AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) Carl Edwards pulled away on a late start to snap a 70-race winless streak Sunday, the second long drought he's ended at Phoenix International Raceway.
Edwards broke the longest slump of his career by winning at Phoenix in 2010. He won for the first time since Las Vegas in 2011 by leading the final 78 laps on the 312-mile race around PIR's odd-shaped oval.
Coming off a miserable week at Daytona, where he wrecked five cars, Edwards got a push from defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski on the restart with two laps left. He pulled away to win the first non-restrictor-plate race with NASCAR's new Gen-6 car.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Danica Patrick had one of the hardest hits of her career when her car slammed into the wall at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, but walked away uninjured.
Running 26th with just over 100 laps left, Patrick blew a right front tire coming around turn 4 and slammed the right side of her car into the wall. She careened back onto the track and was hit hard again by David Ragan, flipping her hood over the windshield and shredding the left front fender as protective foam flew from the driver's side door.
Patrick coasted to a stop near the inside wall with pieces of her car strewn across half the home straightaway. A smoking chunk of tire also flew into pit lane.
Patrick climbed out of her car and was quickly cleared by the infield care center.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doesn't want war with the United States. He just wants President Barack Obama to call him.
Rodman, the highest-profile American to meet Kim since Kim took power in December 2011, says Obama and Kim share a love of basketball, so ``let's start there.''
Rodman is just back from a visit to North Korea with the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team and spent two days with Kim.
The State Department on Friday distanced itself from Rodman's visit.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Lauren Silberman's NFL tryout lasted all of two kicks, neither of which traveled 20 yards.
Silberman became the first woman to compete at an NFL regional scouting combine on Sunday, but left the New York Jets' practice field after re-injuring her quadriceps. She tried two kickoffs, the first going 19 yards and the second about 13 yards, and then asked to see a trainer.
As more than two dozen media, including E! Entertainment network, watched her every move, the 28-year-old Silberman was examined off to the side of the practice field. About 30 minutes later, while 36 other kickers continued their workouts, she called the scene ``surreal'' and thanked the NFL for ``this tremendous opportunity.''
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Michael Thompson won his first PGA Tour event Sunday at the Honda Classic to earn another trip to the Masters.
Thompson seized control with a 50-foot eagle putt on the third hole. He stayed in control with superb par saves early on the back nine at PGA National. He made birdie from the bunker on the last hole for a 1-under 69, giving him a two-shot victory over Geoff Ogilvy.
SINGAPORE (AP) - American Stacy Lewis won the HSBC Women's Champions on Sunday for her sixth career LPGA title, overcoming two bogeys and some shaky putting on the back nine to hold off South Korea's Na Yeon Choi.
CENTURION, South Africa (AP) - Dawie Van Der Walt became the fifth South African winner in 10 European Tour events this season with his two-shot victory at the Tshwane Open on Sunday.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout figures if he keeps producing like he did during his historic rookie season, he'll be in line for a handsome raise soon enough.
The Angels renewed the contract of the AL Rookie of the Year for $510,000 on Saturday, just $20,000 above the major league minimum, prompting an angry response from Trout's agent.
While Craig Landis said the renewal ``falls well short of a `fair' contract,'' Trout took the high road before a morning workout at the Angels' spring training complex on Sunday, repeatedly insisting that ``I'm just happy to be in the lineup.''
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers say reliever Brayan Villarreal is not expected to leave spring training after his family escaped unharmed from a kidnapping attempt in Venezuela on Friday night.
Villarreal has remained with the team. Manager Jim Leyland did not want to comment further about the matter, saying Sunday: ``The less said, the better.''
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki said he had no soreness Sunday, one day after being involved in a traffic accident.
Suzuki was on his way home after Saturday's spring training game against Detroit when the accident occurred a few miles from Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.
Suzuki said his SUV was totaled in the accident. He had a green light when he was hit by another vehicle in an intersection. The driver of the second vehicle was cited by police.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) - World Cup-winning skier Tina Maze was placed under police protection for a super-G race on Sunday after an emailed death threat against her.
The Slovenian finished fourth and had two bodyguards close by after the race which was won by Anna Fenninger of Austria.
The death threat came in an email received Saturday afternoon after Maze had won the downhill on the same slope and become the first skier to collect more than 2,000 points in a season.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - Rafael Nadal surged past top seed and defending champion David Ferrer 6-0, 6-2 in Saturday's final of the Mexican Open.
Nadal's win was in a powerful performance that showed he has quickly returned to near his best after a knee injury.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Qualifier Ernests Gulbis beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6 (3), 6-3 Sunday for his second title at the Delray Beach International Championships.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic fought back from a poor first set to beat American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Malaysian Open.
Jozy Altidore broke Clint Dempsey's record for most goals by an American in a European club season, scoring his 24th Sunday in AZ Alkmaar's 2-1 loss at RKC Waalwijk in the Dutch Eridivisie.
The 23-year-old tied the score in the 69th minute, running onto a pass into the penalty area and chipping goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet with a left-footed shot from about 12 yards. Altidore has 17 league goals to go along with seven in the Dutch Cup.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - It's going to be tough to beat this buzzer beater just three days into March.
Khalil Edney grabbed a loose ball and made a 55-footer as time expired to give New Rochelle a 61-60 victory over rival Mt. Vernon in the New York Section 1 Class AA final on Sunday.
Video of the shot became an online sensation. Duke guard Seth Curry tweeted ``Wow!'' to go along with a YouTube link for Edney's heave, and New Rochelle alum Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens also offered his congratulations online.
HOUILLES, France (AP) - French rider Damien Gaudin beat countryman Sylvain Chavanel by one second to win the prologue of the Paris-Nice race on Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 46-year-old Texas man died of an apparent heart attack Sunday in the frigid waters of the San Francisco Bay just moments after the start of the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon, race officials said