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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.

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.

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.

Wisconsin backup QB Stave out indefinitely

Wisconsin junior quarterback Joel Stave is out indefinitely with a sore throwing shoulder, the school announced Tuesday morning.

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.

Tomlin expects Manziel to play vs. Steelers

Mike Tomlin lavished praise on Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer.

Sources: Watt, Texans agree to $100M deal

The Houston Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have reached agreement on a six-year contract extension that could pay him $100 million, league sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Cup wild-cards: Poulter, Westwood, Gallacher

European captain Paul McGinley chose Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher as his wild-card selections Tuesday for the Ryder Cup, with Luke Donald the high-profile name to miss out.

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.

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.

Raiders start rookie Carr, not Schaub, at QB

The Oakland Raiders have named rookie Derek Carr their starting quarterback.

Rams finalize practice squad minus Sam

The St. Louis Rams announced their 10-man practice squad Monday afternoon and defensive end Michael Sam is not part of it.

L'ville shuts down Miami to win ACC debut

Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 on Monday night.