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.