NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

In a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, and obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell says he "didn't get it right" in giving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice a two-game suspension for allegedly hitting the woman who is now his wife.

He told teams to distribute to all players the memo in which he writes: "Domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong.  They are illegal. They are never acceptable and have no place in the NFL under any circumstances."

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Scores & Schedules

July 02, 2015 07:08 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Wednesday's Games

Cincinnati 2 Minnesota 1

Oakland 4 Colorado 1

Seattle 7 San Diego 0

Pittsburgh 9 Detroit 3

Chi White Sox 7 St. Louis 1

Thursday's Game

Pittsburgh (Liriano 4-6) at Detroit (K.Ryan 1-1), 1:08 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

Toronto 11, Boston 2

N.Y. Yankees 3, L.A. Angels 1

Baltimore 4, Texas 2

Cleveland 8, Tampa Bay 1

Houston 6, Kansas City 5

Thursday's Games

Cleveland (Kluber 3-9) at Tampa Bay (M.Moore 0-0), 12:10 p.m.

Texas (Gallardo 7-6) at Baltimore (Gausman 1-0), 7:05 p.m.

Boston (Miley 7-7) at Toronto (Boyd 0-1), 7:07 p.m.

Minnesota (Gibson 5-6) at Kansas City (C.Young 7-3), 8:10 p.m.

Seattle (Elias 4-5) at Oakland (Kazmir 4-5), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

Milwaukee 9, Philadelphia 5

Chicago Cubs 2, N.Y. Mets 0, 11 innings

Miami 6, San Francisco 5

Atlanta 4, Washington 1

L.A. Dodgers 4, Arizona 3

Thursday's Games

San Francisco (M.Cain 0-0) at Miami (Fernandez 0-0), 12:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Liriano 4-6) at Detroit (K.Ryan 1-1), 1:08 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 7-5) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 8-5), 1:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (Garza 4-10) at Philadelphia (Billingsley 0-2), 6:35 p.m.

Washington (Scherzer 9-5) at Atlanta (Banuelos 0-0), 7:10 p.m.

San Diego (T.Ross 5-7) at St. Louis (Cooney 0-0), 7:15 p.m.

Colorado (Rusin 3-2) at Arizona (Hellickson 5-5), 9:40 p.m.

WNBA

Wednesday's Games

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Thursday's Games

Washington at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Connecticut, 7 p.m.

Tulsa at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

San Antonio at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

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