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Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, left, speaks with head coach John Harbaugh before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Ravens owner: Team didn’t ask NFL for leniency for Ray Rice

- Associated Press

Steve Bisciotti spoke Monday after ESPN reported last week that the owner, president Dick Cass and general manager Ozzie Newsome pushed Commissioner Roger Goodell for leniency for their star running back.

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) is helped off the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

His season over, Hall will focus on helping Redskins teammates

- The Washington Times

Despite the best wishes of his team’s athletic training staff, Hall couldn’t stay in the locker room after he was hurt Sunday. He needed to see first-hand how the Redskins would fare at the end of their game against Philadelphia — at one point even pulling his replacement, rookie Bashaud Breeland, aside for additional coaching.

Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky (65), from Austria, celebrates after his goal in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Andre Burakovsky getting long look at center in Capitals training camp

- The Washington Times

Such responsibilities may be a bit overwhelming for Burakovsky, but on Sunday, in the Capitals’ preseason opener, he seemed more than adept at handling them. He scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Buffalo at Verizon Center, burying a wrister off a one-timer from Jason Chimera from the right faceoff circle 13:14 into the first period.

Personnel check on Washington Redskins' Brian Orakpo after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Redskins’ injury report crowded heading into short week

- The Washington Times

Seventeen players were listed on the Redskins’ injury report in advance of their Thursday night game against the New York Giants, but coach Jay Gruden said that all of them, except for quarterback Robert Griffin III, may be able to play.

Europe's Graeme McDowell, left, is congratulated by Rory McIlroy after making a putt to half the 13th hole during a foursomes match at the Ryder Cup PGA golf tournament Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Ryder Cup: Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell may be split up

- Associated Press

McDowell and McIlroy are longtime friends and major champions. They have been Ryder Cup partners for all but one session dating to 2010 at Wales, though their record is hardly impressive. They have won only two of those matches and halved another.

Philadelphia Eagles' Jason Peters, right, and Washington Redskins' Chris Baker, left, tussle after a fourth-quarter play as line judge Darryll Lewis tries to break it up during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. Both players were ejected. Philadelphia won 37-34. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, David Maialetti)

LOVERRO: Redskins, Eagles ready for more after Thrilla in Phila

- The Washington Times

Sunday’s 37-34 Eagles win over the Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field was everything you would want in an NFC East rivalry game. Frustration, exhilaration, desperation, retribution, confrontations, altercations, ejections — all of it adding up to one of the more hard-fought games between these two division rivals in recent years.

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Baseball Capsules

- Associated Press

Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night.

Paul Goydos wins Hawaii Championship

Associated Press

Paul Goydos won the Hawaii Championship on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, breaking out of a tight pack with four straight birdies.

In this photo taken Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, Chinese tennis player Li Na wipes her tears during a press conference to announce her retirement in Beijing. The two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Caroline Garcia upsets Radwanska at Wuhan Open

- Associated Press

Caroline Garcia followed up her first-round win over Venus Williams with a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7) upset win over fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska on Monday at the inaugural Wuhan Open.

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn throws to a Cincinnati Reds batter during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Sarah Conard)

Cards clinch playoff spot, then lose 7-2 to Reds

- Associated Press

The St. Louis Cardinals are trying to secure the NL Central title while battling a flu bug that has spread throughout the roster. At least they know they are headed back to the postseason.

Cuban baseball opening runs into trouble

- Associated Press

Cuba's unprecedented effort to stop a devastating baseball talent drain doesn't seem to be working, with a string of stars leaving for the major leagues in the year since the government allowed a small number to play professionally overseas.

Gambia: Ex-govt. minister elected football head

Associated Press

A former government minister has been elected president of the Gambian football federation in a move that has been criticized as being about politics and not sport.