Henderson to hear Elliott appeal Aug. 29

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(TSX / STATS) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appointed Harold Henderson to hear Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's appeal, the league announced Wednesday.

The hearing is scheduled to take place on Aug. 29, according to NFL Network, which first reported Henderson would be the arbiter for Elliott's appeal hearing and confirmed by ESPN.

The NFL Players Association on Tuesday officially appealed the six-game suspension handed down to Elliott, who was suspended by the league on Friday following a 13-month investigation for violating the league's personal conduct policy after multiple domestic violence incidents.

Saints fire 2 doctors after misdiagnosis

(TSX / STATS) -- The New Orleans Saints fired team orthopedists Deryk Jones and Misty Suri on Wednesday after discovering that cornerback Delvin Breaux sustained a fracture in his fibula that was originally diagnosed as a bruise.

"I think it's not one event, it probably builds up over a period of time," coach Sean Payton said when asked about the decision to dismiss the doctors. "You're not gonna bat a thousand here, but you're just hoping that more often than not, you're getting the right information." (MORE)

Stanton's homer streak ends at 6 games

(TSX / STATS) -- MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton was realistic after his franchise-record streak of home runs in six consecutive games was snapped.

"I ain't going to hit a homer in 45 games straight," Stanton said. (MORE)

Mayweather, McGregor gloves smaller

(TSX / STATS) -- Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will wear 8-ounce boxing gloves for their highly anticipated fight on Aug. 26, the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced Wednesday.

Mayweather and McGregor requested the smaller size earlier this month instead of the usual 10-ounce gloves in their 154-pound bout. Both fighters submitted a waiver to the NSAC. (MORE)

BoSox rally by Cards on Betts' 2-run 2B

(TSX / STATS) -- BOSTON -- Mookie Betts is batting just .269 this season, well down from the .318 he hit in 2016.

But his 2017 season with runners in scoring position tells an entirely different story. (MORE)

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