RIO DE JANEIRO — FIFA banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months today for biting an opponent at the World Cup, a punishment that rules him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming Premier League season.
SEATTLE — Hisashi Iwakuma hasn’t quite figured out the Boston Red Sox. The all-star right-hander has mowed down plenty of teams in his brief career in the big leagues. But the reigning World Series champs? Well, they do what few teams in baseball have done — hit Iwakuma and hit him hard.
MIAMI — LeBron James is heading back to free agency. James has told the Miami Heat that he is opting out of the final two years of his contract, his agent, Rich Paul, told The Associated Press today. And with that, James will become a free agent on July 1.
PINEHURST, N.C. — The sandy soil of this part of the state is famous for the amount of water it can absorb. A cloudburst Thursday night barely registered by the time the U.S. Open resumed on Pinehurst’s No. 2 course Friday morning.
LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday night, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
RENTON — The Seahawks like to talk about how competitive their practices are. That got taken to a different level during Wednesday’s minicamp, when a fight broke out between cornerback Richard Sherman and receiver Phil Bates.