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The Masters turns into a menace. Scheffler, DeChambeau and Homa hold on to share the lead

Apr. 12, 2024 21:04 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Max Homa played the most beautifully boring round of golf amid raging wind and endless calamity Friday in the Masters, giving him a share of the lead with Scottie Scheffler and Bryson DeChambeau going into a weekend for the survivors. Homa made 15 pars — they...

Shohei Ohtani's ex-interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, must get gambling addiction treatment, judge says

Apr. 13, 2024 02:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani's former longtime interpreter agreed Friday to undergo court-ordered gambling addiction treatment after federal prosecutors accused him of stealing $16 million from the Japanese baseball player to pay off debts. Ippei...

More history for Tiger Woods. He makes the Masters cut for a record 24th time in a row

Apr. 12, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A howling gust -- the kind that created havoc at Augusta National all day long -- struck the 18th green just as Tiger Woods was lining up yet another testy putt. Fine particles of sand stirred from the pearl-white bunkers, whipping across the slick green surface. ...

Coyotes players informed the team is expected to move to Salt Lake City, AP source says

Apr. 13, 2024 01:24 AM EDT

Arizona Coyotes players have been informed the NHL club is expected to relocate to Salt Lake City, a person with knowledge of the meeting said Friday night. General manager Bill Armstrong flew to Edmonton, Alberta, to tell players about the team’s potential move to Utah before its...

Agent at Bad Bunny-led firm has certification revoked by MLB Players Association

Apr. 12, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A baseball agent at Bad Bunny's Rimas Sports firm has lost his certification with the Major League Baseball Players Association. The union declined to comment Friday on the reason for its decision to strip William Arroyo of his right to represent MLB players. ...

MLB batting average down 7 pct. points to .242 in 1st 2 weeks, game time up 2 minutes to 2:39

Apr. 12, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The major league batting average dropped seven percentage points to .242 in the first two weeks of the season, while the average time of a nine-inning game rose two minutes to 2:39 in the second season of the pitch clock. Major League Baseball implemented...

Dan Monson hired by Eastern Washington after leading Long Beach State to NCAA Tournament

Apr. 12, 2024 21:26 PM EDT

Eastern Washington hired Dan Monson on Friday, the coach who led Long Beach State to the NCAA Tournament after the school told him he would be fired at the end of the season. Monson, who also coached at Gonzaga and Minnesota, will take over an Eagles program that has won the last two...

Wild prints, trendy wear are making the Masters the center of the golf fashion universe

Apr. 12, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — At a place where green jackets never go out of style, the sometimes-wild, often-trendy and always-interesting fashion sense of those playing Augusta National has become a viral subplot to the competition at the Masters this week. At the forefront may have been...

Kentucky hires BYU's Mark Pope as men's basketball coach to replace John Calipari

Apr. 12, 2024 14:53 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Initially off the radar among Kentucky's coaching targets, Mark Pope is now entrusted with maintaining the program's gold standard. Makes sense, since he helped do so as a player. Kentucky hired the BYU coach to guide its men’s basketball...

Allen Iverson immortalized with sculpture alongside 76ers greats Julius Erving and Wilt Chamberlain

Apr. 12, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Yes, there is something quite wry about the fact Allen Iverson was immortalized in his crossover pose at — of all sites — the Philadelphia 76ers’ practice facility. Practice. Not where the Sixers play their games. Practice. Almost 22 years...

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Merrill drives in go-ahead run, Tatis has 3 hits as Padres rally for 8-7 win over Dodgers in 11

Apr. 13, 2024 03:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jackson Merrill hit the go-ahead single in the 11th inning, Fernando Tatis Jr. homered and had three hits, and the San Diego Padres rallied for an 8-7 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night despite Shohei Ohtani hitting his 175th home run in the majors. ...

Ohtani hits 175th home run in Major League Baseball, tying Matsui for most by a Japanese-born player

Apr. 13, 2024 03:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shohei Ohtani's 175th home run in the majors was not only a milestone, it was record-tying. Ohtani equaled Hideki Matsui for the most homers by a Japanese-born player with a solo shot during the first inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers' game against the San Diego...

Shohei Ohtani's ex-interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, must get gambling addiction treatment, judge says

Apr. 13, 2024 02:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani's former longtime interpreter agreed Friday to undergo court-ordered gambling addiction treatment after federal prosecutors accused him of stealing $16 million from the Japanese baseball player to pay off debts. Ippei...

CJ McCollum scores 28 points as Pelicans hold off Warriors 114-109 to help playoff position

Apr. 13, 2024 02:08 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors realize they will have a hard road to reach the playoffs. CJ McCollum and the New Orleans Pelicans know they control their own path if they can win the regular-season finale at home against the Lakers. ...

Kevin Durant scores 28 points, Jusuf Nurkic makes late free throw as Suns beat Kings 108-107

Apr. 13, 2024 02:02 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 28 points, Jusuf Nurkic made a late free throw and the Phoenix Suns rallied to beat the Sacramento Kings 108-107 on Friday night. With the game tied at 107 after Phoenix overcame a 16-point deficit, Domantas Sabonis fouled Nurkic...

Kuzmenko scores hat trick, leads Calgary to a 6-3 victory over Anaheim in Silfverberg's home finale

Apr. 13, 2024 01:46 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrei Kuzmenko scored three goals, Nazem Kadri had a goal and two assists, and the Calgary Flames withstood Anaheim's third-period rally for a 6-3 victory over the Ducks on Friday night. Kuzmenko got his second career hat trick with two goals in the final...

Jazz beat Clippers 110-109, LA earns home-court advantage for 1st round and locks in 4th seed

Apr. 13, 2024 01:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reserve Kenneth Lofton Jr. scored a season-high 27 points and the Utah Jazz beat the Clippers 110-109 on Friday night after playoff-bound Los Angeles clinched the fourth seed in the West. Bones Hyland led the Clippers with 20 points off the bench and Amir Coffey...

Golden Knights beat Wild 7-2 to clinch a spot in the Western Conference playoffs

Apr. 13, 2024 01:43 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jack Eichel, Nicolas Roy and Pavel Dorofeyev each had a goal and an assist, Chandler Stephenson had four assists and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Minnesota Wild 7-2 Friday night to clinch a playoff berth for the sixth time in seven seasons. Jonathan...

Jalen Green has 26 points and Houston cruises to 116-107 win over Portland

Apr. 13, 2024 01:26 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jalen Green had 26 points and the Houston Rockets spoiled Portland's final game at home this season with a 116-107 victory Friday night. Jock Landale had 20 points and Aaron Holiday came of the bench to score 18 for Houston, which had already been eliminated...

Coyotes players informed the team is expected to move to Salt Lake City, AP source says

Apr. 13, 2024 01:24 AM EDT

Arizona Coyotes players have been informed the NHL club is expected to relocate to Salt Lake City, a person with knowledge of the meeting said Friday night. General manager Bill Armstrong flew to Edmonton, Alberta, to tell players about the team’s potential move to Utah before its...