AUTOS

Power dominates ?in St. Petersburg

•?Will Power has picked up right where he left off last season. In Victory Lane.

Power won the season-opening IndyCar Series race through the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., with a dominating run Sunday. It continues a streak he started last season by winning three of the final five races, including the final two.

He passed pole-sitter Takuma Sato for the lead with an outside move headed into the second turn on Lap 31, and the Australian was never really challenged again. Power did have to beat Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves off pit lane during caution stops.

Ryan Hunter-Reay finished second, Castroneves was third and defending IndyCar champion Scott Dixon fourth.

•?Lewis Hamilton broke his drought at Formula One’s Malaysian Grand Prix and led a one-two finish for the Mercedes team. Hamilton beat teammate Nico Rosberg by 17.3 seconds at the Sepang International Circuit, with defending world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull third.?

OTHER SPORTS

First-round NHL pick agrees to demotion

•?Buffalo Sabres prospect Mikhail Grigorenko will play for the Rochester Americans, three months after the first-round pick briefly refused a demotion to junior hockey. The 19-year-old Russian began the season in the NHL, but struggled to adapt.

•?Repeating a scene from 13 years ago, several hundred Arizona fans and Tucson police clashed in the streets following the University of Arizona basketball team’s loss to Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament. Authorities say 15 people were arrested Saturday after fans hurled beer bottles and firecrackers at officers.

•?Joaquim Rodriguez won his second Volta a Catalunya title in his hometown of Barcelona, Spain, as he prepares for the Giro d’Italia in search of an elusive grand tour victory. Dutch cyclist Lieuwe Westra of Astana broke away to win the seventh and final stage, a rainy 74.9-mile ride around the Catalan capital finishing with eight laps of the Montjuic hill, in 2 hours, 36 minutes, 14 seconds.

•?Austrian lugers Andreas and Wolfgang Linger have announced their retirement, less than six weeks after the brothers failed to win a record third straight Olympic gold medal in the doubles competition.

•?Real Salt Lake right back Tony Beltran has replaced injured Seattle defender Brad Evans on the U.S. roster for Wednesday’s exhibition against Mexico in Glendale, Ariz. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Sunday that Evans is recovering from a calf injury sustained during a game against Toronto on March 15.

— Associated Press