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Sports Mets' player, manager defend paternity leave
Daniel Murphy is proud he put fatherhood ahead of baseball, and New York Mets manager Terry Collins thinks criticism his second baseman received for taking paternity leave this week was unfair.
Sports Tiger Woods has back surgery, will miss the Masters Tiger Woods has back surgery, will miss the Masters
Tiger Woods chose surgery to heal his ailing back over a quest for another green jacket, announcing Tuesday that he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career.
Sports Mariners roar past Angels 10-3 on opening day Mariners roar past Angels 10-3 on opening day
Abraham Almonte hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the seventh inning and Felix Hernandez struck out 11 in the new-look Seattle Mariners' 10-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Sports MLB ticket price average $27.94 after 2 pct rise MLB ticket price average $27.94 after 2 pct rise
Major League Baseball's average ticket price rose 2 percent this season to $27.93, the steepest rise since a 5 percent hike in 2009, according to the Team Marketing Report's annual survey
Sports Will college athletes unionize? A query for NLRB Will college athletes unionize? A query for NLRB
The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm.
Sports Trail Blazers rout Bulls, 91-74 Trail Blazers rout Bulls, 91-74
Mo Williams scored 18 points to lead five Blazers in double figures. Lillard had 16 points, Nicolas Batum and Robin Lopez each had 13, Wesley Matthews had 11 and Thomas Robinson added 10