Sports in brief

Published June 21, 2015



METAIRIE, La. — The Saints are aware of a 2013 video that apparently shows linebacker Junior Galette striking a woman with a belt on a beach during a group scuffle that was recorded by an onlooker.

"We were made aware of the video, and we sent it to the league office," Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said. "There is a process this will go through at the league office level, and we are waiting on that to be determined."

In the video, a man who appears to be Galette fights another man using his belt. He then swings the belt at the surrounding group and strikes a woman twice with it. Later, he shoves several people and throws a punch.

Galette's attorney says his client is not the person in the video. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello had no comment. In September, New Orleans signed Galette to a four-year, $41 million extension.


Federer in line for eighth Weber title

Roger Federer will bid for a record eighth Gerry Weber Open title when he plays Andreas Seppi after advancing to his 10th final in Halle, Germany. Federer defeated big-serving Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4), and Seppi won the other semifinal after second-seeded Kei Nishikori pulled out with a left calf injury when the Italian was leading 4-1.

QUEEN'S CLUB: Top-seeded Andy Murray's semifinal against Viktor Troicki was suspended in the first set due to rain in London. The match will resume this morning. Awaiting the winner is unseeded Kevin Anderson, who beat Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-7 (8-6), 6-3.

AEGON CLASSIC: Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic reached her first grasscourt final when she beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) in Birmingham, England. Pliskova faces Angelique Kerber, who beat German compatriot Sabine Lisicki 6-3, 6-3.


Serbia shocks Brazil to win U-20 final

Nemanja Maksimovic scored late in extra time to give Serbia a surprise 2-1 win over Brazil in the final of the Under-20 Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. In the 117th minute, Stefan Ilic combined with Andrija Zivkovic to put Maksimovic in behind the defense, and he slotted his low shot past Jean.

COPA AMERICA: Argentina defeated Jamaica 1-0 in Lionel Messi's 100th game with the national team, securing first place in Group B. Argentina reached seven points, two more than Paraguay, which earlier drew Uruguay 1-1.

MLS: Matias Perez Garcia set up Sanna Nyassi's first-half goal, then scored in the second to help visiting San Jose defeat Seattle 2-0.


CYCLING: Alexey Lutsenko powered to victory in the Tour de Suisse eighth stage into Bern, Switzerland. Thibaut Pinot's overall lead was cut to 34 seconds clear of Geraint Thomas.

HORSES: Undrafted, owned by NFL free agent receiver Wes Welker, won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, England, on the final day. Welker named the horse after his status in the 2004 draft when he was not selected.

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NBA: The mother of Clippers coach Doc Rivers died Friday in Illinois. The Clippers didn't release Bettye Rivers' age or a cause of death.

NHL: Flames C Mikael Backlund signed a multiyear contract. Terms were not disclosed.

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