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AUGUSTA, Ga. — The winner didn’t raise his fists to the sky, he dropped his head to his knees.
SEATTLE — I was an unabashed proponent of expanded instant replay in MLB, believing it was foolish to let incorrect calls stand when the technology existed to make it right.
Michael Phelps is set to return to competitive swimming later this month.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — They say The Masters starts on the back nine on Sunday. Sometimes they are wrong by a couple of holes. This 78th Masters began in earnest, and was ultimately decided according to the men involved, in a span of only 20 minutes on the eighth and ninth holes. There, 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, playing with immaculate self-control, met the arbitrary treachery for which Augusta National is infamous.
Seattle Sounders FC forward Kenny Cooper is about to face a former team for the second consecutive week, but this one is a true homecoming.
TUKWILA — Sounders FC’s Clint Dempsey remains the highest-paid player in MLS, according to data released Thursday by the players’ union. In fact, his guaranteed compensation of nearly $6.7 million in salary plus bonuses is on pace to exceed the total payroll of 15 of 19 teams in the league.
DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday’s knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette is among three NFL players named about a “suspicious incident” that occurred April 1 at a Miami luxury apartment. Also named were San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick and 49ers receiver Quinton Patton.
Last weekend after Nationwide Series qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. watched as Chase Elliott hopped the fence and passed a crowd of fans without anyone noticing or asking for his autograph.
Seattle’s Dempsey earns MLS Player of the Week honor
AUGUSTA, Ga. — So who embraces nostalgia any better than the Masters?
SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have owned the Los Angeles Angels to start this season, and some of the same ingredients were there Wednesday for that trend to continue.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — It was a quiet, nondescript moment deep in the pine trees at the end of a sunny practice round. It was a moment unspoiled by smartphones or smart alecks. It was the perfect Masters moment.
Five games into the new season, a pair of Seattle Sounders stand atop two of the most prestigious statistical categories in Major League Soccer.