Indiana Pacers guard Jamaal Tinsley was suspended for Saturday night’s game against Philadelphia for conduct detrimental to the team. Tinsley has had his share of problems this season. He was hit with a felony charge of intimidation and misdemeanor counts of battery, disorderly conduct and intimidation after a bar fight in Indianapolis last month. He also was present at the altercation at Club Rio in October that involved former Pacer Stephen Jackson. Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said those issues were unrelated to the suspension. The NBA suspended Detroit Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace one game for receiving his 16th technical foul of the season. Hardy defends titleWilson High graduate Jessica Hardy, now a sophomore at Cal, successfully defended her 100-yard breaststroke title at the NCAA women’s championships Friday in Minneapolis. Hardy finished in 59.43 seconds. Five days after his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence, Ron Artest said he’d stumbled as a father and husband – and the Sacramento Kings announced they would let the volatile player return to the team. “First, I want to apologize to my wife, to my family,” Artest said Saturday. He then lowered his head and fought back tears for nearly a minute before continuing. “I want to apologize to the Kings, to my teammates, to the NBA, everybody.” The Kings had excused Artest indefinitely Tuesday from all team activities, one day after he was arrested at his home in a Sacramento suburb. A woman called 911 and said she had been assaulted, and a police report said Artest had slapped the woman’s face and grabbed her repeatedly, causing visible injuries on her hand and leg. Klitschko KOs AustinWladimir Klitschko successfully defended his IBF heavyweight title Saturday night, dropping Ray Austin with a flurry of left hooks and stopping the American challenger in the second round in Mannheim, Germany. The Ukrainian knocked down Austin 87 seconds into the round with at least three left hooks. The American climbed to his feet but referee Eddie Cotton stopped the fight. “I was surprised he got back up, but he wasn’t clear in the head,” Klitschko said. “I was motivated by the talk from Austin and his promoter, Don King, before the fight.” Klitschko improved to 48-3 with his 43rd knockout in the mandatory defense, while Austin fell to 24-4 with four draws and 16 knockouts. Hastings sets recordSouthern Illinois’ Brittany Riley had the best mark in women’s weight throw history Saturday, breaking her own record with a toss of 83 feet, 10 inches in the NCAA indoor track and field championships. Riley, a junior from Flossmoor, Ill., broke her mark of 80-7 , set this season, and won by almost 10 feet. In fact, her second-longest toss Saturday was 82-2. Later, South Carolina’s Natasha Hastings set a collegiate record in the women’s 400, finishing in 50.80 seconds. Iowa’s Kineke Alexander, the defending champion, was second in 51.48. Jones may be doneTennessee coach Jeff Fisher doesn’t expect troubled cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones to return to the Titans’ facility with the rest of his teammates when they report March 19. The NFL is examining 10 separate incidents in which when Jones has been questioned by police since being drafted, including a Feb. 19 triple shooting at a Las Vegas strip club. Fisher and chief operating officer Steve Underwood met with Jones’ lawyers at the attorneys’ request Friday for what Fisher characterized as an information-gathering meeting. Fisher said the Titans are still gathering their own information before deciding whether to keep Jones. Marathon to pay upOrganizers of the Los Angeles Marathon promised they will pay this year’s winners on time and avoid delays that prompted last year’s top finishers to boycott the event. Some of the 2006 runners waited nearly a year to collect all their money and some are still owed thousands of dollars, the Daily News reported Saturday. “It’s all the aftermath of last year’s treatment. It didn’t even remotely cross my mind to send anybody this year,” said Brendan Reilly, who represented the 2006 fourth-place finisher, Nuta Olaru. Konstantin Selinevich, who represented fifth-place winner Irina Safarova Salinevich, said the runner still is owed $2,700. Federer closes inNext week at the Pacific Life Open, the mark in peril is the 46-match winning streak put together by Argentine left-hander Guillermo Vilas in 1977. Roger Federer has won 41 in a row during a streak that dates to mid-August of 2006. The three-time defending tournament champion can reach 47 consecutive victories with another title at Indian Wells. The 25-year-old Swiss star says the consecutive winning streak record “would be very nice,” but insists that’s not going to be his focus when he begins play in the tournament on today. Federer has been No. 1 on the ATP Tour for a record 162 consecutive weeks. He has won five of the past six Grand Slams and nine of them in four years. BrieflyGermany’s Jenny Wolf broke a world record that stood for nearly six years and Sven Kramer of the Netherlands shattered a mark that didn’t even last a month. Wolf broke the record for the women’s 500 meters and Kramer broke the men’s 10,000 mark – both by significant margins – Saturday at the World Single Distances Speedskating Championships. Steve Fisher led a U.S. medals sweep at the World Cup halfpipe snowboard competition Saturday at Whiteface Mountain, while Olympic silver medalist Gretchen Bleiler won the women’s event. Clemson running back Ray Ray McElrathbey, who took custody of his 12-year-old brother last year, was suspended from the team for at least four practices because of academic concerns. Coach Tommy Bowden said McElrathbey return to the team after spring break if he gets his class work in order. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!