DOWN THE STRETCH
The floundering Montreal Canadiens continue to cling to a playoff spot as the final week of the NHL's regular season begins. Hoping to avoid a disastrous collapse, the Habs face a season finale against the historic rival Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday.
RACE FOR THE GREEN JACKET
The spotlight of the sporting world turns to Augusta, Ga., this week for golf's biggest showcase, the Masters. It's a tournament around which even casual fans become aficionados.
The Champions League field has been narrowed to eight, and the first legs of the quarter-final round begin this week. The marquee matchup pits English Premier League-leading Manchester United against enigmatic domestic rival Chelsea, a star-laden squad still struggling to be consistent.