Trevor Immelman benefitted from a piece of Masters luck on Saturday, but the third-round leader from South Africa knows it's Sunday that offers a chance to enter Masters lore. Immelman (28) had a stroke of good fortune at the par-five 15th when his ball stuck on the steep bank of the green after his third shot.
Trevor Immelman emerged as the halfway leader at the Masters on Friday as Tiger Woods used an incredible finish to keep alive his bid for a fifth Augusta crown. Immelman, who has had an arduous recovery from surgery, birdied 17 and 18 en route to his second straight 68 and an eight-under total of 136.
Golf superstar Tiger Woods takes aim at a fifth US Masters crown this week amid breathless speculation that it could be the first step toward a once-unimaginable Grand Slam. ''I think he's the only player capable of doing that,'' American Steve Stricker said on Monday as the world's best golfers began their preparations for the first Major championship of 2008.
Tennis greatness is measured in Grand Slam triumphs, but that doesn't make the game's best players immune to the lure of Olympic gold. Andy Roddick has decided to skip the Beijing Games in August in order to prepare for a run at the US Open, but for most of the top players on the ATP and WTA tours, the Games remain a key event in the 2008 calendar.
World number one Roger Federer, in search of his first title of 2008, took no chances on Sunday as he moved smoothly into the third round of the Indian Wells Masters Series. The top-seeded Swiss, who enjoyed a first-round bye, defeated Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-2 in his first ATP outing since a first-round ouster at Dubai last week.
One-time Olympic superstar Marion Jones on Friday began a six-month jail sentence for lying about her steroid use, a punishment likely to grab the attention of baseball home-run king Barry Bonds. Jones (32) reported to a correctional facility in Fort Worth, Texas, United States Bureau of Prisons spokesperson Traci Billingsley said.
The New York Giants didn't blink. They stared down Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday and came away with one of the greatest upsets in Super Bowl history. It was the biggest Super Bowl upset since Joe Namath's upstart New York Jets upended the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl 3.