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."
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.
10:15 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.
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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