• Halep postpones op for Fed Cup against Czechs

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — World No. 2 Simona Halep has postponed a nasal operation so she can play for Romania against the Czech Republic in the first round of the Fed Cup World Group.

  • Australian Open 2016 winner and German Fed Cup tennis player Angelique Kerber returns a ball during the training at the Leipzig Fair in Leipzig, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Germany faces Switzerland in the World Group first round on the upcoming weekend. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Kerber playing on 1st day for Germany against Switzerland

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber will play on the opening day of Germany’s Fed Cup first-round tie against Switzerland on Saturday.

  • Mladenovic to open against Giorgi in Fed Cup 1st round

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic will open against Camila Giorgi when France meets Italy in the first round of the Fed Cup on Saturday.

  • Sharapova playing doubles not singles in Fed Cup

    MOSCOW (AP) — Maria Sharapova was passed over for the singles and scheduled to play doubles for Russia against the Netherlands in their Fed Cup first-round tie starting on Saturday.

  • This is a Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 file photo of Gold medalist Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill as she celebrates after the heptathlon 800m at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing.  Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss the 2016 indoor athletics season because of an Achilles injury sustained in training.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

    Ennis-Hill to miss indoor season, hopes to be fit for Rio

    LONDON (AP) — Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss the indoor season because of an Achilles injury.

  • In this Sunday, July 28, 1996 file photo, women's 5,000 meters gold medalist Wang Junxia of China, center, is flanked by Pauline Konga of Kenya, right, silver, and Roberta Brunet of Italy, bronze during the medal presentation ceremony at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. 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 in the women’s 3,000 and 10,000 meters. Wang’s records could be annulled if the former Olympic and world champion has admitted to doping before setting the marks in 1993, the International Association of Athletics Federations said Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

    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.

  • South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley, left, talks with an official during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

    Coates 27 points lead No. 2 South Carolina to 78-68 victory

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 2 South Carolina got some great play from Alaina Coates to outlast No. 18 Kentucky, then some even better news about injured star Tiffany Mitchell heading to Monday night’s showdown with No. 1 Connecticut.

  • Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell, right, works against Wisconsin's Nicole Baumam during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Ohio State won 87-61. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

    Alston scores 21 as Ohio State dispatches Wisconsin 87-61

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Even an off night for Kelsey Mitchell wasn’t enough to slow Ohio State.

  • Tennessee guard/forward Jaime Nared (31), prepares to take a shot while defended by Arkansas forward Khadijah West (32) during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee defeated Arkansas 75-57. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Warlick wins 100th as No. 23 Lady Vols beat Arkansas 75-57

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Holly Warlick reached a career milestone as the Lady Volunteers avenged one of their most discouraging losses.

  • No. 23 Florida women edge No. 12 Texas A&M 83-81

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Ronni Williams scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and No. 23 Florida held off No. 12 Texas A&M 83-81 on Thursday night.