It seemed as if every time Mike Matheny's phone rang during the offseason, Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore was on the other end, ready to give his skipper some more good news about his roster.

John Gant had just settled into his seat, with those flowing red locks and rust-colored beard giving the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher an unmistakable presence, when he was asked about how comfortable he's become working out of the bullpen.

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LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods was in the driver’s seat of a mangled SUV that rolled and ended up on its side down a steep roadway in the Los Angeles suburbs Tuesday morning, seatbelt still fastened, both legs seriously injured.

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Bradley Beal scored six of his 33 points on three consecutive possessions late in overtime, and the Washington Wizards extended their longest winning streak in three years to five straight with a 127-124 victory over the slumping Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night in Los Angeles.

It seemed as if every time Mike Matheny's phone rang during the offseason, Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore was on the other end, ready to give his skipper some more good news about his roster.

John Gant had just settled into his seat, with those flowing red locks and rust-colored beard giving the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher an unmistakable presence, when he was asked about how comfortable he's become working out of the bullpen.

ST. LOUIS — Dustin Brown scored two goals and veteran Jonathan Quick stopped 30 shots for his 54th career shutout, lifting the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Albert Pujols’ wife apparently disclosed that the Los Angeles Angels slugger intends to retire after the upcoming season, although she later amended her social media post to be less definitive.

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LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. — Former Tiger Hayden Buckley won the LECOM Suncoast Classic for his first Korn Ferry Tour title, beating Dawson Armstrong and Taylor Montgomery with a 10-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff.

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In a virtually empty Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio, the matchup between No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Ohio State looked more like an intense NCAA Tournament game in March: good shooting, timely 3-pointers, fierce play under the rim, few mistakes and some late drama.

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MELBOURNE, Australia — As Naomi Osaka strode through the Champion's Walk leading to the court for the Australian Open final — headphones on her ears, racket bag strapped to her back — she reached out her left hand to tap a panel marked with her name and the year of her previous title there.

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GENEVA — With Russia’s name banned from the next two Olympics, the country's team and athletes will be officially branded as “ROC,” the International Olympic Committee said Friday.

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