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  • FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (37) throws a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington. With Beachy reaching the apparent end of his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, the Braves are facing a tough decision with their rotation as they prepare to open a series against San Francisco on Friday night, June 14, 2013. There's no obvious answer as to who might move to the bullpen to make room for Beachy, who was leading the majors in ERA when he hurt his right elbow about a year ago. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (37) throws a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington. With Beachy reaching the apparent end of his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, the Braves are facing a tough decision with their rotation as they prepare to open a series against San Francisco on Friday night, June 14, 2013. There's no obvious answer as to who might move to the bullpen to make room for Beachy, who was leading the majors in ERA when he hurt his right elbow about a year ago. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

  • Marco Andretti respond to a question from the media during a interview for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Marco Andretti respond to a question from the media during a interview for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (37) throws a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington. With Beachy reaching the apparent end of his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, the Braves are facing a tough decision with their rotation as they prepare to open a series against San Francisco on Friday night, June 14, 2013. There's no obvious answer as to who might move to the bullpen to make room for Beachy, who was leading the majors in ERA when he hurt his right elbow about a year ago. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (37) throws a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington. With Beachy reaching the apparent end of his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, the Braves are facing a tough decision with their rotation as they prepare to open a series against San Francisco on Friday night, June 14, 2013. There's no obvious answer as to who might move to the bullpen to make room for Beachy, who was leading the majors in ERA when he hurt his right elbow about a year ago. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

  • Marco Andretti respond to a question from the media during a interview for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Marco Andretti respond to a question from the media during a interview for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (37) throws a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington. With Beachy reaching the apparent end of his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, the Braves are facing a tough decision with their rotation as they prepare to open a series against San Francisco on Friday night, June 14, 2013. There's no obvious answer as to who might move to the bullpen to make room for Beachy, who was leading the majors in ERA when he hurt his right elbow about a year ago. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
  • Marco Andretti respond to a question from the media during a interview for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (37) throws a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington. With Beachy reaching the apparent end of his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, the Braves are facing a tough decision with their rotation as they prepare to open a series against San Francisco on Friday night, June 14, 2013. There's no obvious answer as to who might move to the bullpen to make room for Beachy, who was leading the majors in ERA when he hurt his right elbow about a year ago. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
  • Marco Andretti respond to a question from the media during a interview for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

BASEBALL

Tulowitzki to miss up to six weeks with broken rib

DENVER – Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will be out between four and six weeks with a right rib fracture.

Tulowitzki was injured diving for a ball in the eighth inning of a 5-4 loss Thursday to the Washington Nationals.

Tulowitzki ranks second in the NL with a .347 batting average, third in homers (16) and fourth in RBI (51).

BASEBALL

Pirates ace Burnett dealing with torn calf

PITTSBURGH – Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett is wearing a walking boot over his torn right calf and isn’t sure when he’ll be ready to return.

Burnett injured the calf while working out Wednesday and was placed on the 15-day disabled list a day later by Pittsburgh.

The 36-year-old Burnett is 4-6 this season with a 4.00 ERA.

BASEBALL

Braves plan for Beachy to make 2013 debut Tuesday

ATLANTA – Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez said “barring any setbacks” Brandon Beachy will make his first start of the season during Tuesday’s day-night doubleheader against the Mets.

Recovering from elbow ligament-replacement surgery in June last year, Beachy gave up three runs – two earned – three hits and four walks in three innings Thursday for Triple-A Gwinnett at Rochester. He is 2-1 with a 3.27 ERA in five minor league injury rehabilitation starts.

BASEBALL

Reds’ Broxton examined for sore elbow

CINCINNATI – Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton is getting examined for a sore right elbow, leaving his status uncertain for a weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Broxton took the loss in a 14-inning, 6-5 defeat at Wrigley Field on Thursday. That left him 2-2 with a 4.33 ERA in 29 appearances.

Manager Dusty Baker said yesterday that he had hoped not to use Broxton before the Reds returned home and he could be examined. The reliever signed a $21 million, three-year contract in the offseason.

NFL

Sources: Giants’ Cruz signs contract tender

NEW YORK – Wide receiver Victor Cruz signed his $2.879 million tender with the New York Giants.

Two people familiar with the contract told the Associated Press yesterday that the restricted free agent with three years in the NFL had signed the tender while he works on a long-term deal with the Giants.

Had the 26-year-old Cruz not signed before Monday, the Giants’ offer could have been reduced to $630,000 for the 2013 season.

NFL

After tryout, Jets sign TE Winslow to 1-year deal

NEW YORK – The New York Jets signed tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. to a one-year deal after a solid performance during the team’s three-day minicamp.

Winslow was brought in on a tryout basis and impressed Coach Rex Ryan, who said Thursday that the former Pro Bowl tight end’s “athleticism and his ability to catch the football, it certainly jumps out.”

Winslow played in just one game last season with New England before asking for his release.

INDYCAR

Andretti wins pole as team’s cars dominate

WEST ALLIS, Wis. – Marco Andretti led a powerful Andretti Autosport rout yesterday as all four drivers landed in the top five of qualifying at the Milwaukee Mile.

Andretti won the pole with a two-lap average speed of 170.515 mph around the mile oval. James Hinchcliffe was second at 170.418 for a 1-2 finish for the Andretti cars.

Will Power broke up an Andretti sweep by qualifying third at 170.212. But Power was followed by defending race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and E.J. Viso as the Andretti drivers proved they are the ones to beat today in the 250-mile IndyCar race.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Charges dropped against Arizona RB Carey

TUCSON, Ariz. – City prosecutors say all charges have been dropped against Arizona’s All-America running back Ka’Deem Carey in a domestic violence case.

Carey was facing misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident in December involving his ex-girlfriend.

As a sophomore for the Wildcats last season, Carey led the nation in yards rushing with 1,929 and set a school record with 23 touchdowns.

TENNIS

Federer records ‘double bagel’ in Halle

HALLE, Germany – Roger Federer cruised past Mischa Zverev,6-0, 6-0, to reach the Gerry Weber Open semifinals yesterday, recording his second career “double bagel.”

Richard Gasquet also made the last four, defeating Florian Mayer, 6-3, 7-6 (4).

The third-ranked Federer needed only 39 minutes to defeat the 156th-ranked Zverev. Federer earned his first “double bagel” against Gaston Gaudio at the 2005 Masters Cup in Shanghai.

TENNIS

Hewitt beats del Potro to reach Queen’s semis

LONDON – Lleyton Hewitt reached his first semifinals in 11 months by upsetting third-seeded Juan Martin del Potro, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, at Queen’s Club yesterday.

The former four-time champion took a 4-2 lead with a backhand winner after del Potro struck consecutive double-faults, and hit a backhand volley to break again for the set.

Hewitt will next play No. 5 seed and defending champion Marin Cilic, who upset No. 2 Tomas Berdych, 7-5, 7-6 (4).

TENNIS

Hantuchova beats Schiavone in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, England – Daniela Hantuchova rallied from a set and 4-1 down yesterday to beat former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone and advance to the semifinals of the grass-court Aegon Classic.

Hantuchova won, 6-7 (8), 6-4, 7-6 (3), to record another upset in a rainy week at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament in Birmingham.

Donna Vekic, a 16-year-old Croat, routed third-seeded Sorana Cirstea, 6-2, 6-1. No. 16 Magdalena Rybarikova eased past Madison Keys, 6-3, 6-0.

Fifth-seeded Sabine Lisicki, the 2011 Wimbledon finalist, was level with American Alison Riske at 6-7 (2), 6-2, 2-2 in the other quarterfinal later yesterday before play was suspended because of darkness.

TENNIS

Petkovic upsets Jankovic in Nuremberg semifinal

NUREMBERG, Germany – Andrea Petkovic reached her first WTA final since October 2011, upsetting top-seeded Jelena Jankovic, 6-4, 6-3, yesterday.

In today’s final, Petkovic will play seventh-seeded Simona Halep, who beat fifth-seeded Lucie Safarova, 6-3, 0-6, 6-2.

Petkovic and Jankovic both received wild-card invitations into the clay-court tournament. Petkovic was once in the top 10 but the German missed months of action due to various injuries and has dropped to 103rd. Jankovic is a former No. 1 who has fallen to No. 16.

BOXING

Hopkins-Murat bout in July off

NEW YORK – Bernard Hopkins’s defense of his IBF light heavyweight title against Karo Murat has been canceled because Murat could not get a visa from the State Department.

Germany’s Murat, the No. 2-ranked light heavyweight, was training in Spain when he was told yesterday that the July 13 bout was off. The bout was scheduled for the Barclays Center.

Hopkins, the oldest boxer to win a championship, says he is “extremely disappointed about the fight being canceled. I was already in the gym, sparring and preparing for the fight, but things happen.”

“I stay in shape so being ready is never a problem and I look forward to whatever fight is made for me in the near future,” added the 48-year-old Hopkins.

Hopkins has a career record of 53-6-2 with 32 knockouts. Murat is 25-1-1.

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