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Watson takes lead at Augusta

Apr 12, 2014

Watson takes lead at Augusta

Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of “Bubba golf,” producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket. Watson took over Augusta National on ...

Apr 12, 2014

49ers' Kaepernick dismisses report

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is defending his reputation. Kaepernick put out a statement on his Twitter account Friday, a day after his name was linked to a Miami police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke ...

Haas grabs lead at Masters

Apr 11, 2014

Haas grabs lead at Masters

Adam Scott shot the lowest opening score by a defending Masters champion in 13 years, with his 3-under 69 in Thursday’s first round putting him one shot behind leader Bill Haas. Scott could have had the outright lead, with his one bad swing of ...

Kings break 3-game slide

Apr 11, 2014

Kings break 3-game slide

The Los Angeles Kings needed to shed some rust heading into the playoffs and the Edmonton Oilers proved to be a perfect solution. Marian Gaborik had two goals and an assist and Martin Jones made just 17 saves for his fourth shutout of the ...

Apr 11, 2014

Powell gets 18-month doping ban

A Jamaican disciplinary panel on Thursday banned former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell from athletics for 18 months after the veteran sprinter tested positive for a banned stimulant last June. In the sprinting powerhouse’s capital of Kingston, the head of the three-member panel ...

Apr 11, 2014

Eli Manning awaits ankle surgery

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is going to have surgery on his left ankle. The Giants announced that Manning will have the surgery on Thursday to relieve some lingering discomfort in the ankle that he sprained in the regular season finale against Washington. ...

Gebrselassie worried about future of athletics after Bolt

Apr 10, 2014

Gebrselassie worried about future of athletics after Bolt

Surveying the state of the sport he dominated for so many years, running great Haile Gebrselassie sees a bleak future. Despite the superstar status of Usain Bolt, Gebrselassie is deeply concerned about the shortage of elite-level events with true global appeal for fans and, ...

Masters seems a bit empty without Tiger

Apr 10, 2014

Masters seems a bit empty without Tiger

The legends usually fade away gracefully here, part of the reason why the absence of Tiger Woods at the Masters seems so jarring. He wasn’t at the Champions Dinner Tuesday night, won’t be on the first tee Thursday morning. Someone else will be putting ...

Letang helps Pens prevail

Apr 10, 2014

Letang helps Pens prevail

Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma was impressed by Kris Letang in his return after recovering from a stroke 10 weeks ago. Jussi Jokinen scored in regulation and then got the game-winner in the shootout, lifting Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory over the playoff-bound Detroit ...

Apr 10, 2014

Fatigued Serena to skip Fed Cup tie

Top-ranked Serena Williams is too wiped out to play in the Fed Cup against France on April 19-20, U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez said Wednesday. “She is mentally and physically exhausted and needs a break, so bad timing for us, unfortunately,” Fernandez said. “But ...