Bryce Harper homered in his first two at-bats, Stephen Strasburg retired 19 batters in a row at one stretch, and the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals opened the season with a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday.
Clayton Kershaw launched his first career home run to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning, then finished off a four-hitter Monday that led the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on Opening Day.
Alex Rodriguez returned to Yankee Stadium for the first time since undergoing hip surgery in the off-season and having his name turn up in the records of a Miami clinic suspected to supplying players with PEDs.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who played collegiately at Baylor, took to Twitter on Sunday night to defend Lady Bears center Brittney Griner after her top-seeded team was upset by No. 5 Louisville in the NCAA tournament.
Louisville guard Kevin Ware had surgery on his broken right leg Sunday night. Now his teammates and coaches are waiting to find out when the sophomore will return to campus Tuesday and whether he can travel with them later this week to the Fina
The Oakland Raiders have an agreement in principle to acquire quarterback Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks for two draft picks -- one in the 2014 draft and a conditional pick in 2015, according to league sources.
Rick Ankiel and the Houston Astros made an impressive debut in the American League, trouncing the Texas Rangers 8-2 Sunday in the major league opener and giving Bo Porter a win in his first game as manager.
According to The Washington Times, Robert Griffin III said President Barack Obama talked to him about "protecting myself" as the two men met at Verizon Center, where both were watching Syracuse's win over Marquette in an Elite Eight.