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Judge OKs preliminary NFL concussion deal

A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal that would compensate former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

posted 2014-07-08 10:52:37 by

Sources: Bosh considers Rockets max offer

Chris Bosh, after talking with LeBron James this past weekend, is seriously considering the Houston Rockets' maximum contract offer of four years, $88 million, according to sources close to the situation.

posted 2014-07-08 09:45:19 by

Judge denies D. Sterling's bid for federal trial

The trial to decide the record-breaking $2 billion sale of the Clippers began Monday afternoon with the lead attorney for Shelly Sterling calling Donald Sterling as a witness and suggesting a bench warrant be issued for the owner.

posted 2014-07-08 08:24:18 by

Pistorius defense closes case in murder trial

The defense team for Oscar Pistorius closed its case in the athlete's murder trial on Tuesday, bringing a legal case that has transfixed South Africans and others around the world closer to a verdict.

posted 2014-07-08 08:15:58 by

McRoberts commits to Heat; Granger, too

Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger have committed to join the Miami Heat, the team confirmed Monday.

posted 2014-07-08 06:58:18 by

O's pile on 6 runs in the 11th to beat the Nats

Chris Davis snapped a lengthy slump with a tiebreaking homer in the 11th inning, part of a six-run uprising that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Washington Nationals 8-2 on Monday night.

posted 2014-07-08 02:46:24 by

Chavez K's 9 to key A's shutout of Giants

Jesse Chavez matched a career high with nine strikeouts in six innings, and three relievers pitched scoreless ball to lead the Oakland Athletics past the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.

posted 2014-07-08 02:40:30 by

NCAA suggests limits for contact practices

The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.

posted 2014-07-08 00:48:23 by


Sources: Cavs think LeBron listening to pitch

The Cleveland Cavaliers, after more than two years of planning, believe they have LeBron James legitimately listening to their pitch to leave the Miami Heat and return to his home state in free agency, according to sources close to the…

posted 2014-07-07 20:39:27 by

Source: Frye, Magic agree to $32M contract

Veteran forward Channing Frye has agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with the Orlando Magic, a source confirmed to's Ramona Shelburne.

posted 2014-07-07 20:16:59 by

Cavs attracting most bets at Vegas books

More bets have been placed on the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the 2015 NBA title than on any other team at the Las Vegas Superbook.

posted 2014-07-07 19:55:48 by

Encarnacion on DL; Seager now an All-Star

The Toronto Blue Jays have put All-Star first baseman Edwin Encarnacion on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right quadriceps.

posted 2014-07-07 18:21:26 by

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
posted by Dennis Lowe 10 days ago
I’m blessed to be spending part of my holiday weekend with my family and I hope many Iowans are able…
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May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
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