Sports Minute: Perry gets share of lead in Augusta...Tigers maul Texas...Soto to sit

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Late in the second round of the Masters, it's Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell leading the way at 9-under. Playing in blustery conditions at Augusta, Perry carved out a 5-under 67, which puts him in position to make a run at becoming the oldest major champion in golf history. The Kentuckian will be 48 years, 8 months, when the green jacket is handed out Sunday.

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers won their home opener this afternoon crushing the Texas Rangers 15-2. Miguel Cabrera led the onslaught with a grand slam and matched his career-high with six RBI's. Rangers starter Kris Benson was pitching in the big leagues for the first time since September 27, 2006 and was hammered for seven earned runs and 10 hits in five innings.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Cubs catcher Geovany Soto missed today's game at Milwaukee because of a sore right shoulder and likely will not play in the 3-game series. Cubs manager Lou Piniella (pih-NEHL'-uh) says the team physician determined Soto has tendinitis in the shoulder and expects the reigning NL Rookie of the Year to be available in a few days.

NEW YORK (AP) - Would you like Bernard Madoff's Mets tickets for Monday's Citi Field opener? The two tickets owned by Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities are being auctioned off on eBay -- and by 6 p.m. EDT today, the bid was up to $2,297. The seats are in the eighth row in section 11, just to the left of the Mets' dugout on the first base side. So far, thirty-five bids have been made for the tickets.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lance Armstrong says he thinks French doping officials may ban him from this year's Tour de France over a report that he violated protocols during a recent drug test. Armstrong says in a statement released on his Web site that there's a "very high likelihood" he won't be allowed to race for an eighth Tour de France title. The French drug testing agency, known as AFLD, has said it could punish Armstrong for not remaining in sight of the official collecting samples of the cyclist's hair, urine and blood on March 17.

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