Call them freshmen. Please, do not call them kids.
Alex Rodriguez got cheered at Yankee Stadium, a rain delay got booed in Miami, and David Ortiz got a quick introduction to baseball's new speed-up rules.
Felix Hernandez struck out 10 and allowed only two hits over seven innings, Seth Smith had three extra-base hits and two RBIs in his Seattle debut and the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 on Monday.
Major League Baseball's average ticket price rose 3.3 percent this season to $28.94, the steepest increase in six years.
Felix Hernandez knows how to handle the pace and hoopla of opening day as the opposing pitcher.
Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison apologized Sunday for directing an obscenity and a racial slur at Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky during a postgame news conference at the Final Four.
Authorities say a field judge working a track meet at a northern New Jersey college was struck in the heel by an errant javelin toss.
These days, Hope Solo is projecting calm confidence in net. She's working hard at putting distance on a recent suspension and leading the way for U.S. women's soccer team preparing for the World Cup.
The Seattle Mariners sent reliever Dominic Leone to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday and recalled Carson Smith to take his place in the bullpen.
Tiger Woods ended a week of speculation and debate over the state of his game Friday by announcing he will play next week in the Masters.
The Seattle Mariners brought back left-handed reliever Joe Beimel on a minor-league deal and optioned newly acquired left-hander Mike Montgomery to Triple-A Tacoma.
The Los Angeles Angels were surprised and disappointed by an arbitrator's decision not to discipline outfielder Josh Hamilton for his latest problems involving cocaine and alcohol.