Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Tennis: Under the weather Djokovic staves off Cilic challenge
Novak Djokovic overcame nagging flu and a formidable examination from Marin Cilic, having to come from a set down to forge into the Paris Masters semi-finals with racket-smashing intensity and extend his winning streak to 21 matches on Friday. Djokovic, who will return to world number one next week, faces Roger Federer in Saturday's last four in Bercy after the great Swiss defeated Kei Nishikori comfortably 6-4 6-4 to move a step nearer to winning his 100th career title.
Ex-Cavs assistant Boylan sues, claims age discrimination
A former assistant coach is suing the Cleveland Cavaliers, citing age discrimination. Jim Boylan, a longtime NBA assistant coach, filed the lawsuit Thursday in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, naming the team's holding company, owner Dan Gilbert and general manager Koby Altman as defendants.
Lightning F Gourde signs five-year, $31 million extension
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Yanni Gourde signed a six-year, $31 million extension with the team on Friday, the club announced. Gourde is signed through the 2024-25 season.
NFL notebook: Jackson calls Browns' firing premature
Hue Jackson won three times in 40 games as head coach of the Cleveland Browns, but he claims he was fired prematurely Monday when general manager John Dorsey and owner Jimmy Haslam announced that they were moving on from him and offensive coordinator Todd Haley. "The fact that we played four overtime games (this season) says that we were a better football team. In my mind, if we fix the offense -- it's a totally different story," Jackson said in an interview with Cleveland.com on Friday. "So I do believe the move (to fire Jackson) was premature. But I think a part of the problem again went back to the first two years (when the Browns went a combined 1-31)."
Panthers capitalize on power plays, beat Jets
Goalie Roberto Luongo, who hadn't played since the season opener because of a knee injury, returned to action and led the Florida Panthers to a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday in Helsinki, Finland. Luongo made 32 saves as the teams split two games in Finland as part of the NHL's Global Series. This was Florida's first win in regulation this season.
NFL injury notebook: Good news for Chiefs, Rams at WR
After a week of some worry, it appears two of the NFL's most explosive offenses will have their full complement of weapons ready come Sunday. Wide receiver/return specialist Tyreek Hill was a full participant at Kansas City practice on Friday, and the team plans for him to start at Cleveland.
Infantino interfered in changes to FIFA ethics code: report
FIFA chief Gianni Infantino broke the world soccer body's rules by interfering in the rewriting of its ethics code, German magazine Der Spiegel and European Investigative Collaborations, a network of international media, reported on Friday. FIFA's Ethics Committee, which banned and suspended dozens of officials including former FIFA president Sepp Blatter following a 2015 corruption scandal, is supposed to operate independently from soccer's global governing body.
Gymnastics: Biles sets record for world championship gold medals
Olympic champion Simone Biles became the all-time leading world gymnastics championship gold medal winner when the American claimed her third gold at the Doha championships on Friday. Biles's victory in the individual vault gave her 13 career gold medals, surpassing the record of Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo.
Horse racing: Baffert's Game Winner wins Breeders Cup Juvenile
Hard-charging Game Winner came from behind to win the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs on Friday in the latest victory for a Bob Baffert-trained colt. The favorite was in the middle of the pack for most of the 1-1/16 mile race for male two-year-olds before he ran down the leaders in the final furlong on an overcast day in Kentucky.
Athletics-Flanagan, Kamworor eye NYC Marathon glory
American Shalane Flanagan runs what may be her last competitive marathon as she and Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor defend their New York City Marathon titles on Sunday. Kamworor is undefeated this year while the 37-year-old Flanagan is again hinting at retirement as she prepares to face fast Kenyans Mary Keitany, the three-times New York winner, and reigning London champion Vivian Cheruiyot, plus fellow American Des Linden, the Boston champion.
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