Slashed salaries: Walker to Yankees, Lynn starts with Twins

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Major League Baseball free agent second baseman Neil Walker fields a ground ball during infield drills before a scrimmage game in Bradenton, Fla. A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent infielder Neil Walker and the New York Yankees are close to an agreement on a one-year contract for about $5 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, March 12, 2018, because an agreement would be subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Neil Walker became the latest free agent to take a big pay cut as opening day approaches, joining the New York Yankees on Monday with a one-year deal for $4 million.

USGA, R&A announce new set of modern rules for golf

FILE - In this June 19, 2016, file photo, Dustin Johnson, right, talks to a rules official on the fifth green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. The USGA and R&A introduced a modern set of rules effective in 2017 designed to make them easier to understand. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Golf now has a modern set of rules for the Royal & Ancient game, an extensive overhaul that took six years and is aimed at making the rules easier to understand.

Rubio, Jazz, spoil Davis triple-double, 116-99

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) goes to the hoop against Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ricky Rubio isn’t fretting over the fact that the Utah Jazz remain narrowly outside the Western Conference playoff picture despite winning 18 of 20 games.

Oleksiak leads Penguins to 3-1 win over Stars

Pittsburgh Penguins' Jamie Oleksiak (6) celebrates his goal with Phil Kessel (81) Riley Sheahan (15) and Justin Schultz (4) in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jamie Oleksiak scored a goal against his former team to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Sunday night.

Jake Arrieta gets a deal he likes, ace set to join Phillies

File-This may 26, 2017, file photo shows Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throwing to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Los Angeles. Two people familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press that free agent ace Arrieta and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a three-year deal. Both people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Sunday because the contract is pending a physical. The deal is reportedly worth $75 million.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Jake Arrieta finally found a deal he liked.

Vegas beats Buffalo 2-1 in shootout to win 20th road game

Vegas Golden Knights left wing Erik Haula (56) celebrates his game-winning goal with right wing Alex Tuch, facing, and defenseman Brad Hunt (77) following a shootout in an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — David Perron and the Vegas Golden Knights have won so many times in their inaugural season they’ve stopped counting how many NHL expansion-team records they’ve broken.

Woods closes to within 1 shot of Canadian rookie Conners

Tiger Woods watches his birdie putt on the third hole during the third round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Palm Harbor, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods chipped in from behind the ninth green and the roar was unmistakable, the tree-rattling variety that belongs to only one player in golf. Moments later, Woods raised the putter in his left hand as another birdie putt dropped for a share of the lead at the Valspar Championship.

Grizzlies fall to Mavericks 114-80 for 17th straight loss

Memphis Grizzlies forward Jarell Martin (1) battles Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) for space during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

DALLAS (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 25 points and the Dallas Mavericks beat Memphis 114-80 on Saturday night, extending the Grizzlies’ losing streak to 17 games.



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