ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods and John Daly, two of the biggest attractions on the PGA Tour, shot 5-under 67s for a share of the first-round lead in the Bay Hill Invitational.
Five card 67s
PHOENIX (AP) -- Defending champion Annika Sorenstam, whose 59 at Moon Valley Country Club last year was the first by a woman in tournament play, shot a 5-under 67 to share the first-round lead in the Ping Banner Health.
Shani Waugh, Jackie Gallagher-Smith, Emilee Klein and Kelly Robbins also opened with 67s. Akiko Fukushima, Catriona Matthew and Moira C. Dunn were a shot back.
Rockies face woes
DENVER (AP) -- Despite cutting their payroll during the off-season, the Colorado Rockies have more debt than baseball's rules permit and could be fined or lose television revenue.
Rockies managing general partner Jerry McMorris said several long-term contracts mean the Rockies are not compliance with the debt rule, the Rocky Mountain News reported Thursday.
Teams must meet the debt-ratio rule by June 1 or risk being fined, losing their share of national broadcast payments or being placed in trusteeship. Baseball is requiring that a team's debt be 40 percent or less of its franchise value.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Batters better bring a doctor's note to home plate if they still want to wear one of those big, hard elbow pads.
Bob Watson, baseball's new vice president for field operations, has told teams that he will be emphasizing a rule that limits the type of body armor that can be worn at bat.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- St. Cloud State forward Mark Hartigan, who led the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in scoring, was named the league's Player of the Year on Thursday.
A junior from Fort St. John, B.C., Hartigan led the nation in goals with 37 and had 38 assists.
Minnesota senior defenseman Jordan Leopold was named the WCHA's Defensive PLayer of the Year for the second consecutive season. The league's Rookie of the Year honor went to North Dakota freshman forward Brandon Bochenski.
Denver coach George Gwozdecky, who guided the Pioneers to their first league title since 1986, was named the WCHA Coach of the Year. Gwozdecky also won the award in 1995, his first season behind the Denver bench.
Colorado College senior forward Mark Cullen was named the WCHA's Student-Athlete of the Year.
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