Randy Johnson is almost unbeatable this season, but he only pitches every fifth day. That's one reason CNNSI.com's John Donovan says the D'backs' battle with the Giants, Dodgers and Rockies in the NL West is one of three compelling division races left. Arizona can hold onto first place tonight when Johnson goes for his 16th win against the NL Central-leading Cardinals
John Rocker was sent down to the minors on Monday. But team officials are wondering: Will the controversial southpaw report? Rocker, called a “cancer” by a teammate, was demoted to the minors after a poor start to his season — and a run-in with the reporter who wrote the article that got him suspended him last year. The team said it was a matter of his pitching, which has been inconsistent and wild in recent weeks.
Business as usual
It took an incredible comeback to do it, and that's exactly what New York summoned to send another Knicks-Heat series back to Miami for yet another winner-take-all, loser-goes-home finale. Just when it looked like they were dead, the Knicks reached deep down and managed a dramatic rally from an 18-point deficit. Overcoming Miami's relentless defense and their own self-doubts after a miserable first half, the Knicks beat Miami 72-70 Friday night to force a deciding Game 7 on Sunday.
Best in the West ?
The Lakers finished the regular season with the best record in the NBA, the longest winning streak and the league's MVP. They're unbeatable, right? Wrong. SI's Marty Burns thinks the stars in L.A. haven't logged enough time together to establish the trust needed to win it all.
Tiger Woods has been thinking about Augusta National since the new year began. It obviously hasn't been that big of a distraction. Fresh from a two-week break, Woods began his march to the Masters in style on Sunday by winning the Bay Hill Invitational, his third victory in six tournaments this year.
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