LOS ANGELES—From the outset, when Commissioner Gary Bettman called Los Angeles Kings owner Philip Anschutz early Monday to say he had suspended Slava Voynov because of the defenseman’s alleged involvement in a domestic violence incident, it was clear the league was taking the matter seriously.
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder forward Kevin Durant is having a tough time getting used to the fact that he will miss the early part of the season with a bone fracture in his right foot.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll.
ROME — Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich lineup is finally starting to resemble his Barcelona team that revolutionized football not too long ago.
IRVING, Texas — Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL’s first openly gay player a chance to appear in a regular-season game.
PITTSBURGH — The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ confounding season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.
LOS ANGELES — A judge reversed course Monday and dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling’s mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner.
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NEW YORK — Jared Sullinger took a glance at the game clock and thought something must be wrong. With fewer than six minutes left in the first quarter, he was still in the game.
SAN FRANCISCO — He vowed to stick with his struggling leadoff man, and it worked. He let a rookie reliever challenge Bryce Harper and wasn’t daunted when the ball splashed into McCovey Cove. And he made the difficult decision to banish Tim Lincecum to the bullpen.
ARLINGTON, Texas — DeMarco Murray moved ahead of Jim Brown in the NFL record book. Tony Romo moved the Dallas Cowboys up and down the field for their sixth straight win.
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams weren’t afraid to take chances, especially at the end Sunday.
DENVER — Peyton Manning’s receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL’s new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos’ emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.