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NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

Tyreek Hill caught 87 passes for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns last season.Kelvin Kuo/Associated Press/File/FR170752 AP via AP

Tyreek Hill has been cleared to report to Kansas City Chiefs training camp next week after the NFL said Friday it would not suspend the star wide receiver under its personal conduct policy after a domestic violence case involving his 3-year-old son.

The league spent eight hours interviewing Hill late last month about the case, which came to light after a recording of Hill and his fiance, Crystal Espinal, aired on television station KCTV5. During the conversation, Espinal accused Hill of hurting their son.

Police launched an investigation into potential child abuse, but the Johnson County, Kan., district attorney announced he could not charge Hill because it was not clear how the boy had sustained his injuries.


The Chiefs report to training camp at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo., next week. Their first full-squad workout is scheduled for July 27.

‘‘Based on the evidence presently available, the NFL cannot conclude that Mr. Hill violated the Personal Conduct Policy,’’ the NFL said in a statement. ‘‘He has been and will continue to be subject to conditions set forth by the District Court, Commissioner (Roger) Goodell, and the Chiefs, which include clinical evaluation and therapeutic intervention.’’

Hill issued a statement in which he thanked the Chiefs, including team owner Clark Hunt and coach Andy Reid, along with their fans for sticking by him through the investigation.

‘‘The last few months have been very difficult for me, especially as a father,’’ he said. ‘‘The false allegations originally reported in March were highly publicized and involved the care of my son. I am grateful for so many things and grateful for so many people who have supported me during this challenging time. I fully respect and accept the NFL’s decision.’’

Ex-Giant Petrus dies at 32

Pulaski County (Ark.) coroner Gerone Hobbs said ex-Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus died Thursday night at a North Little Rock hospital of apparent heat stroke after working outside all day at his family’s shop. He was 32. Petrus, drafted by New York in 2010, won a Super Bowl title in 2011 against the Patriots, who he then played two games for in 2012. Obituary, Page 11 . . . Desmond Harrison, an offensive tackle cut this week by the Arizona Cardinals, surrendered to Greensboro, N.C., police after a warrant was issued for his arrest on an assault charge. Harrison started eight games in 2018 with the Browns.



Boone serves one-game ban

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone opted to serve a one-game ban Friday against Colorado. Boone aimed a tirade at plate umpire Brennan Miller, who Boone acknowledged touching with the bill of his cap, following his ejection during the second inning of a doubleheader opener against Tampa Bay on Thursday. MLB executive Joe Torre said Boone was also fined . . . Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer won't come off the 10-day injured list to start for Washington against Atlanta this weekend. Scherzer was given a cortisone shot this week to address inflammation in the bursa sac under his right shoulder blade . . . The Angels designated righthander Matt Harvey for assignment. Harvey was 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts.


Herman ahead by a stroke at PGA Barbasol

Jim Herman shot his second straight 7-under 65 to take the second-round lead in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship. Herman is at 14-under 130 overall for a one-stroke lead over Bill Haas at rain-softened Keene Trace at Nicholasville, Ky. Haas followed his opening 65 with a 66. He made a 45-foot eagle putt on the par-5 eighth, his 17th hole. David Toms (64) was two strokes back at 12 under, tied with D.J. Trahan, Kelly Kraft, and Kramer Hickok, who each shot 67 . . . Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura shot a 7-under 63 in alternate-shot play to open a five-stroke lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour’s first-year team event at Midland, Mich.. The duo birdied five of the last seven holes on the front nine and played the last five holes in 2 under to give them a 16-under three-round 194 at Midland Country Club. Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn (64) moved into a tie for second at 11 under with Simin Feng-Ruixin Liu (67), Na Yeon Choi-Jenny Shin (67) and Paula Creamer-Morgan Pressel (69).



Alaphilippe wins time-trial

Frnech cyclist Julian Alaphilippe held off defending champion Geraint Thomas of Great Britain to extend his race lead and win the only individual time trial stage of this race. Alaphilippe sped to a 14-second victory on the tricky, hilly, turning 17-mile course in Pau, France. Alaphilippe leads Thomas overall by 1 minute, 26 seconds, with Steven Kruijswijk 2:12 back in third.


Tatishvili will finally get her money

American Anna Tatishvili will receive her French Open prize money after the Grand Slam Board reversed its decision to fine her under its first-round performance rule, implemented in 2018 to deter injured players from entering tournaments to collect full prize money and then retire in their first match. Tatishvili lost to 29th seed Maria Sakkari, 6-0, 6-1, in May, and her winnings of about $50,000 were docked.



Rangers award Trouba $56m

The New York Rangers agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba, who they acquired from Winnipeg in an offseason trade, on a seven-year, $56 million pact. Trouba set career highs in points (50) and assists (42) last season . . . Calgary acquired forward Milan Lucic, who spent 2007-15 with the Bruins, from Edmonton for forward James Neal and a conditional 2020 third-round draft pick . . . The Sacramento Kings hired former WNBA player Lindsey Harding as an assistant and player development coach . . . Bria Holmes scored 17 points and the Connecticut Sun routed the Atlanta Dream, 98-69, at Mohegan Sun Arena for their third straight victory . . . Simon Pagenaud will start first in Saturday’s IndyCar Iowa 300 after winning the pole with an average speed of 180.073 miles per hour . . . Marylou Whitney, a successful thoroughbred breeder and owner whose family helped keep Saratoga Race Course open in the 1970s, died. She was 93. Obituary, Page 11.