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TENNIS

Agassi pulls out

Andre Agassi became the latest American to withdraw from the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif., joining reigning U.S. Open champion Pete Sampras on the sideline. Agassi, the 2001 tournament champion and No. 2 seed this year, said he has a right shoulder injury.

HORSES

Peace Rules rolls to win

Trainer Bobby Frankel is on the Kentucky Derby trail a week earlier than he thought. Holding off Kafwain in the stretch, the Frankel-trained Peace Rules won the $750,000 Louisiana Derby in New Orleans to emerge as one of the top contenders for the Kentucky Derby on May 3. "He definitely surprised me," said Frankel, who will saddle highly regarded Empire Maker in the $1-million Florida Derby on Saturday. "I thought if he finished third he'd run a good race."

BOXING

Ex-champ Bowe arrested

Former heavyweight champ Riddick Bowe, 35, was arrested on a domestic violence charge in Fort Washington, Md., less than a week before he was to begin serving prison time for abducting his first wife and their five children. He was arrested Saturday after Prince George's County police received a report of a disturbance at a home in suburban Maryland. Officers found Bowe's current wife, Terri, and other people at the home. Bowe was found in his car about 10 minutes later and arrested, police said. He was charged with several counts, including second-degree assault.

_ VERA FILIPELLI, TIMES WIRES

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