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Giants send Eli Apple to Saints





The Giants sent the other Eli, cornerback Eli Apple, to the Saints for a fourth-round pick in 2019 and a seventh-rounder in 2020. Apple, who was the 10th overall pick in the 2016 draft out of Ohio State, recovered a fumble in the Giants’ 23-20 loss in Atlanta on Monday night . . . The Jets signed free agent wide receiver Rishard Matthews, who was released by Tennessee last month after requesting the move because he felt he was being underused. He had three catches for 11 yards in three games. New York placed safety Doug Middleton on injured reserve after he tore a pectoral muscle Sunday against Minnesota . . . Falcons right guard Brandon Fusco will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a broken right ankle in the second quarter of Monday night’s win over the Giants . . .
The Chiefs placed offensive lineman Jordan Devey (pectoral) and linebacker Terrance Smith (knee) on injured reserve . . . Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is returning to the team after being out for the past month for a mental health evaluation . . . The Raiders signed kicker Daniel Carlson and waived Matt McCrane.

Soccer

Martino to leave Atlanta

Tata Martino is leaving Atlanta United at the end of the MLS season after guiding the expansion franchise to unprecedented success — on the pitch and in the stands. He is reportedly in line to take over as Mexico’s national coach. Atlanta has tied an MLS record with 69 points (21-6-6) . . . Cristiano Ronaldo made another winning return to Old Trafford as Juventus beat his former club Manchester United, 1-0, on for a third straight victory in the Champions League . . . Real Madrid’s narrow 2-1 victory over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League halted the team’s five-match winless streak but kept embattled coach Julen Lopetegui feeling the heat . . . US women’s national team defender Kelley O’Hara is expected to be out eight to 12 weeks after arthroscopic surgery on her right ankle to remove ‘‘loose bodies’’ in the ankle.

NBA

Bulls’ Dunn out 4-6 weeks

The Chicago Bulls say point guard Kris Dunn will miss four to six weeks because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Coach Fred Hoiberg says Dunn was injured going for a layup in the second quarter of Monday’s loss at Dallas . . . Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons is out Tuesday night against the Detroit Pistons because of back tightness. The 2017-18 Rookie of the Year, was averaging 16.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, and 9.5 assists in the first two games before playing just eight minutes Saturday . . . Nuggets forward Will Barton underwent surgery to fix core and hip muscle injuries.

Tennis

Federer wins at Swiss

Roger Federer was tested by Filip Krajinovic before winning, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, in the first round of his hometown tournament Swiss Indoors. Seeking a ninth title at Basel — where he was once a ball boy and reached the final in his last 11 appearances — Federer last dropped a set in his opening match 10 years ago.

Jan-Lennard Struff beat Australia’s John Millman, who eliminated Federer at the US Open last month, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2. Seventh-seeded Daniil Medvedev beat Maximilian Marterer, 6-3, 7-5. Andreas Seppi eased past qualifier Taro Daniel, 6-0, 6-4 . . . Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki earned her first victory at this year’s WTA Finals, beating Petra Kvitova, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, in Singapore. Elina Svitolina earned her second straight win, outlasting Karolina Pliskova, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

Miscellany

McGwire is leaving Padres

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Padres manager Andy Green says Mark McGwire won’t return as San Diego’s bench coach next season in order to spend more time with his family. McGwire, who hit 583 home runs during his big league career, spent three seasons on the Padres’ staff. ‘‘He wants to watch his two boys play high school baseball,’’ Green said
. . . The New Jersey Devils have placed defenseman Ben Lovejoy (lower-body injury) and forward Drew Stafford (upper body) on injured reserve. The team recalled defenseman Eric Gryba and forward John Quenneville from Binghamton (AHL) . . . Authorities say University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey, who was shot and killed on campus by a former boyfriend, had filed a police complaint against him after she learned he was a sex offender.



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