APNewsBreak: Feds open broad bias probe into Iowa athletics

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is facing a wide-ranging federal civil rights investigation into allegations that its athletics department does not provide equal opportunities for female athletes, correspondence obtained by The Associated Press shows. The...

Over and out: Some MLB teams open with little playoff shot

AP Photo/Rick Scuteri Spring training is a time for optimism, when players bask under the warm sun of Florida and Arizona while fans dream about their team reaching the bright lights of October. For Atlanta, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Philadelphia, there’s little hope of...

Tony Stewart out of bed, streams update from treadmill

AP Photo/Mike McCarn DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday. At the same time Stewart was offering details about his wreck and recovery, Stewart-Haas Racing...

Running back Matt Forte done in Chicago after 8 seasons

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Matt Forte won’t be returning to the Chicago Bears for a ninth season. The two-time Pro Bowl running back announced on Instagram Friday morning that the team informed him this week it will not offer him a contract for next season. The team...

The Latest: All-Star competition tips off with card game

AP Photo/Carlos Osorio TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Friday’s events at the NBA’s All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local): — 11:45 a.m. Chris Paul looked at a teammate, then glared at an opponent. Dwyane Wade made what he thought was a great play,...

Stanford ace Cal Quantrill works back from elbow surgery

AP Photo/Wade Payne STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Cal Quantrill took his moment to be downright mad. Sad and emotional, too. He called home to tell his parents his elbow was seriously hurt and he needed surgery, then he broke down in the car while parked outside Stanford’s...

Florida sets sights _ again _ on 1st national baseball title

AP Photo/Nati Harnik OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida has done everything except win a national championship in eight seasons under Kevin O’Sullivan, and here the Gators are again with a roster overflowing with talent and the consensus No. 1 ranking in the preseason polls....

Wading into Golfapalooza: the Phoenix Open’s 16th hole

AP Photo/John Marshall SCOTTDALE, Ariz. (AP) — John Huh studied the shot from every angle before crouching behind his ball for a last look. “It doesn’t break!” a fan yelled from the bleachers. Huh then stepped to the ball and stroked a putt he thought to...

In show-dog circles, breeders in big cities are a small pack

AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz NEW YORK (AP) — In the dog world, Angela Reilly is a rare breed. Like many show-dog owners, Reilly has bred her own puppies. But she did it in a Manhattan apartment. She’s among the relatively few big-city dwellers who aim to breed dogs like...

Unbeaten Nyquist all set to start his Run to the Roses

AP Photo/Brynn Anderson Ready, set, here comes Nyquist. The unbeaten colt makes his much-anticipated 3-year-old debut in the San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita on Monday, capping off a holiday weekend of four Kentucky Derby prep races. “We’re pumped,” trainer...