Tuesday Sports Minute: US Open (tennis), Baseball, Hockey

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th August Sports
NEW YORK (AP) - Former champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open with five-time champion Roger Federer seeded No. 2. The fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year starts play next Monday in New York. Defending champion Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Open with an injured right wrist. CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians have liked what they've seen from veteran reliever Scott Atchison this season. So much so they've signed the 38-year old to a contract for next season with a club option for 2016. Atchison is 6-0 on the season with a 2.95 earned run average in 53 appearances. TORONTO (AP) - It took a long time but a settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against former Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi for his career-ending hit during an NHL game 10 years ago. A lawyer for Bertuzzi has confirmed the settlement and says the terms are confidential. Bertuzzi struck Moore from behind, sending the Colorado Avalanche player crashing face first to the ice and leaving him with a concussion and fractured vertebrae. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe have reached a settlement ending the possibility of a lawsuit. Kluwe had accused the Vikings of cutting him over his activism on gay rights issues. He says the Vikings have agreed to donate to several nonprofits to help raise awareness in professional sports about gay issues.

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