SAN FRANCISCO — Rory McIlroy had to work harder than ever to win the Match Play Championship.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised to his first win of the season at an old familiar place that has always been good to his family.
LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night, using his usual skill to remain unbeaten in the most anticipated fight in recent years.
Trainer Bob Baffert and his fourth Kentucky Derby winner, American Pharoah, are likely headed to Baltimore for the Preakness in two weeks, the next stop on the Triple Crown trail. Baffert has won that race five times.
ATLANTA - Julio Teheran gave up just three singles in six sharp innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 Sunday for a split of the four-game series.
Delmarva's Matthew Grimes, a Georgia Tech product, threw five one-hit innings before allowing three runs in the sixth, leading the Shorebirds to a 5-3 win over the Augusta GreenJackets on Sunday.
After posing for pictures, there was American Pharoah, munching on carrots from the hands of onlookers as his trainer nonchalantly chatted with the crowd.
Jim Dent will never forget the example of Pete Brown in the cars and rooms and fairways they shared on the PGA Tour.