ESPN Headlines NFL: Lifetime ban possible for domestic abuse 8/29/2014 6:59:06 AM The NFL is immediately implementing a sweeping domestic violence initiative that calls for a six-game suspension for a first offense and a lifetime ban from the league for a second offense. 49ers linebacker Smith suspended 9 games 8/29/2014 4:17:50 PM 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended nine games for violating the NFL's personal-conduct and substance-abuse policies. Sources: Rams cut 17; Sam still on roster 8/29/2014 7:20:02 PM Michael Sam survived a round of cuts by the St. Louis Rams on Friday, sources told ESPN. Mattingly: Emotions may be hampering Puig 8/29/2014 8:40:18 PM The Los Angeles Dodgers have become concerned enough about Yasiel Puig's nearly monthlong batting slump that manager Don Mattingly held him out of the starting lineup for Friday night's game in San Diego. Bengals' RB plans don't include Green-Ellis 8/29/2014 3:07:23 PM BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been cut. Weaver outduels Lester as Angels up lead 8/29/2014 8:07:56 PM Jered Weaver outpitched Jon Lester, Albert Pujols hit his 516th career homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 4-0 on Friday night, extending their AL West lead over the A's to three games.