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1:00 PM: Chicago Sky WNBA player Elena Delle Donne is expected to play Thursday against the New York Liberty after missing 17 of the Sky's last 18 games while dealing with Lyme disease: "I've been able to get rid of the tremors and some other things, but other stuff I'm going to have to play through."

12:45 PM: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has reportedly sold his Montgomery County home for $2.95 million. The sale is expected to close in mid-August.

12:30 PM: Aberdeen, Maryland police say they still have no suspects or leads in the July 2012 kidnapping of Vi Ripken, mother of Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.

12:15 PM: U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut) introduced legislation Wednesday proposing to place a federal tax on soda & other sugary drinks.

12:00 PM: John Isner, the highest ranked American on the ATP tour, lost to Steve Johnson 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) in the opening round of the Citi Open in Washington, DC on Wednesday.

11:45 AM: The Boston Red Sox have traded Jon Lester & Jonny Gomes to the Oakland A's for Yoenis Cespedes. And David Ortiz tweets his goodbye to Lester.

11:30 AM: The San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium will host its first sporting event Saturday with an MLS game between the San Jose Earthquakes & Seattle Sounders. And Mexico & Chile will meet in an international friendly at the stadium on September 6.

11:15 AM: Newsday reports a New York City corrections officer died in a skydiving accident on Long Island Wednesday afternoon. The officer's skydiving instructor was also seriously injured in the accident.

11:00 AM: The Providence Journal reports two Brown University football players accused of sexual assault are no longer on the team's roster. But a lawyer for one of the players says the school is "acting extremely prematurely".

10:45 AM: Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne & Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio canceled scheduled meetings with Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlight Bunny Ranch brothel. Hof is in Phoenix to pitch legalizing prostitution during next year's Super Bowl.

10:30 AM: The University of Iowa is offering five students who purchase season football tickets the chance to win free tuition for two semesters.

10:15 AM: A bicyclist claims that the mayor of Sunset Hills, Missouri swore at him & intentionally swerved into him in a road incident Tuesday afternoon. But mayor Mark Furrer denies any swerving and claims it was the cyclist who was swearing at him.

10:00 AM: Former San Diego Chargers nose tackle Cam Thomas is being sued by his former girlfriend on claims that Thomas abused her and eventually gave her herpes.

9:00 PM: KOAT profiles Branden Hussey, a 16-year-old Albuquerque, New Mexico boy without his left arm or both his legs who has been training to become an MMA fighter.

8:45 PM: KXAN profiles Gabe Gigout, a 15-year-old weightlifter from Elgin, Texas who does not have the use of his legs due to spina bifida, but who won his division at the world bench press championships in Denmark last May.

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