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NFL confirms Edelman suspension...Tyreke to Pacers, Exum stays with Jazz...Ohtani activated

July 4, 2018

UNDATED (AP) — The NFL has confirmed that New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will miss the first four games of the 2018 season for violating league policy on performance-enhancing substances. ESPN had reported last month that Edelman was facing a four-game suspension. He will be eligible to return to the Patriots’ active roster on Oct. 1, enabling him to make his 2018 debut Oct. 4 against Indianapolis.

UNDATED (AP) — A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Tyreke (TY-reek) Evans has agreed to a one-year, $12 million package with the Indiana Pacers. The Utah Jazz have agreed to terms with Dante Exum on a three-year extension that will be worth around $33 million. And the Los Angeles Clippers picked up a pair of free agents by working out contracts with Avery Bradley and Mike Scott.

SEATTLE (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have activated right-handed pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (shoh-hay oh-TAH’-nee) from the 10-day disabled list. Ohtani received stem cell therapy and a platelet-rich plasma injection to help heal his Grade 2 sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament suffered more than three weeks ago. Ohtani was cleared for a hitting program on Friday took part in two simulated games against minor-league pitchers over the weekend.

UNDATED (AP) — England and Sweden have advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals by winning Tuesday in Russia. The Brits and Colombia were tied 1-1 before Eric Dier provided the decisive goal as England outscored the Colombians 4-3 on penalty kicks. Emil Forsberg scored a deflected goal in the 66th minute to give the Swedes a 1-0 victory over Switzerland and a spot in the quarters for the first time in 24 years.

LONDON (AP) — Men’s second seed Rafael Nadal and women’s No. 1 Simona Halep (HA’-lehp) were among Tuesday’s first-round winners at Wimbledon. Men’s fourth seed Alexander Zverev and No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro also advanced in straight sets, but seventh seed Dominic Thiem (teem) had to retire in the third set of his match with Marcos Baghdatis. Women’s third seed Garbine Muguruza (muh-guh-ROO’-thah) and No. 11 Angelique Kerber advanced to the second round, while sixth seed Caroline Garcia and two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova were ousted.

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