Los Angeles Times
Kershaw makes first spring start
Clayton Kershaw gave up three runs in three innings in his first start of the spring in the Dodgers’ 6-5 win over the Angels in Phoenix and was encouraged by how he felt physically.
It was Kershaw’s first time getting to experience Major League Baseball’s new rules — most notably the introduction of a pitch clock and pickoff limit.
Kershaw acknowledged the new rules are “gonna be an experiment for a little while,” and added that he caught himself looking at the clock “a lot” throughout the day.
— Jack Harris
Shohei Ohtani doubled and singled in Japan’s 13-4 win over South Korea in Tokyo at the World Baseball Classic . ... Philadelphia Phillies pitching prospect Andrew Painter (elbow sprain) won’t throw for four weeks . ... New York Yankees outfielder Harrison Bader (oblique) might not be available for opening day, manager Aaron Boone said.
Clippers forward Norman Powell, who suffered a partial dislocation of his left shoulder March 2, will remain out for the next week before being reevaluated.
— Andrew Greif
Former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles and another man have been indicted by a grand jury on capital murder charges for the January shooting death of a 23-year-old woman near campus, defense lawyers confirmed to the AP.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Adam Svensson shared the lead at eightunder par after the second round of the Players Championship at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., was suspended because of weather. Top-ranked Jon Rahm withdrew from the tournament because of a stomach illness.
The Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Chuck Fletcher and promoted Danny Briere to the interim job.
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin won her record-tying 86th World Cup race with a victory in a giant slalom in Are, Sweden. Shiffrin’s win matched the overall record set by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark 34 years ago.
Oleksandr Usyk accepted Tyson Fury’s terms for a heavyweight title fight.
Neymar underwent season-ending surgery on his damaged right ankle.
Pat McCormick, who was the first diver to sweep the 3-meter and 10-meter events at consecutive Olympics, has died at 92.