TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Carson Palmer will continue to throw passes to Larry Fitzgerald, announcing that he’ll return to the Arizona Cardinals for his 15th NFL season. The 37-year-old Palmer threw for 4,233 yards but only 26 touchdowns with 14 interceptions. The Cardinals went a disappointing 7-8-1 last season, their first losing record in four years under coach Bruce Arians.
NEW YORK (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has a preliminary agreement to sell the team to a New York businessman. However, the person adds that the deal could fall through because the final purchase price hasn’t been determined. According to the source, the preliminary agreement was for a purchase price of about $1.6 billion, but that was before the prospective buyer did due diligence.
UNDATED (AP) — David Phelps has won his arbitration case against the Marlins and will earn $4.6 million this season. The 30-year old right-hander went 7-6 with a career best 2.28 ERA last season while primarily pitching out of the bullpen. Phelps is 11-14 with a 3.53 earned run average in 87 games during his two seasons with Miami.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s Jabari Parker has suffered a season-ending left ACL injury for the second time in three years and will require surgery. He was hurt in the Bucks’ loss to Miami on Wednesday. Parker is averaging a career-high 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Seung-Yul Noh, Joel Dahmen and Rick Lamb shared the clubhouse lead when the first round of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am was suspended by rain yesterday. They each finished at 4-under 68 at Spyglass Hill, two shots ahead of Mark Hubbard’s 69 at Pebble Beach. Jordan Spieth (speeth) was one stroke back with two holes to play at Monterey Peninsula.