The accounts given by the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, contradict Goodell's statement that he did not know precisely what had happened inside the elevator until he watched the TMZ Sports-released videotape on Monday morning.
MLB commissioner Bud Selig says the league and its players' union have previously discussed the idea of a blanket policy regarding domestic violence during collective bargaining, yet so far baseball has opted to handle any issue on a case-by-case basis.
The judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial appeared to be heading for a culpable homicide finding Thursday after ruling out both both premeditated murder and murder verdicts in the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympic athlete's girlfriend.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. apologized Wednesday, a day after he told a small group of reporters at the MGM Grand that he believed the NFL should have followed through on its initial two-game ban of former Ravens running back Ray Rice.
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson broke down in tears Wednesday as he addressed what critics have called a lenient stance regarding defensive end Greg Hardy, who was convicted of domestic violence in July and is currently appealing the verdict.
Andrew McCutchen hit the first inside-the-park home run of his career, and the Pittsburgh Pirates protected their lead in the NL wild-card race, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Wednesday night.