• NASCAR driver Brian Vickers walks though the garage area at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Vickers will replace injured Tony Stewart in the Daytona 500 auto race. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Recovered and ready to race, Vickers set for Daytona return

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brian Vickers might have been more easily found on TV this week pitching a blood-thinning drug instead of practicing for the Daytona 500.

  • In this Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, Senate Commerce Committee member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. holds an example of the defective airbag made by Takata of Japan that has been linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the U.S. during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. According to documents posted Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary. But the German automaker, already in hot water with the government for cheating on U.S. pollution tests, eventually agreed to the recall. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Documents show Volkswagen resisted Takata air bag recall

    DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn’t necessary.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting at Denmark Olar Elementary School in Denmark, S.C., Friday Feb. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC

    DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — The fight for black voters turned into a tug-of-war over President Barack Obama’s legacy Friday as Democratic presidential hopefuls looked for an edge in South Carolina. Republicans, meanwhile, crisscrossed the state in search of a path out of Donald Trump’s long shadow.

  • Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh (1) goes up for a shot against San Antonio Spurs forward David West (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    AP Source: Bosh out of NBA All-Star Game due to calf injury

    TORONTO (AP) — Chris Bosh’s All-Star participation for this year is over, before he ever took the floor in the city where his career began.

  • In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Arturo O'Farrill arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.  O'Farrill is nominated for two Grammys, one for large jazz ensemble album for "Cuba:The Conversation Continues," and best instrumental composition for "The Afro Latin Jazz Suite." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    O’Farrill’s Grammy-nominated CD expands US-Cuba dialogue

    NEW YORK (AP) — Arturo O’Farrill’s Grammy-nominated “Cuba: The Conversation Continues” just happened to be made in Havana by American and Cuban musicians at a dramatic turning point in relations between the two countries.

  • Tanaka feels good, but unsure about status for 1st start

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, coming back after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow last October, says he feels perfectly healthy but isn’t sure when he’ll make his first regular-season start.

  • Germans Schneiderheinze, Drazek hold lead at bobsled worlds

    IGLS, Austria (AP) — German bobsledder Anja Schneiderheinze and pushing partner Annika Drazek built a commanding lead in the first two heats of the women’s competition at the world championships on Friday.

  • In this Jan. 21, 2016, file photo, Stewart Haas co-owner and driver Tony Stewart talks to members of the media during the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C. With four-time champion Jeff Gordon retired and three-time champ Tony Stewart sidelined with a broken back, the NASCAR season begins with a much different look and a new rules package.  (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

    Tony Stewart out of bed, streams update from treadmill

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday.

  • In this Aug. 14, 2015 file photo, inger Jidenna poses for a portrait ahead of their "EEPHUS" Tour in New York. Jidenna continues to stand out, and not just because of his unique style. There is also his head-turning and head-nod-inducing music: “Classic Man,” which features Roman GianArthur, is nominated for best rap/sung collaboration at the Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, Grammy Awards. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)

    Jidenna talks snagging a Grammy nod and finishing his album

    NEW YORK (AP) — If ever you’ve laid eyes on Jidenna — the nattily dressed singer and emcee behind the Grammy-nominated anthem “Classic Man” — then certainly you remember him: He’s straight out of a time machine with his fiery red hair, slicked into a dapper 1930s style, slim suits and a gold watch chain dangling from his pocket.

  • Eric O’Flaherty agrees to minor league contract with Pirates

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Left-hander Eric O’Flaherty has agreed to a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates and will report to major league spring training.