Masahiro Tanaka struck out three in two scoreless innings in his Yankees' debut, a 4-0 New York win over Philadelphia on Saturday in Tampa, Fla.
Tanaka, who allowed a pair of singles, came in after CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda each pitched two innings before a crowd of 10,934 at Steinbrenner Field.
"I felt pretty good out there," Tanaka said through an interpreter. "I was nervous, but it was a really good nervousness."
"I was encouraged by what I saw, how he handled it," manager Joe Girardi said of his high-priced Japanese import.
Kansas City's Andy Reid was honored as the AFC Coach of the Year at the NFL 101 Awards, and Carolina's Ron Rivera -- Reid's former protege -- took the NFC award. Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy was the NFC Offensive Player of the Year, and Denver's Peyton Manning took the AFC award for the eighth time. Carolina's Luke Kuechly was the NFC Defensive Player of the Year, and Indianapolis' Robert Mathis took the AFC honor.
Roger Federer won a sixth Dubai Championships -- and 78th career title -- by beating Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. It was Federer's first title since winning in Halle last spring.
Kyle Busch won his third straight Nationwide race at Phoenix International Raceway. The 200-lap race at the one-mile oval was halted with 32 laps left. After a two-hour delay, it was called, giving Busch his series-record 64th victory. Kevin Harvick was second and pole sitter Brad Keselowski was third. Keselowski will also start from the pole in Sunday's Sprint Cup race. Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt will start fifth.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew head-butted a player in an English Premier League game, leading to a $168,000 fine from his club and a possible suspension. In the 72nd minute David Meyler barged into Pardew as the Hull midfielder looked to retrieve the ball for a throw-in. Pardew squared up to Meyler before moving his head in the direction of the player's face.
Sixty-nine mushers took part in the celebratory kickoff of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. The real race starts Sunday in Willow, 50 miles north of Anchorage. The 1,000-mile race will end in Nome.
MCT Information Services contributed to this report.