Compiled from wire reports

basketball

Lynx have WNBA coach, defensive player of year

•?Minnesota’s Cheryl Reeve is the WNBA coach of the year and Lynx center Sylvia Fowles is the league’s defensive player of the year. Reeve also won the coaching honor in 2011. She drew 17 votes from the national media panel after leading Minnesota to the best record in the WNBA. Fowles has won the defensive player of the year three times. The Lynx’s 6-foot-6 center received 19 of the 39 votes. Seattle’s Breanna Stewart was second with eight.

colleges

CIAA plans to move most championships out of N.C.

•?The Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it will move eight of its 10 conference championships set for North Carolina — but not its two basketball tournaments — because of a state law that restricts the rights of LGBT people. The country’s oldest African-American sports conference said its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments — two of its marquee events — will remain in Charlotte because “relocation would not be in the best interest” of members and players.

•?Wisconsin linebacker Vince Biegel will miss several weeks after undergoing foot surgery. It wasn’t clear when Biegel was hurt. Biegel, a senior, is one of No. 8 Wisconsin’s top defenders.

tennis

Petra Kvitova, Dominika Cibulkova to meet in final

•?Former champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the final of the Wuhan Open by beating fourth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania 6-1, 6-2 in Wuhan, China. Kvitova hit four aces and saved all three break points she faced to set up a final with Dominika Cibulkova, who defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

•?Defending champion Tomas Berdych defeated Czech countryman Jiri Vesely 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-2 in the Shenzhen Open quarterfinals in Shenzhen, China. Top-seeded Berdych will take on unseeded Thomaz Bellucci in the semifinals, after the Brazilian upset Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-2, 6-2. Third-seeded Richard Gasquet and Janko Tipsarevic also won.

hockey

Leaders say World Cup ?will return to ice in 2020

•?The World Cup of Hockey will return, without a doubt, and avoid another 12-year break. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr both confirmed that they expect the next World Cup of Hockey to be in 2020. It is much less certain whether the best players will go to South Korea to participate in the 2018 Olympics. International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel told the AP on Tuesday the odds of NHL players going to the Pyeongchang Games were 50-50. Later the same day, Daly said he felt more “negative,” about the chances the league’s players will be in a sixth straight Olympics due to the International Olympic Committee’s decision to not pay for NHL players’ travel and insurance as it has in the past.

— From wire reports