AUGUSTA, Ga. — The pressure was even more than Hideki Matsuyama could have imagined when he stood on the first tee Sunday at Augusta National. So was the emotion when he walked off the 18th green as the first Masters champion from golf-mad Japan.
After weighing in the largest (and only) marlin of the Lazy Marlin Hunt tournament yesterday, Capt. Mat Bowman put the weekend in perspective, “It was starting to get a bit embarrassing for Kona. The fish were winning, big time. We just got lucky. Ours stayed hooked, but it was not the biggest hooked out there, by far.”
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Martin Truex Jr. admits to being surprised by his success at Martinsville Speedway.
DENVER — Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown fueled a 31-3 run that helped the Boston Celtics put the skids on the NBA’s hottest team with a 105-87 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
OK, it’s BIIF volleyball’s turn now for its Top 10 players since 2000.
HONOKAA — It wasn’t even 1:30 p.m. on a sunny Saturday in North Hawaii, and Aiden Joaquin had a chance to look forward to the remainder of his day.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The storms that stopped play for a little more than hour Saturday at the Masters were expected. The masterpiece delivered by Hideki Matsuyama after the break was not.
LOS ANGELES — The NHL has extended its regular season to May 16 to allow teams in the all-Canada North Division to make up games that were postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak among the Vancouver Canucks. The league has left open the possibility, however, that teams in the three other divisions that were created for this pandemic-postponed, 56-game season might start their postseason competition on May 11.
MINNEAPOLIS — The news of the new potential Timberwolves owner came out of left field Saturday, or perhaps more accurately, the left side of the infield.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Justin Rose apparently didn’t get the memo that Augusta National was a little more forgiving Friday in the Masters. The consolation was still having the lead, but just barely.
ARLINGTON, Texas — San Diego Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove pitched the first no-hitter in the history of his hometown team, allowing only one baserunner in a 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
BOSTON — Jayson Tatum scored a career-high 53 points — including 18 in the fourth quarter and overtime — and the Boston Celtics held on to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 145-136 on Friday night.
HOUSTON — The names of 13 of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment will be made public following court hearings Friday.
NEW YORK — Jeff McNeil launched a tying homer in the bottom of the ninth inning on his 29th birthday and the New York Mets were handed the winning run on a disputed hit by pitch for a bizarre 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins in their home opener Thursday.
If you are a race director for a sporting event, then you understand all the intricate details that must be in place in order for a race to happen, which by the way, is no easy task.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Seven holes into the Masters, Justin Rose was 2-over par and in no position to panic.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Dustin Johnson didn’t feel like his Masters victory was less significant last fall because no fans were at Augusta National to see his win and celebrate with him.
WASHINGTON — Atlanta pinch-hitter Pablo Sandoval drove a two-run homer to the deepest part of the ballpark off a Washington reliever who took over after Stephen Strasburg’s six scoreless innings Wednesday, lifting the Braves to a 2-0 victory over the Nationals and a doubleheader sweep.