AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - With his words and then his play, Lee Westwood shot down the notion Thursday that this Masters was a two-horse race.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Albert Pujols sat back contentedly in his chair in front of his new locker between Erick Aybar and Mark Trumbo on Thursday, eating a big plate of melon slices while his new teammates joked about the Masters and the Red Sox game on television.
DODGERS 5, PADRES 3
MIAMI (AP) - The sellout crowd in the Miami Marlins' new ballpark cheered the introduction of their starters, who were accompanied by women dressed as Latin showgirls. There was another roar for Muhammad Ali, who delivered the first pitch.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - After guiding Ohio State to the Final Four, two-time All-American forward Jared Sullinger figured he might as well see what he could do for an NBA team.
NEW YORK (AP) - For fans worried that Nike was going to give their favorite NFL team's uniform an extreme makeover, full-blown Oregon style, no need to fret.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Augusta National will be ready for the Masters, despite a major storm that dumped 1.4 inches of rain on the course, washed out bunkers, toppled trees and even knocked out a bathroom.
DENVER - Brittney Griner and Baylor left no doubt they're head and shoulders above any team in the country. In fact, they're perfect.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Bobby Petrino enjoys talking about his childhood love of motorcycles. He has had a thing for them since he was 10, though there have been mishaps along the way.
NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he won't stand in the way if the New Orleans Saints ask Bill Parcells to take over as interim coach for suspended Sean Payton.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Judging by spring training, the Kansas City Royals will score lot of runs this season.
CLIPPERS 94, MAVERICKS 75
Bruce Weber knows that Kansas State fans may not accept him right away. That much became clear when a small rally for another coaching candidate turned into a protest of his hiring.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Alex Gordon went from a bust to busting the bank.
Last week, Arizona, Mississippi, Mississippi State and TCU gave the AP Top 25 an extreme makeover with huge victories. This week, the Wildcats, Rebels, Bulldogs and Horned Frogs try to validate all that attention and prove they are more than October shooting stars.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The expectations that accompanied Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer were largely unfair, and anybody in the Kansas City Royals front office would probably be willing to admit it.
LENEXA - Tamba Hali fled Liberia when it was in the midst of a bloody civil war. Now that the West African nation is at the center of a very different crisis - an outbreak of Ebola - the Chiefs linebacker is lending his support to a humanitarian relief effort.
ST. LOUIS - Matt Adams and the Cardinals are moving on. Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers are going home.
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster thinks Kansas State can compete for the Big 12 title. So the dynamic sophomore guard isn't paying much attention to any of his October accolades.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Chiefs seemed to have figured out their running game, which remains centered on Jamaal Charles. However, faced with critical third-and-shorts in the waning minutes against the 49ers, coach Andy Reid abandoned the run in favor of passes that kept falling incomplete.