Giants wide receiver Beckham out for Jets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants first-round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. has nothing to show for the preseason.
Coach Tom Coughlin announced Tuesday that the rookie wide receiver will miss the annual bragging rights game against the Jets (2-0) because of continuing problems with a hamstring injury.
The LSU product pulled a hamstring two days into training camp and he has participated in six practices.
Cardinals’ Mathieu comes off PUP list
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu came off the physically unable to perform list Tuesday.
Mathieu, a former LSU standout, is coming back from surgery to repair a torn ACL and LCL.
49ers sign DL Dorsey to contract extension
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers have signed injured defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey to a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season.
Dorsey, 29, is sidelined with a torn left biceps muscle that required surgery. He was injured Aug. 1, but hasn’t been ruled out for the season. He is expected to miss significant time after arriving for training camp as the projected starting nose tackle.
Browns not ready to name starting QB
CLEVELAND — This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn’t quite over for the Browns.
Hoyer vs. Manziel marches on.
Cleveland first-year coach Mike Pettine still hasn’t chosen his Week 1 starting quarterback, and that’s not his fault. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven’t convinced him — or anyone, really — that they deserve the job.
Pettine had been expected to announce during a teleconference on Tuesday whether Hoyer, the inexperienced veteran and hometown hero coming back from knee surgery, or Manziel, the hyped rookie and former Heisman Trophy winner, would start the Sept. 7 opener at Pittsburgh.
But the decision has been delayed and it could carry through Cleveland’s third preseason game on Saturday.
LSU gymnastics earns academic honors
Not only did the LSU gymnastics team complete one of the finest seasons in school history in 2014, the squad also performed exceptionally well in the classroom as nine Tigers earned distinction as Scholastic All-Americans, the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women announced Tuesday.
Rheagan Courville, Kaleigh Dickson, Casey Duvall, Sydney Ewing, Lainie Fleming, Michelle Gauthier, Lloimincia Hall, Jessie Jordan and Sarie Morrison received the honor after maintaining at least a 3.50 grade-point average for the 2013-14 academic school year.
LSU nearly tied the school record of 10 Scholastic All-Americans set in 1998, and as a team the Tigers posted a 3.2982 collective GPA during the outstanding 2014 campaign. Gauthier led the way with a 4.00 gpa in kinesiology, one of only 63 gymnasts across the country to maintain a perfect gpa.
Isner wins in straight sets at Winston-Salem
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — John Isner admits that he usually has a rough time in his first tournament match.
After the way he bounced back in his opener at the Winston-Salem Open, Isner hopes that can give him the confidence to win another title.
Isner, the tournament’s top seed and two-time winner, overcame a rough start against fellow American Bradley Klahn to take a 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 victory Tuesday in the final tuneup before next week’s U.S. Open.
Isner served 13 aces — one clocked at 138 mph, and several others at 130-plus — and broke Klahn’s serve twice in the second set to improve to 11-0 all-time at the Wake Forest Tennis Center, where he won the title in 2011 and 2012.
“The first set was pretty shaky, really,” said Isner, who was born in nearby Greensboro. “But a lot of times, the first matches for me are a little tough. Tonight, it was a little tough, but I’m hoping I can get better and smarter.”
Isner will next face 13th-seeded Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan, who Isner beat in four sets in the second round at the French Open last May. He’ll need to get off to a better start than he had against Klahn.
The 6-foot-10 Isner had 10 aces and five service winners in the first set.
Compiled from news releases and The Associated Press