AP Sports Minute: Haskins Killed in Road Accident…Woods Tees Off
Haskins killed in road accident...Woods tees off
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback has been killed in an accident near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Authorities say the 24-year-old was hit by a dump truck while walking on a highway. Haskins was a first-round draft choice of Washington in 2019 and started seven games, going 2-5 as a rookie. He was 1-5 in six starts the next season before being released. He joined Pittsburgh as a third-string quarterback in 2021 and just signed a one-year deal in March as a restricted free agent. He was expected to compete with Mason Rudolph and Mitch Trubisky for a QB spot.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods has teed off in the third round of the Masters. He is looking to slice into a nine-stroke deficit between him and 36-hole leader Scottie Scheffler. This is Woods' first official tournament since a horrific car crash nearly 14 months ago. He already has shown that his game is still there by making his 22nd consecutive cut at Augusta National. But winning will be much more difficult. Scheffler has matched the largest 36-hole lead in tournament history. Only one player who did it previously failed to go on to win the green jacket. Even so, Woods believes he still has a chance.
PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Musgrove will try tonight to follow San Diego teammates Yu Darvish and Sean Manaea in what's been a dominant start for the Padres' rotation against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Darvish pitched six no-hit innings against Arizona on Thursday, and Manaea delivered seven hitless innings last night. Reliever Tim Hill blew both bids. The Padres are the only team in the modern era to have a starting pitcher give up no hits through at least six innings in back-to-back games, according to STATS. Musgrove knows a thing or two about finishing off a no-hitter. He did it last year, one of a record nine around the majors.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Amateur jockey Sam Waley-Cohen has had quite a retirement ride. The 39-year-old marked his final race as a jockey by winning the world-famous Grand National horse race aboard a big outsider in 50-1 shot Noble Yeats. Waley-Cohen, whose full-time job is a dentist, called it "a fairy tale." It was a dramatic end to a race run before a crowd of around 70,000 spectators. Noble Yeats reached the last of the 30 fences neck and neck with 15-2 favorite Any Second Now. Noble Yeats pulled away on the long run to the finishing line and won by about three lengths.
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The first women's polo world championship opens today in Argentina. Argentina, United States, England, Ireland, Brazil and Italy will face off at the Campo Argentino de Polo, which is considered a sacred place for the sport. Tickets are free, as part of the efforts to make women's polo more popular. Women's polo began in Argentina with a group of pioneers who started competing in men's teams.