Update on the latest sports
Pelicans down to final hours to decide to keep or deal Davis
UNDATED (AP) – Only a few hours remain to determine if the Anthony Davis saga ends for this season or lingers into the summer.
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. EST, and Davis is still seeking a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans. If the team doesn’t deal him by then, it would have to wait until the offseason to part with its All-Star forward.
Two of the teams believed to be interested in Davis, the Lakers and Celtics, play Thursday night in Boston.
A few moves were made Wednesday, with some teams adding talent for playoff pushes, and others simply looking to trim their future salary obligations.
A decorated free agent class led by Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard awaits in July, so more teams could use the final hours of the deadline searching for moves that could help them afford one of those star players.
Gronk gets bonked by beer can during Super Bowl parade
BOSTON (AP) – Gronk got bonked.
Rob Gronkowski, the New England Patriots’ star tight end, says he got hit in the face by a can of beer thrown during Tuesday’s Super Bowl victory parade in Boston.
Gronkowski told “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” the can drew blood, and he showed Fallon the small cut it left near one of his eyebrows.
He said: “I’m just chilling, then boom, pop, full beer can right to the face.”
The same thing happened to Red Sox manager Alex Cora during October’s parade in Boston to celebrate that team’s World Series title. That prompted Mayor Marty Walsh to warn Patriots fans not to throw anything at the team.
Organizers say 1.5 million fans turned out for the Patriots parade to celebrate New England’s sixth NFL championship.
Vonn still ‘resting’ after crash as she approaches last race
ARE, Sweden (AP) – Lindsey Vonn is sitting out downhill training again, two days after her crash in the super-G at the world championships.
Vonn got the wind knocked out of her after hitting the safety nets and was left with bruises on her face and a puffy right eye.
Vonn’s spokeswoman Claire Abbe tells The Associated Press, “She’s good, just resting. She’ll plan to run the course again for sure before Sunday.”
The 34-year-old Vonn has announced she will retire after Sunday’s downhill.
She already completed one downhill training run on Monday – meaning that technically she does not need to start another one to race.
Conditions for Thursday’s training runs – for men and women – were much warmer than earlier in the week.