VIRGINIA WATER, England - Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia don't like each other, and they're making no effort to disguise their feelings.
The verbal feuding began May 11 during the third round of The Players Championship. It resumed this week on both sides of the Atlantic when Woods offered a one-word answer if he thought about contacting Garcia to put the matter to rest.
"No," he replied with a tight smile.
Garcia fired back at a sponsor function outside London.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - What's not to like? Being in the lottery every year.
Nick Gilbert expects the Cleveland Cavaliers are through with it, and if so he sent them out a winner again.
The Cavaliers and their owner's son beat the odds for the second time in three years, winning the lottery Tuesday night to give them the No. 1 pick for the June 27 NBA draft.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Jose Canseco is back in the independent United League as a player-coach. At least for one series.
The 48-year-old Canseco will be with the Fort Worth Cats for their opening four-game homestand, which starts Thursday night.
Fort Worth opens the season against Edinburg, which is managed by Ozzie Canseco, the identical twin brother of the 1986 American League rookie of the year and 1988 league MVP.
TORONTO - Rays manager Joe Maddon changed course Tuesday, saying he has no problem with the way shortstop Yunel Escobar celebrates home runs.
Escobar, who played for Toronto last season, drew loud jeers after he hit a homer in the ninth inning of Monday's 7-5 loss to the Blue Jays, and then made an exaggerated safe sign as he crossed home plate.
He had been booed in every at bat.
After the game Maddon said he would speak to Escobar about the gesture, adding that he was "certain" Escobar would not do it again.
BOSTON - The NFL will celebrate its 50th Super Bowl in northern California, where its newest, most high-tech venue is being built.
That makes South Florida, in the midst of a spat over expensive stadium renovations, a loser for the 2016 game.
And Miami took a double defeat when Houston was awarded the 2017 championship game.
MONTREAL - A stretch of road in front of the stadium where he began his Hall of Fame career has been renamed in honour of former Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter.
Signs indicating Rue Gary-Carter were already in place on Tuesday as municipal officials announced the renaming of Faillon Street West after the most popular player in the history of the defunct National League baseball club.
MONTREAL - There will be much to get used to in the coming months for former amateur world boxing champion Artur Beterbiev.
The 28-year-old light heavyweight will begin his professional career in Canada after signing a three-year deal with Montreal promoter Yvon Michel.
"Everything is so different here, everything is new," the bearded Beterbiev said Tuesday through an interpreter. "It's a different city, different languages, different people, training is different, new people around me. It's very exciting."
IRVING, Texas - Tony Romo pointed here and there, showing receiver Dez Bryant the best way to use a block on the first day of off-season practice.
That's about what he can do for now.
With the Grey Cup in on home turf this year, the Saskatchewan Roughriders would very much like to headline rather than just host.
So it isn't surprising they tapped the piggy bank to land some marquee players that might help make that happen.
The CFL's all-time leader in receiving yards, Geroy Simon, and last year's most-outstanding Canadian at the Grey Cup, Ricky Foley, head the list.
At 37, Simon seriously increases the average age of Regina's receiving corps, but general manager Brendan Taman says he's worth the price it took to get him in a trade with B.C.
DETROIT - Jimmy Howard's cat-quick reflexes in net and easygoing nature out of it are big reasons the Detroit Red Wings are on a roll.
Howard has held top-seeded Chicago to only one goal in two straight games, lifting seventh-seeded Detroit to a 2-1 series lead. He was the star of the end-to-end, high-paced Game 3 the Red Wings won 4-1 on Monday night, when he became their first goalie to face at least 40 shots without giving up more than a goal in the playoffs since Greg Stefan did it 1987.