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       === News Summaries from The Sports Network - Wednesday, May 27 ===
 
 
              === FIFA officials arrested in corruption probe ===
 
 Zurich,  Switzerland (SportsNetwork.com) - Officials from FIFA, soccer's world
 governing  body,  were arrested Wednesday  in Switzerland in connection with a
 United  States Justice  Department  indictment on  charges  of corruption  and
 bribery.
 
 FIFA, in a statement Wednesday, said it is cooperating with Swiss authorities,
 who  arrested  seven people on Wednesday  at the request of officials from the
 United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.
 
 The  organization has  been accused of bribery for decades, particularly as it
 relates  to the  bidding  processes for  international  tournaments and  media
 rights, including its biggest event -- the World Cup.
 
 "FIFA  welcomes actions that can help contribute to rooting out any wrongdoing
 in  football,"  the statement  read  Wednesday.  "We understand  that  today's
 actions  by  the  Swiss Federal  Office  of  Justice  on  behalf of  the  U.S.
 authorities  and  the Swiss Office of  the Attorney General (initiated by FIFA
 through  the  submission of the  file on the  2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bidding
 process) relate to different matters."
 
 United  States prosecutors  say they have discovered a dozen different schemes
 while  investigating  corruption at FIFA,  and that some involved awarding the
 2010 World Cup to South Africa.
 
 At  a news  conference in New York on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta
 Lynch  said  that FIFA  officials have solicited  bribes from sports marketing
 firms  and  others in  exchange for  media contracts surrounding international
 events.
 
 "The  indictment alleges corruption that is rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted
 both  abroad and here  in the United States," said Lynch in announcing the 47-
 count  federal  indictment against  14  defendants.  "It  spans at  least  two
 generations  of soccer  officials who, as alleged, have abused their positions
 of trust to acquire millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks."
 
 FIFA president Sepp Blatter is not among those being charged.
 
 Nine of the 14 charged are FIFA officials, while five others are involved with
 sports marketing firms and media companies.
 
 FIFA  vice  presidents  Jeffrey  Webb  from the  Cayman  Islands  and  Eugenio
 Figueredo  of Uruguay  were  among those  arrested on  Wednesday,  as well  as
 Eduardo  Li of Costa Rica, Julio Rocha of Nicaragua, Costas Takkas of Britain,
 Rafael Esquivel of Venezuela and Jose Maria Marin of Brazil.
 
 Of  the  seven arrested  Wednesday,  reports  indicate  that many  will  fight
 extradition proceedings.
 
 According  to  the FIFA  release, the  arrests were  in relation to activities
 carried  out  in relation with  soccer federations in South America (CONMEBOL)
 and  North  America, Central America and  the Caribbean (CONCACAF), as well as
 for the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup.
 
 "Today,  the Swiss Office of the Attorney General announced that it has opened
 criminal proceedings against persons unknown in relation to the 2018/2022 FIFA
 World  Cup  bidding  process,"  FIFA's statement  continued.  "FIFA  is  fully
 cooperating  with  the  investigation  and is  supporting  the  collection  of
 evidence in this regard. As noted by the Swiss authorities, this collection of
 evidence is being carried out on a cooperative basis."
 
 FIFA  has  still scheduled a  presidential election  for Friday, at which time
 Blatter is expected to receive a fifth term.
 
 The 2018 World Cup was awarded to Russia, and the 2022 event went to Qatar.
 
 
                   === Federer, Wawrinka advance in Paris ===
 
 Paris,  France  (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Swiss stars  Roger  Federer  and  Stan
 Wawrinka won second-round matches Wednesday at the French Open.
 
 Federer,  this year's  second seed and the 2009 champion, earned a hard-fought
 6-2,  7-6 (7-1), 6-3 triumph over spirited Spaniard Spain's Marcel Granollers,
 while  the  eighth-seeded Wawrinka notched  a 6-3,  6-4, 5-7, 6-3 victory over
 Serbia's Dusan Lajovic.
 
 There  wasn't much drama for Federer, although he did have to battle back from
 a  deficit in  the second  set. Granollers  broke serve  for a  4-2 lead,  but
 Federer broke right back and dominated the eventual tiebreak.
 
 "I  think  I was actually playing  very well," said Federer. "I wasn't nervous
 really.  I think things went well for me for the first couple of sets. I think
 I  was in  control. Even though I was  down a break in the second set, I still
 felt the match was in my racquet. And when you feel that way, obviously you're
 always going to feel more confident, more comfortable, not nervous."
 
 Federer is also a four-time French Open runner-up to Rafael Nadal.
 
 Next  up for the 17-time Grand Slam champion from Switzerland will be Bosnia's
 Damir  Dzumhur, who  knocked out Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in four sets, 6-4,
 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.
 
 The  former Australian Open champion Wawrinka recovered from a minor hiccup in
 the  third set  and squandered three match points in the fourth before finally
 finishing  off  Lajovic with  a break  of serve. He  will next face surprising
 American  Steve  Johnson, who followed  his upset of Spain's Guillermo Garcia-
 Lopez  in  the first  round with a  2-6, 6-3, 7-6  (7-5), 7-6 (8-6) come-from-
 behind win over Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky on Wednesday.
 
 Fourth-seeded  former Wimbledon  runner-up Tomas  Berdych doused  fellow Czech
 Radek  Stepanek  6-3,  6-7  (7-9),  6-3,  6-3,  while  Japan's  Kei  Nishikori
 moved  on in straight sets, as the fifth-seeded U.S. Open runner-up eased past
 Brazil's  Thomaz Bellucci  7-5, 6-4, 6-4. Bellucci was coming off a title last
 week at the French Open tune-up in Geneva.
 
 Up  next for  Berdych  will be  France's Benoit  Paire,  while Nishikori  will
 face German Benjamin Becker.
 
 Twelfth-seeded  Frenchman Gilles  Simon eased into the round of 32 by tackling
 Slovak   Martin   Klizan   7-5,   6-2,  6-3,   while   13th-seeded   Frenchman
 Gael  Monfils  outlasted game Argentine  Diego Schwartzman 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2,
 6-3  and  14th-seeded French star  and former Aussie Open finalist Jo-Wilfried
 Tsonga crushed Israeli Dudi Sela 6-4, 6-1, 6-1.
 
 Meanwhile,  Czech  slugger Lukas  Rosol took  out 19th-seeded Spaniard Roberto
 Bautista  Agut 6-4,  6-2, 6-2; 21st-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay knocked out
 last  week's Nice champion Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (9-7), 7-5, 6-7 (5-7),
 7-5;  Frenchman  Nicolas  Mahut  erased  24th-seeded  Latvian  Ernests  Gulbis
 6-3,  3-6, 7-5, 6-3; Paire upended 28th-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini 6-1, 6-3,
 7-5; and a mild upset came when Becker outlasted 32nd-seeded Spaniard Fernando
 Verdasco 6-4, 0-6, 1-6, 7-5, 10-8.
 
 Also  in the  second round, Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili leveled Argentine Juan
 Monaco  6-3, 6-4, 6-2 and 22nd-seeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber was leading
 Spaniard  Pablo Andujar  1-6, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-3, 4-2 when play was suspended
 because of darkness.
 
 And  29th-seeded Aussie  Nick Kyrgios  reached  the third  round via  walkover
 when Britain's Kyle Edmund pulled out of the draw. Their match was supposed to
 be part of Thursday's schedule.
 
 The  first round concluded Wednesday when Luxembourg's Gilles Muller outlasted
 Italian  Paolo Lorenzi 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 in a match that was
 suspended  because of  darkness after  four sets  here on  Tuesday. Muller  is
 rewarded  with  a second-round  match against  top-seeded two-time French Open
 runner-up Novak Djokovic on Thursday.
 
 The  eight-time  major champion  Djokovic still  needs a  French Open title to
 complete  the career  Grand  Slam.  He currently  holds  the  Aussie Open  and
 Wimbledon crowns.
 
 Djokovic  lost to Nadal in two of the last three French Open finals, including
 last year.
 
 Also  on  Thursday, third-seeded  Aussie Open runner-up  Andy Murray will face
 Portuguese  Joao Sousa  and the sixth-seeded former No. 1 Nadal will encounter
 fellow  Spaniard  Nicolas Almagro in  the round of  64. Sousa was a clay-court
 runner-up in Geneva last week.
 
 The  two-time Grand Slam  champion Murray is a perfect 11-0 on clay this year.
 The  14-time  major titlist Nadal is  a nine-time French Open champ, including
 five straight wins in Paris from 2010-14.
 
 Also  on  the Day-5  schedule  will  be  seventh-seeded former  Roland  Garros
 finalist   David  Ferrer,   ninth-seeded  U.S.  Open  champ  Marin  Cilic  and
 16th-seeded towering American John Isner.
 
 
         === Sharapova into 3rd round; Halep stunned at French Open ===
 
 Paris,  France (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Reigning champion  Maria Sharapova  was
 an  easy  second-round winner, while last  year's runner-up Simona Halep was a
 shocking loser Wednesday at the French Open.
 
 The  second-seeded former  world No. 1 star Sharapova blew past fellow Russian
 Vitalia Diatchenko 6-3, 6-1 on Court Chatrier, while 33-year-old Croat Mirjana
 Lucic-Baroni vanquished the third-seeded Romanian Halep 7-5, 6-1 in 71 minutes
 on Court Lenglen.
 
 Halep  crumbled after  dropping the first set, striking a mere five winners in
 the match against her 70th-ranked counterpart.
 
 It's  Halep  who usually toys  with her opponents, offering  a mix of pace and
 accuracy, but she was the victim this time around as she never quite found her
 stride on Day 4.
 
 Lucic-Baroni ended Halep's resistance with a match-ending ace.
 
 "Incredible,"  Lucic-Baroni  said. "She's just  a great champion and I respect
 her so much."
 
 "She played well," Halep said. "I couldn't play my best today, but she started
 to  hit the ball very strong at the beginning of the match, and she was better
 than me today. I just have to go forward."
 
 Halep,  who gave way  to Sharapova in last year's French Open finale, had been
 30-6  for  the year  before  encountering  the German-born  Lucic-Baroni,  who
 ended  a 16-year title drought last year by capturing a championship in Quebec
 City.
 
 Meanwhile,  Sharapova's  main focus  is to  fully recover  from her cold after
 capturing the Italian Open title.
 
 "For  me right  now it's really about  recovery and just being healthy for the
 next  round," said  Sharapova, who  is trying  to become  the first  player to
 successfully defend her title in Paris since Justine Henin in 2007.
 
 "Fortunately I played a lot of tennis in the previous two tournaments and this
 is  not  a stage  where you're  trying to fix  things or  work on things. It's
 really  about maintenance  and recovery and getting ready for the next match,"
 she said.
 
 The  two-time  Roland Garros titlist  Sharapova also  titled here in 2012. The
 five-time   Grand   Slam  champion   has  reached   at  least  the  semifinals
 the  last four  years  in Paris.  In  addition  to her  two  titles, the  tall
 Russian  was  the 2013  Roland Garros  runner-up to  Serena Williams, who also
 got the best of Sharapova in January's Aussie final.
 
 Next  up  for  Sharapova  will  be 26th-seeded  Aussie  Samantha  Stosur,  who
 whipped France's Amandine Hesse 6-2, 6-0.
 
 Stosur,  fresh  off her clay-court title  in Strasbourg last week, is a former
 U.S. Open champion and was the French Open runner-up in 2010.
 
 "Playing Maria is always a big challenge for me," Stosur said. "No matter what
 surface it's on, I don't have a very good record at all."
 
 In  some other  Top-10 action, seventh-seeded Serb Ana Ivanovic held off pesky
 Japanese Misaki Doi 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, eighth-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro
 was  leading  Virginie Razzano  6-3, 1-0  when the  French player retired, and
 ninth-seeded  Russian  Ekaterina Makarova snuck past Brazilian Teliana Pereira
 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.
 
 The  former world  No. 1 Ivanovic titled  here in 2008 and was the French Open
 runner-up in 2007. Her third-round opponent will be Croat Donna Vekic.
 
 No. 11 seed Angelique Kerber of Germany eased past Croat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-3,
 6-2,  while  13th-seeded Lucie Safarova  of the Czech Republic drilled Japan's
 Kurumi Nara 6-2, 6-0.
 
 In  other  action involving  seeds, No. 19  Ukrainian Elina Svitolina overcame
 Kazakhstan's  Yulia Putintseva  1-6, 7-5, 9-7; No. 20 German Sabine Lisicki, a
 former  Wimbledon runner-up,  got past  Russian Daria  Gavrilova, who  retired
 after  dropping the  first set 6-1; No. 21 Spaniard Garbine Muguruza dismissed
 Italian  Camila Giorgi  6-1, 6-4; No, 28 Italian Flavia Pennetta foiled Slovak
 Magdalena  Rybarikova  6-2, 6-0;  and  No.  29  French favorite  Alize  Cornet
 handled Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru 6-2, 7-5.
 
 Also on Wednesday, German Annika Beck pasted Poland's Paula Kania 6-2, 6-2 and
 Vekic drubbed Serb Bojana Jovanovski 6-4, 6-3.
 
 On  Thursday,  the reigning world No.  1 great Williams will face German Anna-
 Lena Friedsam.
 
 Williams  owns two  French  Open titles  among  her 19  Grand  Slam wins.  She
 currently  holds the  Aussie and U.S. Open  titles and is a sizzling 26-1 this
 year.
 
 In  some other  Top-10  play on  Day 5,  fourth-seeded  Wimbledon champ  Petra
 Kvitova will take on Spaniard Silvia Soler-Espinosa, fifth-seeded former world
 No.  1  and 2014 U.S. Open  finalist Caroline Wozniacki will meet German Julia
 Goerges  and  10th-seeded German Andrea  Petkovic will battle Spaniard Lourdes
 Dominguez Lino.
 
 Also  seeing action  on Thursday  will be  16th-seeded rising American Madison
 Keys and 27th-seeded former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka.
 
 
               === Report: DeBoer to become Sharks head coach ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com)  -  The San  Jose Sharks have  reportedly settled on Peter
 DeBoer as their new head coach.
 
 ESPN cited an unnamed source in its report Wednesday.
 
 DeBoer  was  fired by the  New Jersey Devils in  late December after a 12-17-7
 start this past season. He was in his fourth season with New Jersey and guided
 the Devils to a record of 114-93-41.
 
 The  Devils  reached the playoffs just  once under DeBoer, making a surprising
 run  to the Stanley Cup Finals in his first season of 2011-12. New Jersey lost
 to the Los Angeles Kings in six games.
 
 DeBoer  also  spent three  seasons as  head coach of  the Florida Panthers and
 posted a record of 103-107-36 from 2008-11 without a postseason appearance.
 
 The  Sharks  needed a replacement  for Todd  McLellan, who spent seven seasons
 behind  the  bench. The  club and the  coach decided to  mutually part ways on
 April  20  after the  Sharks failed to  reach the playoffs  for the first time
 during McLellan's tenure.
 
 McLellan,  who had DeBoer  as his assistant with Team Canada at the 2015 World
 Hockey  Championship,  was named the head  coach of the Edmonton Oilers on May
 19.
 
 
                === On the ropes, Blackhawks scratch Timonen ===
 
 Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Facing elimination in a Game 6 on home ice
 Wednesday  against  the Anaheim Ducks,  the Chicago Blackhawks decided to make
 veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen a healthy scratch.
 
 Taking Timonen's place in the lineup will be David Rundblad.
 
 The  Blackhawks acquired  Timonen from  the  Flyers shortly  before the  trade
 deadline,  sending a  2015  second-round  draft pick  and  a conditional  2016
 fourth-round draft pick to Philly in the deal.
 
 Timonen,  who hadn't played previous to the deal due to recovery from multiple
 blood  clots, finished  the  regular season  by playing  16  games and  seeing
 almost 12 minutes of ice time per game.
 
 However, Timonen has seen limited duty as a sixth d-man during the postseason,
 averaging  less than 9 1/2 minutes per contest. His playoff high of 16:45 came
 in  a triple-OT  win on May 19 in  Game 2 of this series. He has only eclipsed
 the 10-minute mark in seven of his 15 appearances.
 
 Rundblad, 24, appeared in just one previous contest, the current series opener
 10 days ago. He posted three goals and 11 assists in 49 regular-season games.
 
 
         === Cardinals 1B Adams to miss 3-4 months with quad strain ===
 
 St.  Louis,  MO (SportsNetwork.com)  - St. Louis  Cardinals first baseman Matt
 Adams  is expected  to miss  the next  3-to-4 months  while recovering  from a
 severe right quadriceps strain that he suffered running the bases on Tuesday.
 
 He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday.
 
 According  to MLB.com,  the Cardinals and Adams are still deliberating whether
 the injury will require surgery.
 
 Mark  Reynolds  played first  base  for  the  Cardinals in  Wednesday  night's
 game  against  the Diamondbacks and will  be the primary starter there for the
 foreseeable future.
 
 The  26-year-old Adams was hitting .243 with four home runs and 20 RBI over 43
 games this season.
 
 
                   === Braves acquire Uribe from Dodgers ===
 
 Los  Angeles,  CA (SportsNetwork.com) -  The Atlanta Braves acquired infielder
 Juan  Uribe  as part  of  a  six-player trade  with  the  Los Angeles  Dodgers
 finalized on Wednesday.
 
 The  Dodgers also sent pitcher Chris Withrow to Atlanta and received infielder
 Alberto  Callaspo and pitchers Eric Stults, Ian Thomas and Juan Jaime from the
 Braves.
 
 The  36-year-old Uribe  hit .260 with 28  homers and 155 RBI in 407 games with
 Los Angeles from 2011-15.
 
 Withrow  last pitched on May 20, 2014 due to undergoing Tommy John surgery and
 an  offseason back procedure. He is expected to be back for the second half of
 the season.
 
 Callaspo, who signed a one-year deal with the Braves in December, has hit just
 .206  in 37 games  this season. The southpaw Stults was 1-5 with a 5.85 ERA in
 nine games -- eight starts -- with Atlanta this year.
 
 Thomas  made  his MLB debut with  Atlanta last season  and has gone 1-2 with a
 3.94  ERA  in 21 combined appearances  from 2014-15. Jaime possesses a 100 mph
 fastball  but was demoted  to the minors this season due to control issues. He
 has walked 13 batters in 13 2/3 innings over the past two years.
 
 
                    === Cardinals place 1B Adams on DL ===
 
 St.  Louis, MO  (SportsNetwork.com) -  The  St. Louis  Cardinals placed  first
 baseman Matt Adams on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.
 
 Adams  strained  his right  quad while  running out a  double during the fifth
 inning of the Cardinals' 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
 
 The  26-year-old was hitting .243 with four home runs and 20 RBI over 43 games
 this season.
 
 In  a  corresponding move, St. Louis  recalled catcher Ed Easley from Triple-A
 Memphis. He has yet to make his major league debut.
 
 
                === Red Sox acquire OF Peguero from Rangers ===
 
 Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox acquired outfielder Carlos
 Peguero  from  the  Texas  Rangers  in exchange  for  cash  considerations  on
 Wednesday.
 
 Peguero,  who  was designated for assignment  on May 20, batted .186 with four
 home runs and nine RBI over 30 games this season with Texas.
 
 The  28-year-old signed  with the  Rangers as  a free  agent in  January after
 spending  his first three seasons with the Seattle Mariners and last year with
 the Kansas City Royals.
 
 In  a corresponding  roster move, the Red Sox moved pitcher Anthony Varvaro to
 the 60-day disabled list. Varvaro underwent successful surgery to remove elbow
 calcification on Tuesday.
 
 
                   === Orioles activate Flaherty from DL ===
 
 Baltimore,  MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Orioles activated infielder
 Ryan  Flaherty  from  the  15-day  disabled  list  and  designated  outfielder
 Alejandro De Aza for assignment.
 
 Flaherty  was put  on the DL on May  12 with a right groin strain. In 13 games
 this  season, Flaherty  is batting .250 with a .372 on-base percentage and two
 home runs.
 
 De  Aza, 31, was struggling in his first full season with the Orioles, batting
 just  .214 with a  .277 on-base percentage and two steals in four attempts. In
 an  eight-year  career with the  Marlins, White Sox and  Orioles, he is a .265
 hitter with a .328 on-base percentage and 81 steals.
 
 
                  === Angels acquire Nieuwenhuis from Mets ===
 
 Anaheim,  CA (SportsNetwork.com)  - The Los Angeles Angels acquired outfielder
 Kirk Nieuwenhuis from the New York Mets on Wednesday for cash considerations.
 
 Nieuwenhuis,  27, was  batting .079 with a .125 on-base percentage in 27 games
 for the Mets this season.
 
 He spent the first four seasons of his career with New York, batting .230 with
 13 home runs, 60 RBI and a .302 on-base percentage in 226 games.
 
 
                === Nats' Harper leads NL All-Star balloting ===
 
 New  York,  NY (SportsNetwork.com) -  Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce
 Harper  leads the  National League in All-Star balloting after an early season
 offensive surge.
 
 Harper,  who was leading  the NL in home runs, RBI and on-base percentage, had
 more  than 1.116  million votes in balloting released by Major League Baseball
 on Wednesday.
 
 Three  St.  Louis Cardinals  players led their  positions in voting, including
 third  baseman Matt Carpenter, who was second in overall voting behind Harper.
 The others were shortstop Jhonny Peralta and catcher Yadier Molina.
 
 Los  Angeles  Dodgers first  baseman Adrian Gonzalez  and Miami Marlins second
 baseman  Dee  Gordon, who leads the  majors in hitting, were the other leading
 vote getters at their positions.
 
 Cardinals  left  fielder Matt  Holliday and  Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton
 were second and third in voting for outfielders. Holliday was third in overall
 voting behind Harper and Carpenter.
 
 This year's All-Star Game is scheduled for July 14 at Great American Ball Park
 in Cincinnati.
 
 
          === Adrian Peterson wants to secure future with Vikings ===
 
 Eden  Prairie, MN  (SportsNetwork.com)  - Minnesota  Vikings  head coach  Mike
 Zimmer made it clear Wednesday that Adrian Peterson's only options are playing
 in Minnesota or retiring.
 
 "He's  really got two  choices: He can either play for us or he can not play,"
 Zimmer told the assembled media at offseason workouts. "He's not going to play
 for anyone else and that's just the way it's going to be."
 
 Peterson  issued  a statement Wednesday  night aimed at clarifying his absence
 from this week's organized team activities.
 
 "The  reason I'm  not attending  OTAs has  nothing to  do with  wanting to  be
 traded," Peterson said in the statement to ESPN's Josina Anderson. "It's about
 securing  my future  with  the  Vikings. It's  business,  not  personal and  I
 understand that firsthand. Go Vikings."
 
 Throughout  the offseason, Peterson was linked to trade rumors and speculation
 about his future with the Vikings. Team officials have said they want Peterson
 to remain with the team.
 
 Peterson  was placed on the commissioner's exempt list last September after he
 was  charged in Texas  with hitting his 4-year-old son with a tree branch last
 May.  After  reaching a plea agreement  in the case, Peterson was suspended by
 Goodell in November for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
 
 The  suspension  was based on a  more stringent player conduct policy that was
 agreed upon after the actions that led to the charges against Peterson.
 
 Arguing  that the  new policy shouldn't be retroactively applied in Peterson's
 case,  the  union filed  an appeal  on behalf  of the  running back, which was
 denied by NFL-appointed arbitrator Harold Henderson in December.
 
 The  union then filed  a federal lawsuit, leading to a ruling by U.S. District
 Judge David S. Doty in February that ordered the NFL to change its decision in
 Peterson's case.
 
 The  NFL appealed  the decision  to the  Eighth Circuit  Court of  Appeals and
 returned  Peterson  to the  commissioner's exempt  list before reinstating him
 last month.
 
 The  2012  NFL MVP has three  years and $45  million left on his current deal,
 however,  none  of that  money is guaranteed.  Peterson is set  to make a base
 salary of $12.75 million in 2015, $14.75 million in 2016 and $16.75 million in
 2017.
 
 
                      === Ray McDonald arrested again ===
 
 Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Former 49ers and Bears defensive lineman
 Ray McDonald was arrested Wednesday for violating a restraining order that was
 issued as a result of his domestic violence and child endangerment arrest that
 occurred Monday.
 
 According  to a  report from  the  Santa Clara  Police Department,  detectives
 "learned Ray McDonald violated a restraining order for being at a residence in
 Santa  Clara."  Detectives later found  McDonald at a nearby Togo's Sandwiches
 and  arrested the  30-year-old "without incident" and transported him to Santa
 Clara PD for processing.
 
 On  Memorial  Day, Santa  Clara police  had arrested  McDonald on suspicion of
 domestic  violence  and child endangerment in  the attack of a woman holding a
 baby.
 
 McDonald, who was signed by the Bears in late March, was subsequently released
 following his arrest on Monday.
 
 McDonald  has had  several run-ins with the  law. He was arrested in August of
 last  year on domestic violence charges. The 49ers publicly stood by McDonald,
 allowing  him to continue to play while the investigation was ongoing, and the
 case was later dropped in November due to a lack of evidence.
 
 McDonald  was released by the 49ers in December after being named as a suspect
 in a prior investigation for sexual assault.
 
 Over the past four seasons, McDonald started 59 regular-season games and eight
 postseason contests for the 49ers, compiling 14 1/2 sacks over that span.
 
 
                   === Colts sign 1st-round pick Dorsett ===
 
 Indianapolis,  IN  (SportsNetwork.com) -  The Indianapolis Colts signed first-
 round draft pick Phillip Dorsett on Wednesday.
 
 Dorsett,  a 5-foot-10, 185-pound wide receiver, was drafted No. 29 overall out
 of Miami.
 
 He  had 108 receptions  for 1,860 yards and 15 touchdowns in three seasons for
 the Hurricanes, making 30 starts.
 
 
                       === Browns waive Nick McDonald ===
 
 Berea,  OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Browns waived offensive lineman
 Nick  McDonald  with an  injury  designation  (knee),  the team  announced  on
 Wednesday.
 
 Last  season, McDonald played in eight games with seven starts at center after
 spending  the  first six weeks on  the reserve/non-football injury list with a
 wrist injury.
 
 McDonald  has played in 24 career games (10 starts) with the Packers, Patriots
 and Browns.
 
 
                   === Texans to appear on 'Hard Knocks' ===
 
 Houston,  TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans will be the featured NFL
 team  this summer for HBO's "Hard Knocks" program, the series that details the
 club's training camp.
 
 "We  are thrilled to partner with HBO and NFL Films to give fans unprecedented
 access  to  our team and organization,"  said Texans founder, chairman and CEO
 Bob  McNair  in a statement  Wednesday. "The  'Hard Knocks' documentaries do a
 tremendous job of displaying how an NFL team prepares for the upcoming season.
 We look forward to showcasing the Houston Texans to a worldwide audience."
 
 Earlier  Wednesday,  the  Houston  Chronicle reported  that  the  Texans  were
 approached  previously  to take part  in the  series, but then-head coach Gary
 Kubiak declined.
 
 The  Texans  were 9-7  in Bill O'Brien's  first season as  head coach in 2014,
 improving  from  2-14 in 2013. Kubiak  was fired with three games remaining in
 the 2013 campaign.
 
 "This  is an opportunity to provide a behind-the-scenes look at our team as we
 prepare  for  the 2015 season," said  Texans general manager Rick Smith. "Fans
 will  get  a chance to  see the great competition  that takes place day-in and
 day-out  on  the practice  field,  as  well as  get  to  know all  the  unique
 personalities on our roster."
 
 The  Baltimore  Ravens were  the first team  to appear on  the series in 2001,
 followed  by the  Dallas Cowboys in 2002. After a four-year hiatus, the series
 returned in 2007 with the Kansas City Chiefs.
 
 Dallas  was again featured in 2008, followed by Cincinnati in 2009 and the New
 York Jets in 2010. After the labor strife in the summer of 2011 put the series
 on hold for a year, Miami, Cincinnati and Atlanta were the last three teams to
 participate.
 
 
                    === Redskins release Chester, Porter ===
 
 Ashburn,  VA  (SportsNetwork.com) -  The Washington  Redskins have parted ways
 with  a pair of veterans, terminating the contracts of guard Chris Chester and
 cornerback Tracy Porter Wednesday.
 
 Chester  had started all  16 games in each of his four seasons since signing a
 five-year,  $20  million contract with  Washington following the 2011 lockout.
 The  Redskins  will save  $4 million  towards this year's  salary cap with the
 move.
 
 The  32-year-old  Chester has logged 111  starts over a nine-year career which
 began  with Baltimore in 2006. He spent his first five seasons with the Ravens
 before signing with the Redskins as a free agent.
 
 Porter  was entering the final season of a two-year deal he signed in March of
 2014.  The  journeyman corner played in  just three games in 2014 before being
 sent to injured reserve in November.
 
 
           === Hawks' Korver out three months after ankle surgery ===
 
 Atlanta,  GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Atlanta Hawks guard/forward Kyle Korver had
 surgery  to repair  ligament damage  in his  right ankle,  the team  announced
 Wednesday.
 
 Korver suffered a high ankle sprain in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals
 against the Cavaliers. The Hawks were swept 4-0 by the Cavs.
 
 Korver's recovery is expected to be about three months.
 
 Korver  reached  his first career All-Star  Game this season. He averaged 12.1
 points per game and led the league in 3-point shooting for the second straight
 season  at 49.2  percent.  He averaged  11.1 points  on  35.5 percent  3-point
 shooting in the playoffs.
 
 Meanwhile,  Hawks guard Shelvin Mack will have surgery next week to repair his
 right  shoulder. He  was injured in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night's loss
 at  Cleveland. An examination Wednesday confirmed the diagnosis of a separated
 shoulder.
 
 Mack's recovery period will be determined following the surgery.
 
 
             === Stackhouse helps Stanford women win NCAA title ===
 
 Bradenton,  FL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Mariah Stackhouse rallied to beat Hayley
 Davis  and  give Stanford the  title at the  NCAA Women's Golf Championship on
 Wednesday.
 
 Stackhouse  was 2-down with two holes to play at Concession Golf Club with the
 team  match all  square at 2-2. Stackhouse  birdied the 17th and 18th to force
 extra  holes. Davis missed  a 3-footer that would have extended the match to a
 20th hole.
 
 The  rally  gave fourth-seeded Stanford a  3-2 win over third-seeded Baylor in
 the first NCAA Women's Championship decided in a match play format.
 
 Stanford  won the  first two  matches before  Baylor won  the next  two. Casey
 Danielson  birdied the 18th  to earn a 2-up win over Laura Lonardi and Shannon
 Aubert cruised to a 4 & 3 win over Lauren Whyte to give Stanford a 2-0 lead.
 
 Baylor's  Dylan Kim birdied the 17th hole to claim a 3 & 1 win over Stanford's
 Lauren  Kim. Giovana  Maymon rolled to a  4 & 3 win over Quirine Eijkenboom to
 square the team match at 2-2.
 
 Stackhouse  was  3-down after  eight, but closed  within 1-down three separate
 times  on the  back nine. After Davis won  the 16th to again move a 2-up lead,
 Stackhouse won three in a row to win the match and give Stanford title.
 
 Alabama's Emma Talley closed with a 3-under 69 on Monday to win the individual
 title by one stroke over Gaby Lopez and Leona Maguire.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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