Miami’s Jordan will appeal to league for reinstatement

Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan plans to apply Wednesday to the NFL for reinstatement after sitting out last season for his latest violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

Jordan’s plans were confirmed Monday by his agent, Doug Hendrickson.

Jordan was the overall No. 3 selection in the 2013 draft but has contributed little so far in his career, and is serving his second suspension under the NFL substance abuse policy. His latest suspension began in April 2015, and he hasn’t missed or failed any drug tests since while undergoing them once or twice a week, Hendrickson said.


U.S. OPEN: Gregory Bourdy of France shot 67-68 at Walton Heath in Surrey, England, leading 13 players who earned spots at the U.S. Open qualifier in England.

Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington seemed certain to join them until the Irishman finished bogey-bogey, three-putting the 18th green, to miss the playoff by one shot. This will be the third straight year Harrington misses the U.S. Open.


MEXICO: Player Alan Pulido was rescued late Sunday night by Mexican police, authorities said, following his kidnapping about 24 hours earlier in the northern-Mexico border state of Tamaulipas.

EUROPE: Dimitri Payet scored a brilliant last-minute free kick as European Championship host France beat Cameroon 3-2 in a friendly.

Playing at the same stadium in Nantes where he began his career 11 years ago, the attacking midfielder angled a shot from wide on the right into the opposite corner, canceling out striker Eric Choupo Moting’s 88th-minute equalizer for Cameroon.

ENGLAND: Marcus Rashford signed a new contract with Manchester United through June 2020, a reward for the teenage striker’s breakthrough this season that could earn him a place on England’s European Championship squad.

SWITZERLAND: Switzerland has three 19-year-olds in its final European Championship squad of 23 players that features new Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka.

Coach Vladimir Petkovic was expected to pick Basel forward Breel Embolo, and on Monday also selected teenagers Nico Elvedi and Denis Zakaria.


ARCHERY: Brady Ellison and Jake Kaminski are heading to another Olympics in archery after earning spots through an arduous U.S. qualification process that concluded at Newberry, Florida.

Zach Garrett also locked up a position, giving the American men a full contingent of three for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Ellison and Kaminski helped the Americans capture a silver medal in the team competition at the 2012 London Games.

On the women’s side, Mackenzie Brown secured a spot, with Hye Youn Park and Khatuna Lorig in line to make it but still some work to do.

If the Americans medal during the last-chance qualifier at the Archery World Cup in Antalya, Turkey, next month, those last two spots kick in.

CYCLING: The Rio de Janeiro Olympic venue facing the most serious construction delay has hit another snag, with City Hall saying it is changing contractors for the track cycling velodrome.

In a statement, the city said it rescinded the contract of the principal builder and had authorized a subcontractor to take over.