Tiger Woods: 'I've done some pretty bad things'
On Sunday, Tiger Woods gave his first interview since the car accident outside his home on November 27. ESPN's Tom Rinaldi asked Tiger about the accident, his affairs, and his rehab. Woods is scheduled to make his return to the PGA Tour April 8th at the Masters.
Louis Dale scored 26 points, Ryan Wittman added 24 and Cornell upset the the Badgers 87-69 on Sunday, becoming the first Ivy League school in more than 30 years to advance to the round of 16. The Big Red (29-4) will play top-seeded Kentucky in the East Regional semifinal Thursday in Syracuse, N.Y., about an hour from Cornell's campus.
Reigning AL MVP Joe Mauer has agreed to an eight-year, $184 million contract extension to stay with the Minnesota Twins. The deal will keep the St. Paul native in Minnesota until 2018. Mauer has won three batting titles, an MVP award, and is considered one of the best defensive catchers in the game. Last year he hit .365 with 28 home runs and 96 RBIs to help the Twins win the AL Central division.
After the jump ... the BAD news for the Twins, Selig on realignment, Baylor brings the wood and Jimmie Johnson conquers Bristol.
Twins closer Joe Nathan will officially miss the 2010 season. Nathan played a game of catch Sunday morning with pitching coach Rick Anderson but still felt stiffness in his right elbow. The perennial all star has a torn ulnar collateral ligament which will require Tommy John surgery to fix. The estimated recovery time for the procedure is 12 months and Nathan says he will work towards being ready for opening day in 2011. He has led all closers since 2004 with 246 saves.
MLB commissioner Bud Selig admitted he's thought about realignment, but that's as far as the plan have gone. Realignment has been the subject of conversation recently, but Selig said there have never been internal discussions on the subject. "I've always believed in realignment and we have done a lot in the last 18 years, but we really have not discussed that subject," he said. "It's a subject that has been on my mind for a long time, but is there anything to report? No. There have been some stories but that is way ahead of where we are."
New Orleans Saints linebackers coach Joe Vitt and secondary coach Dennis Allen spoke to the Baylor basketball team before their 2nd round game with Old Dominion Saturday. Not only did they give the team a pre-game speech, but they brought a special gift with them ... the now famous black baseball bat with the words "Bring The Wood" inscribed on the side. The motivational tool worked as Baylor went on to advance to the first Sweet 16 in their program's history.
Jimmie Johnson finally knocked Bristol off his to-do list, plowing from sixth to first in just three laps Sunday to grab his first career victory at the Tennessee track. Johnson becomes the 12th driver in NASCAR Cup Series history to win 50 races, and the 4th-quickest to reach that mark, only behind Jeff Gordon, Darrell Waltrip and David Pearson. It's Johnson's first career win in 17 career starts at Bristol. There are now just 5 active tracks where Johnson hasn't won -- Michigan, June 13th, next on the check list.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.