Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt recovered from a poor start to win the 100 meters in 9.84 seconds in the Paris Diamond League meet, setting a meet record. Also at the meet, American David Oliver posted the fastest time this year in the 110-meter hurdles, clocking 12.89 seconds, just 0.02 short of Dayron Robles' world record.
LACROSSE: An Iroquois lacrosse team blocked from traveling to the world tournament in England because it refuses to use U.S. or Canadian passports has bowed out of the competition. Team manager Ansley Jemison says the team no longer has time to make the tournament, which ends next Saturday. The United Kingdom has refused to recognize passports issued by the Iroquois confederacy.
TENNIS: Fifth-seeded Albert Montanes of Spain upset second-seeded Juergen Melzer, 6-4, 6-1, to reach the semifinals of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany. Montanes will face fourth-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero in Saturday's semifinals. In the other semi, third-seeded Gael Monfils of France plays Daniel Gimeno-Traver.
Patty Schnyder of Switzerland rallied past Anna Tatishvili of Georgia, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5, to advance to the semifinals of the Prague Open. Schnyder will face eighth-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic. Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic will play seventh-seeded Agnes Szavay in the other semifinal.
NFL: The NFL suspended Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly without pay for the coming season and perhaps beyond for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Jolly is facing drug charges in Houston after a July 2008 arrest. If convicted, Jolly faces up to 20 years in prison. . . . Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill will miss the season opener after being suspended by the NFL for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
NBA: The Miami Heat signed a pair of centers, restricted free agent Joel Anthony and second-rounder Dexter Pittman. The Heat also finalized a five-year deal with swingman Mike Miller. . . . A Boston Celtics official says the team has reached an agreement in principle with guard Nate Robinson on a new contract. . . . The agent for Ronnie Brewer confirmed the guard has agreed to a three-year deal with the Chicago Bulls.
NASCAR: A NASCAR trucks race was postponed because of a power failure at Gateway International Raceway outside St. Louis. The race was moved to Saturday at 1:30 p.m.