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THE MASTERS At the Majors

April 09, 2012
April 09, 2012

Table of Contents
April 9, 2012

LEADING OFF
GOLF PLUS
THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
NCAA TOURNAMENT FINAL
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
PRO BASKETBALL
BASEBALL
DESTINATIONS
FICTION
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THE MASTERS At the Majors

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Jimmy Buffett just took the stage for a concert in New Orleans wearing a FREE SEAN PAYTON T-shirt. Crowd chanted, "Who dat! Who dat!"

SETH DAVIS

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Chowing down on an oyster po'boy at Mother's. Wash it down with crawfish étouffée. Can we have the Final Four here every year?

ALAN SHIPNUCK

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A top PGA Tour exec complained that I referred to some Tour winners as "jabronis." Doesn't he have something else to do, like ruin Q school?

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