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Betting millions on QBs who can turn clubs around on a dime

Last season wasn’t just the strangest in the 100 years of pro football, it was also the highest-scoring by almost any measure — average score, total points and especially passing touchdowns. ...

Column: Only thing 'Super' about new league is the ca$h

After decades of trying and throwing enough cash at the problem to fund a space program, Americans still stink at soccer. But nobody plays smash-and-grab better than we do. ...

Column: A reluctant star heads home with the green jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — His were the only pair of hands on the club. Millions of his countrymen will want a piece of Hideki Matsuyama now. Considering how much he values his privacy, it could be quite the...

Column: From 2006 in the world to the final round of Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The kid yawned. Nothing really remarkable about that except when and where it happened: Will Zalatoris was in contention and standing in the middle of the 13th fairway at Augusta N...

Masters Day 2: As Rose wilts, a pursuing pack closes in

Justin Rose probably should have stayed in bed. The Englishman ended Day 2 at the Masters in the same place he began — atop the leaderboard — only to discover the objects in his mirror were suddenly a...

Masters Day 1: The Englishman did not disappoint

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Birdies were as precious as pearls on Day 1 at the Masters and even harder to string together. Two in a row practically passed for a necklace. So when Justin Rose went eagle-birdie...

Green jackets fight back: Masters course 'where we want it.'

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The shortest championship reign in Masters history will end when Dustin Johnson steps onto the first tee. The tournament has always been a how-low-can-you-go affa...

Baylor broils No. 3 Razorbacks, ready for even bigger game

Another contender emerged from the mist at the NCAA Tournament — nothing dramatic, mind you, like in the movies, because we already knew No. 1 seed Baylor was very good. But so was ...

NCAA tourney hits halfway point, still the field vs. Gonzaga

The Elite Eight marks the halfway point of the NCAA Tournament, but don’t blink. It has the shelf life of chicken nuggets. By the time your head hits the pillow tomorrow night, we’ll...

March was bound to be mad; NCAA tourney hasn't disappointed

Considering how everything else has gone this past year, March was bound to be mad. So far, it hasn’t disappointed. The last perfect NCAA Tournament bracket was busted before the fi...

Big upset day in NCAAs: Has the mid-major revolution begun?

In any other college basketball season, four upsets in the eight second-round games played at the NCAA Tournament would be a sign that something big is brewing. Were those the openi...

Coronavirus doesn't care that it's the NCAA Tournament

If you didn’t pay attention to college basketball until the NCAA Tournament, the good news is you didn’t miss much. The regular season was a revolving door, the schedule and sometimes even the final s...

Best of the best impressed: 'Brady is the gold standard'

Ahead of his 10th Super Bowl appearance, The Associated Press asked the best of the best — eight current and former champions from seven sports — what impressed them most about Tom Brady. ...

Column: Mahomes 'cleared' for big game. What could go wrong?

Never mind that Patrick Mahomes got knocked silly and out of a game barely a week ago. He was always going to play Sunday against Buffalo, and because it’s the AFC Championship — instead of, say, Week...

Sports in 2020: Disruptions aplenty, only constant was loss

2020 reminded us that the show mustn’t always go on. Disrupted by the coronavirus, sports stopped cold three months in and then started up again in emptied-out stadiums, stumbling, skidding and finall...