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Abreu's MLB-best 27th HR lifts White Sox

Jose Abreu hit his 27th home run, Chris Sale struck out a season-high 12 in a complete game and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 7-1 on Friday night.

posted 2014-07-04 23:22:23 by ESPN.com

Sources: Rose didn't help Bulls' pitch to Melo

It turns out that Derrick Rose was not a part of the Chicago Bulls' pitch to Carmelo Anthony, after all.

posted 2014-07-04 22:21:35 by ESPN.com

Source: Cubs trade Samardzija, Hammel to A's

The Chicago Cubs have traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for Dan Straily, Addison Russell, Billy McKinney and a player to be named later, a high-ranking source with one of the two clubs told ESPN Insider…

posted 2014-07-04 21:57:57 by ESPN.com

Girardi: Fair to say CC out for '14

Things escalated quickly for CC Sabathia, who in the span of a few days went from a possible All-Star break return to not pitching again in 2014.

posted 2014-07-04 21:54:54 by ESPN.com

Sources: LeBron's agent meeting with teams

The agent for LeBron James has met this week with officials from multiple teams interested in courting James in free agency, according to sources close to the process.

posted 2014-07-04 20:58:02 by ESPN.com

Sources: Hawes, Clips reach 4-year, $23M deal

Free agent center Spencer Hawes has agreed to join the Los Angeles Clippers next season, according to sources.

posted 2014-07-04 19:50:06 by ESPN.com

Chestnut fireworks: Fiancee, 8th hot dog win

Joey Chestnut scarfed down 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win his eighth consecutive championship, barely beating Matt Stonie at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on Friday.

posted 2014-07-04 18:30:23 by ESPN.com

Lakers, minus delayed Kobe, welcome Melo

Free-agent Carmelo Anthony met with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday and heard their pitch as to why he is the right man to become the next face of the franchise.

posted 2014-07-04 16:41:24 by ESPN.com

Texas Tech suspends Battle for role in fight

Texas Tech guard Amber Battle has been suspended for a month for her involvement in a fight with a football player at the university's recreation center.

posted 2014-07-04 16:33:42 by ESPN.com

Damon, 40: 'I can still outhit half the league'

Teams looking for a proven hitter to help them down the stretch might want to call Johnny Damon.

posted 2014-07-04 15:00:53 by ESPN.com

Federer, Djokovic to play for Wimbledon title

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals Friday at the All England Club.

posted 2014-07-04 14:07:37 by ESPN.com

Sources: Bulls trying to add Euro star Mirotic

While they chase Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol, the Chicago Bulls may be close to landing what they believe is a major addition to their roster as they are working on securing 2011 first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic, sources…

posted 2014-07-04 13:29:20 by ESPN.com

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 11 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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