Jordan Spieth: the target inside and outside the ropes

AP Photo/Wong Maye-E PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth had to work his way through about 100 people who blocked his path to the first tee at Pebble Beach. They held out tournament tickets, caps, glossy photos and Masters flags for him to sign, and some asked him to...

Senators get Phaneuf from Maple Leafs in 9-player trade

AP Photo/Chris O’Meara TORONTO (AP) — The Ottawa Senators acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday in a nine-player blockbuster trade weeks before the deadline. Ottawa gets Phaneuf, forwards Matt Frattin, Casey Bailey and Ryan Rupert,...

Tennis umpires banned over corruption; 4 officials suspended

LONDON (AP) — The International Tennis Federation says two umpires have been banned for corruption offenses and four more are suspended. The sanctions were concealed until being confirmed by the governing body in response to a story Tuesday in The Guardian. The ITF says...

AP source: Donaldson, Blue Jays nearing $28.65M, 2-year deal

AP Photo/Paul Sancya NEW YORK (AP) — AL MVP Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays are nearing agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on...

Louisville’s Pitino awaits NCAA interview about sex scandal

AP Photo/Gerry Broome Coach Rick Pitino says he is still waiting to be interviewed by the NCAA about allegations by an escort that a former Cardinals staffer hired her and other dancers for sex parties at the team’s dormitory. University President James Ramsey Friday...

Party like it’s 1999: Denver to celebrate another Super Bowl

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu DENVER (AP) — Denver’s getting ready to party like it’s 1999. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flood a downtown park and a 1.5-mile-long parade route Tuesday to celebrate the Denver Broncos’ first Super Bowl championship...

Morris, US youth gain valuable experience before busy year

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Morris made his ninth appearance for the United States last Friday, which gave him nine more games for the national team than as a professional. At least the Seattle Sounders’ newest prospect is now eligible for...

James, Irving lead Cavaliers past Kings 120-100

AP Photo/Tony Dejak CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James came close to his 40th career triple-double several times this season. The four-time MVP got there in three quarters Monday night. James scored 21 points to go along with 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his first...

No. 1 UConn takes top-ranked showdown with 66-54 win

AP Photo/Sean Rayford COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 25 points and 10 rebounds as No. 1 UConn again proved who rules the women’s game, running past No. 2 South Carolina 66-54 on Monday night. The Gamecocks had won their first 22 games and, in front of their...

Activists to demonstrate against sexual violence at Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — Activists planned a candlelight vigil Monday night outside the home of Baylor University’s president to protest what they regard as the university’s weak policing of sexual misconduct, particularly by student athletes. The prayer vigil follows...