Rose clings to 1-shot Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Justin Rose was happy enough to still have the lead Friday at the Masters, even if only by a fraction on a day when Augusta National was more forgiving and he had to rally just to...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stats pioneer Bill James: Don’t blame us for boring baseball

BOSTON – The analytics crowd isn’t accepting blame for baseball’s big slowdown. “I plead not guilty,” statistics pioneer Bill James said on Friday. “I don’t have nothin’ to do with this.” As...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets sign guard to bolster perimeter defense

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets bolstered their backcourt by signing guard Shaquille Harrison to a two-way deal. Harrison played sparingly for Utah this season, averaging 3.3 minutes over 17...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NHL grapples with vaccine inequity between U.S. and Canada

His smile covered by a light blue surgical mask, Jacob Trouba’s eyes shined as the needle went into his left arm. The New York Rangers gave players, coaches and staff a day off this week so they...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Avalanche defenseman MacDonald gets 2-game ban

NEW YORK – Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jacob MacDonald was suspended Thursday for two games without pay for an illegal check to the head on Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman. The NHL’s...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies get gem from Jon Gray at Coors Field

DENVER – Jon Gray took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and got his first win of the season, pitching the Colorado Rockies over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on Thursday. Gray (1-0) allowed...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Justin Rose rules early among Augusta’s azaleas

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Seven holes into the Masters, Justin Rose was 2-over par and in no position to panic. He knew Augusta National in April was no picnic compared with the last one in November. He...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Authorities: NFL player Phillip Adams killed 5, then himself

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Former NFL player Phillip Adams fatally shot five people, including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two grandchildren before killing himself early Thursday. York County...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

French Open postponed by 1 week because of pandemic

PARIS – For the second year in a row, the traditional French Open schedule is being disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The clay-court Grand Slam tennis tournament said Thursday it will push...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Antonio Senzatela sizzles in Rockies shutout of D-backs

DENVER – Antonio Senzatela pitched eight electric innings on a cool evening, Chris Owings had three extra-base hits before leaving with right hamstring tightness, and the Colorado Rockies snapped a...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wild slow Avalanche surge

ST. PAUL, Minn. – After several humbling losses to the West Division leader, the Minnesota Wild sent quite the message to the Colorado Avalanche in their last of eight regular season matchups....

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tiger Woods was driving almost 90 mph when he crashed

LOS ANGELES – Tiger Woods was driving nearly 90 mph — twice the posted speed limit — on a downhill stretch of road when he lost control of an SUV outside Los Angeles and crashed in a wreck that...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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