ESPN removed Curt Schilling from its broadcast team for the Little League World Series on Tuesday because of an anti-Muslim tweet.
Schilling retweeted a post that said, "Only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?" The post was soon removed from his Twitter feed.
The network said the tweet was unacceptable and that it "made that point very strongly to Curt." ESPN said Schilling was removed from the Little League World Series assignment "pending further consideration."
Schilling accepted the punishment, saying: "Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part."
Missouri beats Canada in consolation round
Devrin Weathers pitched into the fifth inning and hit a two-run homer, leading Webb City, Mo., to an 18-6 victory over Canada in a consolation game at the Little League World Series. … Mexico eliminated Taipei, Taiwan 11-1.
in the courts
New Jersey denied sports betting
The federal ban on sports betting in all but four states was upheld, dealing a blow to New Jersey's latest effort to expand gambling options to help its struggling casinos and racetracks.
But the 2-1 ruling by a panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia left the door open for New Jersey to further appeal the matter to the full court.
"We are reviewing the opinion, and the dissent, and considering our legal options," said Leland Moore, a spokesman for the state attorney general's office.
The state has been trying since 2009 to legalize sports betting at its casinos and racetracks.
Pharoah is Traverse favorite
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is the overwhelming 1-5 favorite in a 10-horse field for Saturday's Travers Stakes. American Pharoah will start from the No. 2 gate in an attempt to become only the second Triple Crown winner to go on to win the prestigious Travers. Whirlaway won the 1941 Travers after sweeping the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. Frosted was the second choice at 6-1 and Texas Red the third at 8-1.
Hornets reward Kidd-Gilchrist
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with the Hornets. He averaged 13.4 points and 9.4 rebounds and took no three-point shots last season.
… The Clippers were fined $250,000 by the NBA for violating the league's rules that prohibit teams from offering players "unauthorized business or investment opportunities." The Clippers committed the violation during their pitch to DeAndre Jordan on July 2, offering the free-agent center improper marketing opportunities that included a third-party endorsement deal.
around the horn
NHL: The Flames signed defenseman Mark Giordano to a six-year contract. The Flames captain, an All-Star last season, had 11 goals and 37 assists in 61 games last season before sustaining a season-ending injury on Feb. 25. … The Canadiens hired Craig Ramsay as a coaching consultant.
Golf: The Champions Tour canceled its Sept. 18-20 tournament in China near the port where an explosion killed more than 100 people and left several more missing.
Tennis: Top-ranked Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open. Simona Halep is seeded second, followed by Maria Sharapova and the 2014 runner-up, Caroline Wozniacki.
Roger Federer is seeded second on the men's side, with Andy Murray third and last year's runner-up, Kei Nishikori, fourth.
WNBA: Sancho Lyttle had 17 points and Atlanta beat Connecticut 71-57.