Monday, September 22, 2014
Professional Sports
Concern over McIlroy, McDowell more about results

A potential split of the Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell partnership in the Ryder Cup is more about their record than their lawsuit.

Both players have made it clear that a lawsuit involving an Irish-based management firm is not an issue at Gleneagles. European captain Paul McGinley is more concerned about their record.

NFL vetting process: There are no sure things

By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and general managers have pored over his history.

It's an expensive, painstaking and time-consuming process that includes personality tests, conversations with high school friends, the college equipment manager and many more — and, of course, a thorough review of police records.

Braves fire GM Frank Wren after missing playoffs

The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the NL playoff race.

The move was announced by team president John Schuerholz, who scheduled a news conference at Turner Field.

Monaco beats Delbonis to open Shenzhen Open

Juan Monaco of Argentina moved within one victory of his 300th career win on the ATP Tour, beating Federico Delbonis 6-3, 7-5 on Monday at the Shenzhen Open.

Also, Somdev Devvarman of India beat Chinese wild-card entry Gao Xin 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to set up a second-round match against second-seeded Andy Murray, and Simone Bolelli of Italy defeated Matthew Ebden of Australia 6-4, 6-2.

France to host Switzerland on clay in Davis Cup

France will play the Davis Cup final against Switzerland on indoor clay in a bid to thwart Roger Federer's quest for a first win in the team competition.

The final will be held at the 27,000-capacity Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille from Nov. 21-23, under a retractable roof.

Cuevas beats Melzer at Malaysian Open

Fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay opened the Malaysian Open with a 6-4, 7-6 (1) victory over Jurgen Melzer of Austria on Monday.

The 28-year-old Cuevas, who won two titles in July, will next meet Ivan Dodig of Croatia, who had a 7-6 (6), 6-1 win over Hiroki Moriya of Japan.

Today in History

Today is Saturday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2014. There are 88 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy out for 3 months

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says defender Mathieu Debuchy will be out for about three months with an ankle injury.

The France right back injured his left ankle this month in a Premier League match against Manchester City.

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