MEXICO CITY -- Scott Pruett's frustration eventually subsided.
Last year in Mexico City, he was spun by teammate Juan Pablo Montoya in the final laps. Montoya won the race, and Pruett offered some choice comments afterward.
Pruett is back for another try at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, where he qualified second for today's Corona Mexico 200. A road-course ace, he'll make his 10th career start on NASCAR's Nationwide Series. His fifth-place finish at this event last year is his career best.
If that's the case, then Pruett should contend this weekend. He had the fastest speed in Friday's practice sessions, and was second to 19-year-old Colin Braun in qualifying. Pruett also was part of a second-place driving pair in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series event later in the day -- another chance for him to test the 2.518-mile road course at Hermanos Rodriguez.
• MLB -- Former major leaguer John Marzano died after falling down a flight of stairs at his home. He was 45.
The cause of his death was not immediately clear, police said.
Marzano was from Philadelphia and had been working for Major League Baseball's Web site, where he co-hosted a show on weekday mornings.
• COLLEGE BASEBALL -- Georgia Tech's athletic director said there was no sign of drug use by pitcher Michael Hutts, even though a police report indicated the junior may have taken heroin before his death.
Hutts' roommate and baseball teammate, Ryan Tinkoff, told police Hutts and friends had been drinking before Hutts was visited by a another friend who "was known to use heroin, possibly with Mr. Hutts."
Athletic director Dan Radakovich, who also has seen the report, said "we really can't tell" if drugs are believed to be the cause of Hutts' April 11 death. Toxicology tests are still pending.
• NO. 16 OLE MISS 5, NO. 14 SOUTH CAROLINA 2 -- Cody Overbeck drove in three runs to lead Ole Miss to a 5-2 win over South Carolina.
The Rebels (25-14, 10-7 SEC) scored a run in each of the final four innings to break an eight-game winning streak for the Gamecocks (28-11, 10-7).
• DUKE 10, CLEMSON 1 -- At Durham, N.C., Christopher Manno struck out 12 to lead Duke to a win over Clemson, breaking an 11-game losing streak against the Tigers.
The Blue Devils (27-13, 6-13 ACC) led 3-0 before scoring five runs in the sixth on a three-run double by Matt Williams and a two-run homer by Nate Frieman.