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Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar hits an RBI double during the second inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Royals beat Giants 7-2 in Game 2, even World Series

- Associated Press

Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.

 A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Source: Roger Goodell told to testify in Ray Rice appeal

- Associated Press

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.

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots with Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) defending in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Wizards fall to Knicks as Carmelo Anthony scores 30

- Associated Press

Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points, including a tiebreaking three-point play with 13.9 seconds left, and the New York Knicks overcame a 10-point deficit late in the third quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 103-100 on Wednesday night.

**FILE** McDonald's East All-American Melo Trimble, of Upper Marlboro, Md., competes in the three-point shootout during the McDonald's All-American Jam Fest at the University of Chicago in Chicago, on Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Melo Trimble brings playmaking, personality to Terps

- The Washington Times

In Trimble, a highly touted recruit out of nearby Bishop O’Connell High School, coach Mark Turgeon knew the Terrapins would be adding an adept passer, creative finisher and spot-up shooter. What he didn’t expect was Trimble’s unique character off the court.

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2014,, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin walks off the court during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. Las Vegas police are investigating a man’s allegation that Griffin attacked him in a Las Vegas nightclub during the weekend. Officer Jesse Roybal, a department spokesman, said Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, that a battery complaint was filed Sunday stemming from an altercation involving the NBA player. No arrest was made. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Blake Griffin faces battery complaint from Vegas club incident

Associated Press

Police in Las Vegas are investigating a man’s complaint that Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo taken while Los Angeles Clippers players partied at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub, authorities said Wednesday.

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Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler hits an RBI single during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Butler delivers 2 big hits, KC evens World Series

- Associated Press

A big-and-burly thumper still has a place on these flash-and-dash Kansas City Royals, it seems. Especially if he can deliver clutch hits in the World Series, the way Billy Butler did Wednesday night.

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum talks to the media during baseball player availability at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. The Kansas City Royals will host the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Oct. 21. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Lincecum gets in game, leaves with tight back

- Associated Press

Banished to the bullpen and absent from the mound since the regular season, Tim Lincecum returned Wednesday night with the Giants trailing the Royals by five runs in the seventh inning.

NHL Capsules

- Associated Press

Corey Perry had his second hat trick of the season and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez and Greg Holland celebrate after Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 7-2 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

- Associated Press

Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.

Los Angeles Lakers' Wesley Johnson, center, dunks as teammates Wayne Ellington, left, Carlos Boozer and Portland Trail Blazers' Dorell Wright, right, watch during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Ontario, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Rookie Randle leads Lakers past Blazers 94-86

- Associated Press

Julius Randle already feels the game slowing down after seven preseason games with the Los Angeles Lakers, and the rookie power forward demonstrated his comfort in an impressive finish to their latest preseason game.

Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry celebrates his goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Perry has hat trick, Ducks beat Sabres 4-1

- Associated Press

Corey Perry had his second hat trick of the season and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec keeps a close eye on the puck as he gets a glove on a Carolina Hurricanes shot during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

Lowry scores first goal to lift Jets over Canes

Associated Press

Adam Lowry was sporting a smile and a special grey helmet after he scored his first NHL goal in Winnipeg's 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields wipes his face as he is taken out of the game during the fourth inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Tight crew of Royals routed in World Series

- Associated Press

The Kansas City Royals had adopted the scrappy, intense attitude of Royals starter James Shields during their thrilling postseason run. They followed his cue on Tuesday night, too.

NBA Calendar

- Associated Press

Oct. 27 - Rosters set for opening day.