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Venus, Li advance to 3rd round at Wimbledon

Five-time champion Venus Williams overcame a slow start to beat Japan's Kurumi Nara 7-6 (4), 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the third round of a major for only the second time in her last 10 Grand Slam tournaments.

posted 2014-06-25 10:53:15 by

Heavy hitter: Stanton wants in on the Derby

Attention, Troy Tulowitzki and whomever else is responsible for picking the National League's representatives in next month's Home Run Derby: Giancarlo Stanton wants to make his Derby debut -- finally.

posted 2014-06-25 10:39:29 by

Cedar Rapids Ball Club in discussions to acquire Waterloo Bucks

The Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc., doing business as the Cedar Rapids Kernels, has entered discussions to purchase the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League. The purchase is subject to the approval of the Northwoods League and obtaining a lease…

posted 2014-06-25 10:13:08 by KXEL

Kershaw stellar again in no-hitter follow-up

Clayton Kershaw followed his first career no-hitter with eight marvelous innings, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier drove in a run apiece, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Kansas City Royals 2-0 on Tuesday night.

posted 2014-06-25 09:31:00 by

Sources: Clips consider Griffin 'untouchable'

The Los Angeles Clippers have strong interest in pursuing LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony if they can clear the requisite salary cap space to make a maximum-level offer to the superstars, who have both elected to become free agents starting…

posted 2014-06-25 09:25:31 by

Venus, Phelps, Lynch in Mag's Body Issue

The sixth annual edition of ESPN The Magazine's The Body Issue will feature 22 athletes posing nude, including five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams, 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.

posted 2014-06-25 09:14:04 by

D-backs down Indians in 14, tie park mark

Aaron Hill singled in Gerardo Parra from third in the 14th inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 9-8 victory over Cleveland Indians just past midnight Wednesday morning in a game that matched the longest in Chase Field history.

posted 2014-06-25 08:49:02 by

Sources: Cavaliers split on Wiggins, Parker

Just two days before the NBA draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers are split on whether to take Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins with the top overall pick, multiple sources told

posted 2014-06-25 08:28:29 by

Venus, Li advance to 3rd round at Wimbledon

Australian Open champion Li Na advanced to the third round at Wimbledon with a 6-2, 6-2 win Wednesday over Yvonne Meusburger of Austria.

posted 2014-06-25 07:58:00 by


Penguins' Crosby picks up 2nd Hart trophy

Seven years after Sidney Crosby won his first Hart Memorial Trophy, the Pittsburgh Penguins' captain has been recognized as the NHL's best once again.

posted 2014-06-24 22:15:33 by

Nadal rallies past Klizan in Wimbledon opener

Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal was made to work hard for his opening-round win at Wimbledon on Tuesday, rallying from one set down before beating hard-hitting Martin Klizan of Slovakia.

posted 2014-06-24 20:01:43 by

Sources: Pistons, Kings talk Josh Smith deal

Sources close to the situation told on Tuesday that the Pistons have engaged the Sacramento Kings in trade discussions this week that would potentially land Josh Smith in the same Sacramento frontcourt as DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay.

posted 2014-06-24 19:47:32 by

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
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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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