Other Sports

Basketball

Unbeaten Nebraska swept Big 12 women's player and coaching honors in voting by conference coaches. NU coach Connie Yori was named coach of the year, while senior forward Kelsey Griffin was named player of the year.

Kansas State's Ashley Sweat was named to the 10-player first team, while Kansas' Danielle McCray was named to the second team.

* Hawaii fired men's coach Bob Nash after a 34-56 record in three seasons.

Cross Country

The Newman women's team was been named an NCAA Division II all-academic team by the national coaches organization. The Jets had a 3.36 combined grade-point average last semester.

GOLF

The 20-year-old Ping wedges with square-shaped grooves will no longer be allowed on the PGA Tour starting March 29 under an agreement reached Monday with Ping executives. Those wedges were allowed through a 1990 settlement from when Ping sued the PGA Tour and U.S. Golf Association. Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, John Daly and Fred Couples were among players who used the Ping wedges. It had become such a divisive issue that Scott McCarron accused Mickelson of "cheating" by using the club.

Baseball

A sports doctor at the center of drug investigations in Canada and the United States said he treated Alex Rodriguez after the Yankees slugger had hip surgery last year and prescribed anti-inflammatories but not human growth hormone. Dr. Anthony Galea also told The Associated Press an assistant who was stopped at the U.S.-Canadian border in Buffalo, N.Y., last year was carrying only a minuscule amount of HGH — which Galea said was for his own use. The doctor reiterated that he has never given the drug to an athlete.

Iditarod

Canadian Sebastian Schnuelle regained the early lead in the race Monday afternoon when he became the first musher to leave the Rainy Pass checkpoint, about 224 miles beyond Anchorage. He rested there five minutes before heading out on the trail to Rohn. Following him out of Rainy Pass were John Baker and Warren Palfrey.

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