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Pirates set season scoring high, beat Braves 9-3

Pedro Alvarez and Yamaico Navarro each hit two-run homers, and the Pittsburgh Pirates enjoyed a long-awaited offensive breakthrough as they beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 on Monday night.

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Rondo-less Celtics try to even series vs. Hawks

Rajon Rondo lost control in the final minute of Game 1, and that means he won't be on the court for Game 2.

More deals coming as NFL draft continues?

The second round of the NFL draft begins Friday night with St. Louis on the clock. Unless, of course, the Rams and the rest of the teams are still in a trading mood.

Jones, Evans meet in UFC 145's bitter rivalry bout

How Rashad Evans and Jon Jones ended up in the octagon at UFC 145 in Atlanta on Saturday night combines a little Greek tragedy, the dueling viewpoints of "Rashomon," and a good dose of "Warrior," last year's MMA film about brothers who fight for a title.

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Georgia's defense may have edge in G-Day game

Georgia's offense, led by quarterback Aaron Murray, has been overmatched at times this spring when lining up against a defense that returns nine starters.

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Two stars, and a wide-open field at Masters

There is so much anticipation about the clash of generations between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods it's as if they were the only two players competing for a green jacket, much like the days of Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Far from it.

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MLB 2012: Key dates for the upcoming season

A new home for the Fish, a special anniversary and a farewell to the NL for the Astros highlight the 2012 major league season. A handful of dates to mark on the schedule:

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Baseball's oldest stars are some of its greatest

New York's Mariano Rivera and Atlanta's Chipper Jones aren't the only ones in the 40s still playing a young man's game.

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TOP ROOKIES: Several newcomers hoping for big impact

Check out these rookies to watch, beginning with two players trying to follow in teammate's footsteps.

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MLB PREVIEW: Bracing for an extra wild season

The major leagues are now a major free-for-all. Credit (or blame) goes to an expanded postseason format that adds two more wild-card clubs this October.

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