Giants quarterback Eli Manning will host "Saturday Night Live" on May 5 after turning down the offer a few times before. He follows in the footsteps of his brother, Peyton, who hosted the show five years ago.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Eli said Monday, as the Giants gathered for their first offseason workout program. “It’s something that’s been offered a few times and I’ve turned it down. But it seemed like the right time. I felt ready to do it and I’m excited about that opportunity.”

Wesley Korir continued the Kenyan dominance at the Boston Marathon Monday, overcoming temperatures in the high 70s to rally for a victory over Levy Matebo in the 116th running of the Patriots' Day race. Korir, a 29-year-old who left his homeland to attend college in Kentucky at Murray State and then Louisville, finished in a time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 40 seconds. A Kenyan has won Boston 19 out of the last 22 years, including three straight.

Former Celtics center Dwayne Schintzius died Sunday in Tampa from respiratory failure at the age of 43. According to his father, Schintzius had been being treated for complications from a failed bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed with leukemia in 2009.

"He just went peacefullly," Ken Schintzius said. "He didn't suffer."

The NHL acknowledged Thursday that a linesman missed an offsides call that led to the Flyers' first goal in Wednesday's playoff game vs. the Penguins. The goal, scored after Danny Briere took a pass a couple of feet past the blue line and skated in alone on net, started Philadelphia on a comeback from a 3-0 deficit that ended with the Flyers winning in overtime.

Running back Brandon Jacobs won a Super Bowl with the Giants two months ago, but now that he's signed with the 49ers, he's not showing a lot of respect for his former teammates. During an interview on San Francisco radio station KNBR, Jacobs said the New York offensive line deserved more criticism for his lack of production last season.

Despite the Red Sox' decision to freeze ticket prices following last season's collapse, the team's ticket prices remain the highest in Major League Baseball for the second year in a row, according to information compiled by Team Marketing Report. Sox tickets average $53.38 per non-premium seat, and the cost to take a family of four to Fenway -- including two adults tickets, two children's tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-size hot dogs, parking, two game programs and two baseball caps -- is a league-high $336.99.

With residents and some local officials in Miami calling for the Marlins to fire Ozzie Guillen

, the manager announced plans to return to South Florida on Tuesday to apologize in person for comments he made praising Cuban leader Fidel Castro


Guillen, whose team is playing a series in Philadelphia but has no game Tuesday, apologized over the weekend after the Time magazine story filtered out. He said he has not been able to sleep and needs to let people in Miami see how contrite he is.

An estimated 15,000 people showed up in Georgetown, Texas, to hear Jets quarterback Tim Tebow speak at an Easter service Sunday. Tebow questioned professional athletes who claim they are not role models. "Yes, you are," Tebow said. "You're just not a good one."

Asked by the church's pastor what needed to change in America, Tebow said: "First and foremost is what this country was based on: one nation under God. The more that we can get back to that."

On the second playoff hole Sunday at the Masters, Bubba Watson curled a shot from out of the pine straw and safely onto the 10th green to narrowly edge South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen. Watson won by hitting a most-memorable wedge shot, one that may have trumped the historic double-eagle 2 that Oosthuizen dropped in on the second green to take the lead early in the final round. Both players finished regulation at 10-under 278.

The NCAA on Thursday denied the UConn men's basketball team's final appeal of its ban from the 2013 NCAA tournament due to its failure to meet recently instituted academic standards. UConn argued that it has shown improvement over the past two seasons, but the NCAA wouldn't budge.

The school said it's hoping the rule will be changed in time for it to submit more recent test scores.