Compiled from wire reports

auto racing

Hunter-Reay earns 2nd consecutive win

•?Ryan Hunter-Reay coasted to his second consecutive victory at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., when the rain-shortened IndyCar race finished under caution.

A full-course caution came out for the final seven minutes of the timed race after rookie Mikhail Aleshin lost control and went off the track. That left Hunter-Reay unchallenged, with Andretti?Autosport teammate Marco Andretti finishing second. Scott Dixon was third, followed by Simon Pagenaud and pole-sitter Will Power.

The race started after a 2-hour, 26-minute delay for heavy rain and lightning. It was run under a 1-hour, 40-minute time limit.

It’s the 12th career win for Hunter-Reay, who started on the pole and led the most laps in the previous event at Long Beach before his race ended with a wreck.

•?Erica Enders-Stevens raced to her second Pro Stock victory of the season in the NHRA SpringNationals, beating Allen Johnson in the final at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas. Enders-Stevens had a 6.594-second pass at 210.60 mph in her Chevrolet Camaro, beating Johnson — 6.588 at 210.28 — with a better reaction time off the line. The victory was the 99th by a female driver in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series history. Antron Brown won in Top Fuel and Robert Hight topped the Funny Car field.

tennis

Sharapova captures Porsche Grand Prix

•?Maria Sharapova won her third consecutive Porsche Grand Prix title by coming from behind to defeat Ana Ivanovic 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the final in Stuttgart, Germany. Sharapova won her first tournament of the year and clinched the 30th title of her career. She is now undefeated in 13 consecutive matches on the indoor clay in Stuttgart. Ivanovic wasted a 3-1 lead in the second set.

•?Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo 6-2, 6-2 to win the Barcelona Open in Barcelona, Spain, for his first career title on clay.

•?Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor of Spain won her first WTA singles title by defeating Romina Oprandi of Switzerland 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the Grand Prix SAR final in Marrakesh, Morocco.

other SPORTS

Ring Weekend pulled from Kentucky Derby

•?Ring Weekend is out of the Kentucky Derby because of a fever and infection. The decision on the Tampa Bay Derby winner and Calder Derby runner-up was announced Sunday by Churchill Downs. Ring Weekend is trained by Graham Motion and had not yet shipped to Churchill Downs from Fair Hill, Md. He was ranked 14th in Derby points standings. Now that he’s out, Commanding Curve joins the field for Saturday’s race and will be ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan.

•?Three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh won her record 47th FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour title, teaming with April Ross to beat Brazil’s Juliana Felisberta Silva and Maria Antonelli 21-11, 21-18 in the Fuzhou Open final in Fuzhou, China.

•?Manchester City took charge of the Premier League title race as Edin Dzeko and Yaya Toure scored first-half goals for a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace. After leader Liverpool lost 2-0 against Chelsea at home, City cut its deficit to three points with one game in hand. If it wins the three remaining matches and keeps a superior goal difference, Man City will be crowned champions.

•?Bernard Kipkorir Talam led a Kenyan trio to win the Belgrade Marathon in Belgrade, Serbia, setting a personal best time in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 35 seconds. Talam was followed by Paul Kimeli Samoei, who finished in 2:15:50, and Edwin Kitum in 2:21:50. Kitum won in Belgrade last year. Kenya also dominated the women’s race which Valary Jemeli Aiyabei won in 2:37:08, followed by Hellen Jepkosgei Kimutai in 2:42:24. Yenealem Ayano Buli of Ethiopia was third.

•?Simon Gerrans of Australia relied on his power sprint finish to beat Alejandro Valverde and Michal Kwiatkowski and clinch the 100th edition of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic in Brussels, the oldest on the books. Last year’s winner Dan Martin crashed on the final corner onto the finishing straight, opening the door for Gerrans to win the second major one-day race of his career.

— From wire reports