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MLB issues discipline following Marlins-Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Anthony DeSclafani was suspended for three games and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers was fined for their actions after Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton got hit in the face by a pitch from Fiers.

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What’s next for the NFL’s Ray Rice investigation

In this Feb. 2, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell takes the field before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos in East Rutherford, N.J.  A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL employee five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until they were published this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number confirming the video arrived on April 9. A female voice expresses thanks for providing the video and says: "You're right. It's terrible." Goodell sent a memo on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, to the 32 teams reiterating that the NFL never saw the video until Monday, Sept. 8. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Roger Goodell’s imperious enforcement of the NFL’s personal conduct policy made him a feared adversary of 300-pound linemen, established him as the most powerful — and best paid — commissioner in American sports and earned him the nickname “The Ginger Hammer.”

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Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

In this Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice speaks during a news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. At least four television networks say they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing football player Rice striking his fiancee, footage that has called into question how the NFL disciplines players involved in domestic violence. The video from a casino elevator showing Janay Palmer crumbling to the floor after a punch has already been seen many times on TV since TMZ released it Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn’t fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

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NFL to look into its handling of Rice case

Racquel Bailey wears a Ray Rice jersey as she tailgates before the Baltimore Ravens' NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white No. 27.

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A look at NFL Commissioner Goodell’s inner circle

In this Oct. 14, 2011, file photo, NFL football lead counsel Jeff Pash, right, accompanied by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, after a meeting to discuss HGH testing for NFL players. The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 to make the findings of the probe public, and said their goal was "to get the truth." (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller is investigating into how the NFL handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. Just like it’s handy to have a roster for a football game, here’s a look at some in the NFL who could be interviewed as part of the probe:

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