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POSTED April 14, 2013 10:32 p.m.

BASKETBALL

• WARRIORS’ JACK FINED $25K FOR VERBAL ABUSE OF OFFICIAL: OAKLAND . (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Jarrett Jack has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for “verbal abuse” of an official.

The league announced the fine Sunday.

The incident occurred at the conclusion of Golden State’s 118-116 loss at the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

Some Warriors players were upset over the officiating late in the game, including the free throw disparity. The Lakers shot 50 free throws, while the Warriors had 16 attempts.

Golden State hosts San Antonio on Monday night before playing at Portland on Wednesday in its regular-season finale. The Warriors already have clinched a playoff berth, their first since 2007 and only the second in 19 years.



TENNIS

• KOHLSCHREIBER, DOLGOPOLOV ADVANCE IN MONTE CARLO: MONACO (AP) — Sixteenth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber, Alexandr Dolgopolov and Grigor Dimitrov all won in straight sets in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday.

Kohlschreiber broke Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci’s serve five times in a 6-4, 6-2 win; Dolgopolov saved all three break points he faced in a 6-2, 6-4 win against Bernard Tomic and Dimitrov broke Xavier Malisse twice in each set on his way to a 6-3, 6-2 win against the Belgian.

Dolgopolov broke Tomic’s serve to improve to 5-1 overall against the Australian. He’ll face fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the second round.

Dimitrov plays No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia, while Kohlschreiber plays either Frenchman Jeremy Chardy or a qualifier.



BASEBALL

• QUENTIN DROPS APPEAL, STARTS SERVING SUSPENSION: SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres slugger Carlos Quentin on Sunday dropped his appeal and began serving an eight-game suspension for rushing the mound and inciting a brawl in which Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke broke his left collarbone.

With the suspension starting with Sunday’s game against Colorado, Quentin will miss the Padres’ three-game series at Dodger Stadium beginning Monday night.

“There’s been many different ideas and thoughts and concerns out there,” Quentin said Sunday. “Let me say this as far as the Dodgers series: Obviously I will miss the upcoming one but I will be a part of the rest. We play them many times.”

Quentin charged the mound after he was hit in the upper left arm by a pitch from Greinke. The two players lowered their shoulders and Quentin slammed into Greinke, who broke his left collarbone in the wild fight that ensued.

Quentin has said he felt justified rushing the mound because Greinke hit him with pitches during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, when they played in the AL. Going into Thursday night’s game, Quentin had hit three home runs in 24 at-bats against Greinke, who signed a $147 million contract with the Dodgers in the offseason.



CYCLING

• KREUZIGER UPSETS FAVORITES TO WIN AMSTEL GOLD RACE: VALKENBURG, Netherlands (AP) — Roman Kreuziger of the Czech Republic attacked early and held off the favorites Sunday to win the Amstel Gold Race around the hills of the southern Netherlands for his first classic victory.

Two-time winner Philippe Gilbert of Belgium, who won the World Championships road race over a similar course last year, powered up the final climb of the steep Cauberg hill. But he could not catch Kreuziger and faded on the long final straight to finish fourth.

Kreuziger finished the 155-mile race in 6 hours, 35 minutes, 21 seconds. Alejandro Valverde of Spain finished second and Simon Gerrans of Australia was third.



TRUCK RACING

• LYLE LARSON HOLDS OFF LOGANO TO WIN AT ROCKINGHAM: ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson picked up his first NASCAR national series win on Sunday by holding off Joey Logano on the final restart of the Truck Series race at Rockingham Speedway.

Logano was closing in on Larson when a collision between Timothy Peters and Ryan Sieg brought out the caution with two laps remaining.

“I was definitely worried and I could see him getting closer and closer in the mirror and was hoping we could get to the line, and we got that yellow with just a couple to go,” Larson said.

Logano had fresher tires and Larson was thought to be a sitting duck for the green-white-checkered restart. Instead, Logano misjudged Larson’s start and Larson drove away to the win after leading 187 laps.



AUTO RACING

• KESELOWSKI EXPRESSES ANGER TOWARD NASCAR: FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Brad Keselowski had plenty of good things to say about his team for all it overcame for another top-10 finish.

As for his feelings about NASCAR, the defending Sprint Cup champion is pretty angry these days.

“The things I’ve seen over the last seven days have me questioning everything that I believe in, and I’m not happy about it,” Keselowski said in the garage area after Saturday night’s race at Texas.

Before the race that Kyle Busch won to complete a weekend sweep, NASCAR confiscated the original rear-end housing from Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford and the No. 22 of Joey Logano, his Penske Racing teammate. That could lead to penalties, including possibly suspensions, the loss of championship points and fines.

Logano was late to the starting grid because of the additional inspections after changes, and he had to start at the back of the field. He charged to a fifth-place finish, four spots ahead of Keselowski, who kept his starting spot of 16th.

“I have one good thing to say, and that was my team and the effort they put in today, in fighting back with the absolute (expletive) that’s been the last seven days in this garage area,” Keselowski said.

Keselowski, who has six top-10 finishes and is second in season points behind Jimmie Johnson, got a penalty a week earlier at Martinsville for pitting outside his stall. He still disputes that.

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