SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — After converting 49 consecutive saves from 2011 to early 2012, John Axford has another streak going.
The Cleveland Indians closer went 18 for 18 on his Academy Awards picks.
Axford made the projections after the Indians' game Sunday on his Facebook page. Last year Axford was correct on 14 of his 15 Oscar selections; he picked Steven Spielberg as best director for "Lincoln" and Ang Lee won for "Life of Pi."
NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci will join Joe Buck in the announcers' booth for Fox's Major League Baseball coverage this season.
Tim McCarver retired after the World Series as the network's top color commentator.
Reynolds has been a studio analyst for MLB Network since its launch at the start of 2009 and will remain in that role. A two-time All-Star second baseman for the Seattle Mariners, Reynolds retired as a player after the 1994...
NEW YORK (AP) — Wimbledon champion Andy Murray says he no longer feels the effects of September's back surgery.
Murray said Monday that last week's tournament in Acapulco was the first time since he returned that he could wake up the morning after a match feeling no discomfort. Murray was upset in the semifinals by Grigor Dimitrov on Friday, but he was encouraged that he felt good after playing four matches in four days, including three three-setters.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Broadway Joe was filled with praise for Mr. November.
Joe Namath says Yankees captain Derek Jeter is an "angel" for his life on and off the field.
The quarterback was at New York's spring training game Monday against the Washington Nationals to threw the ceremonial first pitch. Wearing a Yankees No. 12 uniform, Namath took out the starting lineup before the game to the umpires.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers, the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, said Monday that he will forgo his final year of eligibility to pursue a professional career after this season.
The two-time All-American said he decided to make the announcement now because he didn't want the growing speculation about his future to become a distraction for the team. The eighth-ranked Cardinal are hoping to make a deep run at the NCAA championships in May...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne is expected to start Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins in his return from a hip injury that has limited him to only nine games this season.
The Predators announced Monday that Rinne would start the Penguins game. Rinne, who hasn't played in an NHL game since Oct. 22, completed a two-game conditioning stint with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals on Sunday.
Connecticut remains No. 1 in The Associated Press poll Monday after two easy wins this week.
UConn improved to 30-0 after routing SMU and Rutgers. The Huskies have won 36 straight games dating back to last season, the third-longest streak in school history. Connecticut will visit No. 3 Louisville on Monday night.
Notre Dame stays unanimous at No. 2. The Irish finished off their regular season unbeaten after beating North Carolina and N.C. State....