ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Masters champion Bubba Watson has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Watson informed the PGA Tour on Wednesday that he was pulling out of Bay Hill because of the death of a childhood friend. No other details were immediately available. He is No. 2 in the world, leaving the tournament with four of the top five players in the world ranking.
Watson will try to become only the fourth player to defend his title at Augusta...
2015 — Hallie Thome, Chagrin Falls, 6-foot-5, senior. Averaged 19.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 4.6 blocked shots on the season while hitting 68 percent of her shots from the field, including an incredible 71 percent (180 of 255) on 2-point attempts. Led Tigers to a perfect regular season and a trip to the regional semifinals before ending the season with a 26-1 mark. Michigan.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chagrin Falls' Hallie Thome (THOME) is the 28th recipient of the Ohio Associated Press Ms. Basketball award, given annually to the top female girls high school basketball player in the state.
The 6-foot-5 senior averaged 19.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 4.6 blocked shots on the season while hitting 68 percent of her shots from the field, including an incredible 71 percent (180 of 255) on 2-point attempts.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NFL has filed a second lawsuit in North Carolina court seeking information from defensive end Greg Hardy's bench trial last summer in which he was convicted on two counts of domestic violence.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday comes on the same day Hardy signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys.
The NFL is asking the judge to inform the Mecklenburg County District Attorney to release material from Hardy's first trial....
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi set up Ivan Rakitic's goal in the 31st minute, and Barcelona defeated Manchester City 1-0 Wednesday night for a 3-1 aggregate win to reach the Champions League quarterfinals for a record eighth consecutive season.
In the night's other match, Carlos Tevez scored twice and set up a goal in Juventus' 3-0 win at Borussia Dortmund that completed a 5-1 aggregate victory.
Defending champion Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid,...
LONDON (AP) — Sepp Blatter has rejected the chance to debate with his three FIFA presidential election rivals on live television.
London-based BBC and Sky say they have been told that 79-year-old Blatter wouldn't take part in their planned "fans' congress." Blatter's rivals had quickly accepted the invitation from broadcasters to debate live ahead of the May election.
FIFA Vice President Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, Portugal great Luis Figo...
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has been chosen as the winner of the Byron "Whizzer" White Award, given annually by the NFL Players Association for exceptional community service.
The award was presented Wednesday at the NFLPA's meetings in Maui. It came with a $100,000 donation to Greenway's Lead the Way foundation, which has raised $1.3 million since 2008 for ill and physically challenged children in the Twin Cities area....