Cardinals snap up just-cut Washington safety Swearinger

Safety D.J. Swearinger, released by Washington after he criticized the team, was signed Tuesday by the Arizona Cardinals.

Swearinger said Monday that when he was cut he received no explanation for the move. A day later, the Cardinals claimed him off waivers and placed offensive lineman Korey Cunningham (foot) on injured reserve.

Washington lost 25-16 at Tennessee on Saturday night. Swearinger was reportedly critical of the lack of aggressive play calling in the loss. He also was critical of the team earlier this season.

Swearinger was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate this season with Washington after making a team-leading four interceptions to go with 64 tackles (52 solo), two sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 14 passes defensed while starting all 15 games. He rejoins the Cardinals after playing 20 regular-season games for them in 2015-16.

•Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay’s season is over after tests showed he sustained major damage to his right wrist in his team’s loss in Oakland on Monday, a person famiiar with the MRI results said. That confirmed a report by a Denver TV station that tests revealed that Lindsay had suffered ligament damage and a possible scaphoid fracture.


Russian biathlete has called it quits

Anton Shipulin, a world biathlon champion at the heart of Russia’s doping scandal, has announced his retirement. Shipulin told a news conference in Moscow that he decided to retire after he was barred from the Winter Olympics earlier this year.

He is one of scores of Russian athletes banned from competing for being part of Russia’s state-sponsored doping program at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. The gold medalist denies the charges.

College basketball: In Honolulu, Alex Robinson scored 15 points to lead five TCU players in double figures as the Horned Frog (11-1) won 83-69 over Indiana State (8-3) in the championship game of the Diamond Head Classic. In the seventh-place game, Lucas Siewert scored 17 points to lead Colorado (9-3) in a 68-53 win over Charlotte (3-8). In other games, Bucknell beat UNLV 97-72 for third place and Hawaii downed Rhode Island 68-60 for fifth.

Soccer: American Timothy Weah has announced he will leave Paris Saint-Germain on loan for six months. As reported by ESPN, a French radio station reported Weah will go to Scotland and play for Celtic, in Glasgow.

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