Witnesses say Halladay flying low before crash...Jones at odds with Goodell...Packers drop Bennett

November 09, 2017 - 2:05 am

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Witnesses to Roy Halladay's fatal plane crash have told federal investigators the two-time Cy Young Award winner was flying his tiny sport plane low over the Gulf of Mexico shortly before it slammed into the water. National Transportation Safety Board Investigator Noreen Price said Wednesday that Halladay's ICON A5 experienced a "high-energy impact" with the water. Price said it was too early to say whether Tuesday's crash was related to two earlier crashes this year of other A5s. One crash killed the plane's chief designer and test pilot.

NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is reportedly ready to fight a proposed contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL'). A person with knowledge of the situation says Jones told the six owners on the compensation committee he had hired high-profile attorney David Boies (boyz) and was prepared to sue if the group voted to extend Goodell's deal. All 32 owners voted in May to extend Goodell's contract and authorized the compensation committee to work out the details, but Jones has since been embroiled in a dispute sparked by Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have waived Martellus Bennett, who had 24 catches for 233 yards in seven starts this year. The Packers cited a "failure to disclose a physical condition" for making the move. Bennett signed with the Packers as an unrestricted free agent last offseason after helping the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined Oklahoma Thunder head coach Billy Donovan, forward Paul George and guard Russell Westbrook $15,000 apiece for publicly criticizing game officials following Sunday's loss to Portland. The three were angry after Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony was ejected for a flagrant-2 call on a play in which a foul was called on Jusuf Nurkic. The league says Anthony's flagrant 2 foul from Sunday's game will stand, but the flagrant issued to Russell Westbrook in Tuesday night's loss to Sacramento has been rescinded.

BEIJING (AP) — UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford says the three Bruins involved in a shoplifting incident in China won't play in Saturday's game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott issued a statement Tuesday night saying that UCLA basketball players were "involved in a situation" in China, with police being summoned to the team's hotel to investigate the matter. The Los Angeles Times, citing a person close to the situation, reported that freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were involved in a shoplifting incident.

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