Update on the latest in sports:


Matinee action

UNDATED (AP) — There are two day-night doubleheaders in baseball today. In the first game of the day the Nationals are playing host to the Blue Jays while in the second contest the Dodgers are facing the Rockies in Denver. The second half of each twin bill will take place this evening.

A.J. Burnett is retiring at the end of the season. The way he’s pitching you might think he’d reconsider, but the veteran says despite the fact he’s won his last five starts he plans on calling it quits. This evening in San Francisco Burnett and the rest of the Pirates go against the Giants. He’ll be facing Chris Heston who has done a fine job filling in for the injured Matt Cain. Heston is going for a win in his third straight start.

Currently the longest winning streak in baseball is five in a row and tonight the Angels go for No. 6 in a home game with the Rays. The winning streak has put the Angels in second place in the American League West, four games back of the Astros. The Rays start the night in second in the AL East, a game back of the Yankees.

Surprising Houston remains the top team in the American League with 32 victories and tonight they are playing host to Baltimore. The winningest team in baseball is St. Louis as the Cardinals have won 33 times this season. This evening they are home to Milwaukee.

The remaining games on tonight’s schedule feature the Reds in Philadelphia, the Tigers home to the Athletics, the Cubs in Miami for a game with the Marlins, the Twins, who stand in first place in the AL Central, are at Boston, the Rangers are home to the White Sox, Cleveland is in Kansas City, the Diamondbacks are hosting the Braves, the Mets are in San Diego and the Mariners are hosting the Yankees.


Peterson says he’s ready to go

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After months of acrimony between the Vikings and their star running back, Adrian Peterson is set to bury the hatchet. In an email to The Associated Press this morning Peterson said he will participate in the team’s voluntary practice today and that he’s excited to put on a uniform again after missing the final 15 games of last season while addressing child abuse charges in Texas.

After skipping the three practices last week, Peterson tweeted that he was looking for more long-term security on a contract that has three years and roughly $45 million left on it, none of which is guaranteed.

The relationship between the team and its franchise player has been tense dating back to September, when the child abuse allegations first surfaced. He spent much of the season on the commissioner’s exempt list while his case unfolded and he was angered by a perceived lack of support from some members of the organization.


Bulls to introduce new coach

CHICAGO (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg is leaving college ball and will be introduced as the Bulls’ head coach at a news conference today. Hoiberg was 115-56 with the Cyclones, including four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and back-to-back Big 12 tournament titles. He had long been rumored as the replacement for Tom Thibodeau (THIH’-boh-doh), who was fired last week after five seasons in Chicago.


New coach in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils are reportedly going to introduce their new coach today. A person with knowledge of the hiring tells The Associated Press that John Hynes will be behind the Devils’ bench next season. The team is slated to have a news conference today.

The 40-year-old Hynes has coached the Penguins’ AHL farm team for the past five seasons, making the playoffs each year. His Pittsburgh ties connect him with Shero, who was the Penguins’ GM.


Day 10 play

PARIS (AP) — Today is a day of quarterfinal play in Paris at the French Open. In a men’s match, former winner Roger Federer is facing fellow Swede and Davis Cup teammate Stan Wawrinka (vah-VRINK’-ah). The other men’s quarter has fifth-seed Kei Nishikori (kay nih-shih-KOHR’-ee) trying to become the second man from Japan to reach the tournament’s final four. Nishikori’s opponent is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (SAHNG’-guh), who made it to the semifinals in Paris two years ago. The last Frenchman to win the trophy in the French Open was Yannick Noah (YAH’-nik NOH’-ah), 32 years ago.

On the women’s side seventh-seed Ana Ivanovic (ee-VAH’-noh-vich), the 2008 champion, advanced to the semifinals with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Elina Svitolina of Ukraine. And Lucie Safarova, who eliminated defending champion Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH’-vah) on Monday, advanced to the semis with a 7-6, 6-3 win over Garbine Muguruza (GAHR’-been moo-guh-ROO’-zuh) of Spain.