DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano and William Byron have won the qualifying races that set the field for the Daytona 500. The victory in the first 150-mile race last night earned Logano a spot in the second row for NASCAR’s season-opening Cup race on Sunday. Byron will join Logano in the second row. They’ll be behind pole-sitter Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and teammate Alex Bowman, who earned the front row in time trials at Daytona International Speedway.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kuchar (KOO’-chur) is the leader heading into the second round of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. Kuchar birdied his first two holes and never let up until in a 7-under 64 that gave him a three-stroke lead. Russell Henley, Wyndham Clark, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Harold Varner III and Adam Schenk are tied for second at 4 under. Rory McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay, Jason Day and Bryson DeChambeau are in the mix at 3 under. Tiger Woods eagled his first hole and added two birdies on his opening front nine, but he closed with a bogey to fall to 2 under.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Seven-time major champion Inbee Park has moved into contention for her 20th LPGA Tour victory by taking a share of the second-round lead at the Women's Australian Open. Park shot 4-under 69 to put her at 10-under 136 at Royal Adelaide, even with first-round leader Jodi Ewart Shadoff. Jillian Hollis finished third, one stroke behind. Defending champion Nelly Korda is six strokes behind. Five-time champion Karrie Webb, whose lead-up to the tournament was hampered by a virus, missed the cut after a second consecutive 74.
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee say there's “no case for any contingency plans or cancelling" the 2020 Games because of the fast spreading virus that has caused one death in Japan and about 1,400 in mainland China. A full Chinese delegation is expected when the Olympics open in just over five months. But officials were unclear if Chinese athletes will be able to participate in the remaining 19 test events in Japan. The head of the IOC inspection team heading a two-day visit to Tokyo says he believes many of China's Olympic athletes are already training outside the country. That could ease there entry into Japan.
CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA’s All-Star Weekend kicks off tonight in Chicago. Tonight’s events include the All-Star Celebrity Game and the Rising Stars Challenge. The Hall of Fame class of 2020 will also be announced. The skills challenge, 3-point contest and slam-dunk competition take place tomorrow night. The All-Star game itself is Sunday night.