Rose torches tough Augusta for 65 and 4-shot Masters lead

With a wave and smile, Lee Elder helps open the Masters

  Tiger Woods was speeding before crashing SUV, sheriff says

Johnson, McIlroy seeking exclusive company at the Masters

  MLB officially moves All-Star Game to Denver’s Coors Field

Rangers fill stands with fans, who accept ‘calculated risk’

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Baylor ends Gonzaga’s bid for perfect season with 86-70 victory

AP source: MLB moving All-Star Game to Denver’s Coors Field

Jets trade Darnold to Panthers for 3 draft picks

NCAA fan’s death prompts contact tracing in Indiana

All-Star Game yanked from Georgia in response to voting law

Durant fined $50,000 for offensive language on social media

MMA fighter has finger severed in match; doctors reattach it

Khetag Pliev was injured Thursday night during the second round of his fight, which was stopped when the referee noticed Pliev was missing his left ring finger.

  WATCH: Basketball player’s parents find out he’s paid off their mortgage

His parents received the news via a letter Hayes sent. A video captured their reaction.

A different Augusta National awaits newcomers from November

The 2021 Masters Tournament begins April 8 at Augusta National Golf Club. Practice rounds start Monday.

Legendary UNC basketball coach Roy Williams retiring after nearly 50-year career

Williams led UNC to three NCAA championships and is retiring with 903 wins as a college basketball head coach. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Mets-Nats opener delayed after positive COVID test, tracing

AP survey: Athletic directors fear sharing revenue with college athletes

Detectives find cause of Tiger Woods crash but won’t reveal

Final Four set, a question left: Can anybody beat Gonzaga?

  Shaq adds mini basketballs to Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal

NFL owners approve 17-game regular season, 3 preseason games

Olympic gold medalist charged with child sex abuse in Utah

James “Jimmy” Shea made his first court appearance Monday on one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of sexual battery. The incidents occurred in 2020, court documents show.

Supreme Court case could change the nature of college sports

If the former college athletes who brought the case win, colleges could end up competing for talented student athletes by offering over-the-top education benefits worth tens of thousands of dollars. And that could change the nature of college sports.

Miami, Louisville coach Howard Schnellenberger dies at 87

Howard Schnellenberger led the Miami Hurricanes to the first of their five national championships in 1983, and coached Louisville to a Fiesta Bowl win over Alabama to cap the 1990 season.

Bobby Brown, 96, a life of Yankees, military, medicine, dies

Bobby Brown was one of baseball’s most distinguished major leaguers on and off the field.

Torch relay for Tokyo Olympics kicks off its 121-day journey

The opening ceremony for the start of the relay was closed to the public but was televised live. Organizers say they will stop or reroute the relay if crowding becomes a problem.

Elgin Baylor, Lakers great and aerialist pioneer, dies at 86

Basketball Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor has died of natural causes at 86.

  NFL reveals plans for upcoming 3-day draft in Cleveland

The league said the three-day event will be open to the public, and protocols from the experiences of hosting the Super Bowl in Tampa will be in place.

Sister Jean gets the vaccine and seat at the NCAA Tournament

The chaplain for Loyola of Chicago's basketball team was on hand to watch her beloved Ramblers put away Georgia Tech in the tourney's first full day of action after the pandemic forced cancellation of the event last year.

NCAA opens up weightlifting facility for women’s teams

Teams at the NCAA women’s basketball tournament finally have a weight room.

  Coronavirus doesn’t care that it’s the NCAA Tournament

The pandemic that forced cancellation of last year's NCAA Tournament returned with a vengeance.

Spectators from abroad to be barred from Tokyo Olympics

The move was expected and rumored for several months.

NCAA apologizes to women’s teams for weight room inequities

NCAA basketball administrators apologized to the women’s basketball players and coaches after inequities between the men’s and women’s tournament went viral on social media.

Tokyo Olympics ready to announce ban on fans from abroad

Despite some calls to delay it, Hashimoto has promised a decision before the torch relay opens on Thursday from the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima.

  710 days later, NCAA Tournament is back with ‘First Four’

In the finale pitting two of college hoops’ marquee programs, UCLA outlasted Michigan State 86-80 in overtime. Two other games were decided by a single point.

Amazon gets Thursday night games, NFL nearly doubles TV deal

The league took in $5.9 billion a year in its current contracts. It will get $113 billion over the 11 seasons of the new deals that begin in 2023, an increase of 80% over the previous such period, a person with direct knowledge of the contracts told The Associated Press.

NCAA basketball players use biggest stage to deliver message

Following a year of activism in sports that included NBA players shutting down the playoffs after a police shooting, it seems fitting that college athletes would use March Madness to get a message across.

3 women sue Texans QB Deshaun Watson for alleged sex assault

According to the suits, the women live in Texas, Oregon and Georgia and work giving massages.

Tokyo Olympics: Yet another scandal over sexist comments

Hiroshi Sasaki was in charge of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympics, which are scheduled to begin on July 23.

  Crowded bars: March Madness or just plain madness?

This year, the tournament’s back, and bars and restaurants, some shuttered for months, are open for March Madness, though things may look a little different.

Tiger Woods returns to Florida to recover from car crash

Tiger Woods is back at home in Florida to resume his recovery from career-threatening leg injuries he suffered when his SUV ran off a road and down a hill in the Los Angeles suburbs last month.

  Tom Brady gives out phone number for fans to contact him

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady gave out a cellphone number on Twitter for fans to reach out.

March Madness: 68 teams punch ticket; the hard part awaits

Now that the 68-team field for March Madness is set, the next few days figure to be the most nerve-wracking part of the seasons.

“We will forever be grateful,” Saints owner Gayle Benson, Coach Payton react to Brees’ announcement

"We found a player with a burning desire to win," Head Coach Sean Payton said

Record-setting Saints QB Drew Brees announces retirement at 42

Saints record-setting quarterback Drew Brees has decided to retire after 20 NFL seasons, including his last 15 with New Orleans.

Marvin Hagler, middleweight boxing great, dies at 66

Marvin Hagler, the middleweight boxing great whose title reign and career ended with a split-decision loss to “Sugar” Ray Leonard in 1987, died Saturday. He was 66.

IOC and China make vaccine deal for Tokyo, Beijing Olympians

Bach said the IOC would “pay for extra doses” for Olympic and Paralympic participants.

MLB’s Rangers in line to be first team back to full capacity

The Texas Rangers could be the first team to return to full capacity.

Judge rules in favor of Vanessa Bryant in crash photos suit

Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people were killed Jan. 26, 2020, when the helicopter they were aboard crashed west of Los Angeles in the hills of Calabasas.

Tom Brady rookie card goes for record $1.32 million

In January, another of Brady’s rookie cards was auctioned on eBay for more than half a million dollars.

Kyle Larson celebrates return with 1st win since suspension

1st win with Hendrick

‘Miracle on Ice’ star Mark Pavelich dies at treatment home

A member of the “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey team has died at a treatment center for mental illness.

NFL hires first Black female game official, Maia Chaka

Maia Chaka enters the NFL after working in the Pac-12 and Conference USA.

Fans from abroad unlikely for postponed Tokyo Olympics

The Japanese newspaper Mainichi said on Wednesday the decision had been made to exclude foreign fans. It cited only unnamed sources “involved in the discussions.”

Irv Cross, NFL player, pioneer Black analyst, dies at 81

Irv Cross, the former NFL defensive back who became the first Black man to work full-time as a sports analyst on national television, died Sunday.

Questions surround death of former NFL player Louis Nix III

Former Notre Dame and NFL player Louis Nix III has died after being missing for several days, but many questions linger about the circumstances of his death.

Byron gives NASCAR another surprise winner at Homestead

3rd different winner in 3 Cup Series races

PGA, LPGA pros wearing red and black Sunday to honor Tiger Woods

Woods was involved in a serious car crash in Los Angeles last week.

2 skiers defy death in descent of Yosemite’s Half Dome

Torlano said he had been dreaming about skiing the dome since his family moved to Yosemite when he was 5 years old.

LA sheriff calls Tiger Woods crash ‘purely an accident’

Authorities say Woods suffered “significant” injuries all down his right leg when his SUV crashed into a median and rolled over several times on a steep road in Los Angeles.

Bell snags first Cup victory in another surprise Gibbs win

Logano finishes 2nd

4 for 4: Osaka wins Australian, stays perfect in Slam finals

Naomi Osaka has won her fourth Grand Slam trophy by pulling away to beat Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 in the Australian Open final.

  NCAA OKs limited fan attendance at men’s, women’s tourneys

The governing body said Friday it is permitting 25% capacity at the venues to allow for social distancing.

Russia’s new team name, flag agreed for next 2 Olympic Games

A Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling in December banned Russia’s team name, flag and national anthem from the Tokyo Olympics this year and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.

Seiko Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo Olympic president

She made even more history on Thursday in Japan, where women are still rare in the boardrooms and positions of political power.

Girl hurt in crash involving Chiefs coach Britt Reid awake

The news was delivered Monday in a post on the GoFundMe page for Ariel Young.

McDowell beats 100-1 odds for upset Daytona 500 victory

The collisions were one on top of another, flames erupting all over Daytona International Speedway as the race came to a close early Monday morning, nearly nine hours after it began.

Jaguars, accused racist strength coach Chris Doyle part ways

The Jacksonville Jaguars and embattled strength coach Chris Doyle parted ways Friday night, a few hours after a respected diversity group blasted the team and called the recent hiring “simply unacceptable.”

Jags’ Meyer defends hiring ex-Iowa coach accused of racism

Iowa agreed to pay strength coach Chris Doyle $1.1 million in a resignation agreement last June after more than a dozen former players said he bullied and discriminated against them.

Reports: Mori to resign Tokyo Olympics over sexist remarks

A decision is expected to be announced on Friday when the organizing committee's executive board meets.

  Brady-Brate trophy pass wows Bucs’ Super Bowl boat parade

Mayor Jane Castor is again emphasizing that people attending the parade must wear masks outdoors and observe social distancing rules.

Mavs’ Cuban relents on anthem after NBA reiterates policy

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban relented Wednesday and the national anthem will be played before home games this season after the NBA reiterated its “longstanding league policy” to include the song.

Ex-Clemson QB Lawrence to have surgery before NFL draft

Former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence will have surgery on his non-throwing shoulder before the NFL draft.

NBC will air opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics live

NBC plans to air the opening ceremony from the Tokyo Olympics live on Friday, July 23. With Tokyo 13 hours ahead of New York and 16 ahead of Los Angeles, the opening ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. in Japan, which is 7 a.m. ET and 4 a.m. PT.

  Charleston native performs during Superbowl Halftime show

"As soon as the lights went dark in the stadium is when I kinda left my body basically. I was like ok, we're here, we're here."

Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77

Schottenheimer was the eighth-winningest coach in NFL history.

Super Bowl on CBS draws audience of 96.4 million viewers

CBS said Tuesday the audience included record digital numbers for a game that had lost its competitive edge by halftime -- Tampa Bay won 31-9.

Man charged with trespassing after run on Super Bowl field

Authorities say 31-year-old Yuri Andrade scampered onto the field Sunday night in the fourth quarter of the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Longtime ESPN baseball correspondent Pedro Gomez dies at 58

Pedro Gomez, a longtime baseball correspondent for ESPN who covered more than 25 World Series, has died. He was 58.