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Djokovic extends hot streak in China Open

BEIJING — Novak Djokovic kept his juggernaut rolling at the China Open by improving to 26-0 with a 6-2 6-1 win over local hope Zhang Ze on Thursday which tied him with Jimmy Connors for the second-longest unbeaten record at an ATP Tour event. The Serbian top seed, a five-time winner at the China Open, is now only behind Rafa Nadal who had a 31-0 run in the French Open at Roland Garros.

Platini hits out at FIFA, vows truth will be known

ZURICH, Germany — UEFA president Michel Platini, reported to be facing a possible FIFA’s Ethics Committee suspension from football, has said he will fight any decision against him, and has slammed the world soccer’s governing body. “If what is being reported regarding the intentions of the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee is indeed true, I will stop at nothing to ensure that the truth is known,” he said in a statement.

Cubs beat Pirates after another Arrieta gem

PITTSBURGH — The Chicago Cubs celebrated their first postseason win in 12 years when they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 in the Major League Baseball playoffs on Wednesday. Chicago pitcher Jake Arrieta struck out 11 in a complete game shutout while Kyle Schwarber and Dexter Fowler both blasted home runs as the Cubs clinched the one-off National League Wild Card game.

Cowboys scold Hardy

DALLAS — Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Thursday that the team admonished defensive end Greg Hardy for his controversial comments about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s wife and a reference to guns. Hardy created a stir Tuesday when he met with the media for the first time since signing with the Cowboys last March. Hardy’s remarks included comments about Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen.

Arrieta pitches Cubs past Pirates

CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta carried his masterful pitching over to the postseason by tossing a four-hit shutout as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game.

Yankees’ Sabathia entering rehab, will miss playoffs

NEW YORK — New York Yankees veteran starting pitcher CC Sabathia is checking himself into alcohol rehabilitation and will miss the upcoming Major League Baseball postseason, the left-hander said Monday.

FIFA presidential candidate ‘facing suspension’

SEOUL — South Korea’s Chung Mong-joon has said he is facing a 15-year suspension by FIFA’s Ethics Committee that has “sabotaged” his campaign for the FIFA presidency, but he denied any wrongdoing and vowed to continue his bid to lead soccer’s world governing body.

Nationals fire manager after two seasons

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Nationals, a club that struggled all season and barely finished.500 despite a roster loaded with marquee names and assembled through a team-record $164 million payroll, fired manager Matt Williams on Monday.

Fantasy firms defend integrity after insider bet

NEW YORK — The two major U.S. sports fantasy companies defended their businesses’ integrity Monday after an employee used insider information to place bets in the unregulated multi-billion-dollar industry.

Dipoto eager for challenge of rebuilding Mariners

At his introduction, new general manager Jerry Dipoto was frank in his assessment of the Mariners’ weaknesses, but also upbeat about his ability to address them. He made it crystal clear he thinks they can be contenders next year.

Keuchel notches 20th win

PHOENIX — Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel became the American League’s first 20-game winner and the Astros hit four home runs and stayed alive in AL West race with a 21-5 trouncing of the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Friday. Right fielder George Springer, shortstop Carlos Correa, center fielder Colby Rasmus and third baseman Luis Valbuena homered for the Astros.

Thompson not weighing on Cavaliers’ minds

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have removed all Tristan Thompson images and items from Quicken Loans Arena after contract negotiations met an impasse earlier this week. Thompson, 24, initially sought a 5-year, $93 million contract extension but then digressed to a three-year, $50 million offer. The Cavaliers have remained persistent in their offer of five years, $80 million. Thompson continues to hold out.

Rose to rejoin Bulls on Wednesday afternoon

CHICAGO — Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose will return to Bulls’ training camp as early as Wednesday, according to sources. Rose, 26, is recovering from a broken left orbital bone he sustained on Chicago’s first day of camp. Rose is under investigation for the alleged rape of his ex-girlfriend.

Kerr to take leave of absence

OAKLAND, Calif. — The NBA champion Golden State Warriors could be without head coach Steve Kerr for the start of the 2015-16 season after he took a leave of absence on Thursday as he recovers from back surgery. Kerr, 50, who guided the Warriors to the NBA championship in his first season in charge, had surgery to repair a ruptured disc in late July and then a follow-up procedure last month.

Bulls’ Rose to be out for two weeks after surgery

CHICAGO — Former All-Star point guard Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls is expected to be sidelined for two weeks after having surgery on Wednesday to repair a facial fracture, the National Basketball Association team said. Rose was struck by an accidental elbow during the team's first day of practice on Tuesday and sustained a left orbital fracture.

Tony Stewart to retire after 2016 season

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Tony Stewart, one of auto racing's biggest names, announced on Wednesday he would retire from NASCAR driving after the 2016 season, saying: "Deep down you know when it's time to do something different." The mercurial 44-year-old Stewart, a three-time NASCAR champion and winner of 48 races at the circuit's top level, said Clint Boyer would get behind the wheel of the Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet after next season.