Shiffrin tries for another Olympic gold medal ...Fitzgerald to return to Arizona Cardinals... Cashner and Birds reach a deal
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin tries for another gold medal, a day after winning her first of the Pyeongchang (PYUHNG’-chahng) Olympics, in the giant slalom. The 22-year-old American hopes to become the first skier to defend an Olympic gold in the slalom. The first run is scheduled for 8 p.m. Eastern time, with the final at 11:15 p.m. The men’s super-G is set for 9 p.m. Eastern.
UNDATED (AP) — — New Arizona coach Steve Wilks says Cardinals standout wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has told him he’ll return for a 15th NFL season. Wilks told the “Doug &Wolf” sports talk radio show that Fitzgerald informed him of his decision Wednesday night. There had been speculation the 34-year-old might follow the lead of coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Carson Palmer, who both retired after last season.
UNDATED (AP) — Pitcher Andrew Cashner and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract. That’s according to a person familiar with the negotiations. A 31-year-old right-hander, Cashner is 42-64 with a 3.80 ERA in eight major league seasons with the Chicago Cubs, San Diego, Miami and Texas, including 11-11 with a 3.40 ERA for the Rangers last year.
UNDATED (AP) — Cleveland’s Trevor Bauer, Houston’s Collin McHugh and Tampa Bay’s Jake Odorizzi have won their salary arbitration cases. Toronto’s Marcus Stroman and Minnesota’s Kyle Gibson have lost. The decisions announced today for the five pitchers leave players with an 11-8 advantage with three more hearings scheduled.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods started by losing his golf ball in the tree and ended by playing from the wrong hole. In his return to Riviera for the first time in 12 years today, he played reasonably well the rest of the way for a 1-over 72 that left him in the middle of the pack and five shots behind the early leaders in the Genesis Open in Southern California