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Column: If Fred wins, 'You'd never see me again'

Apr 7, 2012

By JIM LITKE, Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Fred Couples floats across Augusta National on a cloud of cool. At 52, he figures he's in on a free pass. He's got aches and pains as old as the guy with whom he shares the top of the leaderboard.

Better still, if Couples won the Masters again,

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Column: Tiger's display an embarrassment to game

Apr 7, 2012

By TIM DAHLBERG, Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — It's a question we've all been asking since he wrecked his Escalade and his life that Thanksgiving night 30 months ago.

Who is Tiger Woods really?

Part of the answer came Friday in a foul-mouthed, club-kicking back nine at the Masters that ...

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Pujols hitless, but Angels beat Royals in opener

Apr 7, 2012

By GREG BEACHAM, Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols realizes he's only one game into a decade-long commitment, so his hitless debut for the Los Angeles Angels didn't cause him much distress.

Instead, he'll remember the big-game electricity in Angel Stadium, the warm reception ...

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Grizzlies snap Miami's 17-game home streak, 97-82

Apr 6, 2012

By TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade knew during pregame warmups that the Miami Heat were going to have a long night. By the end of the first quarter, the Memphis Grizzlies let everyone else know that Wade was right.

Rudy Gay scored 17 points, Zach Randolph had 14 points and ...

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No all-Williams matchup after Stosur win

Apr 6, 2012

By PETE IACOBELLI, Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Reigning U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur put the latest matchup in the Williams sisters' sibling rivalry on hold by rallying past Venus Williams at the Family Circle Cup.

The second-seeded Stosur won five of the last six games for a ...

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Column: Tiger's display an embarrassment to game

Apr 6, 2012

By TIM DAHLBERG, Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — It's a question we've all been asking since he wrecked his Escalade and his life that Thanksgiving night 30 months ago.

Who really is Tiger Woods?

Part of the answer came in a foul-mouthed, club-kicking back nine Friday at the Masters that ...

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Petrino didn't want 911 call, called security

Apr 6, 2012

By KURT VOIGT, Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Moments after their motorcycle accident, Bobby Petrino and a female employee told a passer-by not to call 911, then got a ride back to Fayetteville where the Arkansas football coach was met by a state trooper who provides his personal ...

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Column: If Fred wins, 'You'd never see me again.'

Apr 6, 2012

By JIM LITKE, Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Fred Couples floats across Augusta National on a cloud of cool. At 52, he figures he's in on a free pass. He's got aches and pains as old as the guy with whom he shares the top of the leaderboard.

Better still, if Couples won the Masters again,

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Cards hit 4 HRs off Gallardo, pound Brewers 11-5

Apr 6, 2012

By CHRIS JENKINS, Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals aren't counting on one single player to replace Albert Pujols.

And when four different players hit home runs off Yovani Gallardo, it certainly looks like a team-wide approach to making up for Pujols' departure just might ...

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Dufner making a name for himself in majors

Apr 6, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jason Dufner didn't waste any time giving himself another shot in a major.

When last seen on a big stage, Dufner lost a five-shot lead with four holes to play and wound up losing the PGA Championship in a playoff. Nearly eight months later,

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Police: 6 Marquette players involved in club fight

Apr 6, 2012

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A police report says six Marquette University basketball players were involved in an altercation at a Milwaukee nightclub where they were ticketed for being underage.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/I6VIyo) obtained the police report through an open records request ...

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Ryan visits Ventura, 1st meeting since '93 brawl

Apr 6, 2012

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Robin Ventura and Nolan Ryan spoke Friday for the first time since their infamous brawl 19 seasons ago.

Ryan, the Hall of Fame pitcher who is the Texas Rangers president, went to the visitors' clubhouse before the season opener at ...

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Still seeking 1st major, Garcia lurking at Masters

Apr 6, 2012

By NANCY ARMOUR, Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Sergio Garcia was supposed to shed that "best player never to win a major" label years ago.

Yet here he is, 32 and still searching.

The Spaniard climbed into contention at the Masters on Friday with a 4-under 68 that left him a stroke behind ...

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Dodgers say bankruptcy case is on track

Apr 6, 2012

By RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers filed a revised reorganization plan on Friday and said they are on track to exit bankruptcy as planned by April 30.

The amended Chapter 11 plan filed Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware is based on an agreement ...

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Tailgating quandary as Brewers open on Good Friday

Apr 6, 2012

By DINESH RAMDE, Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Good Friday home opener posed a spiritual dilemma for some Catholic baseball fans in Milwaukee, who had to decide whether to abstain from eating meat as their religion dictates or to indulge in one of Brewers' fans most cherished traditions.

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FIU fires Isiah Thomas after 3 seasons

Apr 6, 2012

By TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Isiah Thomas arrived at Florida International knowing that he was taking a risk.

Three years later, the school didn't see enough reward.

The Basketball Hall of Fame player was fired Friday by FIU, after his teams went 26-65 in his three seasons. His ...

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Gleason upset over release of Williams recording

Apr 6, 2012

By BRETT MARTEL, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A recording of then-New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams urging players to deliver punishing hits on specific San Francisco players was released without approval from retired special teams standout Steve Gleason, who had helped a ...

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MLB ticket prices flat for 1st time in 2 decades

Apr 6, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball ticket prices are flat for the first time in two decades.

The average is $26.92 this year, up 1 cent from last season and the smallest increase in the survey's 21-year history, the Team Marketing Report said Friday. That's a 1.5 percent increase in 2010 and 1.2 ...

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Penguins, Flyers weighing how to play finale

Apr 6, 2012

By WILL GRAVES, Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Flying sticks. Pointed fingers. Postgame putdowns. And that was just the coaches.

What can the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers possibly do in Saturday's regular-season finale to top their last meeting, a 6-4 Flyers win at Consol ...

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Day withdraws during 2nd round of Masters

Apr 6, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jason Day, who tied for second at the Masters and U.S. Open last year, withdrew during the second round Friday with an injured left ankle.

The Australian was at 5 over for the tournament when he left Friday, after playing seven holes, and was 1 over for the day.

Day and Adam ...

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