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NCAA settles concussion suit with $70M fund

The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

posted 2014-07-29 14:01:16 by ESPN.com

NBPA elects 1st big league female union chief

Washington, D.C., attorney Michele Roberts has been voted in as the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, becoming the first woman to head up a major sports union.

posted 2014-07-29 13:21:17 by ESPN.com

Judge rules for S. Sterling in sale of Clippers

A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

posted 2014-07-29 12:37:24 by ESPN.com

Sources: Clippers' Griffin has back fracture

Clippers forward Blake Griffin withdrew last week from Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup because he was advised by doctors to give a small fracture in his back more time to heal before the start of the…

posted 2014-07-29 12:34:07 by ESPN.com

Seahawks sign NFLPA president, OT Winston

NFL Players Association president Eric Winston signed a one-year deal with Seattle Seahawks, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, confirming multiple reports.

posted 2014-07-29 12:28:11 by ESPN.com

Lions table talks with Suh until after season

Ndamukong Suh will not have a deal until at least after the 2014 NFL season.

posted 2014-07-29 11:30:54 by ESPN.com

Bulls' Rose: Confidence 'through the roof'

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose says his confidence is 'through the roof' and he's looking forward to proving his doubters wrong this season as he tries to make his way back from two serious knee injuries.

posted 2014-07-29 10:47:01 by ESPN.com

UNI ranked third in MVFC preseason poll

The University of Northern Iowa football team is ranked third in the Missouri Valley Football Conference Preseason Poll. The No. 3 ranking marks the 29th year in a row that the Panthers have been voted in the top-five in the…

posted 2014-07-29 09:10:22 by KXEL

Messerli named UNI's asst. AD for compliance

Ben Messerli has been named an Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance at the University of Northern Iowa.  He will begin his work at UNI on Aug. 4. Messerli comes to UNI from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga where he served as…

posted 2014-07-29 09:03:11 by KXEL

Golf rounds donated for Linn County veterans

Corporate sponsors and the city of Cedar Rapids have donated 675 rounds of golf for active duty and honorably discharged veterans in Linn County. Patriot Golf Week begins on Aug. 25 and ends on Labor Day.  The week is set…

posted 2014-07-29 08:30:29 by KXEL

Marlins turn back Nats with 4-run rally in 9th

Jeff Baker hit a two-out RBI single to cap a four-run rally in the ninth inning by the Miami Marlins, who extended their winning streak to five games by beating the Washington Nationals 7-6.

posted 2014-07-29 01:36:16 by ESPN.com

Cabrera, Dickey help Jays trample Red Sox

Melky Cabrera and R.A. Dickey helped the Toronto Blue Jays romp past the Boston Red Sox 14-1 on Monday night.

posted 2014-07-29 00:25:22 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…
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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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