AUSTIN, Texas – Former NBA players remembered Dennis Johnson for his athletic ability and his infectious smile Sunday during a memorial service where there was far more laughter than tears. “In my lifetime I have never met such a dynamic person,” former Boston Celtics teammate Cedric Maxwell told the crowd of nearly 200 people gathered in the David Chapel Baptist Church. “He was one of the greatest players of all time.” Johnson, who was part of three NBA championship teams with Boston and Seattle, died Thursday after collapsing following practice with the Austin Toros, the NBA Development League team he coached. He was 52. Bill Walton and Robert Reid were among those in the crowd along with Celtics coach Doc Rivers and Texas Longhorns coach Rick Barnes. Pedregon sets elapsed time record CHANDLER, Ariz. – Former Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon set a national elapsed time record en route to his 33rd career victory Sunday to highlight a record-setting weekend at Firebird International Raceway. “Hot Rod” Fuller and Kurt Johnson also raced to victories in the Checker Schuck’s Kragen NHRA Nationals, the second of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. Pedregon’s opening-round run of 4.701 seconds certified his 4.659-second qualifying time within the required one percent, making it an official NHRA record worth 20 bonus points in the POWERade standings. He then defeated Robert Hight in the final to add the race trophy to his collection. Ilgauskas returns to Cleveland MIAMI – Cleveland center Zydrunas Ilgauskas returned to the Cavaliers’ starting lineup in Miami on Sunday for the first time since his wife went into early labor and lost twin babies. Ilgauskas missed four games, a stretch that began before the All-Star break. His wife, Jennifer, began having problems after Cleveland played the Lakers on Feb. 11. She was about five months’ pregnant at the time, and delivered a still-born boy and girl on Feb. 14, Ilgauskas said. Notable FISHING: Boyd Duckett became the first angler in Bassmaster Classic history to win the title in his home state and took the $500,000 top prize by 6 ounces Sunday with a three-day total of 48 pounds, 10 ounces. EXTREME SPORTS: Afton Schrimpf won the women’s Elite Division in the National Bicycle League’s Lake Mead Nationals on Sunday and earned 12 world ranking points for Team USA’s BMX squad. NFL: Quarterback A.J. Feeley and the Eagles agreed on a three-year contract extension, nearly eliminating the chance that Jeff Garcia will return to Philadelphia. CYCLING: Levi Leipheimer won the Amgen Tour of California after having never trailed in the eight-day race. NBA: Heat guard Dwyane Wade will seek a second opinion early this week before deciding whether to rehabilitate his dislocated left shoulder or have season-ending surgery to repair the joint. HORSE RACING: Trotting Triple Crown winner Glidemaster was chosen harness racing’s 2006 Horse of the Year. Glidemaster, who set a trotting single-season record of $1.9 million in earnings, also was voted best 3-year-old colt trotter and trotter of the year. From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!