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  • Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an emergency injunction request from Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott Thursday, meaning his six-game suspension is back on.Elliott won't be eligible to play on Sunday in the Cowboys' game against the Atlanta Falcons. The next hearing in his case won't be until December 1, meaning he could miss four games before another court date.Elliott was suspended for six games for violations of the NFL's personal conduct policy. The league said it found persuasive evidence that Elliott committed domestic violence against his then-girlfriend in 2016.Last week, Elliott received a temporary stay that allowed him to play against the Kansas City Chiefs.If Elliott sits out the full six-game suspension now, he would return on December 24. The Cowboys will turn to Alfred Morris, Darren McFadden and Rod Smith at running back in his absence.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- The National Football League expects to finalize a five-year contract extension with commissioner Roger Goodell soon, the league said, despite threats of a lawsuit from powerful Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said that there was no projected date by which the deal would be locked in, but that "our expectation is this will be wrapped up soon."The deal would extend Goodell's term through 2024. He has served as commissioner since 2006.Lockhart noted Thursday that NFL owners voted unanimously to move forward with negotiations for an extension. That vote included Jones.To this point, Lockhart says, negotiations have been "productive" and "amicable."Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Julian Finney/Getty Images for WTA(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) -- Venus Williams arrived at her lawyer's West Palm Beach, Florida, office earlier Thursday morning to give a deposition related to the fatal car crash that killed an elderly man last June.The tennis champion faces a wrongful death lawsuit from the family of Jerome Barson, 78, who died from injuries sustained in the crash on June 9 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.Jerome Barson's wife, Linda Barson, was driving a Hyundai Accent when it hit Williams' Toyota Sequoia at an intersection. Jerome Barson was taken to a local hospital and died more than a week later from organ failure.The lawsuit, filed by the Barsons' daughter, alleges wrongful death action, and the family is seeking damages in excess of $15,000, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by ABC News. The family claims Williams is at fault for being in the middle of the intersection on a red light.The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department, which investigated the crash, released police surveillance video footage which they said showed that Williams "lawfully entered" the intersection.In a statement from July, police said Williams was trying to travel north through the intersection, when a "Nissan Altima entered the intersection traveling south, and made a left turn in front of Williams' vehicle, causing her to stop advancing through the intersection to avoid a collision."As Williams began to travel north again through the intersection, Linda Barson, with her husband as a passenger, was traveling west and came to a red light that "then cycled to green, at which time Barson continued westbound and entered the intersection. The front end of Barson’s vehicle collided with the right front of Williams' vehicle," the statement from police said.Williams was not ticketed for the crash.After the police surveillance footage was released, Williams' attorney, Malcolm Cunningham, said in a statement that "once Ms. Williams entered the intersection lawfully, she had the right to proceed through the intersection and other vehicles including those with a red light changing to green, were obligated to yield the right-of-way to Ms. Williams."He added, "Ms. Williams is grateful for the continued diligence and efforts of the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department in its investigation. At the same time, as this process moves forward, she remains deeply saddened by the loss suffered by the Barson family and continues to keep them in her thoughts and prayers." Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • UNDATED (AP) - The Boston Celtics now own a double-digit winning streak after knocking off an old rival from the NBA's Western Conference.
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  • UNDATED (AP) - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is reportedly ready to fight a proposed contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell.
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