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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Arnold Palmer will be on the first tee to help start the Masters this year — but without his golf clubs. Palmer said Tuesday he has told Augusta National that he will not be hitting the ceremonial tee shot next month, a role the four-time Masters champion had taken on since...
BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots’ special teamer Nate Ebner is taking a break from the NFL to attempt to earn a spot with the U.S. Rugby team in the 2016 Summer Olympics. The Patriots will keep Ebner under contract while he trains with the U.S. Rugby Sevens team at the Olympic Training Center in Chula...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have filled what they considered their biggest offseason need by acquiring Pro Bowl defensive end/outside linebacker Chandler Jones from the New England Patriots. The Cardinals sent guard Jonathan Cooper and a second-round pick in this year’s draft to the...
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) makes a pass in front of Indiana Pacers center Jordan Hill (27) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday. The Pacers defeated the Celtics 103-98. AP Photo/Michael Conroy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sitting at his locker, a poised Paul George used words like ‘potential’ and ‘opportunity; often when responding to questions. George scored 25 points and Indiana finished with a strong fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 103-98 Tuesday night. Monta Ellis added 16 points...
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Wichita State’s guards let their Final Four experience make the difference in a defense-dominated First Four game. Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker led a surge at the start of the second half that put the Shockers on pace for a 70-50 victory over Vanderbilt on Tuesday night,...
Florida Gulf Coast's Marc Eddy Norelia (25) reacts in the second half of a First Four game of the NCAA college basketball tournament against Fairleigh Dickinson, Tuesday, in Dayton, Ohio. AP Photo/John Minchillo
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Florida Gulf Coast showed once again that it can rise to the occasion in the NCAA Tournament. It wasn’t the same “Dunk City” gang that captured the nation’s attention during an improbable Sweet 16 run in 2013, but the Eagles controlled the boards and blew past overmatched...
Boston Red Sox's David Price (24) works against the New York Yankees in the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, in Fort Myers, Fla. AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — David Price got his first taste of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry Tuesday night, striking out six over four innings for Boston during its 6-3 loss to New York. The new Red Sox ace gave up one run and three hits with no walks. His lone blemish came on Aaron Hicks’ first homer...
Jordan Spieth takes his tee shot in the second hole during the final round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 13, 2016, in Palm Harbor, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — This was always going to be a challenging year for Jordan Spieth, and not just on the golf course. Spieth knew it would be tough to repeat the results of a year in which he won the Masters and U.S. Open, chased a Grand Slam and won the FedEx Cup to cash in on the most...
BOSTON (AP) — For a while now, Chris Hogan has had some sort of connection with the New England Patriots. As a four-year lacrosse player at Penn State, Hogan once played opposite Patriots assistant Steve Belichick, son of coach Bill Belichick. Then following stints on the practice squads of...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 27 points, five rebounds and five assists on his 28th birthday, and the Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 125-107 on Monday night for their record 49th straight regular-season home victory. Draymond Green added 14 points and 12 rebounds...

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