• 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.

  • 49ers linebacker Smith suspended 9 games

    49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended nine games for violating the NFL's personal-conduct and substance-abuse policies.

  • Sources: Rams cut 17; Sam still on roster

    Michael Sam survived a round of cuts by the St. Louis Rams on Friday, sources told ESPN.

  • Mattingly: Emotions may be hampering Puig

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have become concerned enough about Yasiel Puig's nearly monthlong batting slump that manager Don Mattingly gave him Friday's game in San Diego off, the second time Puig has been out of the starting lineup in the past week. Mattingl