By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. – Bubba Watson’s second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago. The only daring shot Watson hit was one he really didn’t need. The wild swing in momentum came on the front nine, not the back nine of Augusta National. And […]

By Tom Canavan AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is going to start the offseason training program with a surgically repaired left ankle. The Giants announced that Manning will have arthroscopic surgery on Thursday to relieve some lingering discomfort in the ankle he sprained in the regular season […]

JACKSON This was last September. Jim Kelly, the Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, was in Jackson to speak at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame’s Kent Hull Tribute Banquet. We were eating dinner at the head table in front of about 400 folks. Suddenly in mid-conversation, Jim winced, then leaned over and whispered, “I’m […]

By Charles Odum Associated Press ATLANTA – Hank Aaron was more relieved than jubilant after he broke Babe Ruth’s home-run record on April 8, 1974. The 40-year anniversary of his 715th homer provides a different perspective. Aaron’s record-breaking homer will be celebrated tonight before the Atlanta Braves’ home opener against the New York Mets. Hate […]

METAIRIE, La. (AP) – Veteran defensive back Champ Bailey has agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints. The 35-year-old Bailey played the last 10 seasons with Denver after spending his first five in the NFL with Washington. A shutdown cornerback for much of his career, Bailey has made three All-Pro teams and […]

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Tiger Woods chose surgery to heal his ailing back over a quest for another green jacket, announcing Tuesday that he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career. Woods said on his website that he had surgery Monday in Utah for a pinched nerve that had […]

Bases sit on the warning track before an opening day baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NEW YORK (AP) – Philadelphia 76ers forward Arnett Moultrie has been suspended five games without pay for a league drug violation. The NBA said his suspension will begin with Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. Moultrie was assigned to Delaware of the D-League on March 15 after playing 12 games this season. He’ll also […]

By Joe Kay Associated Press CINCINNATI – No waiting for one of the NL Central’s longstanding rivalries to resume. The Cardinals and Reds can start playing their annual game of look-who’s-in-first right from the first pitch. The defending National League champions will open the season in Cincinnati this afternoon, only the second time in the […]