DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The final practice before the Daytona 500 qualifying races was free of chaos.
Of course, only five cars turned laps during the 1-hour, 25-minute practice session Thursday.
Kyle Larson, Cole Whitt, Michael Annett, JJ Yeley and Jeb Burton were the only drivers to get on the track. Larson, Annett and Burton were all involved in a wreck in practice Wednesday, the one started by Denny Hamlin and Danica Patrick....
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Johnny Cueto would like to have a new contract before opening day.
The 20-game winner knows that the Cincinnati Reds might not be able to afford to pay him the going rate for a No. 1 starter, leaving his status this season in doubt. Cueto is in the final year of his current contract, making $10 million. If the sides can't reach agreement, Cueto could be traded at midseason or leave as a free agent afterward.
FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Sarah Hendrickson was given a useful reminder when she was handed her bib for a ski jump qualifying round on Thursday.
Written on the front of it was: "Nordic World Ski Champion."
She earned that title in 2013 in Val di Fiemme, Italy, but as she prepares to defend it on Friday the 20-year-old American is only just now rediscovering her confidence following a serious knee injury that ruined last season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Garnett is coming back to the place it all began.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Thursday night that they sent forward Thaddeus Young to the Brooklyn Nets for Garnett.
Garnett spent his first 12 seasons in Minnesota. He guided the Timberwolves to the only eight playoff appearances in franchise history and won the MVP while leading them to the Western Conference finals in 2004.