With Monday's Opening Day, baseball is in full bloom.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - If only every day could be opening day for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Garrett Jones homered in his first two at-bats, pinch-hitter Ryan Church doubled home three runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates started the new season the way they wound down 2009 by roughing up the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-5 on Monday.
AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) - While acknowledging he made some "incredibly poor decisions" in his personal life, Tiger Woods still thinks he can win the Masters - even coming back from a five-month layoff.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Duke is going for its fourth national title. Butler has never been here before. Duke could field an entire NBA team with its lottery picks. Butler is still waiting for its first. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski writes books about coaching. Butler's Brad Stevens reads them.
Yes, the teams playing for the national title Monday night would seem to be polar opposites.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The West Virginia players came to the stadium with T-shirts that read "Do What We Do" - an unabashed acknowledgment that their style of basketball is often more effective than pretty.
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) -- Fred Couples said Wednesday that he'll play a practice round for the Masters with Tiger Woods at Augusta National on Monday.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Dodgers released left-hander Eric Stults on Wednesday, paving the way for him to join a team in Japan.
NEW YORK (AP) - A person close to the situation says former UCLA coach Steve Lavin will interview with St. John's.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- A judge has ordered suspended Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas to spend 30 days in a halfway house on gun charges stemming from a locker-room confrontation with a teammate.
Prosecutors had recommended that Arenas serve three months in jail. Defense attorneys argued Arenas didn't deserve jail time for what they described as a misguided prank on teammate Javaris Crittenton.
GLENDALE, Arizona (AP) - Vicente Padilla will be the starter for the Los Angeles Dodgers when they open the season April 5 at Pittsburgh.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Canseco announced Tuesday on Twitter that he had been subpoenaed by a grand jury investigating whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
Canseco posted on the social networking site that the FBI was about to visit his house, then said he had received a subpoena to appear before the grand jury "about roger clemens,andrew pettite and others" on April 8.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. blamed his profanity-laced rant at Bristol Motor Speedway on frustration from a speeding penalty.
And being mad in the car, he figured, is a good thing.
Tiger Woods acknowledged "living a lie," saying he alone was responsible for the sex scandal that caused his shocking downfall from global sporting icon to late-night TV punchline.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Lindsey Vonn now gets recognized in the United States.
On the heels of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft and nearing the midway point in the professional baseball season, we get back to our own summertime tradition.
It's often referred to as the longest day in golf.
Former College of the Canyons pitcher Dana Eveland is back in the Major Leagues for the first time since 2012.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics backed up another strong start from Saugus High graduate Tommy Milone, who helped the Athletics snap a season-long four-game losing streak with a 10-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday.