The deadly attacks in Paris won't deter the French capital's bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

Tony Estanguet, co-president of the Paris bid, said Friday the group is determined "more than ever" to bring the Games to the city in the wake of the coordinated attacks.

"All the team members had the same feeling ... that we have to continue and to work maybe harder than we did in the past," he said. "We believe in France, and internationally we need the projects where people will share good moments, positive moments, and sport is a great vehicle for this kind of emotions."

Estanguet said security concerns should not hamper Paris' bid to host the Olympics for the first time since 1924.

"We're leaving this topic to the authorities," he said. "And it's good to see that internationally there's a common energy to share a good expertise and make sure that they will resolve this problem."

Auto racing

Sprint Cup pole goes to non-Chasers

Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano crashed the championship by sweeping the front row in qualifying for the NASCAR finale Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Among the four finalists in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Kyle Busch qualified third, Jeff Gordon fifth, Martin Truex Jr. 11th and Kevin Harvick 13th.


Tigers bring back outfielder Maybin

The Detroit Tigers acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for lefthanders Ian Krol and Gabe Speier.

Maybin, 28, returns to the organization that drafted him. The Tigers took Maybin in the first round in 2005, and he made his major league debut for Detroit in 2007 before being traded to the Marlins as a key prospect in the deal that brought Miguel Cabrera to the Tigers.

Maybin hit .267 with 10 homers, 59 RBI and 23 steals for the Braves over the summer. Krol made 33 relief appearances for the Tigers in 2015, going 2-3 with a 5.79 ERA. Speier pitched in 33 Class A games, going 4-2 with a 2.86 ERA.

A's sign lefthander Hill

•Lefthander Rich Hill agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics. Hill, 35, went 2-1 with a 1.55 ERA in four starts and 29 innings with the Boston Red Sox as a September callup.

•The Chicago Cubs acquired righthanded pitcher Spencer Patton from the Texas Rangers for 19-year-old minor league infielder Frandy Delarosa. Patton, 27, went 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA in nine major league relief appearances in 2015.

•Oakland acquired righthanded pitcher Liam Hendriks from Toronto for righthanded pitcher Jesse Chavez. Hendriks went 5-0 with a 2.92 ERA in 58 appearances last season. Chavez went 7-15 with a 4.18 ERA in 30 games this year, including 26 starts.

Around the horn

Men's golf: Kevin Chappell holed a 45-yard bunker shot for eagle on his way to a 5-under 65 and a one-shot lead in the PGA Tour's RSM Classic in St. Simons Island, Ga.

Women's golf:Ha Na Jang shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead over top-ranked Lydia Ko in the LPGA Tour's season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla.

Speedskating: Russia's Pavel Kulizhnikov broke the world 500-meter record for the second time in a week, finishing in 33.98 seconds in a World Cup event in Salt Lake City. Kulizhnikov set the previous mark of 34.00 on Sunday in Calgary, Alberta, breaking the record of 34.03 set by Canada's Jeremy Wotherspoon in 2007.

Figure skating: Russia's Elena Radionova took a strong lead in the women's division of the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow with a nearly flawless short program. Radionova, the world bronze medalist, finished more than four points ahead of Canada's Alaine Chartrand and Russian compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva.