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Pitino: My son is replacing Isiah at FIU

Louisville coach Rick Pitino said Sunday that his son Richard Pitino, 29, is leaving his staff to coach Florida International. FIU fired Isiah Thomas, the former Knicks coach and executive, April 6 after going 26-65 in three seasons. FIU refused to confirm it had agreed on a deal with Richard Pitino, who did not return messages.


Pettersson wins; Donald loses No. 1 ranking

Carl Pettersson closed with a 2-under-par 69 for a five-shot win over Zach Johnson in the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head Island, S.C. Top-ranked Luke Donald tied for 37th and will fall behind Rory McIlroy . . . Michael Allen won the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am by three shots in Lutz, Fla., for his second Champions Tour title.


Heat a serious concern for runners

With temperatures in the mid-80s likely for Monday's's 116th Boston Marathon, race officials have offered more than 27,000 runners the option of sitting it out and competing next year instead.


Lakers win fourth straight without Kobe

Andrew Bynum had 23 points and 16 rebounds, and Pau Gasol made back-to-back three-pointers in overtime as the host Lakers won their fourth straight without injured Kobe Bryant, beating the Mavericks, 112-108 . . . Rajon Rondo had 20 points and 16 assists as the Celtics handed the host Bobcats their 16th straight loss, 94-82, even though Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen didn't make the trip . . . The Magic beat the host Cavaliers, 100-84, as Dwight Howard missed his fourth straight game with a herniated disc in his back.-- APHORSE RACING

Caixa Eletronica wins $1M Charles Town Classic

Caixa Eletronica won the $1-million Charles Town Classic by 3 lengths Saturday night. The 7-year-old gelding has earned $796,500 since Todd Pletcher claimed him for $62,500 13 months ago. "He might not be the best horse I have ever owned,'' Mike Repole said, "but he's the most fun horse I will ever own.''

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