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NFL: Lifetime ban possible for domestic abuse
The NFL is immediately implementing a sweeping domestic violence initiative that calls for a six-game suspension for a first offense and a lifetime ban from the league for a second offense.
Sources: Welker banned for amphetamines
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended four games for use of amphetamines, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Brent can return in Week 11, with conditions
Josh Brent is a member of the Dallas Cowboys once more but before he can return to the field he must serve a 10-game suspension handed down from the NFL.
Lawyer: Seau's family to reject settlement
Relatives of the former linebacker Junior Seau will reject a proposed settlement between the league and thousands of former players, a lawyer representing the family told "Outside the Lines" on Tuesday.
NFL bans Irsay six games, fines him $500K
The NFL on Tuesday suspended Jim Irsay for six games and fined him $500,000 after the Indianapolis Colts owner pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Aggies, Dawgs vault into top 10 of AP poll
The Texas A&M Aggies, buoyed by their victory over South Carolina, moved up 13 spots to No. 8 in the AP Top 25 after the opening weekend of college football.
Badge of honor: Yankees to wear Jeter patch
The New York Yankees announced Tuesday that the team will wear a patch of Derek Jeter's final season logo on all player hats and uniforms from Sept. 7, the day that the shortstop will be honored at Yankee Stadium, through the end of the season.
Source: Cowboys to bring in Sam for physical
Michael Sam is flying to Dallas on Tuesday night and will take a physical Wednesday and if all goes well they will add him to their practice squad, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Kershaw wins 17th as Dodgers beat Nationals
Clayton Kershaw pitched eight strong innings for his major league leading 17th win and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Tuesday night.
Bradley, Mahan, Simpson on U.S. Ryder squad
Keegan Bradley hasn't stopped thinking about playing in another Ryder Cup. U.S. captain Tom Watson gave him that chance Tuesday night.
Texans' Watt plans to prove he earned deal
J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans talks about his new $100 million extension.
Davis: Several 49ers were at McDonald party
Tight end Vernon Davis said a larger number of 49ers players were at the party Saturday night in which the alleged incident between Ray McDonald and his girlfriend took place.
9-ft. Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia
A 9-foot statue of Philadelphia's Joe Frazier will honor the fighter's and city's spirit.
U.S. dispatches New Zealand, moves to 3-0
Anthony Davis scored 21 points, Kenneth Faried had 15 and the United States remained unbeaten at the FIBA Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Tuesday.
Wisconsin backup QB Stave out indefinitely
Wisconsin junior quarterback Joel Stave is out indefinitely with a sore throwing shoulder, the school announced Tuesday morning.
Belichick on Gronk in Week 1: Not so fast
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he's not ready to say whether tight end Rob Gronkowski will play Sunday.


Indiana Pacers
Pacers Coach Frank Vogel Joins Effort to Help Fever Return to WNBA Finals
UPDATE - September 2 at 12:23 p.m.: Please note that all of the tickets for this offer have been distributed.
Pacers Trio Set To Play in FIBA World Cup
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Miles in Position to Succeed
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Larry Bird Takes #BirdBath For ALS
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is sweeping the nation, and in recent days
Showcase Determines 2014-15 Pacemates
The Pacers held the 2014-15 Indiana Pacemates Showcase in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday, August 20, to determine the final squad f
Paul George to Become "Young Trece"
Reggie Miller was almost neurotically superstitious, full of thoughts and habits to ward off bad luck.
Paul George On Mom: "It Makes It Easy For Me To Fight"
In the video below, Paul George discusses how witnessing
Paul George On Support
In the video below, Paul George talks about all the support he's received since injuring his leg during the USA Basketball Showcase.
Paul George On Injury: "I Was In Shock"
In the video below, Paul George shares his initial reaction to the leg injury he suffered during the USA Basketball Showcase on Aug.

ESPN.com - NFL
Sando: Surprise team candidates for 2014
Rams, Bucs, Vikings could all out-perform expectations this season
Sources: Welker banned for amphetamines
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended four games for use of amphetamines, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Brent can return in Week 11, with conditions
Josh Brent is a member of the Dallas Cowboys once more but before he can return to the field he must serve a 10-game suspension handed down from the NFL.
NFL bans Irsay six games, fines him $500K
The NFL on Tuesday suspended Jim Irsay for six games and fined him $500,000 after the Indianapolis Colts owner pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Source: Cowboys to bring in Sam for physical
Michael Sam is flying to Dallas on Tuesday night and will take a physical Wednesday and if all goes well they will add him to their practice squad, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Lawyer: Seau's family to reject settlement
Relatives of the former linebacker Junior Seau will reject a proposed settlement between the league and thousands of former players, a lawyer representing the family told "Outside the Lines" on Tuesday.
Report: At least 3 groups set to bid on Bills
At least three groups, including Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, have entered final negotiations to buy the Buffalo Bills.
Texans' Watt plans to prove he earned deal
J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans talks about his new $100 million extension.
Davis: Several 49ers were at McDonald party
Tight end Vernon Davis said a larger number of 49ers players were at the party Saturday night in which the alleged incident between Ray McDonald and his girlfriend took place.
Harbaugh: 'No tolerance' for domestic abuse
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh addressed the Ray McDonald arrest Tuesday on his weekly radio appearance on KNBR, making it clear he won't tolerate domestic abuse but that he also believes in due process.
49ers GM: McDonald's status to be determined
Niners GM Trent Baalke said the matter of potential discipline for Ray McDonald would be doled out by the team, rather than the NFL.
Belichick on Gronk in Week 1: Not so fast
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he's not ready to say whether tight end Rob Gronkowski will play Sunday.
Saints re-sign veteran Graham, cut QB Griffin
The New Orleans Saints stuck with veteran kicker Shayne Graham, after all.
Lions' Johnson: His 'best chance' to win SB
Calvin Johnson has been part of a winless season in the NFL with the Detroit Lions. Now, he believes this year's team represents his best chance so far of winning a Super Bowl.
Tomlin expects Manziel to play vs. Steelers
Mike Tomlin lavished praise on Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer.
Sources: Manning, Gase didn't violate CBA
The NFL did not fine or implement any other punishment on the Denver Broncos, quarterback Peyton Manning or offensive coordinator Adam Gase for an April visit when Gase and Manning crossed paths at the University of Alabama, team sources told ESPN.

ESPN.com - NBA
U.S. dispatches New Zealand, moves to 3-0
Anthony Davis scored 21 points, Kenneth Faried had 15 and the United States remained unbeaten at the FIBA Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Tuesday.
Durant signs lucrative deal to stay with Nike
With Kevin Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star.
Report: Rockets to get Terry in deal with Kings
The Rockets will acquire guard Jason Terry in a trade with the Sacramento Kings, a person with knowledge of the deal confirmed.
Sources: Spurs, Clips join race to sign Allen
The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest elite teams to join the race to sign Ray Allen, ESPN.com has learned.
Wolves set ticket record after Love trade
The Minnesota Timberwolves haven't made the playoffs in 10 years and just traded the face of their franchise so he can go chase a championship with LeBron James in Cleveland.
S. Sterling: Ballmer got Clips for 'bargain'
In an exclusive interview Thursday with The Associated Press, Shelly Sterling offered details of how she wound up negotiating one of the richest deals in sports after her husband's racist rant got him banned from the NBA for life.
Source: Spurs express interest in C Ayon
The San Antonio Spurs have expressed interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo Ayon, ESPN.com has learned.
Love to Wolves owner: Focus on your team
New Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has a message for Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor: Quit worrying about me and instead focus on your own team.
Sources: Clips to pay Rivers $10M per year
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers has agreed to a contract extension through the end of the 2018-19 season, the team announced Wednesday.
Pacquiao courts World Peace for Filipino team
Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion's newest venture -- professional basketball.
Clips waive newly acquired Delfino, Raduljica
The Los Angeles Clippers waived Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica just three days after trading for both players, the team announced Friday.
Veteran point guard Brown signs with Heat
Shannon Brown signed Wednesday with the Miami Heat, the ninth team the veteran guard has been part of in his career.
Sources: Brazil guard Barbosa, Warriors agree
Brazil guard Leandro Barbosa has reached an agreement to sign with the Golden State Warriors for the upcoming season, ESPN.com has learned.
Wiggins, new Wolves welcomed at state fair
Andrew Wiggins spent the previous month seemingly in hiding, side-stepping questions about a trade that was all but finished and coming to the realization he was not going to be teammates with LeBron James.
NBA stiffens baseline rules to aid player safety
The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety.

ESPN.com - NHL
HP: Resurgent Horton key for Columbus
Horton's resurgence would greatly aid Columbus' road back to postseason
Schultz agrees with Oilers after career year
The Edmonton Oilers agreed to terms with defenseman Justin Schultz on a one-year deal, the team announced Friday.
NHL: Expansion not imminent despite interest
The NHL insists expansion is not imminent.
Senators ink G Anderson to 3-year extension
Goaltender Craig Anderson has signed a $12.6 million, three-year contract extension with the Ottawa Senators.
CEO of Maple Leafs, Raptors to step down
Tim Leiweke, the CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, will step down next year.
Former Ranger, 6-time All-Star Vadnais dies
Former NHL defenseman Carol Vadnais, a six-time All-Star, has died. He was 68.
Veteran G Giguere retires after 16 seasons
The goaltender known as "Jiggy" is stepping away from the net.
Thornton, Marleau stripped of leadership roles
According to a report from Comcast Sportsnet, Sharks GM Doug Wilson and coach Todd McLellan said on Wednesday that they will begin training camp without any captain or alternate captains.
Islanders reach deal to transfer ownership
Charles Wang has an agreement in place to eventually transfer ownership of the New York Islanders to a group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky, it was announced Tuesday.
BC standout Hayes, Rangers agree to deal
Coveted free agent forward Kevin Hayes has agreed to terms with the New York Rangers, the team announced Wednesday.
Moore suit settled with Bertuzzi, Canucks
Former NHL player Steve Moore's long-running lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks has ended with the sides agreeing to an out-of-court settlement.
NHL's weighted lottery to change in next 2 years
Forget about tanking in the NHL. Bottoming out in the standings might not get you to the top of the draft.
Sens sign LW MacArthur to 5-year extension
The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Clarke MacArthur to a $23.25-million, five-year extension.
Concussion lawsuits combined in Minnesota
Three lawsuits filed by retired NHL players over concussion-related injuries have been consolidated and will be heard by a federal judge in Minnesota.
Blackhawks sign goalie Leighton for one year
The Chicago Blackhawks signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year contract Monday.
Buffalo to host NHL combine next two years
The NHL's pre-draft scouting combine will be held in Buffalo the next two seasons.

ESPN.com - NASCAR
Hinton: Welcome to the Chase, Kasey Kahne
Kasey Kahne knew that all he had to do to make the Chase was win at Atlanta this week or Richmond next week. Mission accomplished, writes Ed Hinton.
Kahne holds off Kenseth to claim Atlanta win
Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.
Kahne holds off Kenseth to claim Atlanta win
Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.
Stewart's return to track marred by collision
Tony Stewart's return to the track was marred by a collision with Kyle Busch that sent the No. 14 car into the wall at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Turner Scott Motorsports folds Hornaday's team
Turner Scott Motorsports has shut down the Truck Series team driven by Ron Hornaday Jr., a move that required the organization to release 18 employees.
Harvick dominates to win Atlanta Nationwide
Crew chief Ernie Cope was worried when Kevin Harvick's practice laps didn't go as well as expected Friday.
Blaney takes Trucks race on final-turn pass
Ryan Blaney edged German Quiroga by 0.049 seconds to win the Truck Series race on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.
Darlington regains Labor Day weekend race
Darlington Raceway will return to its traditional Labor Day weekend date next season in one of the few significant changes to NASCAR's 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule.
Kenseth releases anti-bullying children's book
Championship-winning race car driver Matt Kenseth can now put a children's book on his resume.
Logano wins for first time in career at Bristol
Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.
Blaney edges Busch for Bristol N'wide win
Ryan Blaney bolted past Kyle Busch on a restart with six laps remaining and won Friday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway for his second career victory.
Hamlin throws device at Harvick after wreck
Denny Hamlin got spun out and wrecked while racing as the leader by Kevin Harvick at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Hamlin later fired his HANS device at Harvick's car as it passed under caution.
NASCAR moves '15 Bristol race to mid-April
Bristol Motor Speedway is getting its wish -- a later race date in the spring.
Keselowski gets 1st NASCAR Truck Series win
Brad Keselowski earned his first NASCAR Truck Series win on Thursday.
Roush Fenway lands Ortho as Biffle sponsor
Roush Fenway Racing has landed Ortho as a sponsor for "roughly half" of Greg Biffle's races next season.
R. Truex (concussion) cleared to race at Bristol
Ryan Truex, who suffered a concussion in a practice crash for the Aug. 16 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway, has been cleared to race Sunday in Bristol, his BK Racing team announced Thursday.
Edwards to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing in '15
Joe Gibbs Racing has signed Carl Edwards for the 2015 Sprint Cup season as the operation will expand to a fourth team, it was announced Tuesday.


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