Australians rejoice after Scott’s Masters victory

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The roar that followed Adam Scott’s Masters-winning putt at Augusta National could only be heard on the television broadcast so many thousand miles away on Australia’s east coast. But distance doesn’t really matter Down…

Great Scott: Aussie finally dons green at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Adam Scott strolled into the room, looking quite dapper in green. He let out a deep sigh and struggled to contain his emotions — the thoughts of Greg Norman, the folks Down Under, the…

Cabrera comes up big again _ but just shy in major

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Angel Cabrera usually comes up big in these situations. He did again. It just wasn’t enough to win his second green jacket. Cabrera forced a playoff with a brilliant 7-iron to 3 feet on…

NCAA lashes back at Miami, citing personal attacks

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The NCAA office that investigated Miami athletics believes the Hurricanes are “grasping at straws” such as making personal attacks against investigators in their efforts to get the case against them dismissed. That stance,…

Buchholz no-hit bid ends in 8th, Sox top Rays 5-0

BOSTON (AP) — Clay Buchholz was a nervous 23-year-old rookie when he threw a no-hitter in his second major league start. He was more relaxed when he nearly did it again Sunday. “A lot more than the last…

Good weather after 2012 heat at Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — The heat was unprecedented and so was the offer: Any of the 27,000 runners in last year’s Boston Marathon could skip the race and automatically qualify for the 2013 edition instead. About 2,300 people took…

Win No. 200 for Halladay as Phils beat Marlins 2-1

MIAMI (AP) — Roy Halladay earned his 200th career victory Sunday, bouncing back from consecutive poor outings to pitch eight innings and help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 2-1. Laynce Nix broke a 1-all tie with…

Quentin drops appeal, starts serving suspension

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres slugger Carlos Quentin has dropped his appeal and is beginning an eight-game suspension for rushing the mound and inciting a brawl in which Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke broke his…

Burke leaving Michigan early for NBA draft

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The time was right for Trey Burke. The Michigan star made it official Sunday: He’s leaving the Wolverines to enter the NBA draft. The move came as no surprise after Burke was voted…

AP Source: Jordan nears deal to coach Rutgers

A person familiar with the situation tells the Associated Press that Eddie Jordan is nearing an agreement with Rutgers to replace Mike Rice as coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Jordan and Rutgers interim athletic…
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Travis Browne elbows way to victory

Coming off of the only loss of his professional career, Oahu boy Travis Browne (14-1-1) defeated Gabriel Gonzaga (14-7) with a first round knockout this afternoon in U...…
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‘Bows continue skid, fall to Cal Poly 3-2

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Matt Cooper pitched his second complete game of the season, but it came in a loss as the University of Hawai’i Rainbow baseball team drop...…

Woods story, predictably, dominates CBS broadcast

CBS announcer Jim Nantz led off the network’s Masters coverage Saturday by describing what Tiger Woods did the day before on the 15th hole as an “innocent” and “absent-minded” mistake. CBS devoted the first 12 minutes of its…

5 things to watch Sunday at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The final round of the Masters is Sunday and here are five things you should keep an eye on: ____ THE BACK 9 The saying is the Masters doesn’t begin until Sunday on the…

Tiger ends a long day four shots off lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The 5-iron was almost as good as the wedge the day before. Tiger Woods played the 15th hole Saturday as if he wanted payback, and this time there was nothing controversial about it. The…

Harvey no-hits Twins into 7th as Mets win 4-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The only time Matt Harvey wasn’t in control on Saturday was when he watched Justin Morneau’s drive approach the right-field foul pole. “I was blowing it foul, but I knew he hit it pretty well,”…

Toronto’s Reyes likely out until All-Star break

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes likely will be sidelined until the All-Star break because of a severely sprained left ankle. Ten games into his Toronto Blue Jays career, Reyes was injured during an awkward…

Aggies and Manziel wrap up spring drills

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel did almost everything right in Texas A&M’s spring game on Saturday. Well, everything except for giving the coaching staff a few new gray hairs by throwing his body…