Pro racecar driver Scott Tucker charged in payday loan scam

NEW YORK (AP) — Professional racecar driver Scott Tucker was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges accusing him of living the high life on the backs of millions of desperate people who used his payday lending operation to get quick cash over the Internet.

  • Written by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press

Hawaii's big wave surf competition called off

HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — Throngs of spectators packed the beach before dawn and elite surfers descended on Oahu's North Shore, as anticipation built for a big-wave surfing competition last held six years ago. But the towering waves required for the event were a no-show, and as the sun came up Wednesday organizers called it off hours before it was supposed to begin.

  • Written by CALEB JONES, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Kenya athletes allege doping bribery

EMBU, Kenya (AP) — Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country's governing body for track and field, asked them each for a $24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions.

  • Written by JOHN LEICESTER, AP Sports Writer

Ohio State rallies for 71-63 win over Northwestern

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Thad Matta pushed the right buttons during and after halftime to help his Buckeyes rally for a 71-63 win over Northwestern on Tuesday night.

  • Written by MARCUS HARTMAN, Associated Press