Tomi takes a bow at Westminster, dog saved family from fire

NEW YORK (AP) — When Julia Haight leads her prize entry into the Westminster Kennel Club dog show ring Monday, she’ll see a shiba inu who’s athletic, alert and pert. Oh, and this: Tomi helped save her life. Haight can’t be certain what would’ve...

Retired rider Dominguez becomes eligible for Hall of Fame

A classy move for a classy jockey. The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame waived a few requirements Wednesday, clearing the way for retired rider Ramon Dominguez to be eligible for the Hall of Fame this year. A three-time Eclipse Award winner, Dominguez was injured and...

USOC to hire infectious disease specialists for Zika

The U.S. Olympic Committee will hire two infectious disease specialists to advise potential Olympians who are worried about the Zika outbreak in Brazil. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun sent a letter Wednesday to all possible Olympians, acknowledging the growing worries over the virus....

Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry

BOSTON (AP) — Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016. The industry’s top companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are on the defensive after taking hits to their businesses in recent weeks as scrutiny by state...

Curry flirts with triple-double, Warriors top Suns 112-104

PHOENIX (AP) — The Golden State-Phoenix mismatch wasn’t the blowout most expected, just another routine Warriors victory. Stephen Curry nearly had a triple-double before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Warriors stormed into the All-Star break on an 11-game...

Kobe, LeBron share court as Cavaliers beat Lakers 120-111

CLEVELAND (AP) — With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own. One on one. “It was just a lot of mutual respect,” James said of the embrace. “Sometimes what is known doesn’t need to be...

Curry flirts with triple-double, Warriors top Suns 112-104

PHOENIX (AP) — Stephen Curry nearly had a triple-double before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Golden State Warriors stormed into the All-Star break on an 11-game winning streak with a 112-104 victory over the free-falling Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. Curry had...

USOC to hire infectious disease specialists for Zika

The U.S. Olympic Committee will hire two infectious disease specialists to advise potential Olympians who are worried about the Zika outbreak in Brazil. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun sent a letter Wednesday to all possible Olympians, acknowledging the growing worries over the virus....

Love injured as Cavs down Kobe, Lakers 120-111

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s final game in Cleveland was reduced to a sideshow when Cavaliers forward Kevin Love re-injured his surgically repaired left shoulder in the first half of a 120-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. Kyrie Irving scored a...

APNewsBreak: Vickers to replace Tony Stewart at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Stewart-Haas Racing has scheduled a Friday news...