Co-leaders heading into Round 2 at Augusta…Leafs, Caps, Flames win…Albies gets extension
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau are the players to catch heading into the second round of the Masters, with Phil Mickelson just one shot back. Koepka birdied four straight holes on the back nine and DeChambeau carded birdies on six of his final seven holes for 6-under 66s. Ian Poulter and Dustin Johnson are two shots back, while Tiger Woods is at minus-2.
UNDATED (AP) – Mitch Marner scored one of his two goals on a penalty shot as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins, 4-1 in their opener of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Washington also won its opener as Nicklas Backstrom scored twice in the first period of the Capitals’ 4-2 win over Carolina. And Matthew Tkachuk scored twice in the Calgary Flames’ 4-0 shutout of Colorado.
ATLANTA (AP) – All-Star second baseman Ozzie Albies and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a seven-year, $35 million contract that includes team options for 2026 and ’27. The agreement supersedes a one-year contract signed last month that called for a $575,000 salary in the major leagues, $20,000 above the minimum. The 22-year-old is hitting .364 with one homer and two RBIs in 11 games this season after batting .261 with. 40 doubles, 24 homers, 72 RBIs, 14 steals and 105 runs last year.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Cam Reddish is the latest Duke freshman to leave school for the NBA draft. Reddish announced his decision on his verified Instagram page yesterday, one day after teammate RJ Barrett said he was entering the draft. Reddish is widely projected as a lottery pick after averaging 13.5 points and hitting 33 percent of his 3-pointers His decision leaves AP player of the year Zion Williamson as the last Duke freshman starter yet to announce his plans for next season.