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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.

AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension.

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

Royals beats Giants 7-2, even World Series 1-all

The Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin put the ball to his face as he reacts to being called for a foul against the Sacramento Kings during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Clippers won 117-101.

Vegas police probe complaint against Blake Griffin

Police are investigating a man's allegation that Clippers star Blake Griffin attacked him in a Las Vegas nightclub during the weekend.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the league in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

NBA owners vote down lottery reform

NBA owners have voted down proposed changes to the league's draft lottery system, staving off efforts to curb tanking for the time being.

University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt, left, and President Tom Ross prepare to address members of the media with results of an investigation into academic irregularities following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

Nine UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

The probe found that nearly half of the more than 3,100 students enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for, were athletes.

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NFL: Legal process will play role in punishments

Punishment for players implicated in domestic violence will not be imposed upon arrest but at some point "farther down the process."

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Ray Rice’s appeal hearing set for early November

The hearing on the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL has tentatively been set for Nov. 5 and 6.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

In addition to the Giants win over the Royals in game 1 of the World Series, here is a look…

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WATCH: David Ortiz surprises troops with World Series tickets

Baseball star David Ortiz surprises service members with an all access tour of Fenway Park and tickets to Game 1.

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Bumgarner dominant as Giants end Royals streak

San Francisco brought Kansas City's perfect postseason to an emphatic end with a 7-1 win in Tuesday's World Series opener.

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner talks to the media before baseball practice Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Royals will host the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Oct. 21.

World Series: Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals in Game 1

The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series opener.

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AP sources: Rice’s appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6

Two people familiar with the situation say a hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6.

Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam walks on the field before the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player .

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant answers questions at a news conference in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Durant said he’s been antsy since finding out he will miss the early part of the season with a Jones fracture in his right foot. The reigning NBA MVP spoke to the media Tuesday morning for the first time since the injury.

Durant struggling to deal with injury

Thunder forward Kevin Durant says he has been antsy since finding out he will miss the early part of the season with a broken bone in his right foot.

FILE - At left, in an Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals' James Shields works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. At right, also in an Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in New York. The Giants take aim on their third World Series title in five years when Bumgarner starts Game 1 against "Big Game James" Shields and the Royals, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City.

World Series opener tonight on KPUG

Madison Bumgarner gets the call for the Giants, who are trying to become the first National League team to win three World Series titles in a five-year span since the St. Louis Cardinals of 1942-46. The Royals, back in the Series for the first time since winning the title in 1985, counter with James Shields.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

In addition to the Steelers’ big win and the sentencing of Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius, here is a look…

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McIlroy turns focus to legal battle

Rory McIlroy has pulled out of two events to focus on his legal battle with his former management company.

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Steelers’ quick points silence fans, help them beat Texans

The Pittsburgh Steelers needed less than three minutes to score 24 unanswered points to help them top the Houston Texans.

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend

The Olympic sprinter was sentenced to five years in prison, ending a trial that has gripped South Africa and the world.

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College mascots ‘Shake It Off’ parody

Big Ten mascots show off their dance moves to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off."

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Jenn Paul named GNAC Golfer of the Week

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Western Washington University's Jenn Paul has been named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women's Golfer of the Week for Oct. 19-25.

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Bellingham routs Wenatchee

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The Bellingham Blazers beat the Wenatchee Wolves on Friday night at the Bellingham Sportsplex.

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Mariota throws 5 TD’s, No. 6 Oregon beats Cal

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Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is shown warming up for an NCAA college football game against UCLA in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

Marcus Mariota broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the No. 6 Ducks' 59-41 victory over California on Friday night.

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Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Clippers

Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts walks onto the floor past Damian Lillard (0) during the first scheduled timeout in an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Phoenix.

The Portland Trail Blazers concluded their preseason with a 99-89 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.