AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Adam Scott birdied the second playoff hole to beat Angel (AHN’-hehl) Cabrera and become the first Australian to win the Masters. Scott and Cabrera birdied their last hole of regulation before Scott claimed his first Major championship. Jason Day finished third, two shots back and two ahead of Tiger Woods and Marc Leishman.
CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs tied a major league record yesterday when Edwin Jackson and Michael Bowden combined to throw five wild pitches in an inning. Jackson threw two and Bowden three as the San Francisco Giants scored four runs in the sixth to take a 5-4 lead in what became a 10-7, 10-inning win over Chicago.
SAN DIEGO (AP) – San Diego’s Carlos Quentin has dropped his appeal and began serving an eight-game suspension yesterday. He was punished for rushing the mound and inciting a brawl during a game Thursday in which Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) broke his left collarbone.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Associated Press national player of the year Trey Burke has announced he is leaving Michigan two years early for the NBA draft. The 6-foot point guard averaged 18.6 points and 6.7 assists per game last season and helped the Wolverines reach the NCAA title game. Meanwhile, Georgetown star and AP First Team All-American Otto Porter will announce today whether he’s declaring his eligibility for the NBA draft.
UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the situation tells the Associated Press that former Rutgers star and current Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan is nearing an agreement with the Scarlet Knights to replace Mike Rice as men’s basketball coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Jordan and Rutgers interim athletic director Carl Kirschner are meeting to finalize the language in the contract before an announcement can be made. A deal could be in place by Monday, with a press conference later in the week.