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NATIONAL TEAM BANS PHELPS AFTER DUI ARREST

MAKING NEWS

USA Swimming suspended Michael Phelps for six months, forced him to withdraw from next year's world championships and took away his funding from the sport's national governing body as a result of the Olympic champion's second DUI arrest. The sanctions announced Monday won't keep Phelps from training with his North Baltimore club, but he won't be allowed to participate in USA Swimming-sanctioned meets through April 6, 2015.

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NBA revenue to triple in TV deal

NBA player salaries and owner profits are expected to skyrocket after the league announced a media rights extension with partners ESPN/ABC/Disney and TNT/Turner Broadcasting that will nearly triple annual revenue from $930 million to $2.67 billion through 2025. The deal will be worth $24 billion, according to the New York Times, over the next nine years and take effect after the 2015-16 season. Fox had been expected to compete for NBA rights after the current deal ended.

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PARTY OF THE DAY

Royals show their gratitude for fans

Several Royals players spent Sunday night celebrating with fans after sweeping the American League Division Series. 1B Eric Hosmer on Twitter announced an after-party at McFadden's Bar in Kansas City's Power & Light District. He thanked fans for their love this season, and to return the favor he used his personal credit card to pay for an open bar for one hour.

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NUMBER OF THE DAY

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Runs per game scored during the postseason for Tigers LHP David Price, who Sunday became the first pitcher in history to lose his first five playoff starts

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QUOTABLE

"It's like we were scared to lose. Everybody wasn't playing their A-game. They were just, 'Oh, if we escape with a win we'll be all right.'"

Jalston Fowler, Alabama fullback, on the team's loss Saturday to Mississippi

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LIGHTNING

Season opener

vs. Panthers, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Amalie Arena

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

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