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NFL hits Vikings’ Michael Floyd with four-game suspension

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd talks with reporters after the NFL football team practice Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Eden Prairie, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd on Friday was suspended by the leage for the first four games of the 2017 season.

The NFL suspended Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating its substance-abuse policy. Floyd, who played two games for the Patriots last season after he was waived by the Cardinals at midseason, will be allowed to participate in all preseason practices and games and can return to the active roster Oct. 2. The Vikings’ announcement Friday gave no details of the violation. Last month an Arizona judge ordered Floyd to serve one day in jail for failing alcohol tests after a traffic stop last year in Scottsdale. He blamed the results on a type of fermented tea called kombucha. He pleaded guilty in February to extreme drunken driving with a blood-alcohol level 2½ times over Arizona’s legal limit.


Parziale tops in Mass. Amateur

After losing his final-round match in the 2008 Massachusetts Amateur golf tournament, Matt Parziale, 30, of Brockton, got his breakthrough. Making his second appearance in the state amateur, the Thorny Lea Country Club member birdied the 32nd hole of this 36-hole final to defeat Matt Cowgill of Wayland CC, 4 and 3, in the Mass. Am at Charles River CC.

“I was so close and it takes so long to get back I almost took it for granted the first time [in 2008],” said Parziale, who took the lead on the first hole and never relinquished it, hitting every green in regulation. “This time is special.”


Feng leads US Women’s Open


Shanshan Feng opened a two-shot lead after two rounds of a US Women’s Open that got its first visit from a sitting president. President Trump pulled into his Trump National Golf Club around 3:40 p.m., waving at the fans, giving them the thumbs up and pumping his fist. Feng was the star on the course for the second straight day, firing a 2-under 70 for a 36-hole total of 8-under 136 . . . Patrick Rodgers shot a 7-under 64 to take a two-shot lead after the second round of the John Deere Classic. Rodgers had eight birdies and a bogey to finish at 13-under 129 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. . . . Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the Scottish Open by two strokes following a 1-under 71 in his second round, which exposed his struggles with his short game. Padraig Harrington (68), Callum Shinkwin (68) and Alexander Knappe (65) shared the lead . . . . Bernhard Langer made five birdies on the back nine to take a two-shot lead over Corey Pavin before rain suspended play late in the second round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship in Owings Mills, Md. . . .Former Red Sox pitcher Derek Lowe shot a 2-under 70 to lead Mardy Fish by one point (25-24) in the modified Stableford system in the first round of the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe. . . . Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker who served for eight years as chairman of Augusta National and the Masters, died. He was 86. Obituary, Page 9.


Bruins sign Gs McIntyre, Subban

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The Bruins signed goaltenders Zane McIntyre and Malcolm Subban each to a two-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level. McIntyre, 24, appeared in 31 games for Providence last season, compiling a 21-6-1 record and an AHL-leading .930 save percentage and a 2.03 goals against average (second in the AHL). Subban, 23, appeared in 32 games for Providence in 2016-17, posting an 11-14-1 record with a 2.41 goals against average and a 0.917 save percentage.

. . . The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to a one-year deal with 25-year-old defenseman Erik Gustafsson, who spent last season in the AHL at Rockford where he had five goals and 25 assists in 68 games . . . The Tampa Bay Lightning agreed to terms with left winger Ondrej Palat, 26, on a five-year, $26.5 million deal, according to a person with direct knowledge of the transaction . . . The Los Angeles Kings re-signed Kevin Gravel to a one-year, $650,000 contract extension, avoiding arbitration with the restricted free agent defenseman . . . The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Martin Necas, 18, who received a three-year, entry-level contract worth $832,500 per season in the NHL or $70,000 a year in the minor leagues. The deal included a signing bonus of $277,500.


Barguil wins Stage 13 of Tour

Warren Barguil delivered to France a stylish victory on Bastille Day, its national day, winning a fast and furious truncated Stage 13 where Fabio Aru had to work hard to retain his overall race lead. Barguil rode into the finish in Foix, France, as part of a four-man group and took the win with a final sprint.


Raptors deal Joseph to Pacers

The Indiana Pacers acquired guard Cory Joseph from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for the draft rights to forward Emir Preldzic, who spent the last two seasons in the Turkish League . . . The Boston Cannons announced midfielder Dave Lawson, who was acquired in a June 27 trade with the New York Lizards, was not joining the team and that he intended to file retirement paperwork with Major League Lacrosse.


. . . State ethics lawyers said University of Connectiuct football coach Randy Edsall violated a state ban on nepotism by signing his son, Corey, to a one-year, $95,000 contract to serve as UConn’s tight ends coach.

. . . Chris Spielman, a former Ohio State linebacker, filed suit against his college alma mater on behalf of several athletes, including two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin, contending the school used athletes’ photos without permission . . . The Chicago Bulls signed former LSU guard Antonio Blakeney, who went undrafted after averaging 17.2 points and earning All-SEC second-team honors last season, to a two-way contract . . . The Detroit Pistons signed free agent Anthony Tolliver, 32,. who played in 65 games and made nine starts for the Sacramento Kings last season, and re-signed swingman Reggie Bullock, who played in 31 games and made five starts for the Pistons last season, averaging 4.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 15.1 minutes.