Jason Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated on Wednesday as a result of a July 4th fireworks accident, according to multiple reports.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first tweeted Wednesday evening that Pierre-Paul's finger was amputated, citing medical records the network had obtained. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport later confirmed the news.

The Giants said they will not have any comment on the report.

Earlier Wednesday, Giants officials left Miami without seeing Pierre-Paul, according to a league source. Team officials arrived in Miami on Monday but were never able to visit with Pierre-Paul.

Multiple media outlets had reported that Pierre-Paul suffered a severe burn to the palm and three fingers of one hand and minor injuries to the other hand, and that one finger might had suffered nerve damage.

Meanwhile, it was revealed Wednesday that a second NFL player also was injured by fireworks. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers said cornerback C.J. Wilson injured one of his hands in a July 4th accident in Lincolntown, N.C., and Wilson's father said in a WBTV interview that his son had lost two fingers.

Redskins lose trademark protection

•For the first time in a legal battle that has stretched over 20 years, a federal judge in Alexandria, Va., ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins' trademark registration, ruling that the team name may be disparaging to Native Americans. The ruling does not bar the team from using the Redskins name, but it makes it difficult to win a case of trademark infringement.

•The NFL will play a minimum of two regular-season games a year at Premier League club Tottenham's new stadium in London over a 10-year period under a deal announced Wednesday.


Jordan dumps Mavs for Clippers

DeAndre Jordan backed out of a verbal agreement with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday to remain with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Jordan made the switch after a meeting at his Houston home with a contingent of Clippers including Blake Griffin and Paul Pierce, people with knowledge of the situation said.

Jordan had agreed to a four-year, $80 million deal last week with the Mavericks, who tried and failed to reach him while he met with the Clippers. Griffin sent out a tweet with a picture of a chair underneath the handle of a door.

Minnesota Scene

Outfielder's big day lifts Saints

Outfielder Angelo Songco hit a two-run homer and went 4-for-4 to lead the St. Paul Saints to a 7-5 victory over the visiting Ottawa Champions on Wednesday night at CHS Field.

Songco's homer, his seventh of the season, broke a 5-5 tie in the fifth.


McIlroy will miss British Open

Rory McIlroy pulled out of the British Open at St. Andrews because of an ankle injury, meaning this will be the first time in 61 years the defending champion will not be playing.

McIlroy, ranked No. 1 in the world, made the announcement by posting a photo on Instagram that showed his left ankle in an air cast.

McIlroy said he ruptured a ligament in his left ankle over the weekend while playing soccer with friends in Northern Ireland.


Cycling: Andre Greipel won a rain-drenched fifth stage of the Tour de France, while fellow German Tony Martin kept the yellow jersey. The main contenders stayed safe as others tumbled around them in seven crashes.

College basketball: Memphis added forward Ashia Jones, who was dismissed from Tennessee Martin's women's team last month. Jones averaged 23.4 points per game this past season.