April 8th, 2010
12:15 PM ET

Sports Update: The Masters, Frozen Four and baseball

Tiger Woods tees off in a practice round in front of a large crowd at the Masters.

The Masters is already under way from Augusta National Golf Club - follow GOLF.com’s live blog for stroke-by-stroke coverage of Round 1 - while full slates of baseball, basketball and hockey fill out the rest of the slate (all times Eastern).

– The Masters (All day, The Golf Channel/ESPN):
All eyes will be on Tiger Woods, who tees off at 1:42 p.m.

– Dodgers vs. Pirates (12:35 p.m., FSPT, FSPI, MLB.tv): The Bucs can complete an improbable sweep of the Dodgers and start a season with three straight home victories for the first time since 1993.

– The Frozen Four (5 p.m., ESPN2): Detroit’s Ford Field plays host to college hockey’s national semifinals. Wisconsin is a heavy favorite against RIT in the opener, while Boston College renews hostilities with Miami of Ohio - their fourth tournament meeting in five years - in the nightcap.

– Lakers vs. Nuggets (10:30 p.m., TNT): Denver hosts the defending champs in a rematch of last year’s Western Conference finals. Los Angeles tries to right the ship after dropping four of its past six.

By The Numbers

– 11/2 – Odds of Tiger Woods to win the Masters, according to British bookmaker William Hill.

– 0 – Number of teams from England remaining in the UEFA Champions League after Bayern Munich eliminated Manchester United from the quarterfinals on Wednesday. The English Premier League accounted for three of the competition’s four semifinalists in each of the past two seasons.

– .714 –
Batting average of Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Vernon Wells after two games. The two-time All-Star looks to continue his torrid start Thursday against the Rangers (2:05 p.m., RSN/FSH/MLB.tv).

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