Masters history...Truex wins...Fowler done for year
April 12, 2021
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama has captured the Masters to become the first Japanese man to win a major championship. Matsuyama followed Saturday’s 65 with a 1-over 73 to finish at 10-under, one ahead of Will Zalatoris , Matsuyama made the turn with a five-shot lead, but his advantage shrunk to just two when Xander Schauffele triple-bogeyed the par-3 16.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. is the first NASCAR driver with multiple Cup victories this year after taking the checkered flag at Martinsville. Truex was engaged in a long battle with Denny Hamlin before taking the lead for good with 15 laps remaining. Chase Elliott was second, followed by Hamlin, William Byron and Kyle Larson.
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Dexter Fowler has a torn ACL in his left knee that requires season-ending surgery. Fowler was hurt when he took an awkward step on second base in Friday’s game against Toronto. The Angels initially thought Fowler had avoided a serious injury until an MRI exam on Saturday found the tear.
UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have added Nick Foligno before today’s NHL trade deadline. The Columbus Blue Jackets have shipped Foligno to the Leafs for a 2021 first- and 2022 fourth-round pick, part of a three-team swap with the Sharks. Toronto also acquired forward Stefan Noesen from San Jose, which got a fourth-round pick in this year’s draft for retaining 25% of Foligno’s salary.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech junior guard Mac McClung intends to go through the NBA draft process while the team’s leading scorer from last season also has his name in the NCAA transfer portal. The Georgetown transfer’s decision is the latest in the potential exodus of key players since coach Chris Beard took the job at Texas. Texas Tech assistant Mark Adams was promoted to take Beard’s place.