A desert critter saved leader Bubba Watson at least a stroke Saturday in the Phoenix Open. Some pigskin play cost Phil Mickelson to the chagrin of the rowdiest fans in the largest crowd in golf history.
Linebacker Derrick Brooks, left tackle Walter Jones, wide receiver Andre Reed, defensive end Michael Strahan, defensive back Aeneas Williams, punter Ray Guy and defensive end Claude Humphrey were chosen for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith, involved in two unflattering, off-the-field incidents this offseason, was addressed recently by general manager John Idzik and coach Rex Ryan on the importance of managing his celebrity.
Aaron Craft scored all seven of his points in the final 4 minutes, LaQuinton Ross added 13 for the game, and No. 24 Ohio State got a confidence-boosting win on the road Saturday by beating No. 14 Wisconsin 59-58.
Tiger Woods made a grip adjustment and managed to improve his play with the driver, but a balky putter didn't cooperate as the world No. 1 shot a 2-under 70 in Round 3 of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.
Kevin Durant's 30-point streak ended at 12 games when he scored 26 in just 30 minutes, and the Oklahoma City Thunder won their 10th in a row with a 120-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.
Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez used "coded messages" to communicate about his murder case in jailhouse phone calls, Massachusetts prosecutors said in a request for access to recordings of his calls.