IN BRIEF

Chicago Tribune (Sunday) - - SCOREBOARD - — Edited from news ser­vices

AUTO RAC­ING: Joe Gibbs Rac­ing says co­founder J.D. Gibbs, the el­dest son of team owner and Pro Foot­ball Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49. The team an­nounced J.D. Gibbs’ death on Sat­ur­day, say­ing he passed from com­pli­ca­tions fol­low­ing a long bat­tle with a de­gen­er­a­tive neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­ease. It was re­vealed in 2015 that he was deal­ing with “con­di­tions re­lated to brain func­tion.” He was serv­ing as pres­i­dent of JGR at the time.

BASE­BALL: Wil My­ers is mov­ing back to the re­build­ing Padres’ crowded out­field, in­di­cat­ing that the team likely is still in the mar­ket for a third base­man. My­ers said the de­ci­sion to switch po­si­tions again was made dur­ing a re­cent dis­cus­sion with gen­eral man­ager A.J. Preller and man­ager Andy Green. My­ers played out­field in 2015 af­ter be­ing ac­quired in a three-team trade. He then played first base for two sea­sons be­fore mak­ing way for Eric Hos­mer last year. He started out in the out­field in 2018, was slowed by an­other in­jury and then was moved to third base late in the sea­son.

COL­LEGE FOOT­BALL: All-Amer­i­can Chris­tian Wilkins tossed dough­nuts and showed off a victory ci­gar. On a chilly, over­cast morn­ing, Clem­son cel­e­brated its sec­ond na­tional foot­ball ti­tle in three sea­sons be­fore thou­sands of roar­ing fans. Spec­ta­tors stood seven or eight deep along the pa­rade route in Clem­son, S.C. Wilkins rode with a box of dough­nuts, throw­ing some to the crowd along the way . ... Alabama cor­ner­back Saiv­ion Smith is en­ter­ing the NFL draft. Smith an­nounced his de­ci­sion Sat­ur­day on Twit­ter, be­com­ing the fifth Crim­son Tide non-se­nior to turn pro this week. Smith had 60 tack­les, three in­ter­cep­tions and eight tack­les for loss.

SOC­CER: Cris­tiano Ron­aldo was among sev­eral reg­u­lar play­ers who didn’t start though de­fend­ing cham­pion Ju­ven­tus nev­er­the­less eased into the quar­ter­fi­nals of the Ital­ian Cup. Ju­ven­tus, which achieved the league and cup dou­ble the last four sea­sons, won at Bologna 2-0 and will next face Ata­lanta or Cagliari.

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