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Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, coach Dan Quinn sign 3-year extensions

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn have signed three-year contract extensions. They led the team to the playoffs the last two seasons. The deals running through the 2022 season were announced a day before players report for training camp.

Roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium finally open for business

The troubled roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is finally open for business. Workers have completed modifications that were needed to ensure the retractable roof could open and close in less than 10 minutes. The $1.5 billion stadium opened last August, but the roof has only been open for three events. Now, it can be open for any game when the weather is good, possibly including the 2019 Super Bowl.

Jerry Jones: Cowboys can’t stay in locker room for anthem

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says his players won’t be allowed to stay in the locker room for the national anthem. Jones is the first owner to declare publicly that his players must be on the field for the anthem. Last week, the NFL and the players’ union agreed to suspend a rule approved by owners this spring that gave players the option of staying in the locker room while allowing teams to discipline players who took a knee or sat during the anthem.

Justify retires from racing

Triple Crown winner Justify was retired from racing Wednesday because of fluid in his left front ankle. Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify’s owners said caution over the horse’s ankle condition made it impossible to tell if he’d be healthy enough to race by the fall.

Few Good Men vs. Team Utah

Few Good Men, a team of mostly Gonzaga alums, faces Team Utah at 7 p.m. on Friday at Lewis and Clark High School in the first round of The Basketball Tournament.

Peterson’s 2 eagles carry him to lead at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tiger Woods figured his even-par 71 in his return to Quail Hollow would keep him and everyone else fairly close to the lead at the Wells Fargo Championship. That was before John Peterson came to life late Thursday afternoon. Peterson holed a bunker shot for eagle, holed a wedge from the fairway for eagle on the next hole, and wound up with a 65.

In brief: Roger Federer loses in French Open quarterfinals

Tennis: Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay in Paris. Hardly the sort of grace and precision the world has come to expect from the 17-time Grand Slam champion. There were other unusual sights in Federer’s 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (4) loss in the French Open quarterfinals Tuesday against his pal and Swiss Davis Cup teammate Stan Wawrinka.

In brief: J.R. Smith guides Cleveland Cavaliers to Game 1 win

NBA: J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol. Yep, Smith was that hot.