DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Hurdler Keni Harrison responded to the disappointment of not making the 2016 U.S. Olympic team by breaking a world record a few weeks later. Now she wants to prove that was no fluke, and she's off to some start. Harrison cruised to victory in the women's 100-meter hurdles Saturday at the Drake Relays. She won in a world-leading 12.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 12:05 a.m. The second night of the draft concludes as the San Francisco 49ers take quarterback C.J. Beathard and the Pittsburgh Steelers pick running back James Conner late in the third round. No. 97 Miami: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, 6-1, 199, Clemson No. 98 Arizona: Chad Williams, RB, 6-1, 204, Grambling State No. 99 Philadelphia: Rasul Douglas, CB, 6-2, 209, West Virginia No.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Drake Relays served as a reunion of sorts for the 1,600-meter relay team from the U.S. that won gold at the Rio Olympics. True to form, the anchor of those Olympic champions came out on top in Iowa. LaShawn Merritt held off Rio relay teammate Tony McQuay and 2012 silver medalist Kirani James of Grenada to win the men's 400 on Friday. Merritt came in first in 45.41 seconds.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Applications for warrants that allowed police to arrest "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules after a fatal crash and to obtain his blood and urine samples will be sealed indefinitely under rulings issued Friday. The release of warrant documents could jeopardize the investigation into Monday's accident and undermine Soules' right to a fair trial, two judges said in similar rulings.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Dozens of Rio Olympics standouts will return to the track this weekend for the Drake Relays. The conditions won't feel anything like sunny Brazil. Stars like LaShawn Merritt, Omar McLeod, Jenny Simpson, Kristi Castlin and others will be greeted with temperatures in the upper 40s, steady wind and good chances for rain during Friday and Saturday's sessions.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Former "Bachelor" Chris Soules called 911 to report his crash that killed a fellow Iowa farmer, seeking medical help for the man before authorities say he left the scene and holed up in his home for hours until his arrest.
LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on a giant rabbit that died following a trans-Atlantic flight (all times local): 6:20 p.m. An Iowa man who was getting a giant rabbit from Britain for his boss to show at the Iowa State Fair says "we're still in the mourning process" after hearing that the animal died en route.
LONDON (AP) -- United Airlines is reviewing its handling of a giant showcase rabbit that died after being shipped across the Atlantic from Britain on one of its flights, the latest in a growing list of customer complaints.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who starred on "The Bachelor" two years ago, was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he caused a traffic accident that killed a fellow farmer and fled the scene.
Justin Fuente and Virginia Tech will head into the summer with three quarterbacks vying to be the starter, and the Hokies' second-year coach has said repeatedly he has no timetable for when he will make the final decision. Sound familiar? The Hokies had the same scenario last season, but at least then they were returning the previous season's starter.
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa opened spring practice hoping that quarterback Nathan Stanley would seize the starting job. The Hawkeyes will open fall camp hoping for the same thing. Stanley and Tyler Wiegers failed to clarify Iowa's vacancy during spring workouts, which concluded Friday night with a scrimmage at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said earlier this week that Stanley and Wiegers will compete to replace C.J.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta testified Friday that his relationship with a former top administrator deteriorated after Barta informed her that after a reorganization of the athletic department, she no longer would be his second-in-command.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A former University of Iowa athletic administrator said Wednesday that during her tenure she became concerned after noticing that female coaches who were fired were often gay and had become more open about their sexuality. Jane Meyer testified about Iowa coaches as her case continued in Des Moines, where jurors are considering her claim that she suffered workplace discrimination as a gay woman in a relationship with a Hawkeye coach.
Iowa and Iowa State announced Tuesday that their annual series has been extended through 2023, temporarily quelling fears that the matchup could be on the way out. The Hawkeyes and Cyclones tacked two years onto a matchup that's been contested every season since 1977. The Hawkeyes lead the series 42-22. There was concern that Iowa might want to put the series on pause now that the Big Ten has moved to a nine-game schedule.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists during his presidential campaign angered Heidi Sainz, whose family is from Mexico and who has close friends who are immigrants. She was also upset that she couldn't do anything about it at the ballot box because she was a year shy of being able to vote.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas State hired Iowa deputy athletic director Gene Taylor as its new athletic director on Friday, filling an opening left after John Currie left for Tennessee in February. Taylor, 58, was hired at Iowa in 2014 following a 13-year stint as the athletic director at North Dakota State. He will formally be introduced at Kansas State on Monday.
NBA PLAYOFFS Playoffs begin today UNDATED (AP) -- The NBA playoffs begin today with four games. The Cavaliers open against No. 7 Indiana, while No. 3 Toronto hosts No. 6 Milwaukee. In the West, it's seventh-seeded Memphis at No. 2 San Antonio, and the No. 4 Clippers against the No. 5 Utah Jazz. On Sunday, the Warriors open against Portland, before the third-seeded Rockets and No.
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The former associate athletic director at the University of Iowa will square off against the school in a trial Monday that centers on her claim that she suffered discrimination as a gay female who fought bias in college sports. The trial in a lawsuit brought by Jane Meyer is expected to litigate whether Athletic Director Gary Barta's personnel decisions were necessary judgment calls or tainted by discrimination.