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  • SportsLog: Braves' Gearrin has serious elbow injury

    Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday for the first time in his seven-year career because of a swollen muscle in his left upper back. The 26-year-old lefthander, coming off his second Cy Young Award in three years, already had been scratched from his scheduled start in San Diego on Sunday after an MRI revealed the problem. ''He felt it, and that was the last straw,'' manager Don Mattingly said. Kershaw, who signed a $215 million, seven-year contract on Jan. 15, won the Dodgers' season opener, 3-1, against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia last weekend.(   03/29/2014 11:16 PM )

  • Sports Log: Serena Williams advances to Sony Open final

    Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova for the 15th consecutive time Thursday, rallying in both sets to win, 6-4, 6-3, in the Sony Open semifinals in Key Biscayne, Fla. Seeking a record seventh Key Biscayne title, Williams improved to 16-2 against her favorite foil. Sharapova hasn't beaten Williams since 2004. The top-ranked Williams hit nine aces and broke five times, which helped her rebound from deficits of 4-1 in the first set and 2-0 in the second. Her opponent in Saturday's final will be either Li Na or Dominika Cibulkova.(   03/28/2014 12:51 AM )

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    Report: Iglesias out 'til All-Star break According to an ESPN.com report on Saturday, Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will be sidelined until at least the All-Star break with reoccurring injuries to both shins. The ex-Red Sox, who was acquired at the trade deadline in 2013, suffers from shin splints in both legs but played through the injury last season. The Tigers have not commented on the report . . . Marcel Hirscher clinched his third straight overall World Cup title on Saturday but couldn't prevent American Ted Ligety from winning his fifth season-long giant slalom trophy. . . . American Mikaela Shiffrin completed her exceptional season with a World Cup win in Lenzerheide . . . In other news, the Brooklyn Nets signed Jason Collins for the rest of the season.(   03/16/2014 1:27 AM )

Golf

  • Miguel Angel Jimenez (fourth) best over-50 Masters finish since Sam Snead

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Jordan Spieth didn't become the youngest Masters champion on Sunday, and Miguel Angel Jimenez didn't become the oldest. But the 50-year-old Spaniard was still impressive, shooting a 33 on his final nine holes to gain a fourth-place finish. It's the best showing in Jimenez's Masters career, spanning 15 starts. It's also the best Masters finish by a player 50 or older since Sam Snead tied for third at the age of 50 in 1963. "It feels nice. I was playing very well, playing very solid all the week," said Jimenez, who closed with a 71 to finish at 4 under par, four shots behind winner Bubba Watson.(   04/13/2014 10:25 PM )

  • Jordan Spieth ties for second in Masters debut

    After an abbreviated night of sleep, Jordan Spieth said the start he got off to on Sunday in the final round of the 78th Masters was better than anything he could have dreamed about, had he been able. It's what happened after that fast start that, while not a nightmare, is certain to keep the 20-year-old awake at night. Because if not for a missed shot here or a pulled putt there, it might have been Spieth, and not Bubba Watson, winning, and making history as the tournament's youngest champion. For the briefest of moments, Spieth was leading in the final round by three strokes. Barely an hour later he was trailing by two, and wound up losing by three.(   04/13/2014 10:20 PM )

  • Bubba Watson surges into Masters lead

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Five straight birdies on the back nine propelled Bubba Watson into the lead at the Masters Friday. Watson, the 2012 Masters champion, had opened a four-shot lead as he approached the 17th tee, having birdied Nos. 12 through 16. First-round leader Bill Haas was in second, at 4 under, where he started the day, through four holes.(   04/11/2014 9:38 PM )

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  • Bill Haas grabs early lead at the Masters

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- There was a time when Archie Bunker might have fit right in and been right at home at Augusta National Golf Club. Having Bill Haas in the lead at the 78th Masters does have a certain all in the family feel. The latest in a long line of family members to wear a Masters player's badge, Haas closed with a birdie on the 18th hole to shoot a 4-under-par 68 and steal the spotlight from another family, who made tournament history on Thursday. Craig and Kevin Stadler became the first father and son to play in the same Masters, and Kevin's debut 70 left him tied for fifth, two shots back. Without an injured Tiger Woods, and with seven of the world's top 10-ranked players failing to break 73, family was the early, easy theme on a sunny, warm, windless day.(   04/10/2014 10:03 PM )

  • Phil Mickelson rolls a Masters 7 -- twice

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- None of the last five Masters champions made anything worse than a bogey during their four rounds of play. That Phil Mickelson took a double bogey and a triple bogey in the first round on Thursday -- an ugly pair of 7s -- doesn't bode well for his chances at a fourth title here. Mickelson shot 76, rallying briefly with birdies at Nos. 10 -- when he made a 60-foot bomb -- and 13. But the damage that he inflicted on the par-4 seventh and par-5 15th might be too much to overcome. "It wasn't the best day for me today. I've got a lot of work to do tomorrow just to make the cut, so I've got some issues," Mickelson said.(   04/10/2014 10:00 PM )

  • Masters opens with Woods on the sideline

    Without Tiger Woods or a dominant figure, this year's tournament is seen as the most wide-open Masters in years.(   04/10/2014 12:32 PM )

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