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.

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