SAN DIEGO (AP) – With Magic Johnson watching from next to the dugout, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 even though reigning NL CyYoung Award winner Clayton Kershaw left after three innings with the flu. Former Lakers great Johnson, part of a group buying the Dodgers for $2.15 billion, had a big smile after Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer in the eighth, giving him three RBIs.
CLEVELAND (AP) – In the longest opening-day game in major league history, J.P. Arencibia’s (ah-rehn-SAY’-bee-uhz) three-run homer in the 16th inning sent the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians. Luis Perez, Toronto’s seventh pitcher, pitched four scoreless innings for the win and Sergio Santos got two outs to end the 5-hour, 14-minute game.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)- England’s Lee Westwood takes a one-shot lead over South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen (LOO’-ee OOST’-hay-zehn and Sweden’s Peter Hanson into today’s second round of the 80th Masters. There’s a big group of golfers tied at 3-under including Americans Ben Crane, Jason Dufner and Bubba Watson.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points, Tyson Chandler had 12 points and 12 rebounds and the New York Knicks defeated the Orlando Magic 96-80 last night. The Magic’s fifth loss came on the heels of coach Stan Van Gundy’s comments yesterday morning saying he’d heard from top team officials that Dwight Howard has asked that he be fired.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino has been put on paid leave following release of a police report which says that Petrino had a 25-year-old female employee with him during a weekend motorcycle ride that ended in a crash. Petrino, who is married with four children, broke four ribs and cracked a neck vertebra, but didn’t reveal he was riding with the woman during a news conference Tuesday.