AP News Articles

A look at what's happening around the majors today:

WELCOME BACK

Jimmy Nelson makes his long-awaited return to a big league mound when he starts for Milwaukee against Miami at Miller Park. The right-hander hasn't pitched in the...Read more

Obnoxious sideline celebrities are as much a part of the NBA as slam dunks and getting away with an extra step or two.

From Jack Nicholson to Spike Lee to Jimmy Buffett, we've grown accustomed to boorish, entitled superstars doing their best to make...Read more

MILWAUKEE (AP) — NL MVP Christian Yelich was out of Milwaukee's lineup for the series opener against Colorado, a day after leaving a game because of lower back discomfort.

"That's where we are at," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Monday night. "...Read more

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Matt Wallace won the par-3 contest at Augusta National by acing the eighth hole and winning a three-hole playoff with 61-year-old Sandy Lyle.

Wallace's hole-in-one was one of four in Wednesday's family-friendly event that precedes...Read more

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Call him The Imperfect Champion.

Warts and all, Patrick Reed enters the Masters as the reigning holder of the green jacket.

He's an anomaly at staid, ol' Augusta National, which has always preferred bland and...Read more

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods is a winner again, making him even more appealing at the Masters.

"I've worked my way back into one of the players that can win events," he said.

Rory McIlroy is the betting favorite — perhaps even...Read more

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in a long time there is no real consensus No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft.

The Las Vegas Aces have the top choice in Wednesday night's draft and could take Asia Durr of Louisville, Jackie Young of Notre Dame or Teaira...Read more

DENVER (AP) — Welcome back to the playoffs , New York Islanders. Same goes for you, St. Louis, Dallas, Carolina and Calgary.

All five teams are returning to the postseason after at least one season off (or nine, for the Hurricanes). It's a familiar...Read more

The final day of the regular season has arrived, with one playoff spot to decide, seven of the eight first-round matchups still unknown and nine different seeds still not clinched.

It also is the last day that Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki and Miami's Dwyane...Read more

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki notched season highs in points, shots and minutes before telling Dallas Mavericks fans that his record 21st season with the same franchise would be his last.

Then the 40-year-old said he gave just about all he had in what he...Read more

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