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BASKETBALL

Bill Russell arrested for carrying gun at airport

SEATAC, Wash. — Hall of Fame center Bill Russell was arrested this week at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after Transportation Security Administration officials found a loaded gun in his luggage.

Russell was arrested Wednesday night as he attempted to go through security. Airport spokesman Perry Cooper confirmed Friday night that Russell was cited for having a weapon in a prohibited area. Russell's gun was confiscated and he was released.


NFL

Agent: Pats' Gronkowski cleared for 2013 debut

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski's agent says the New England Patriots' star tight end has been cleared to make his season debut Sunday.

Drew Rosenhaus says Gronkowski has been cleared by all his doctors to play against the New York Jets (3-3).

The two-time Pro Bowler missed the first six games after offseason surgery on his back and broken left forearm but participated in every practice since the season began.


Falcons receiver White to miss first game of career

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White will miss the first game of his nine-year career on Sunday.

The four-time Pro Bowl selection was one of three starters listed as out on Friday's injury report.

White, Atlanta's career-leading receiver, played the first five games with a right ankle injury, catching only 14 passes for 129 yards. He hurt his left hamstring in a Week 5 loss to the New York Jets and hasn't practiced since.


TENNIS

Wozniacki reaches semis; Stephens knocked out

LUXEMBOURG — Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark defeated Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Luxembourg Open.

On a day full of three-setters, Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland beat second-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.


Stosur faces Kuznetsovain Kremlin Cup semifinals

MOSCOW — Samantha Stosur will face doubles partner Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup after both players won in straight sets Friday.

Stosur extended her unbeaten run to eight matches by defeating Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 6-4, while Kuznetsova beat second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-2, 6-3.


SOCCER

Herrera replaces Vucetich as Mexico national coach

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's national soccer team has its fourth coach in six weeks.

Miguel Herrera was hired as coach of El Tri on Friday in place of Victor Manuel Vucetich and will guide the team in next month's two-game playoff against New Zealand for a World Cup berth. Mexican federation officials said they would evaluate after the two matches to decide if Herrera will continue.

Jose Manuel De la Torre was fired after a 2-1 home loss to Honduras on Sept. 6, and Luis Fernando Tena was let go following a 2-0 loss at the United States on Sept. 10. Vucetich coached El Tri in a 2-1 home over Panama last week and a 2-1 loss to Costa Rica on Tuesday.

Mexico, which last missed the World Cup in 1990, advanced to the playoff when the United States scored twice in stoppage time to win 3-2 at Panama.

Compiled from wire reports


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