- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 14, 2011


MLB considers expanding use of instant replay

NEW YORK | More replay could be coming for Major League Baseball next season. MLB is leaning toward expanding replay for 2012 to include trapped balls and fair-or-foul rulings down the lines, a person with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press.

Commissioner Bud Selig and a group of umpires discussed the extra video review at spring training and were in agreement, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Baseball began using replay late in the 2008 season, though only to check potential home run balls. The NFL, NBA, NHL and the NCAA already had used instant replay.


Na sets PGA Tour mark by carding 15 on a par 4

SAN ANTONIO | Kevin Na will remember the ninth hole at the Texas Open for a long time. The South Korean set a new low Thursday for the worst par-4 hole in the PGA Tour record books, shooting a 15 to plummet to 10-over following a nightmarish sequence of shots.

Na’s problems included an unplayable lie from the tee, a two-stroke penalty after the ball ricocheted off a tree and struck him, and five consecutive strokes from the woods. The worst single-hole score belongs to John Daly, who shot an 18 on the par-5 sixth at Bay Hill in 1998.


Flyers’ Pronger misses Game 1 vs. Sabres

PHILADELPHIA | Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger was ruled out for Game 1 against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

Pronger, a former NHL MVP, has been sidelined since having hand surgery in March. He also missed time with a foot injury and was limited to just 50 games this season.

He skated and held a stick during practice this week, but he remains day to day. Pronger has said he’s confident he’ll play at some point during the series.


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