SUPER BOWL-MEDIA DAY
The hype grows
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It is Media Day at the Super Bowl. Reporters from around the world get to question players from both conference winners today in the Superdome, where Baltimore and San Francisco will play for the NFL championship on Sunday. A lot of non-sports reporters are involved and things tend to border on the bizarre.
The Ravens arrived in New Orleans yesterday, a day after the 49ers hit town.
PGA-FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN
Woods owns Torrey Pines
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods' PGA Tour season is off to a fast start. Woods won the fog-delayed Farmers Insurance Open by four strokes, despite giving away four shots over his final five holes on Monday afternoon.
It is his seventh victory at that tournament and eighth at Torrey Pines, where he captured the 2006 U.S. Open championship.
Woods' 75th career title leaves him seven short of Sam Snead's record.
Cavs look to keep it going
UNDATED (AP) — The Cavaliers put a rare three-game winning streak on the line tonight against the visiting Warriors in the first tipoff of a four-game NBA schedule. Cleveland is 13-32 and last in the Central Division standings. Golden State is 10 games over .500 and sits second in the Pacific Division, five games behind the L.A. Clippers.
Also this evening, Detroit welcomes Milwaukee to the Motor City, Dallas visits Portland and the L.A. Lakers chase a third straight win when they host New Orleans.
TOP-25 MEN'S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE
Big Ten barn burner
UNDATED (AP) — Ohio State hosts Wisconsin tonight for the renewal of what has become a contentious Big Ten rivalry. The Buckeyes are 15-4 and ranked 11th in the AP poll. The unranked Badgers are 14-6. Both are 5-2 in conference play.
In other top 25 action, No. 15 Wichita State is home to Indiana State, 16th-ranked Mississippi entertains Kentucky, No. 19 N.C. State visits Virginia and No. 23 Minnesota hosts Nebraska.
Sharks on the prowl
UNDATED (AP) — One of the NHL's two undefeated teams is preparing to take the ice tonight. The San Jose Sharks will be hunting a sixth straight victory when they host Pacific Division-rival Anaheim. The Ducks have won three of their four games this season.
The Chicago Blackhawks put their unbeaten mark on the line tomorrow night at Minnesota.
Along with the Sharks-Ducks duel, tonight's schedule has Boston home to New Jersey, Toronto at Buffalo, the New York Rangers home to Philadelphia, Winnipeg skating at Montreal, Washington at Ottawa, Pittsburgh hosting the New York Islanders, Florida at Tampa bay, Dallas at Detroit and Minnesota home to Columbus.
Congressmen irked at players union
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Chastising the NFL Players Association for standing in the way of testing for human growth hormone, two members of Congress told union head DeMaurice (dih-MOHR'-his) Smith in a letter that they might ask players to testify before their committee.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa (EYE'-suh), a California Republican, and ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings of Maryland asked Smith to turn over documents connected to HGH negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA.
The two congressmen said they were "disappointed with the NFLPA's remarkable recalcitrance," which they say has prevented progress on this issue.