said. "So I'm going to be Aaron Gordon and I'm going to do what the coaches have told me to do: be Aaron Gordon and do what I did all year long. I'm going to flourish and my game is going to expand."

No one outside of Tucson thought that much about Johnson before this season.

The nephew of late Hall of Fame guard Dennis Johnson, he came out of high school with jump-out-of-the-gym athleticism, yet was never considered a top player during his first two seasons in the desert. When Miller tried to get him invited to elite summer camps before last season, he couldn't even get a call back.

Johnson changed the perceptions with breakout junior season.

Taking the team reins from the start, he helped lead Arizona to the best start in school history, a 16-0 run that had the Wildcats atop The Associated Press poll for two months straight. Whenever the Wildcats needed a big play or basket, they turned to Johnson and most times he came through.

A good defender when he arrived in Tucson, Johnson developed into one of the nation's best on the perimeter, combining with point guard T.J. McConnell to often shut down the opposing team's best player.

Johnson added a teardrop to his shooting repertoire this season and shot a respectable 36 percent from 3-point range. He led Arizona with 16.3 points, grabbed 4.1 rebounds and had nearly 3 assists per game while taking Arizona within a point of the Final Four.

"Without us doing the things we did this year, then I wouldn't be near where I am right now," Johnson said. "I took a few weeks, we looked at the facts ... and the last few days was when I started looking at everything and really started being confident in my decision."

Arizona's cupboard won't be left bare with Gordon and Johnson leaving.

Sophomore center Kaleb Tarczewski and freshman swingman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson announced they will be returning to Tucson for another season and Miller has another highly touted recruiting class waiting in the wings.

Michigan losing Stauskas and Robinson to NBA

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III are skipping their last two seasons at Michigan to enter the NBA draft and chase a dream they've had since they were kids.

Stauskas, who is from Mississauga, Ontario, set his sights on joining in the world's best basketball league when he started playing the game in an organized way at the age of 7.

"From that point on, I pretty much committed myself to doing whatever it took to get to this point," he said. "I don't think many Canadian kids had that same dream. I think most of them were trying to go to the NHL, but I think the rise of Canadian basketball has been unbelievable. You see a lot of kids now making that jump from Canada and I'm glad to be a part of that group."

Robinson, meanwhile, might have looked at the league a little earlier because his father - nicknamed "Big Dog" - was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1994 NBA draft.

"My dad has been through this whole process, so that was definitely a big help," he said. "He stayed an extra year in college when he thought he wasn't ready."

Robinson, who is from St. John, Ind., said the NBA's undergraduate advisory committee informed him he would be a first-round pick if he entered the draft and he chose to make the leap Monday night.

Stauskas wouldn't say what he was told, but he obviously liked the feedback.

"I heard from the advisory board in the middle of last week, a couple days after that I really decided," he said. "The information I got from them was kind of what I wanted to hear."

Mitch McGary has not announced his future plans.

"Mitch is still gathering information," coach John Beilein said. "He has all the way until the 27th to make a decision, so he's looking at all the possibilities right now."

McGary was not made available for interviews after his teammates had a news conference. He turned down a chance to enter the draft last year as a likely first-round pick and ended up having back surgery last season, putting his standing as an NBA prospect in doubt.

The Wolverines lost Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway to the NBA last year as underclassmen, but retooled well enough to win the Big Ten title and advance to an NCAA tournament regional final.

Stauskas said he's confident Michigan is strong enough to keep winning next season.

"I think we're leaving this program in great hands," Stauskas said as he looked toward his former teammates, who gathered to show their support for him and Robinson at their news conference.

The 6-foot-6 shooting guard became one of the nation's most well-rounded offensive players, averaging 17.5 points and improving defensively and earning Big Ten player of the year honors last season.

The 6-6 Robinson came on strong toward the end of the season and finished with a 13.1 point average.

The pressure will now be on improving guard Caris LeVert to have another big season for Michigan next season. Derrick Walton and Zak Irvin - who both had their share of impressive moments as freshmen - will also have a chance to take on more leadership.

The Wolverines also will lose fifth-year senior Jordan Morgan, and Jon Horford is transferring.

Early departures have become the norm at Michigan now that the program has become a Big Ten power again. After going without a regular-season conference title since 1986, the Wolverines tied for first in 2012 and went on to reach the NCAA finals.

Thanks in part to Stauskas and Robinson, Michigan won a school-record 59 games over the last two seasons and lost just 17 times.

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Djokovic eases into 3rd round of Monte Carlo

MONACO -- Novak Djokovic began the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 and maintain his perfect record against the Spaniard.

The second-ranked Serb won 11 consecutive games and improved to 6-0 against Montanes, who has taken only one set off Djokovic.

"For the first match on clay, it was great. There were not too many flaws in my game," Djokovic said. "I was just trying to use the court well, not allowing him to get into the rhythm. I was changing the angles, coming to the net, being aggressive."

The speed and ease of the win reminded him of when he beat Czech player Jan Hernych 6-0, 6-0 five years ago in the second round at Basel, Switzerland.

"It's great that you have a chance to finish your work on the court in such a short time," he said. "On the other (hand), I would like to have a little bit more longer rallies, bigger challenge so I can test myself, see where I am, where my game is at this moment on clay."

The only small drawback for Djokovic is that he has some soreness in his right wrist.

"I have a certain problem that I carry for the last week or so," he said. "The short match today helped definitely. So I'm going to have some time to heal it."

Djokovic has won two Masters titles this year, beating Rafael Nadal in Key Biscayne and Roger Federer at Indian Wells. He is also looking for his fifth straight Masters title after winning Paris and Shanghai at the end of last year.

He faces Frenchman Gael Monfils in the next round, who beat 14th-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4, 7-6 (4), or Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.

French Open runner-up David Ferrer of Spain needed a bit longer to reach the third round, taking just over one hour to beat Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-0 after dropping his opening service game.

Ferrer, who lost the final here to Nadal in 2011, next plays 12th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria or Albert Ramos of Spain.

Fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic and ninth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France also advanced to round three.

Berdych won 7-5, 6-4 against Russian Dmitry Tursunov and Tsonga beat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-4, 1-6, 6-4.

In the first round, Dimitrov beat Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 and 15th-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain beat Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-3, 6-2, while 13th-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia lost to Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 7-6 (4) and No. 16 Jerzy Janowicz of Poland was beaten by Michael Llodra of France 6-4, 6-2.

Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia beat Gilles Simon of France 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 and will next play Nadal on Wednesday, while Croat Marin Cilic beat Australian Marinko Matosevic 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 and faces Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, the third seed.

Lynn, Cardinals snap Brewers' 9-game win streak

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers' nine-game winning streak was snapped Monday night when Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings and Jon Jay hit a three-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-0 victory.

Lynn allowed three hits over seven innings before Carlos Martinez finished off the surprising Brewers, who still have the majors' best record at 10-3. Lynn (3-0) frustrated hitters by mixing a fastball that topped 95 mph with a slider.

Jhonny Peralta hit a solo shot in the second off Brewers starter Matt Garza (0-2) before Jay sent a ball over the wall near the right field corner in the sixth.

Garza dueled Lynn until running into trouble in the sixth after Craig reached on a fielder's choice with two outs and Peralta singled to set up Jay's homer.

Lynn cooled off a Brewers team that was off to its best start since opening the 1987 season with 13 straight wins.

Lynn had Brewers batters missing all night. Jonathan Lucroy, a .357 hitter entering Monday, missed badly on a fastball low in the zone in the second for a strikeout. Two batters later, Scooter Gennett was left frozen at the plate on a called third strike on a heater outside.

Milwaukee's best hope to score came in the fifth after No. 8 hitter Logan Schafer doubled to right with two outs to put runners at second and third. But that brought Garza, a career .094 hitter, to the plate and he struck out on three pitches.

Otherwise, the Brewers didn't get another runner past second. Lynn boasted a career 2.53 ERA in 10 games against the Brewers coming in, and his mastery of Milwaukee continued.

With Lynn in control, about the only other drama provided by the Cardinals was when leadoff hitter Matt Carpenter was ejected in the fifth after apparently saying something to umpire Bob Davidson following a called third strike.

Garza allowed nine hits and four runs, and struck out six in seven innings for Milwaukee. Rookie reliever Wei-Chung Wang, a Rule 5 pick, pitched a scoreless ninth in making his big league debut.

Jean Segura, who was batting 1 for 19 at home entering Monday, had two of the hits against Lynn.

NOTES: Cardinals C Yadier Molina got a day off after catching the season's first 12 games. ... Injured 2B Mark Ellis played his first game on a rehab assignment Sunday at Triple-A Memphis. Ellis, who is on the 15-day DL for left knee tendinitis, played five innings and went 1 for 3 with a run. He was scheduled to play Monday, though Memphis' game may have been affected by weather. "He didn't have any issues and felt good afterward, which was the main thing," manager Mike Matheny said. "He's on the right track to joining us here soon." ... Wang, 21, of Taiwan, also saw snow for the first time and got his first major league paycheck Monday. Flurries fell before the game outside Miller Park, which has a retractable roof. ... Manager Ron Roenicke said right-handed hitter Rickie Weeks and lefty swigging Gennett remain in a platoon at second base. ... St. Louis' Shelby Miller (0-2) faces Milwaukee's Marco Estrada (1-0) on Tuesday.

Warriors' Bogut out indefinitely with rib fracture

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The playoffs have not even begun and the Golden State Warriors are already dealing with a big blow to their postseason chances.

The Warriors announced Monday night that an X-ray on center Andrew Bogut revealed a fractured right rib. The injury could keep him out for the start of the playoffs - and possibly all of the postseason.

Warriors coach Mark Jackson and Bogut both said that he's out indefinitely and gave no timetable for his return. But speaking in a somber tone in his corner of the locker room, Bogut said he has done enough research and spoken to enough doctors that he will not come back until the rib heals, which typically takes at least six weeks.

"I've got to be careful, because if it cracks I'm looking at a punctured lung. You'll see me in the hospital with a tube coming out of me," Bogut said. "It's one of those things people have played through, but this is too close to comfort for me."

Bogut said he first felt the injury when Denver's Kenneth Faried elbowed him in a loss to the Nuggets last Thursday. The symptoms continued against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, he said, and he took a pain-killing injection before playing at Portland on Sunday night.

Bogut left the overtime loss to the Trail Blazers in the fourth quarter after getting sandwiched by two players. He said he can't take deep breaths and is pain anytime he coughs or sneezes - let alone tries to run.

"It definitely wasn't as bad until I fully cracked it," Bogut said. "I thought I was winded for a second, but it wasn't going away. I ended up going back in the game for the last possession (of regulation). I don't know how."

Backup center Jermaine O'Neal was starting in Bogut's place Monday night against Minnesota. Jackson said he could slide power forwards David Lee or Marreese Speights to center if needed depending on the matchup in the playoffs.

Last year's backup center, Festus Ezeli, has been out all season recovering from right knee surgery and remains day to day. Jackson also indicated that seldom-used reserve centers Hilton Armstrong and Ognjen Kuzmic are likely not options.

"It certainly does not make us a better basketball team," Jackson said of Bogut's absence.

Golden State's center is hardly the only one on the team ailing at the worst time of the season.

Starting small forward Andre Iguodala sat out Monday night with right knee tendinitis that he has said is something he will have to deal with for the rest of the season. Lee is playing with a nerve injury in his right hamstring and back and O'Neal has been coping with pain in his wrist and knees.

Harrison Barnes started for Iguodala against the Timberwolves. The Warriors visit Denver in their regular-season finale Wednesday night before the playoffs begin Saturday or Sunday, likely at the Los Angeles Clippers.

But Bogut's injury will impact the Warriors more than any of those recently rehabbing. He averaged just 7.3 points, 10 rebounds and 1.81 blocks in 67 games this season, but he is among the league leaders in several defensive ratings and played a major role in Golden State's run to the second round of last year's playoffs.

Bogut, who missed 50 games last season while recovering from microfracture surgery on his left ankle, was so frustrated at the thought of missing this year's playoff run that he joked about changing the way he plays.

"I'm going to dedicate the summer to learning how to play while avoiding contact at all costs, I guess, moving out of the way, not taking charges and not trying to block shots," Bogut said. "All of my injuries have been high-impact injuries. I put my body on the line to try to take a charge or block a shot and, unfortunately, I've been on the tail end of them. There are some players in the league who are very good strategically at avoiding contact, so I guess I need to watch them and bring that into my game."

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Sun take Ogwumike with top pick in WNBA draft

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) It was a busy draft night for the Connecticut Sun.

Minutes after taking Chiney Ogwumike with the top pick in the WNBA draft Monday night, the Sun made a blockbuster deal to trade 2012 MVP Tina Charles to the New York Liberty.

The Sun acquired the Liberty's fourth pick this year which turned out to be Alyssa Thomas as well as Kelsey Bone and New York's first round pick next year. Charles had told the Sun that if she wasn't traded she'd sit out this year.

"We're not going to be held hostage by anybody," Sun vice president and general manager Chris Sienko said. "We had to do what's best for our organization and fan base. New York came back with a significant offer. ... That's a great trade."

Ogwumike joined her sister Nneka, drafted by Los Angeles in 2012, as the only siblings to be chosen first in the WNBA.

"To be picked No. 1 in front of those Connecticut fans with my family and sister, it's unreal," Chiney Ogwumike said.

Peyton and Eli Manning are the only other siblings to be taken No. 1 in the history of the four major American pro sports according to STATS.

"When someone told me that I was like, `Whoa, that's pretty cool,"' Chiney Ogwumike said. "We fell into the sport and found our passion in it and now it's life. To share that moment with my sister, she's the reason I play, and to be called a No. 1 draft pick is inconceivable."

Chiney Ogwumike finished her stellar career at Stanford as the top scorer and rebounder in Pac-12 history.

The choice of the two-time AP All-American drew loud cheers from the crowd at the Mohegan Sun Arena, where Connecticut plays its home games. This was the first time fans were allowed to attend the draft since it was held in Tampa in 2008.

"The fans were great," Chiney Ogwumike said. "It was really awesome having them here and having them be part of my draft experience."

Odyssey Sims of Baylor went second to Tulsa, which means she'll team up with Skylar Diggins in the backcourt. Sims was happy for a chance to play with her former rival.

"Me and Skylar will make a great backcourt," said Sims, who finished this season with 1,054 points - second all time for a single year. "

San Antonio took Notre Dame's Kayla McBride with the third pick.

"This is surreal," McBride said. "It was so awesome to have the fans cheering for me, I'm not used to that in Connecticut."

The Indiana Fever selected Natasha Howard of Florida State with the fifth pick. UConn teammates Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley went with the next two picks to Washington and Seattle. Hartley was later traded by the Storm to the Mystics to reconnect the Huskies.

Louisville star Shoni Schimmel went eighth to the Atlanta Dream. The Indiana Fever took Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa with the ninth pick. Achonwa tore her ACL in the Final Four and will most likely miss the entire season.

The Chicago Sky took N.C. State's Markeisha Gatling with the 10th pick. The Sun drafted injured Duke star Chelsea Gray 11th and her Blue Devils teammate Tricia Liston went to Minnesota to close out the first round.

The ceremony was held in primetime for the second straight year. Training camps open April 27, and the WNBA's 18th season tips off on May 16.

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Raptors set franchise mark with 48th win

TORONTO (AP) Greivis Vasquez scored 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 24 and the Toronto Raptors set a franchise record with their 48th win, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 110-100 on Monday night.

Jonas Valanciunas had 14 points and 13 rebounds and Tyler Hansbrough had 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Raptors won for the sixth time in seven games and completed the first season sweep of Milwaukee in franchise history.

Toronto had dropped 11 consecutive games against the Bucks coming into this season, but has since won four straight.

Ramon Sessions scored 21 points, Jeff Adrien had 19 points and Brandon Knight 18 as the Bucks lost their 14th straight road game, matching a record for futility set in the 2004-05 season.

Milwaukee has not won away from home since beating Philadelphia on Feb. 24.

The loss guaranteed that the Bucks (15-66) will finish with the worst record in the NBA. Milwaukee came in trailing Philadelphia by two games in the standings.

Knight, Milwaukee's leading scorer, returned to the lineup after sitting out Saturday's loss at Washington with a sore right hip.

The short-handed Bucks, who have five players injured and another suspended (center Larry Sanders), had just nine healthy bodies available against Toronto.

Sessions and Knight both hit 3-pointers as Milwaukee used a 12-1 run to cut its deficit to six points, 92-86, with 6:53 remaining.

That was as close as Milwaukee got, however. Vasquez made a free throw after Sessions was called for a technical, Lowry added a driving layup and Valanciunas added a pair from the free throw line, putting Toronto up 99-88 at 5:51.

Toronto's DeMar DeRozan got the night off to rest, with Vasquez taking his spot in the starting lineup. Vasquez made an impact right away, hitting three of Toronto's six 3-pointers in the first quarter, as the Raptors built a 32-19 lead after one.

Vasquez had two more 3-pointers in the second, getting eight points and four assists as Toronto took a 59-46 lead at halftime.

Lowry, who didn't score in the second, had 10 points in the third as the Raptors took an 84-79 lead into the final quarter.

NOTES: The Raptors won 47 games in the 2006-07 and 2000-01 seasons. ... DeRozan made a brief address to the crowd as the Raptors unveiled their Atlantic Division championship banner before the game. ... Toronto finished its home schedule at 26-16. The Raptors play their final regular season game at New York on Wednesday. ... The Bucks host Atlanta in their final game Wednesday. ... Brendan Shanahan, who was introduced earlier in the day as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, watched from a courtside seat.

Heat lose 114-93 to Wizards; Pacers get top seed

WASHINGTON (AP) The Miami Heat opted for rest for LeBron James and Chris Bosh over the pursuit of the Eastern Conference's top seed, and the Washington Wizards capitalized in a 114-93 breeze of a game Monday night that clinched the No. 1 seed for the Indiana Pacers.

Trevor Ariza scored 25 points for the Wizards, who shot 59 percent and made 14 3-pointers to move 1 1/2 games ahead of the Charlotte Bobcats in the race for the East's No. 6 seed. Washington would secure sixth place if the Bobcats lost at Atlanta later Monday, thus avoiding the Heat in the first round of the playoffs.

Michael Beasley scored 18 points for the Heat, and Toney Douglas had 14 for the two-time defending champs, who will be the No. 2 seed when the playoffs begin this weekend.

The Heat began the day still in contention for the top spot, but they would have needed to win their last two games and have Indiana lose to Orlando on Wednesday because the Pacers hold the head-to-head tiebreaker. Figuring it would be better to be fresh for the postseason, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra sat James and Bosh, saying they were dealing with "the residual of a long season."

"Just where we are right now, (James is) dealing with some minor ailments," Spoelstra said. "Nothing that's significant enough that will keep him out. Same thing with Chris. We made this decision and everyone else is ready to go. Everything is day by day."

James has made it part of his annual routine to rest before the playoffs. He missed the final game in 2011 and sat out the last two in both 2012 and 2013.

The Heat went with their 20th starting lineup this season and trailed by as many as 36 in the second half. Dwyane Wade, who needs the work after returning Sunday from a sore right hamstring that cost him nine games, started and scored nine points in 18 minutes.

The Heat have lost four of five. Miami is just 11-13 since March 4, including 3-9 on the road.

Marcin Gortat had 10 points and 13 rebounds, and John Wall added 13 assists for the Wizards, who have been hot and cold down the stretch but at least have found a way to escape their 3-point shooting slump. After going 6 for 50 from long range over a three-game span, they've since made 22 of 51 in their last two games. Ariza, whose shooting was hampered by a bout with the flu, made 5 of 8 3-pointers Monday night.

Also, Nene, who sat out the Wizards' previous game after feeling some stiffness in his recently sprained left knee, looked more like his energetic old self as he scored 18 points off the bench.

Nene converted back-to-back three-point plays in the second quarter to give the Wizards their first 10-point lead, overpowering Chris Anderson with a baseline move on the first one and taking a nice feed from Andre Miller to set up the second.

Miller supplied the game's biggest highlight, making an overhand paint-to-paint pass to Beal that would make an NFL quarterback jealous. Miller hit Beal in stride as if it were a post pattern, and Beal made the layup in one fluid motion while drawing a foul to get a three-point play.

NOTES: The Heat were also without C Greg Oden, who did not make the trip to D.C. because of a stomach virus. ... The Wizards sold out for the fourth time this season.

Duke's Parker to decide Wednesday on going pro

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Jabari Parker says he plans to meet with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he returns to Durham, N.C., on Tuesday, and he will decide Wednesday whether to declare for the NBA draft or return to college for his sophomore year.

The All-American was in Oklahoma City with his parents to accept the Wayman Tisdale Award as college basketball's top freshman. He says his decision will be based on where he can grow the most.

"I don't know where that is right now," Parker said. "I'll talk to coach about it and lay out my options, but I'm just really glad I get the best of both worlds."

Parker was the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history (19.1 per game) and is the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding.

The draft is June 26.

Kansas coach Bill Self was also honored at the event with the Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award and he talked from experience about the decision Parker is facing. Self recently had two freshmen, Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, declare for the draft and last season had a one-and-done player in Ben McLemore.

"I hope that Coach K's meeting goes better than my meeting went with Joel and Ben. Wiggins, we knew he was gone before we even got him," said Self. "Jabari, I had a chance to recruit him and he's obviously a special talent and great human being. But the way it's set up, it makes it very difficult for these kids to come back. He'll make a great decision whatever it is."

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall, whose team won their first 35 games this season before losing to eventual national runner-up Kentucky in the NCAA tournament, received the Henry Iba Award as the coach of the year.

Creighton's Doug McDermott, accompanied by his coach and father, Greg, picked up the Oscar Robertson Award as the nation's top player.

Dumars officially steps down as Pistons' GM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) For the first time in nearly three decades, Joe Dumars won't play a major role in shaping the future of the Detroit Pistons.

Dumars stepped down as Detroit's president of basketball operations Monday, a day after the Pistons lost their home finale and fell to 29-52 with one game remaining in the season. Detroit will miss the postseason for a fifth consecutive year.

"It's time to turn the page on a wonderful chapter and begin writing a new one," Dumars said in a statement. "I've had the pleasure of working with some great people throughout the last 29 years as both a player and executive, and I'm proud of our accomplishments. Tom Gores and ownership is committed to winning and they will continue to move the franchise forward."

Gores took over as owner in 2011, with the team clearly in a rebuilding mode, but expectations were higher this season after the Pistons signed Josh Smith and traded for Brandon Jennings. The new-look roster flopped, and now somebody else will be in charge of the next effort to bring Detroit back to the postseason.

"Joe Dumars is a great champion who has meant so much to this franchise and this community," Gores said. "We are turning the page with great respect for what he has accomplished not only as a player and a front office executive, but as a person who has represented this team and the NBA with extraordinary dignity."

A message was left with Dumars seeking additional comment.

Dumars will remain an adviser to the ownership team, but this is the end of an era. Drafted by the Pistons in 1985, Dumars spent his entire 14-year playing career with the franchise, winning NBA titles in 1989 and 1990.

He was Detroit's vice president of player personnel during the 1999-2000 season before being promoted to president of basketball operations. Dumars was named the NBA's 2003 executive of the year, and the Pistons won another title the following season.

For the first half of his tenure as team president, Dumars' Pistons were a model of consistency, even as players and coaches came and went. Detroit reached the Eastern Conference finals every year from 2003-08, but after the team slid back into mediocrity, some of Dumars' most aggressive moves backfired.

In 2008, Dumars traded Chauncey Billups in a deal that brought Allen Iverson to the Pistons. That didn't work out well, and neither did the decision to sign Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva to big contracts during the 2009 offseason.

Dumars had another chance to turn Detroit's fortunes around last offseason. When he acquired Smith and Jennings, the Pistons looked like they could become a playoff team, but the new lineup never really meshed, and this ended up being another frustrating season.

Coach Maurice Cheeks did not even make it through his first season as Detroit's coach. He was fired in February, and the team fell well out of postseason contention under interim coach John Loyer.

"It's been tough,' guard Rodney Stuckey said after Sunday's loss. "From Day One, our mindset was making the playoffs, and unfortunately we didn't do that. We underachieved, and now we're going home. There's always next year. ... To be honest, I really don't know what we need. That's not my decision."

Stuckey might not be back with the Pistons next season. He's set to become a free agent.

"It's going to be a lot of changes here," Stuckey said. "I'm going to sit around and see what happens, and once July comes I'll make my decision."

Detroit does have one of the game's top young big men in Andre Drummond, but the Pistons have struggled to draw fans, and this uninspiring season did little to help in that regard.

After taking over the Pistons, Gores ended up giving Dumars three more seasons as general manager, but now the pressure is on ownership to find someone who can put together a roster - and identify a coach - that can help the Pistons at least become relevant again.

"We know that we can move in the right direction if there's the right moves being made and the attitudes are good in the locker room," forward Kyle Singler said. "My message is: We'll be better."

NHL playoffs: 10 things to watch

Here's a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries:

NEW LOOK: Forget what you knew about how teams matched up in the playoffs. When the league went from having six divisions to four this season as part of its realignment, the plan for postseason was also altered. Two wild cards were added in each conference and at least half the first-round series were guaranteed to have teams face division opponents.

IN THE EAST: The Atlantic Division-winning and defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins will face the wild card Detroit Red Wings in the opening round. The team that advances will face the division's second place Tampa Bay Lightning or third place Montreal Canadiens. The Metropolitan Division-champion Pittsburgh Penguins will play the wild card Columbus Blue Jackets and the winner moves on to face the division's second or third-place teams, the New York Rangers or Philadelphia Flyers.

OUT WEST: The Pacific Division-champion Anaheim Ducks are set to match up with the wild card Dallas Stars, the fifth team in from the Central, in the only interdivision series. The winner will play the Pacific's second place San Jose Sharks or Los Angeles Kings. The Central champion Colorado Avalanche face the wild card Minnesota Wild and the team that advances will match up with the division's second- or third-place teams, the St. Louis Blues or defending Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks.

ON THE MEND: The Blackhawks expect to have Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in the lineup when they play at St. Louis on Thursday after each had long layoffs to heal injuries. Kane has been out since hurting his left knee March 19 - against the hard-hitting Blues. Tampa Bay might have to get to the second round to have goaltender Ben Bishop on the ice. Bishop has been out since last week with an upper-body injury and isn't going to be re-evaluated until early next week. "It's unfortunate, not just for our team, but for Ben," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "He's had a great run with us this year." Tampa Bay has to hope Anders Lindback, who has played in one playoff game previously, makes the most of his opportunity to play in net.

BUCKLE UP: One of the many intriguing matchups in the opening round has the 2012 Stanley Cup champion Kings against the Sharks for the third time in four postseasons. The Kings eliminated the Sharks in Game 7 of the second round last year after being eliminated by them in Game 6 of an opening-round series in 2011. Los Angeles and San Jose have played 22 times the last three years, including the playoffs, and each has won 11 of those games. "We figured we were going to see them at some point," Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle said. The Rangers and Flyers, whose arenas are about 100 miles apart, have met many times in the playoffs in the past, but not since 1997 when Philadelphia got past New York in five games and went on to lose in the Stanley Cup finals.

PRESIDENTIAL PRIVILEGE: Boston had the best record in the regular season, giving the franchise its first Presidents' Trophy since 1990. The Bruins can be pardoned for not being too cocky about their chances because they lost three of four matchups this season against the Red Wings, who are in a 23rd straight postseason. "All of the pressure is going to be on them," Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard said. "They've got to win, we're not supposed to. We've got to make it as hard as possible on them."

CROSBY'S CHANCE: Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby won the Art Ross Trophy for the first time since he really was a kid, scoring a league-high 120 points during the 2006-07 season as a 19-year-old, second year pro. Crosby crushed the competition in scoring, reaching the 100-point mark for the fifth time in his career to finish 17 points ahead of Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf. "There's so much more to his game than just scoring, but it is pretty amazing to see," Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma said.

WELCOME BACK: The Stars are in the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Columbus is still playing for just the second time in its 13-season history and first since 2009. The Avalanche are playing among the league's best after three years of missing the postseason. The Lightning are back in the 16-team tournament for the first time since 2011. Dallas forward Tyler Seguin was in the postseason the previous three years in Boston, and he's got advice to share with teammates: "A big thing with the playoffs is, you've got to hate the other team."

SELANNE'S SWAN SONG: Ducks star Teemu Selanne plans to retire after this season, ending a 21-season run that includes a Stanley Cup in 2006. The 43-year-old "Finnish Flash" averaged less than half a point per game for the first time in a decade. Selanne has become a supporting player on a talented team that should advance for the first time since 2009.

WOE CANADA: The hockey-crazed country north of the U.S. border is represented by only one team - Montreal - in the playoffs. It has been 41 years since that was true and back then, the Scotty Bowman-led Canadiens won one of their NHL-record 23 championships.

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AP Sports Writers Fred Goodall, Josh Dubow, R.B. Fallstrom and AP freelance writer Dan Scifo contributed to this report.

Michigan State's Gary Harris entering NBA draft

Gary Harris is going pro, thanks in part to coach Tom Izzo's recommendation.

The Michigan State shooting guard is entering the NBA draft, choosing to skip his last two years of college.

"It's time to follow my dream," Harris said in a statement released by the school.

Izzo told reporters after the season that he would advise Harris to make the jump to the league if his research led him to believe the native of Fishers, Ind., would be among the top guards drafted in June.

"Not only do I fully support and celebrate Gary's decision, but after my information gathering process, I recommend it," Izzo said in a statement. "I expect Gary to be a high pick in the draft, but more importantly, I know that he is well prepared for a long career."

Harris averaged a team-high 16.7 points last season, helping his team win 29 games, including the Big Ten tournament championship. He shot 43 percent overall and made 81 of 230 3-point shots. Harris was an Associated Press All-America honorable mention, All-Big Ten and all-conference defensive player.

The 6-foot-4 Harris, who was voted team MVP by his teammates and the media, was among 15 finalists for the Wooden Award last season.

"My two seasons at Michigan State have been an amazing experience," Harris said. "I have a lifetime of memories, including some incredible games in some incredible places, NCAA Tournaments, and cutting down the nets after a Big Ten tournament championship."

He scored 1,025 points in two seasons, becoming the third player in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark as a sophomore. The other two were Magic Johnson and Mike Robinson.

Last year, Harris became the first player in Michigan State history to be named Big Ten freshman of the year and to be voted MVP by his teammates. After debating whether to be a one-and-done player, he chose to become a sophomore.

"Just like last season, I had to make a tough decision," Harris said. "There hasn't been a single day where I regretted my decision to return for my sophomore season. It was the right decision for me and I'm better prepared for a successful NBA career because of it. On top of that, I have another season of memories from being around this year's team."

Michigan State has not announced if Branden Dawson will return as a senior or join Harris in the draft.

Dawson averaged a career-high 11.2 points last season. The 6-foot-6 forward flashed some of his potential, scoring a career-high 26 points in an NCAA tournament win over Harvard and scoring 24 points in his next game, helping the fourth-seeded Spartans beat top-seeded Virginia in the round of 16. After scoring in double digits for six straight games, Dawson scored just five points in the season-ending loss to the seventh-seeded Huskies.

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DeSean Jackson joins Redskins voluntary workouts

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) DeSean Jackson has reported for the Washington Redskins' voluntary offseason workout program after skipping the first week to take a vacation.

The Redskins tweeted a photo of their biggest offseason acquisition working out in the weight room Monday, and the three-time Pro Bowl receiver tweeted a photo of his No. 11 jersey in his locker.

Jackson wore No. 10 with the Philadelphia Eagles and had said he would try to see if franchise player Robert Griffin III - the Redskins' current No. 10 - would be willing to switch. Griffin quickly nixed the idea.

Jackson signed with Washington on April 2, less than a week after getting released by the Eagles. The Redskins started their workouts the following week, but Jackson went ahead with his vacation.

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Curry has 47, but Warriors fall 119-117 to Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points, including the go-ahead jumper in overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Warriors 119-117 despite a season-high 47 points from Golden State's Stephen Curry.

Aldridge's jumper with 39.9 seconds to go gave the Blazers a 118-117 lead. Damian Lillard added a free throw for Portland before Andre Iguodala missed a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left and Wesley Matthews grabbed the rebound for the Blazers.

Matthews added 24 points for Portland, which has won four straight and eight of its past nine games.

Both teams are jockeying for final position in the Western Conference. Portland is in fifth place behind Houston and Golden State sits behind the Blazers in sixth.

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested at airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) 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.

The 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1 and became uncooperative with the process, airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said. She said he told a TSA agent that he had a bomb before walking to the gate. When airport police officers caught up with him, Ortiz said Smith became uncooperative and was taken into custody.

A witness video posted on TMZ.com shows Smith exchanging words with an officer as he was being handcuffed and escorted out of the gate area.

Smith was booked for investigation of making a false bomb threat. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said anyone who makes a bomb threat at an airport is potentially subject to federal charges, although no such charges have been filed against Smith.

A message seeking comment from Smith's agent wasn't immediately returned.

With the arrest, Smith is involved in three pending criminal cases.

"We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. "As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment."

A fearsome pass-rushing specialist, Smith took a five-game leave of absence from the 49ers last season to undergo treatment for substance abuse. He rejoined the team Nov. 5.

Smith played in a 27-7 home loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 22, two days after he was arrested and jailed on suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession. After the game, he publicly apologized for his behavior and later announced he would leave for treatment.

Leading up to the playoffs in early January, Smith said during an interview with The Associated Press he was encouraged by the strides he had made to better himself off the football field that put life - and his work - in perspective. He said at the time he hadn't had any alcohol since before his Sept. 20 DUI arrest, and that he wasn't craving it. When he rejoined the team Nov. 5, he insisted he was on the path to lifelong sobriety stuck by that statement.

His teammates rallied around him in support of his rehab and, later, his return to the team.

Smith emerged as one of the NFL's most-feared pass rushers in 2012. He had a franchise-record 19.5 sacks that year, but failed to record a sack in his final six games including the team's postseason Super Bowl run.

Smith finished with 8 1/2 sacks and 34 tackles in 11 games last season, making eight starts.

In November, Smith pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stemming from a June 2012 party at his home. Investigators say several shots were fired, two partygoers were injured and Smith was stabbed. In the subsequent investigation, prosecutors say detectives found five unregistered weapons in Smith's house, including two Bushmaster rifles and an Armalite AR-10T. They say those are assault weapons illegal to possess under California law.

Smith and former teammate Delanie Walker were named in a lawsuit last September filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court by a Northern California man who said he was shot at a party at Smith's house on June 29, 2012. The players charged a $10 admission and $5 per drink, the lawsuit said. Smith and now-Tennessee Titans tight end Walker were allegedly intoxicated on Smith's balcony when they fired gunshots in the air while trying to end the party, the lawsuit said.

Smith, selected seventh overall in the 2011 draft out of Missouri, had previously been arrested on suspicion of DUI in January 2012 in Miami shortly after the 49ers lost in the NFC championship game.

This is the latest in a long list of legal issues for 49ers players the past two years - and recently, too. The Niners, who lost to the rival and eventual champion Seattle Seahawks in the NFC championship game, have made nearly as much news away from the field as they have in free agency this offseason.

On Thursday, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was one of three NFL players named in a Miami police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there, though no one has been charged with a crime. Kaepernick, 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette - a former 49er - were with the woman at a Miami hotel where Lockette lives, according to the Miami Police Department report. The police say it's too early to determine whether a crime was committed.

Late last month in San Jose, 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run and reckless driving after he drove a car into a bicyclist and fled. He is the player who underwent sensitivity training after his anti-gay remarks leading up to the Super Bowl after the 2012 season. He has done outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Last summer, another starting linebacker, Ahmad Brooks, was investigated by the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office on allegations that Brooks repeatedly hit a teammate on the head with a beer bottle. No assault charges were filed because of insufficient evidence.

According to police, Brooks hit then-teammate Lamar Divens with the bottle three times and then punched him in the face during an early morning argument June 8. Divens sustained a 3-inch cut on his forehead.

Another member of the defense, Demarcus Dobbs, was suspended for Week 1 last season for his own arrest on suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession in 2012.

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AP Sports Writers Janie McCauley and Josh Dubow in San Francisco contributed to this report.

AP source: Dumars out as Detroit's team president

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

That didn't work, and now the Pistons will be hiring someone else to replace him.

Detroit has decided not to renew Dumars' contract as president of basketball operations, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not made any announcement on Dumars' future, says Dumars will remain with the Pistons as an adviser.

Dumars was named the 2003 executive of the year, and the Pistons won the title the following season, adding the 2004 crown to the two they won when Dumars was a player.

But Detroit hasn't made the playoffs since 2009, and the retooled Pistons flopped badly this season.

Detroit has one of the game's top young big men in Andre Drummond, but he's one of the franchise's few bright spots at the moment.

Owner Tom Gores must now hire a new general manager, and in the meantime, ownership executives Phil Norment and Bob Wentworth are expected to supervise preparations for the draft and free agency.

Detroit signed Josh Smith and traded for Brandon Jennings last offseason in what seemed like a return to relevance, but the new-look roster lacked cohesion at times. Coach Maurice Cheeks was fired in February, and the Pistons are 29-52 with one game remaining.

"I think overall we have a quality team as is," forward Kyle Singler said. "I don't know necessarily the formula to win, but we just weren't able to get into a groove earlier on in the year to gain confidence and know that we're a playoff team."

Dumars began running the Pistons in 2000, and he made one shrewd move after another at first, acquiring Ben Wallace for Grant Hill in a sign-and-trade and sending Jerry Stackhouse to Washington for Richard Hamilton.

He brought Rasheed Wallace to Detroit in another trade and signed Chauncey Billups as a free agent. Even a draft day blunder in 2003 - picking Darko Milicic over Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade with the No. 2 pick - seemed like an aberration when the Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the finals the following year.

That title, however, is well in the past. The Pistons have played in front of sparse crowds in recent years, struggling to stay relevant in Detroit while the Tigers have drawn fans in droves to their downtown ballpark.

In 2008, Dumars traded Billups in a deal that brought Allen Iverson to the Pistons. That move didn't work out, and neither did the decision to sign Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva to big contracts during the 2009 offseason.

Dumars and the Pistons also struggled to find the right coach. When Cheeks was hired before this season, he became Detroit's ninth coach since 1999-2000. Immediately before Cheeks, Lawrence Frank and John Kuester lasted two seasons each, with little success.

When Gores took over as owner after the 2010-11 season, the Pistons were undeniably in a rebuilding mode. Last offseason, Dumars had another chance to show he could guide the franchise back to contention. Instead, the Pistons have been one of the league's most disappointing teams in 2013-14.

Although Dumars is staying with the organization in some capacity, his departure as team president and general manager marks the end of an era. Drafted by the Pistons in 1985, Dumars spent his entire 14-year playing career with the franchise, winning NBA titles in 1989 and 1990.

He was Detroit's vice president of player personnel during the 1999-2000 season before being promoted to president of basketball operations.

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AP Sports Writer Larry Lage contributed.

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