The 121st running of the Penn Relays starts Thursday in Philadelphia.
Tens of thousands of runners, including some of the world’s best, crowded into Boston on a cold, lightly rainy Monday for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.
Security was high near the start line in Hopkinton, along the 26.2 mile (42.16 km) course and around the finish line in Boston, in recognition of the bombing of the 2013 race, which killed three people and injured 264 in the one of the most visible attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.
Photos from the home openers for all 30 Major League Baseball teams.
On a rainy and drizzling day the Baltimore Orioles launched their home campaign by taking on the Toronto Blue Jays. Though the weather was inhospitable the fans still came out to cheer on their team as expectations ran high following the great 2014 season where the O’s won the American League East pennant. Alas the weather wasn’t the only thing that didn’t cooperate as the home team lost, but hope springs eternal as there is a lot of baseball yet to be played.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Spieth had everything go his way Thursday in the Masters, so he should have known how the shot would turn out without even asking.
In the lead and in the trees, he slashed a 7-iron toward the green and started barking instructions at the golf ball until he saw it bound onto the 14th green. He never saw it smack into the pin and settle a few feet away. He only heard one of the loudest cheers of the afternoon.
“What happened?” Spieth said to his caddie.
With six birdies in a seven-hole stretch, Spieth flirted with a major championship record he didn’t know existed and atoned for his lone mistake with one last birdie putt for an 8-under 64. It was the best opening round at Augusta National in 19 years, gave him a three-shot lead and stole plenty of buzz from the Grand Slam bid of Rory McIlroy and the return of Tiger Woods.
It may not be Christmastime, but the reindeer were out in full force for the Reindeer Herder’s Day. For the indigenous nomadic Nenets people, the day offers a chance to show their prowess in wrestling, high jumps and other traditional local sports, but, above all, reindeer races.
The fifth-seeded West Virginia Mountaineers defeated the fourth-seeded Terps 69-59 in the third-round of NCAA tournament game Sunday night in Columbus, Ohio.