DORAL, Fla.—Patrick Reed ended a long opening round at the Cadillac Championship today with a four-under 68 to take a one-shot lead as the new Blue Monster showed some bite.
Just ask Tiger Woods.
A four-time champion at Doral, the world’s No. 1 player finished off a 76 for his highest score in 40 complete rounds on the course.
LOS ANGELES—The Lakers were the designated home team this time.
That meant the Clippers had to put up with looking at all those championship banners and retired numbers that their co-tenant at the Staples Center has had hanging on the wall since the arena opened 15 seasons ago—and weren’t able to cover them up with banners of their own players.
WINNIPEG—Marian Gaborik didn’t get on the scoresheet in his debut with the L.A. Kings last night but he felt comfortable in a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
Gaborik was acquired in a trade with Columbus on Wednesday and skated on the top line with centre Anze Kopitar and right-winger Justin Williams.
“We created some things,” noted Gaborik, who logged 16:38 of ice time.
NEW YORK—Martin St. Louis’ day started way better than it finished.
The former Tampa Bay Lightning star got his wish when he was dealt to the N.Y. Rangers on NHL trade deadline day.
He then got into the lineup with his new team right away, but wasn’t able to celebrate his first home win on Broadway.
KAMLOOPS, B.C.—It’s crunch time today for two of the top teams at the Canadian men’s curling championships as they fight for the right to play in the 1 vs. 2 game tomorrow night.
Should B.C.’s John Morris win, he would be guaranteed a top-two finish—and most likely No. 1 since he handed Alberta their only loss.
DORAL, Fla.—Ernie Els has been playing at Doral for two decades, so the approaching roar of jet engines over the Blue Monster late in the afternoon is not unusual.
What got his attention was the sound of chopping rotors.
“The Donald” had returned.
The helicopter belonging to Donald Trump—proud owner of what is now Trump National Doral—was making another landing.
DUNEDIN, Fla.—Brandon Morrow allowed five runs and six hits over three innings in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 6-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday.
Morrow was making his second appearance since a season-ending forearm injury last May.
On Feb. 28, the right-hander gave up just two hits and one run in two relief innings.
MINNEAPOLIS—In a season full of turmoil for the N.Y. Knicks, Raymond Felton has dealt with more of it than any other player on the team.
He struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness early in the season, then was arrested on felony gun charges late last month.
With all the trouble swirling around him, the point guard was just 7-for-32 in the five games since his arrest.
LOS ANGELES—The L.A. Kings jumped on a couple of early scoring chances and spent the rest of the night playing stellar defence.
When a few shots broke through that defensive front, Jonathan Quick was there.
The Kings won the Stanley Cup two years ago with that basic formula—and they can see it clicking again as they close in on another playoff run.
KAMLOOPS, B.C.—Jeff Stoughton has dodged more than a few bullets at the Canadian men’s curling championship but he was hit hard last night, falling 10-4 to Alberta’s Kevin Koe.
Koe’s win set up a three-way tie for first at the Tim Hortons Brier as John Morris of B.C. then beat Eddie MacKenzie of P.E.I. 10-4.
Morris, Koe and Stoughton are all tied at 4-1 at the top of the standings.