LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Barbaro will be buried at the site of his greatest triumph.
The 2006 Kentucky Derby champion, who was euthanized Jan. 29, 2007 from complications of a breakdown suffered at the Preakness, will have his ashes interred at Churchill Downs.
Barbaro's remains will be placed outside of an entrance gate in a large elevated space enclosed by bricks. The site will also include a bronze statue commissioned by owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson and loaned to the track as part of the official memorial site.
Roy Jackson said Churchill Downs was the best place to honor the colt, who won the Derby by a dominating 6-1/2 lengths before being injured in the Preakness.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A delegation from Indianapolis will travel to Arizona this week for the Super Bowl, with an eye toward the city making a bid for the 2012 game.
Those making the trip plan to meet with NFL officials to update the bid Indianapolis made last year, when it lost out to Dallas in a 17-15 vote among league owners for the 2011 Super Bowl.
Mayor Greg Ballard said he was inclined to make a new bid but wanted to review corporate support and the NFL's requirements before making a final decision.
The new bid would highlight many of the same attributes as last year's including the central location of the city's new retractable-roof Lucas Oil Stadium and its experience with large events such as the Indianapolis 500 and the NCAA men's basketball Final Four to offset being a snow-belt city.
VIัA DEL MAR, Chile (AP) Luis Horna of Peru began the defense of his title in the Movistar Open with a 6-4, 6-4 first-round win over Agustin Calleri of Argentina.
Fabio Fognini of Italy, ranked 104th, beat second-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela 7-6 (0), 6-2. It was the fourth straight time Chela lost his opener at Vina del Mar since 2001.
Two qualifiers won their first-round matches. Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain outlasted Eduardo Schwank of Argentina, 6-4, 1-6, 6-1, and Marcel Granollers-Pujol of Spain beat Boris Pashanski of Serbia.
Argentina's Martํn Vasallo-Arguello defeated France's Olivier Patience, 6-4, 6-1, and fellow countryman Carlos Berlocq eliminated frenchman Nicolas Devilder 7-5, 6-2.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri coach Mike Anderson suspended five players indefinitely after a weekend altercation left his top scorer with a broken jaw.
In a statement from the university, Anderson declined to indicate the reason for the discipline, calling the infractions a violation of team rules. But the move comes as Columbia police confirmed that several teammates were with senior guard Stefhon Hannah when he was attacked outside the downtown nightclub Athena early Sunday morning. The injury could cause Hannah to miss the rest of the season.
Hannah, who returned home to Chicago following surgery, senior guard Jason Horton and forwards Marshall Brown, Darryl Butterfield and Leo Lyons were suspended. Each is either a starter or a key reserve.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) The United States rugby team will get help from one of the most successful and well-organized outfits in the sport, the New Zealand All Blacks.
The New Zealand Rugby Union said Wednesday it has signed a five-year memorandum of agreement with USA Rugby to promote rugby in the United States and look into joint sponsorships and merchandising agreements.
Tew said, as a first step, the NZRU will give coaching background and other resources to USA Rugby at no charge, supporting the American union's youth, referee and coaching development programs.
NEW YORK (AP) The WNBA players union ratified its new six-year collective bargaining agreement with the league .
Approval of the agreement needed a simple majority 88 of the 174 eligible players to pass.
According to Women's National Basketball Players Association spokesman Dan Wasserman, that threshold was passed with 97 percent of the ballots cast in favor of the new deal.