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Yanks’ Pineda ejected

BOSTON — Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night.

Big Island briefs

Bug-In race results ^ The Big Island Auto Club and Big Island VW Club annual Bug-In was held April 19-20 at the Hilo Drag Strip. Results follow: ^ Saturday • Team Germany (VW) vs. Team Japan (sports compact). Behind the power performance of Laramie...

NCAA, Vaccaro battle on

There are those who would argue that Sonny Vaccaro helped create the biggest problem in college sports when he began handing out money in the late ’70s to basketball coaches so players would wear Nike shoes.

Warriors shock Clippers

LOS ANGELES — The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team.

Cardinals down Nationals

WASHINGTON — Lance Lynn was sharper than he had had been all season, which made it all the more frustrating for him when he failed to make it out of the sixth inning.

Federer defeats top foe

MONACO — Roger Federer will try to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time and Stanislas Wawrinka his first Masters title anywhere when they meet in an all-Swiss final today.

Browne and Tavares fall

ORLANDO, Fla. — Fabrico Werdum became the top contender for the UFC heavyweight title by winning a unanimous decision against Travis Browne in the main event of Saturday’s UFC card at the Amway Arena.

BIIF tennis: No. 1 seeds remain alive

After two action-packed days of tennis at Holua Resort, the Big Island Interscholastic Federation field of more than 200 players has narrowed to just a handful, and only two wins separate hopefuls from becoming BIIF champions.