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EX-women's STAR SUES IOWA STATE

DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Iowa State basketball star Nikki Moody sued coach Bill Fennelly, the university and the state for racial discrimination and retaliation, saying she was repeatedly called a "thug" and labeled a selfish player despite being the program's career assists leader.

Fennelly, who has been Iowa State's coach since 1995, constantly demeaned, berated, harassed and discriminated against Moody during her time with the Cyclones, according to the lawsuit filed in state district court that seeks unspecified damages. Moody, who is black, said the discrimination she suffered led to a "hostile education environment through racial harassment." The school said it "takes issue with the allegations.''

RUTGERS: Brandin Knight joined the basketball staff after spending the past 10 seasons at Pittsburgh, where he was known as a top recruiter.

SYRACUSE: Freshman G Malachi Richardson is entering his name into the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent.

SOCCER

Vardy faces longer ban

Jamie Vardy, the Premier League's joint top scorer, faces having his mandatory one-match ban lengthened, potentially ruling the striker out of more of Leicester's title run-in, after he was charged by the English Football Association over his angry reaction to a red card.

TOTTENHAM CLOSES GAP: Harry Kane and Dele Alli both scored twice as visiting Tottenham crushed Stoke 4-0 to close the gap on Premier League leader Leicester to five points.

MLS: Atlanta United FC will build a $60 million, privately funded training complex about 15 miles in Marietta.

ET CETERA

HORSES: Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert said Cupid has a breathing problem and won't run in the Kentucky Derby.

OLYMPICS: Dipa Karmakar became the first female gymnast from India to make the Olympics. She posted an all-around score of 52.968 during the final qualifying event in Rio de Janeiro over the weekend.

SWIMMING: Former Olympic champion Grant Hackett issued an apology after reports that the swimmer groped a male passenger who reclined the seat in front of him during a flight home from the Australian Olympic trials on Sunday.

Times wires

Sports in brief 04/18/16 [Last modified: Monday, April 18, 2016 10:18pm]
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