Iowa freshman Matt Byers, an East graduate, won the Big Ten javelin with a throw of 220 feet, 6 inches last weekend in Bloomington, Ind.
The Newman women's team signed guard Bobbi Coleman, who averaged 13.4 points in eight games last season at Northeast (Neb.) Community College before a leg injury ended her season.
A U.S. district judge dismissed suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield's lawsuit against NASCAR. Mayfield was suspended indefinitely last year for failing a random drug test. NASCAR has said he tested positive for methamphetamines. Mayfield sued in an attempt to be reinstated. Judge Graham Mullen threw out the case in Charlotte, saying that Mayfield had waived his right to pursue claims as part of becoming a NASCAR driver.
A Canadian doctor whose high-profile clients have included Tiger Woods and Alex Rodriguez was charged Tuesday with bringing unapproved drugs into the United States and unlawfully treating pro athletes. Dr. Anthony Galea of Toronto, who is known for using a blood-spinning technique designed to speed recovery from injuries, is accused of injecting at least one current NFL player with Actovegin, a calf's blood derivative which is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and providing a retired player with human growth hormone after his playing days had ended. A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Buffalo, N.Y., charges Galea with smuggling, unlawful distribution of HGH, introducing an unapproved drug into interstate commerce, conspiring to lie to federal agents and conspiracy to defraud the United States.
Li Na defeated Ioana Raluca Olaru 7-6 (4), 6-0 to reach the second round of the rain-disrupted Warsaw (Poland) Open. Li is tuning up for the French Open, where she reached the final 16 last year.
David Zabriskie won the third stage of the Tour of California by inches over Michael Rogers and took over the race lead. The U.S. national time-trial champion won the 113.3-mile stage from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 4 hours, 26 minutes and 10 seconds. He leads Rogers by 4 seconds overall.
Southern California shot 6-under-par 282 to take a two-stroke lead over Purdue after the first round of the NCAA women's golf championships in Wilmington, N.C. Southern Cal's Jennifer Song, Purdue's Maude-Aimee LeBlanc and Arizona State's Jennifer Johnson each shot 5-under 67s to share the individual lead.
New York Gov. David Paterson says a new proposal for a state bailout will pass and New York thoroughbred racing at Belmont and Saratoga race tracks will go on as scheduled. The Paterson administration wants to provide a loan of $15 million to $25 million to keep the New York Racing Association operating until it receives its share of long overdue revenue from video slot machines at Aqueduct Race Track. On Monday, NYRA officials warned that continuing financial woes might shut down racing as early as the day after the Belmont Stakes on June 5.
In the most significant step toward creating a new class of boat for the 34th America's Cup, some of the world's leading yacht designers and engineers discussed three difoptions: multihulls of approximately 66 and 82 feet (20 and 25 meters), and a monohull class of up to approximately 89 feet (27 meters). The group met in Valencia, Spain, where American syndicate BMW Oracle Racing routed Alinghi of Switzerland in two races in February in a showdown between two of the biggest, most powerful sailboats ever built. Regardless of the design, America's Cup insiders are looking for speed. Whether the final choice is a single-hulled boat or a multihull — most likely a catamaran — it is expected to be faster than the 90-foot monohulls that sailed in the 2007 America's Cup, the most recent traditional, multi-challenger regatta.