Russia picks fight over doping after IAAF ban extended

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian athletics looked set for conflict with the IAAF over doping even as the government admitted on Tuesday some top coaches relied on giving banned substances to their athletes.

  • Written by JAMES ELLINGWORTH , AP Sports Writer

Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer joins elite 1,000 wins club

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — One day, long after her decades on the bench are over, Tara VanDerveer will pull out a scrapbook of all the kind words and congratulations she received on this special night and she will reminisce.

  • Written by JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer

Edge in experience could be telling in Super Bowl

HOUSTON (AP) — There's no hiding it. One edge the New England Patriots have over the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday's Super Bowl can't be denied: experience.

  • Written by BARRY WILNER , AP Pro Football Writer