Manziel not charged despite claims he hit ex-girlfriend

CLEVELAND (AP) — Despite disturbing allegations that he struck his ex-girlfriend, troubled Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has not been charged with a crime and two Texas police departments have closed their cases on a possible assault.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

Wisconsin wins 5th straight, beats Ohio State 79-68

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The conversation in the locker room at halftime between Wisconsin interim coach Greg Gard and forward Nigel Hayes was brief and to the point.

  • Written by GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer

Holy trees spark debate on future of Olympic downhill course

JEAONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — The long-term future of the downhill course for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics is coming under the spotlight this weekend at the Alpine skiing test event for the games.

  • Written by ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer

Reliever J.J. Hoover and Reds argue salary arbitration case

PHOENIX (AP) — J.J. Hoover and the Cincinnati Reds argued their salary arbitration case Thursday, with the reliever asking for a raise from $535,000 to $1.4 million and the team arguing for $1,225,000.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

IAAF looking into claims of state-sanctioned doping in China

BEIJING (AP) — The IAAF is investigating the authenticity of a two-decade-old letter published in Chinese media that suggests state-sanctioned doping in the 1990s, and casts doubt on the longstanding world records set by Wang Junxia in the women's 3,000 and 10,000 meters.

  • Written by DIDI TANG, Associated Press