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The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by Simmi Buttar at 5 p.m. and Dennis Waszak at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com For reruns, call the Service Desk (800 838-4616) or your local AP bureau. All times EDT.

BC-AP Sports Digest

The supervisor is Jake Seiner, followed by Simmi Buttar at 9 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com For reruns, call the Service Desk (800 838-4616) or your local AP bureau. All times EDT.

Franks pulls ahead of Trask in Florida's QB competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's quarterback situation has been mostly a mess since Tim Tebow's college career ended seven years ago. Injuries, benchings, suspensions, transfers, the Gators have endured them all while witnessing firsthand how instability at the premier position can negatively affect points and public perception. Despite continued upheaval under center, Florida coach Jim McElwain managed to win the Southeastern Conference's watered-down East Division in back-to-back years.

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MASTERS-THE LATEST Reigning champ Willett opens 2nd round with an 8 AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- On a chilly morning at the Masters, defending champion Danny Willett began the second round with a snowman. Willett took an 8 on the opening hole. The misfortune began when his tee shot did not go in the bunker right of the fairway. Willett tried to balance his feet on the edge, and he didn't quite pull it off.

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ISLANDERS-HURRICANES Halak preserves Islanders' playoff hopes, beats Canes 3-0 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Jaroslav Halak stopped 29 shots in his second shutout of the season, and the fast-starting New York Islanders beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Thursday night.

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The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by John Nicholson at 5 p.m. and Jake Seiner at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com For reruns, call the Service Desk (800 838-4616) or your local AP bureau. All times EDT. TOP STORIES GLF--MASTERS AUGUSTA, Ga.

LEADING OFF: Stroman coming off WBC MVP; Harvey, Tebow debut

A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ HEAD START Marcus Stroman makes his season debut for Toronto after winning MVP honors with Team USA at the World Baseball Classic last month. Stroman was 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA in three starts for the United States, including six dominant innings during an 8-0 win over Puerto Rico in the championship game.