Juan Pablo Montoya gave Team Penske a victory Sunday in the season-opening IndyCar race at St. Petersburg, Fla.

Montoya grabbed the lead away from teammate Will Power during a cycle of pit stops and held off one strong challenge from Power to win for the second time since he returned to IndyCar from NASCAR after the 2013 season.

"When I needed to push, I could push," Montoya said.

Power, the reigning IndyCar champion, settled for second after leading 75 laps. He lost the lead when Montoya made a routine pit stop one lap before Power's scheduled stop.

Ferrari's Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix

Fears that Mercedes would dominate the 2015 Formula One season were swept aside when Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix. It was Ferrari's first victory since the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix. The 30-race gap between wins was the longest Ferrari drought in 21 years. Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finished second and third.


Nadal ousted at Miami Open

Rafael Nadal was eliminated in the third round of the Miami Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., by fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

Nadal, who was seeded second, had beaten Verdasco, seeded 29th, 13 times in a row, but Verdasco has won their past two matches.

Serena Williams thrashes 15-year-old

Seven-time champion Serena Williams needed only 41 minutes to beat 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis 6-1, 6-1 in the third round of the Miami Open.

Women's hockey

U.S. tops Finland at worlds

Hilary Knight had two goals and an assist and the United States beat Finland 4-1 to improve to 2-0 in Pool A play in the women's world hockey championships in Malmo, Sweden.

Kendall Coyne and Hannah Brandt also scored, and Brianna Decker had three assists.

The U.S. will face Russia in Tuesday.

College basketball

DePaul rehires Leitao as coach

The most recent time DePaul reached the NCAA tournament, Dave Leitao was the coach. The Blue Demons hope he can take them there again.

Leitao, who coached DePaul from 2002-05, was brought back to lead the men's basketball program on Sunday.

Leitao led the Blue Demons to three postseason appearances and the NCAAs in 2004 in his first stint. He was an assistant to Frank Haith the past three seasons at Missouri and Tulsa.

Barnes says Texas backed off promise

Rick Barnes said he was promised another year as coach at Texas following an NCAA loss to Butler. "Some things changed," he said. Barnes said he was told to make changes he was unwilling to make and that he never considered firing his assistant coaches.


College football: Alabama coach Nick Saban dismissed defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor from the team following his second domestic violence arrest. Taylor signed with the Crimson Tide about six months after his dismissal from Georgia following his arrest in a girlfriend's assault.

Skiing: David Chodounsky of Crested Butte, Colo., successfully defended his slalom title in the last event at the U.S. Alpine Championships in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. He has won the title three times now, the first time being 2009.