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Column: Oh, Roger, you still don’t get it

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell 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. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Oh, Roger, you still don’t get it.

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Goodell: ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’

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 Photo/Jason DeCrow)

NEW YORK (AP) — More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL’s handling of players accused of crimes.

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Browns’ Gordon has suspension reduced to 10 games

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Josh Gordon’s tangled ordeal, full of legal twists and turns, has finally been straightened out.

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Rapids’ Nick LaBrocca suspended 1 game for foul

NEW YORK (AP) — Colorado Rapids midfielder Nick LaBrocca was suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount by MLS on Friday for a serious foul that endangered the safety of an opponent.

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After NFL, baseball addresses domestic violence

In this Oct. 24, 2006, file photo, Major League Baseball union head Donald Fehr, left, speaks as MLB Commissioner Bud Selig listens to details of their new labor contract before Game 3 of baseball's World Series in St. Louis. Game 3 of the World Series in St. Louis. The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players' union to open talks about the way that sport should deal with such episodes. Baseball's CBA includes a voluntary treatment program for certain alcohol-related and off-field violent conduct. It also allows the commissioner or a team to impose discipline, but doesn't say of what sort, if a player is charged with a crime "involving the use of physical force or violence, including but not limited to, sexual assault, domestic violence, resisting arrest, battery, and assault." (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players’ union to open talks about the way that sport should deal with such episodes.

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