Los Angeles Times
Broncos’ record sale for $4.6 billion OKd
The record $4.65-billion sale of the Denver Broncos to Walmart heir Rob Walton and his daughter and son-in-law has been unanimously approved by NFL owners. This was the expected final step in the team’s transfer from the family of the late Pat Bowlen. Walton has an estimated net worth of $60 billion and becomes the league’s wealthiest owner.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league needed to keep pushing for a yearlong suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson because of his “predatory behavior” toward women . ... New York Jets coach Robert Saleh said tackle Mekhi Becton will likely miss the season because of another injury to his surgically repaired right knee . ... Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith requested a trade over his contract extension . ... Cleveland Browns return specialist Jakeem Grant was carted off the field with a possible torn left Achilles tendon . ... Las Vegas police said former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested on suspicion of driving impaired . ... Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Rashad Fenton returned from the physically unable to perform list . ... Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera fired defensive line coach Sam Mills III .
Tyson Fury announced a return to boxing and has his sights set on a third bout against fellow Briton Derek Chisora.
The Carolina Hurricanes resigned forward Martin Necas toa two-year, $6-million contract . ... Andrea Skinner was appointed interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors amid scrutiny of the organization for its handling of sexual assault allegations.
Naomi Osaka retired from her opening match against Kaia Kanepi at the National Bank Open because of a back injury. Australia’s Nick Kyrgios advanced, beating Argentina’s Sebastian Baez 6-4, 6-4.
The Big Ten’s next television contracts will not include a deal with ESPN, according to the Associated Press.
Chicago White Sox All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson was expected to miss six weeks because of a tear in his left hand . ... Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale broke his right wrist in a bike accident and will miss the rest of the season.