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first_imgNewman is still recovering from his crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500, bringing an end to his streak of 649 consecutive starts. Among those in the field Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be Ryan Blaney, who hooked Newman’s car into the alarming spin.Rain washed out qualifying Saturday, so the starting field for the Pennzoil 400 has been set by the rule book, with the cars set to line up according to final 2019 owner points. However, series champion Kyle Busch will drop to the back of the field at the start because his car failed a Friday inspection.MLB-BREWERS-HOLTBrock Holt guaranteed $3.25M by BrewersPHOENIX (AP) — Utilityman Brock Holt is guaranteed $3.25 million under his one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. The deal includes a club option for 2021 and performance bonuses that could make it worth $8.25 million over two seasons. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-LAS VEGASDaytona crash means Newman will miss 650th consecutive startLAS VEGAS (AP) — When NASCAR runs its second race of the season Sunday, it will be the first one without Ryan Newman in the field since the 2002 season opener. February 23, 2020 Update on the latest sports Holt has a $2.5 million salary this year, and the Brewers have a $5 million option for 2021 with a $750,000 buyout. He can earn $750,000 in performance bonuses this year based on plate appearances for up to 450. Holt hit a career-high .297 last year with three homers and 31 RBIs while playing every position except pitcher, catcher and center field.  A 31-year-old left-handed batter, Holt spent his first eight major league seasons with the Boston Red Sox and was an All-Star in 2015.WORLD CUP-WOMEN’S COMBINEDBrignone tops World Cup overall standings with combined winCRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay) now leads the World Cup overall standings ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin after winning an Alpine combined event on Sunday.center_img Associated Press By earning 100 World Cup points, Brignone opened a gap of 73 to three-time defending champion Shiffrin who has taken an extended break from racing after the death of her father in Colorado.Brignone ended 0.92 seconds ahead of runner-up Franziska Gritsch. Ester Ledecka, the double OIympic champion in skiing and snowboarding, placed third.TENNIS-OBIT-JEANNE EVERTJeanne Evert, former tennis pro and sister of Chris, diesDELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeanne Evert Dubin, a former world-ranked professional tennis player and a younger sister of 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert, has died. She was 62. Evert Dubin died Thursday after a 2 1/2-year struggle with ovarian cancer, according to an online obituary posted by Lorne & Sons Funeral Home in Delray Beach, Florida, where she lived.One of five tennis-playing children raised by teaching pro Jimmy Evert and his wife, Colette, Evert Dubin had a standout junior career in which she was the nation’s top-ranked player in her age group.Evert Dubin turned pro in 1973 at age 15 after having already beaten established stars Rosie Casals and top-ranked Margaret Court. For two years, she teamed with sister Chris in doubles, and they were ranked as high as No. 4. Evert Dubin was the youngest to represent her country in Wightman Cup competition in 1973. She didn’t lose a match in helping the U.S. reach the Fed Cup final in 1974.She reached a career-high 28th in the world in 1978, when she retired from competition.A funeral will be Monday in Fort Lauderdale.last_img read more