Compiled from wire reports

NFL

Vikings’ Zimmer rests, but has no interest in retiring

•?Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was under strict orders this week to leave the team and rest his right eye, which has needed eight surgeries to try to repair a detached retina. The lingering issues have led some to wonder if he would be forced to shorten his career.

“I’ll be back shortly,” Zimmer vowed in a conference call with reporters on Friday. “One eye or two, it doesn’t matter. I’ll be back. We can put that retiring thing to bed quickly.”

•?The Oakland Raiders have signed six draft picks. Oakland finalized deals with fourth-round tackle David Sharpe, fifth-round linebacker Marquel Lee and all four seventh-rounders. The Raiders still have to sign their top three picks, including first-round cornerback Gareon Conley (Ohio State and Massillon High School).

•?A lawsuit accusing the NFL and team owners of conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders lacks evidence to support that claim, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge William Alsup dismissed the lawsuit by a former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader. The suit sought class action status on behalf of all NFL cheerleaders.

TENNIS

Wawrinka advances, seeks to defend Geneva title

•?Defending champion Stan Wawrinka advanced to the Geneva Open final by beating unseeded Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, 7-6 (4). The top-seeded Wawrinka will face qualifier Mischa Zverev of Germany, who has peaked this week after a poor clay-court season and beat second-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the other semifinal.

•?Defending champion Kiki Bertens will face Czech qualifier Barbora Krejcikova in the final of the Nuremberg Cup. The 254th-ranked Krejcikova upset Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 to end the Romanian’s debut at the clay-court tournament, and Bertens advanced in the other semifinal when Misaki Doi became the sixth player to retire.

•?Daria Gavrilova used her strong serve to down defending champion Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-2 and reach the Strasbourg International final in France. Gavrilova will play in her second WTA final against fellow Australian Sam Stosur, who defeated Peng Shuai of China in straight sets in the other semifinal.

OTHER SPORTS

Always Dreaming to skip Belmont Stakes, seek race

•?Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming will skip the Belmont Stakes next month after finishing eighth in the Preakness. Trainer Todd Pletcher says the 3-year-old colt will be pointed toward either the Jim Dandy at Saratoga on July 29 or the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth on July 30, the Daily Racing Form reports.

•?Some 10 athletes, including 2015 world champion hurdler Sergey Shubenkov, encountered issues with obtaining visas to compete in the Prefontaine Classic track meet, part of the international Diamond League series. Organizer Tom Jordan said the athletes were from Russia, Ethiopia and other countries.

— From wire reports