POLICE

Vikes' Peterson arrested

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was arrested on a charge of resisting arrest after an early morning incident where police say it took three officers to subdue him. Houston Police Department spokesman Kese Smith said Peterson was at a downtown nightclub early Saturday morning when an off-duty Houston police officer working security asked Peterson and a group of people he was with to leave because it was closed. According to Kese, the situation escalated to the point where Peterson was handcuffed and taken to jail. Peterson, who is from Palestine, Texas, was released from jail Saturday on a $1,000 bond. The charge is a misdemeanor.

BOXING

Klitschko keeps titles

Wladimir Klitschko stopped Tony Thompson in the sixth round to keep a comfortable hold on his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles night last night in Bern, Switzerland. The 36-year-old champion Klitschko, 58-3 with 51 knockouts, floored Thompson with a big right hand near the end of the fifth round at Stade de Suisse, and the 40-year-old American never recovered. The Ukrainian champion dropped Thompson again in the sixth, and referee Sam Williams gave the challenger a standing count before stopping the fight at 2:56.

AUTO RACING

Franchitti gets pole

Dario Franchitti won his third straight IndyCar pole at Toronto. Not long after Franchitti finished first with a time of 59.351 seconds, Will Power was a sending a warning. "This year someone takes me out, they're going to get a smack across the chops," said Power, who finished second in qualifying. Power, partly joking, was referring to last year's race in Toronto where he was spun out twice. -- AP

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