Today's top sports stories:

The Masters gets started on Thursday morning, and Tiger Woods is once again the favorite, this time aiming for his fifth green jacket. [S.I.]

As the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier approaches, MLB is addressing the issue of declining numbers of black players. [N.Y. Times]

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders may be leaving Pittsburgh for New England, as he signed the Patriots' one-year $2.5 million offer sheet. The Steelers have five days to match the offer. [USA Today]

The Chicago Bulls will be playing severely short-handed tonight, with five players on the bench. Derrick Rose, Richard Hamilton, Joakim Noah, Luol Deng and Taj Gibson will all be sitting out for tonight's game vs. the Raptors. [Chicago Tribune]

Following his signing of Robinson Cano, it appears Jay-Z is set to expand his sports-agent goals. He's selling off his small ownership stake in the Brooklyn Nets so he'll be eligible to negotiate with players by this June's NBA draft. [GuySpeed]