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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Justin Rose was happy enough to still have the lead Friday at the Masters, even if only by a fraction on a day when Augusta National was more forgiving and he had to rally just to shoot par.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Dustin Johnson is scheduled to be in Butler Cabin on Sunday evening, draping the green jacket over the shoulders of the Masters champion.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — While a tempest brews outside Magnolia Lane over Georgia’s voting rights law, Augusta National would prefer to keep the focus on blooming azaleas, pimento cheese sandwiches and tricky greens.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Yes, Pablo Sandoval is 34 and in his 14th year in the majors, a two-time All-Star and a World Series MVP. He still needed to prove himself in spring training to earn a roster spot with the Atlanta Braves and a $1 million, one-year deal.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods was speeding when he crashed an SUV in Southern California less than two months ago, leaving the golf superstar seriously injured, authorities said Wednesday.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Rory McIlroy stopped by to encourage Tiger Woods as he recovers from multiple leg injuries and might have come away with some inspiration of his own.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — It was April 7, 2003. Exactly 18 years ago Wednesday, Syracuse defeated Kansas to win the NCAA men’s basketball national championship. The biggest win in school history, the biggest win in the Hall of Fame career of Orange coach Jim Boeheim.

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THOMASVILLE — It's only three games. In fact, it's only three games in April. In the span of 162 games, it's a mere blip on a very large radar. 

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Last year's Atlanta Braves team came as close to a World Series berth as any Braves team has in more than two decades. With the start of this year's season later this week, the three-time National League East Division champions appear poised to take that next step.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hunter Dickinson scored 14 points and the top-seeded Wolverines took the inside route to the Elite Eight, pounding away in the paint Sunday for a 76-58 takedown of surprisingly helpless Florida State.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — George McGinnis remembers every detail from that night he listened to the Indiana state basketball championship in the parking lot of Hinkle Fieldhouse.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Real estate investor Larry Gottesdiener was approved Friday as the lead owner of the Atlanta Dream following pressure on former Sen. Kelly Loeffler to sell her share of the WNBA team.

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KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Harris English went more than seven years without winning on the PGA Tour, and he didn't mind going one extra hole to win the Sentry Tournament of Champions on Sunday.

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Former Thomasville High School basketball star Reggie Perry will be a member of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, after the team traded for him from the Los Angeles Clippers. 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference postponed Saturday’s game between No. 10 Florida and defending national champion LSU a day after the Gators had 19 players test positive for COVID-19.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Deep South's oldest rivals usually tangle deep into fall, long after the leaves have turned and talk has turned to conference titles and postseason games.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State coach Mike Norvell tested positive for COVID-19 a week before the Seminoles game against Miami What he saw, watching last Saturday's game on TV nearly 500 miles away, was a reflection of just how challenging his rebuilding job will be.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — First-year South Carolina assistant Mike Bobo said he was offended by allegations that anyone on his former Colorado State staff or team say they were abused or treated with racial insensitivity.

The Masters, the major known as much for the roars of the crowd as the raw beauty of Augusta National, will be on mute this year. The club decided Wednesday there will be no spectators.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.

The Ryder Cup was postponed until 2021 in Wisconsin because of the COVID-19 pandemic that raised too much uncertainty whether the loudest event in golf could be played before spectators.

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