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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Texans' Watt plans to prove he earned deal

J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans talks about his new $100 million extension.

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.

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.