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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Watson is the Masters champion for the second time in three years, finishing three shots ahead of third-round co-leader Jordan Spieth (speeth) and Jonas Blixt. Watson turned a two-shot deficit into a two-shot lead with birdies on the eighth and ninth holes while Spieth bogeyed each hole. Watson closed with a 3-under 69 for an 8-under total.

UNDATED (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have reduced their magic number to one for clinching the top seed in the NBA's Eastern Conference, moving a half-game ahead of Miami with a 102-97 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Lance Stephenson had 17 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his team-record fifth triple-double. Paul George finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds, while David West added 21 points for the Pacers.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay has put right-hander Alex Cobb on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique in his left side. Cobb pitched seven innings in a 1-0 win over Cincinnati on Saturday. He's gone 15-1-3 innings without allowing a run.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche won the NHL's Central Division title and picked up the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs when St. Louis lost 3-0 to Detroit. Justin Abdelkader (AB'-dul-kay-dur) scored twice to support Petr Mrazek (muh-RAH'-zehk), who stopped 23 shots in his second career shutout. The Blues were blanked three times during a season-ending six-game losing streak that dropped them from the top of the Western Conference standings and into fourth place.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. A police Sgt. said Smith was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1 and became uncooperative with the process. Smith is now involved in three pending criminal cases.

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