Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Professional Sports
News from around Wisconsin at 5:28 a.m. CST

Committee starts budget revision process with briefings

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature's finance committee began on Monday a months-long push to revise Republican Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal for the next two fiscal years, grilling a handful of state officials on cuts to the University of Wisconsin System, plans for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena and the manning of prison towers.

Roma president: Stadium construction to start by end of year

Roma president and American investor James Pallotta remains optimistic that construction will begin on a new stadium inspired by the Colosseum by the end of the year.

The project on Rome's outskirts has been slowed by a long approval process involving city and regional authorities.

Former Tottenham captain Dave Mackay dies at 80

Dave Mackay, a former Tottenham captain who also won the English league and FA Cup double with the club in 1961, has died. He was 80.

Tottenham announced Mackay's death late Monday, but did not give a cause.

Monday's Sports In Brief

GOLF

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Padraig Harrington captured his first PGA Tour title in more than six years when he won the Honda Classic by making a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation and beating 21-year-old rookie Daniel Berger on the second playoff hole.

Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip

Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on promoting links between the countries in football and film Tuesday, watching students kick balls around with Premier League-trained coaches before attending a movie premiere.

The second-in-line to the throne is on a three-day trip to China on behalf of the U.K. government to open a festival celebrating British creativity and innovation, the first major event in a year of cultural exchange between the countries.

Rangers' rivals counter by stocking up at NHL trade deadline

New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather struck the first bold move of the weekend by acquiring playmaking defenseman Keith Yandle in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes.

By the time NHL trade deadline struck a day later on Monday, many of Sather's Eastern Conference-contending counterparts responded with a series of moves to address their needs.

Harrington survives a splash and ends a long drought

Even in the midst of a drought so long it looked as though Padraig Harrington's best golf was behind him, he never stopped working.

Harrington won the rain-delayed Honda Classic in a playoff Monday with a 5-iron that settled 3 feet away on the par-3 17th, a shot that put so much pressure on Daniel Berger that the 21-year-old rookie got a little out of rhythm and hit into the water.

NHL Capsules

Ben Smith scored just hours after being acquired by San Jose in a deadline deal and the Sharks shut out Montreal for the third straight meeting in a 4-0 win over the Canadiens on Monday night.

Joe Pavelski, Matt Irwin and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Sharks, who snapped an eight-game home losing streak by beating the top team in the Eastern Conference.

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