AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - It was a roar that defines the Masters, so loud it startled even Tiger Woods.
DETROIT (AP) - Bruce Chen baffled the Detroit Tigers for most of the afternoon, and when someone finally hit a ball hard, his fielders were there to halt a promising rally.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The flair of Rory McIlroy. The sheer power of Alvaro Quiros. These are but two of the fresh faces in golf who offered more evidence Thursday at the Masters that a new generation is on the way.
CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose scored 30 points and the Chicago Bulls closed in on the top seed in the Eastern Conference by beating the Boston Celtics 97-81 on Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kansas twins Marcus and Markieff Morris are skipping their senior seasons with the Jayhawks, choosing instead to hire an agent and enter the NBA draft.
Site: Fort Worth, Texas.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The mother of Miami Heat basketball star Lebron James was arrested by Miami Beach police after she reportedly assaulted a valet worker because it was taking too long to have her car delivered.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Two old champions with 10 green jackets between them strolled up to the first tee to kick off the Masters, then stepped aside to let the real contenders take their place today at Augusta National.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Manu Ginobili knows fortunes can change quickly in the NBA.
Padres 8, Giants 4
Indians 8, Red Sox 4
Bucks 90, Heat 85
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds' confident defense team rested its case Wednesday without calling a single witness, just minutes after a federal judge accepted the government's request to dismiss one of the five counts against the home run king.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - As she wrapped up the five-hour hearing on the legality of the NFL lockout, the federal judge overseeing the case said she'd take "a couple of weeks" to rule on the players' request to return to work.
NEW YORK - Obtained by the Yankees from Arizona in separate July trades, Brandon McCarthy and Martin Prado are doing their best to keep alive New York's slim playoff hopes.
AMES, Iowa - For about a quarter, it looked as if Kansas State was going to get run out of Ames.
LAWRENCE - Everything went so perfectly for Kansas in the first quarter Saturday night that Charlie Weis openly wondered whether things might have gone too well.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The first inkling Dexter McCluster had that Ryan Succop was joining him in Tennessee came from a posting on Instagram. McCluster didn't know anything for certain until he walked into a meeting.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer, Jason Vargas pitched into the seventh inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-1 on Wednesday night to finish off a three-game sweep.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - They play quarterback and wide receiver, tight end and offensive line. They can be found on the both sides of the ball, first on the depth chart and last.
It's judgment day for the Big Ten.
MANHATTAN - Tyler Lockett is the third member of his family to play wide receiver for Bill Snyder at Kansas State, so the 74-year-old coach knows what the family lineage can bring to an offense.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Salvador Perez hit a scorching liner off the glove of third baseman Adrian Beltre for a single, allowing Jarrod Dyson to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night.
LAWRENCE - Kansas coach Charlie Weis says his players would be disappointed if they didn't win "significantly more games" than a year ago, when they stumbled to a 3-9 finish.
There were the expected season-opening blowout victories for Big 12 teams.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Wes Welker is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, according to published reports. ESPN reported the violation had to do with amphetamines.
HOUSTON - J.J. Watt couldn't sleep on Monday night after agreeing to a six-year contract extension with the Houston Texans.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - David Burnett had just landed in Atlanta on a business trip when his phone buzzed with a voice mail. On the recording, breaking with emotion, was the voice of Cairo Santos.