The Los Angeles Angels say pitcher Mark Mulder has torn his left Achilles tendon, cutting short his comeback and possibly bringing an end to his playing career.
Mulder last pitched in the major leagues in 2008. The 36-year-old left-hander was hoping to make the Angels' rotation after being invited in January to spring training.
The former A's pitcher felt a pop during drills Saturday in Tempe, Ariz.
"I can handle this," Mulder wrote on Twitter. "But seeing my son in tears when he saw me in a boot and crutches and I told him I wasn't going to pitch. That was tough."
Denny Hamlin won the 75-lap Sprint Unlimited -- a race that ended with only eight cars running at Daytona International Speedway. Half the 18-car field was knocked out in an accident during the second of three segments at the 21/2-mile oval. Danica Patrick's race ended when boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. slammed into her car during the melee that was triggered when Matt Kenseth cut across the front of Joey Logano.
Track and field
With Sergei Bubka in the crowd, Renaud Lavillenie broke Bubka's indoor pole vault world record in the same Ukrainian city of Donetsk more than 20 years later.
The reigning Olympic champion cleared the bar at 6.16 meters (20 feet, 2½ inches), besting Bubka's 6.15 (20-2) on Feb. 21, 1993. Bubka, the 1988 Olympic champion, still holds the outdoor record of 6.14 (20-1¾).
The agent for Andrew McDonald, a former Miami Dolphins lineman who is identified as Player A in the investigation of the bullying scandal, says his client is "disappointed his name has become associated with this story." McDonald is now with Carolina.