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By Associated Press


Halladay and Weaver going on DL...Nats lose bench strength

UNDATED (AP) — Bad news for the Philadelphia Phillies. Roy Halladay, their mainstay starter the past two seasons and a two-time Cy Young award winner, is going on the disabled list because of a strained right shoulder. The fireballer is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

He came out of Sunday's game against St. Louis after two innings due to soreness in his right shoulder that started early last week.

But the 2010 Cy Young Award winner has struggled this season even before that. He coughed up a 6-0 lead by giving up eight earned runs in 5 1/3 innings against Atlanta May 2. Since then he's gone 1-3. Overall, Halladay is 4-5 with a 3.95 ERA this season.

In other baseball news:

__Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower-back injury that likely will force last season's AL Cy Young runner-up to miss at least two starts. The Angels have recalled touted prospect Garrett Richards from Triple-A Salt Lake. Weaver is 6-1 with a 2.61 ERA this season, throwing a no-hitter against Minnesota on May 2.

— The struggling Atlanta Braves have sent right-hander Kris Medlen to the minors with an eye toward starting and called up outfielder Jose Constanza. The Braves have lost eight straight.

— Washington Nationals infielder Chad Tracy will require surgery for a torn groin muscle and is expected to be sidelined at least six weeks and perhaps longer. Tracy was leading the major leagues with nine pinch-hit RBIs.

__Tampa Bay has purchased the contract of designated hitter Hideki Matsui (hih-DEK'-ee mat-SOO'-ee) from Triple-A Durham. The 37-year old played 13 games with Durham after signing a minor league contract with Tampa Bay on April 30. He has played nine seasons in the majors.

__Magglio Ordonez has decided to end his major league career. The 38-year-old outfielder plans to announce his retirement Sunday before Detroit plays the New York Yankees. The six-time All-Star struggled through 92 games last season with a surgically repaired right ankle, hitting a career-low .255 with five homers and 32 RBIs. Ordonez was a career .309 hitter with 294 home runs and 1,236 RBIs over 15 seasons.


A big day at the ballpark

UNDATED (AP) —Jeff Samardzija (suh-MAR'-juh) made the most of his own bobblehead day at Wrigley Field. The lanky right-hander struck out eight in seven innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 5-3. He also singled home the go-ahead run in the fifth inning. He is 5-3 with the victory.

Alfonso Soriano hit a solo homer to center field in the sixth. After going homerless in his first 30 games this season, Soriano has seven home runs in his last 13 games.


Prosecution rests in Clemens' trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The judge in the Roger Clemens perjury trial has dismissed two of the obstructive acts in the charges against the former pitcher.

Clemens remains charged with two counts of perjury and three counts of making false statements before Congress, along with 13 other obstructive acts.

All relate to Clemens' testimony before Congress at a 2008 hearing and his deposition that preceded it.

One of the statements dismissed was Clemens' contention that he had "no idea" that former Sen. George Mitchell wanted to talk with him in preparation for the 2007 Mitchell Report on drugs in baseball.

Prosecutors have rested their case in the seven-week long case. The judge ruled against Clemens' request for a dismissal of all charges.

Clemens' lawyers say they will need about two weeks to call their witnesses.


Serena out in first round

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams' clay court success this year sure didn't carry over to the French Open.

The fifth-seed was stunned in first round play by France's Virginie Razzano (vur-ZHEE'-nee rad-ZAH'-noh) 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 ending her hopes of a 14th Grand Slam title for the time being. Williams was just two points away from wrapping up the match, leading 5-1 in the second set tiebreaker, before suffering a monumental collapse. Williams was considered one of the favorites to win the title.

Williams committed 47 unforced errors in her first loss at a Grand Slam tournament in 47 opening round matches.

Prior to this upset, Williams was 17-0 on clay this season with two titles.

In other women's play, second seed Maria Sharapova (shah-ah-POH'-vah) shut out Romania's Alexandra Cadantu 6-love, 6-love.

On the men's side, Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL') started his bid for a record seventh French Open championship with an impressive 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Italy's Simone Bolelli. The second-seeded Nadal made only 18 unforced errors, fewer than half as many as his opponent.

The Spaniard improved to 46-1 at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament. His only loss came in the fourth round in 2009.

Nadal won the French Open every year from 2005-08, and again in 2010 and 2011. Bjorn Borg is the only other man with six titles at Roland Garros.

Fourth seed Andy Murray and sixth-seed David Ferrer (feh-REHR') were among the others who also advanced to the second round.


Spurs aiming for record 10th straight playoff win

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are making this playoff thing look easy.

The Spurs head into Game 2 of the Western Conference final against Oklahoma City with a perfect 9-0 mark that has extended their winning streak to 19 games. Another San Antonio win tonight will set an NBA record for most consecutive playoff wins.

The Thunder have some reason for optimism heading into Game 2. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbook and company took a lead into the fourth quarter of the opener in San Antonio, before the Spurs unleashed a 12 of 16 shooting performance that led to 39 points and the win.


Del Negro coming back

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vinny Del Negro will be back as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers next season after the team exercised its contract option on him to return for a third season.

Del Negro led the Clippers to a 40-26 record during the lockout-shortened season and the second round of the playoffs, where they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs.


No. 6 Devils home against No. 8 Kings Wednesday night

NEWARK, N.J. (AP)— In the Stanley Cup final that hardly anyone saw coming at the start the season, the sixth-seeded New Jersey Devils will be home Wednesday night against the eighth-seeded L.A. Kings. The Devils were 2-0 against the Kings in the regular season, including one shootout win.

The Devils are in the Stanley Cup finals for the fifth time and are looking for their fourth title. New Jersey captured the Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2003, with its only finals loss to Colorado in 2001. Goalie Martin Brodeur (mar-TAN' broh-DYOOR') has been there for all the finals appearances, and could call it a career at age 40 once this series is over — win or lose.

The Kings have reached the finals for just the second time in team history. Los Angeles is still looking for its first Stanley Cup championship, having lost in five games to Montreal in 1993.

The Kings have won an NHL-record eight straight road playoff games — the first team to do it in one playoff year. Overall, the Kings are 12-2 in this year's playoffs.


Couples, Price named captains

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Fred Couples returns for a third stint as U.S. captain for the Presidents Cup, with a different captain trying to beat him.

Nick Price has been selected to lead the International team in 2013. Greg Norman was the International team captain the last two times with the Americans winning both.

The Presidents Cup will be played Oct. 3-6 at Muirfield Village.


Cyclones' Hoiberg rewarded... Summitt gets highest honor

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg's successful second season landed him a new contract with a hefty raise.

The school announced Tuesday that the former Cyclones star and longtime NBA player has agreed to an eight-year deal worth an average of $1.5 million a year that runs through 2021.

Iowa State said terms of the contract will be released at a later date, but this deal will replace the five-year, $4.5 million deal Hoiberg signed when he took over in April 2010.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony.

Obama said that Summitt, who led the University of Tennessee women's basketball team to more NCAA Final Four appearances than any other team, had helped pave the way for his two daughters. The president said Summitt's trail-blazing will help young women for "generations to come."

The 59-year old Summitt stepped down last month after 38 years as the Lady Volunteers head coach because she's suffering from early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type.


Judge dismisses retirees' lawsuit...Terrell Owens released

UNDATED (AP) — A lawsuit filed against the NFL Players Association by retirees has been dismissed. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson issued her order Tuesday from St. Paul, Minn.

Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Carl Eller, a former Minnesota Vikings star, was the lead plaintiff in the complaint that argued current players and their attorneys had no right to bargain with NFL owners about retiree benefits because they weren't legally a union last summer. A lawyer for the former players says they will appeal.

In other football news:

__Terrell (tur-REHL') Owens has been released by the Allen Wranglers and lost his ownership stake in the Indoor Football League team. The team says Owens didn't plan to play in two upcoming road games with possible playoff implications. The six-time Pro Bowl receiver also was a no-show for a scheduled appearance at a local children's hospital with other players and coaches. The 38-year-old Owens didn't get any NFL offers to play last season after surgery on his left knee.

__ The Miami Dolphins will appear on "Hard Knocks" this summer. The popular HBO series starts Aug. 7.


Asking for anonymity

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Four of the young men alleged to be child sexual abuse victims of former Penn state assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky are asking the judge in his case to prevent their real names from being made public.

The 68-year-old former defensive coordinator's trial starts next week. He denies the allegations.

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