Sports briefs: England's Mike Conway wins IndyCar opener in Detroit
auto racing • England's Mike Conway won the first of two races in this weekend's Chevrolet IndyCar Dual in Detroit for his first victory since 2011. Conway, pinch-racing for Dale Coyne Racing because of his street-course skills, bested second-place driver Ryan Hunter-Reay by more than 12 seconds on Saturday. Conway's teammate Justin Wilson finished third.
Hours earlier, Conway won his first career IndyCar pole and will start first in the second race of the doubleheader on Sunday. Dale Coyne Racing picked Conway to drive in Detroit earlier this week. Coyne's No. 18 Honda was driven by Ana Beatriz in the first five races this year.
German Cup crown gives Bayern Munich a rare treble
soccer • Bayern Munich beat Stuttgart 3-2 to seal the club's first treble by winning the German Cup on Saturday in Berlin in coach Jupp Heynckes' last game in charge. Mario Gomez scored twice and Bayern became the first German side to win a treble of domestic league, cup and European Cup, and only the seventh team overall to achieve the feat. Bayern's record 16th German Cup comes one week after it beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in London to win the Champions League and eight after it claimed its 23rd Bundesliga title.
Arkansas athletic directortees off on Ohio State's Gee
college football • Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long didn't mince words in his response to what he called "unfounded and slanderous remarks" by Ohio State President Gordon Gee about Razorbacks football coach Bret Bielema. Long issued a statement Saturday in which he recognized Gee's apology to Bielema, whom Gee called a "thug" in a meeting of Ohio State's Athletic Council in December. However, Long left little doubt about his feelings about the brash comments made by Gee, who has come under fire this week after an Associated Press report revealed he mocked Notre Dame, Roman Catholics and the Southeastern Conference during the meeting.
The Associated Press