MORNING RUNDOWN: MJ streak safe; Cadillac round for Holmes
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming games and the stories that will be talked about:
1. CADILLAC PERFORMANCE
J.B. Holmes is four strokes better than the field going into Friday's second round at the Cadillac Championship, shooting a 10-under 62 that tied the tournament record in Doral, Florida.
2. PLAYOFF POSITIONING: HAWKS VS. LEBRON'S CAVALIERS
The Atlanta Hawks are safe atop the Eastern Conference, 10 1-2 games ahead of LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers, who have won 8 of 11 and head to Atlanta to see how they match up against the NBA's top team.
3. STREAK OVER
The Chicago Bulls had their greatest player's back Thursday, stopping Russell Westbrook's triple-double streak at four games in their 107-105 win over the Oklahoma Thunder and ending his run at Michael Jordan's seven straight in 1989.
4. PHELPS BACK IN THE POOL?
18-time gold medalist Michael Phelps could go to the biggest international meet leading up to next year's Rio Olympics if informal discussions with USA Swimming lead to the lifting of his suspension imposed after his second drunken driving arrest.
5. NO CHARGES AGAINST `THE OUTLAW'
Driver Kurt Busch, whose track nickname is ''The Outlaw,'' is still suspended by NASCAR but will not face criminal charges over accusations by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her.
6. WORLD SERIES CHAMPS SUFFER BAD BREAK
Hunter Pence, known for his quirky personality and a clubhouse leader for the World Series champion San Francisco Giants, suffered a broken left forearm when he was hit by a pitch in a spring training game and will be sidelined six to eight weeks.
7. NO. 18 READY FOR SEASON 18
At age 39 and playing for another new head coach, Peyton Manning is ready to give an 18th NFL season a go, passing his physical with the Denver Broncos and agreeing to a revised contract that calls for him to take a $4 million pay cut to $15 million.
8. DAVIS CUP TENNIS: BRITAIN VS. U.S.
Andy Murray, playing in his native Scotland for the first time since winning Wimbledon in 2013, will face Donald Young in the opening singles Friday when Britain hosts the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup.
9. BASEBALL BARRIER BREAKER FAREWELL
Fans can bid farewell at a public visitation Friday to former White Sox great Minnie Minoso, the ''Cuban Comet,'' who debuted two years after Jackie Robinson and was the game's first black Latino star.
10. BIG TEN CHAMPS
Senior big man Frank Kaminsky is making his case for player of the year, scoring 25 for his No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers in their win over Minnesota to become regular season Big Ten champions.