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  • At Augusta, Attention Is Back on the Golf

    April 11, 2013 1:08 AM 132

    The unkempt, grassy parcel played host to a small but celebrated demonstration led by the women’s rights advocate Martha Burk. It was also attended by an Elvis Presley impersonator, a one-man Ku Klux Klan group and dozens of television cameras that recorded every speech and shouting match. On Wednesday, as Augusta National prepared to host its first

  • Charting the best linebackers available in the NFL Draft

    April 10, 2013 11:55 PM 104

    • SLEEPER: Ty Powell of tiny Harding is a late bloomer who could eventually become a star. • FUN FACT: Brown, from Wichita, is the brother of Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce Brown. • CHIEFS NEEDS: The Chiefs are short one starter at inside linebacker and have little depth at any of the positions, so they might go for more than one in the draft

  • Nolan Ryan is remaining with the Rangers as CEO, ending weeks of speculation about his future

    April 10, 2013 11:38 PM 178

    Former President George W. Bush, left, talks with Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan as Bush and his wife Laura, right, prepare to leave following a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, April 5, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won their home-opener 3-2. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) ARLINGTON, Texas - Nolan Ryan is staying in his role as chief

  • Foot fracture will sideline Tide LB for rest of spring

    April 10, 2013 11:02 PM 196

    Posted by Ben Kercheval on April 10, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT Jadeveon Clowney will likely miss the rest of South Carolina’s spring practices because of a neck sprain in what can be chalked up to precautionary measures. The same can’t quite be said for Alabama linebacker Trey DePriest. The junior started 13 games and appeared in all 14 of Alabama’s national

  • Dale Jarrett heads ballot for 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame

    April 10, 2013 10:54 PM 172

    1960 champion Rex White, short-track legend Larry Phillips and engine builder Maurice Petty also make list Racetrack magnate Bruton Smith and 1999 champion and TV analyst Dale Jarrett head the group of five new nominees added to the list of 25 on the ballot for the 2014 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Also under first-time consideration are Rex White

  • Chiefs need an inside linebacker, but will Manti Te’o fall to them?

    April 10, 2013 10:33 PM 133

    They’re in dire need of an inside linebacker to play alongside Derrick Johnson in the base 3-4 front and will likely utilize the draft to fill the spot occupied by the late Jovan Belcher during the past three seasons. But the most highly rated inside linebacker in the draft comes with a boatload of questions and certainly isn’t worth the first pick in the draft

  • Matt Kenseth to sub for Denny Hamlin in charity race

    April 10, 2013 9:59 PM 159

    Injured Joe Gibbs Racing driver says 'it kills me to not be able to race in the Short Track Showdown.' Denny Hamlin has a substitute driver for his April 25 Short Track Showdown charity race at Richmond: his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth. Kenseth will drive a Late Model in Hamlin's place for the annual event that pits NASCAR drivers against

  • Champions League Quarterfinals: Matchday 4

    April 10, 2013 9:06 PM 178

    The UEFA Champions League semifinals are set after Wednesday’s second two quarterfinal matches, with Barcelona joining its bitter rival Real Madrid and Bayern Munich taking its place alongside its Bundesliga neighbor Borussia Dortmund. Barcelona advanced with a 1-1 tie against Paris St.-Germain, rallying behind a second-half substitute you’ve probably

  • Finger 'doing well,' Darvish ready for start

    April 10, 2013 8:35 PM 160

    ARLINGTON -- Having placed Matt Harrison on the disabled list early in the day Wednesday, the Rangers needed some good news regarding their pitching rotation, and Yu Darvish delivered it with a smile. Darvish expects to be able to make his Friday start in Seattle without any problems from the blister/skin abrasion on the ring finger of his pitching hand. He left his previous

  • Barcelona 1

    April 10, 2013 8:31 PM 137

    Lionel Messi came off the bench to kick-start a Barcelona fightback as the four-time winners reached the Champions League semi-finals on away goals. Paris St-Germain had set nerves on edge at the Nou Camp when Javier Pastore's clipped finish put the visitors ahead for the first time in the tie. But Messi's introduction immediately improved Barca and his pass led to Pedro