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Natasha Howard has 21 points and 10 rebounds, Storm beat Aces

Natasha Howard had 21 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks and four steals and the Seattle Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 69-66 for their fourth straight victory. Howard is playing amid her wife’s social media allegations of physically threatening and abusive behavior. No charges have been filed against Howard.

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Simon Pagenaud wins 2nd straight pole at Iowa

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 2:04 p.m.

Simon Pagenaud will start first in the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway after winning the pole for the second week in a row. Pagenaud, who won in Toronto last weekend starting from the front row, posted an average speed of 180.073 mph to capture his third pole of 2019 and his 13th overall.
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Storm’s Natasha Howard denies abusing her wife

Natasha Howard denies allegations she abused her wife in a statement provided by her lawyer. The Seattle Storm All-Star was accused by her wife on social media Saturday of physically threatening and abusing her. No charges against Howard have been filed.
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WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence

UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident in Florida. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony counts, one involving the assault of an individual with whom she was in a relationship and the other involving the threatening of another person with a firearm. Her criminal case is ongoing. The WNBA also will require Williams to participate in counseling.
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Balanced, and depleted, Storm cruise past Wings, 95-81

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 18 points and the injury-plagued Seattle Storm cruised to a 95-81 victory over the Dallas Wings to snap a three-game skid. The defending-champion Storm were without three-fifths of last year’s starting lineup: reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart (Achilles), Sue Bird (knee) and Jewell Loyd (ankle) – who was named an All-Star game starter Thursday.
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Spokane Valley’s Michael Chiesa dedicates UFC 239 victory to Jess Roskelley

UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:20 a.m.

“I was introduced to Jess Roskelley by my teammate, Sam Sicilia. Before we left for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ seven years ago was when I met Jess. We actually signed our contracts for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and faxed them from Jess’ house,” Michael Chiesa said. “Because of Sam, I was able to bring Jess into my life. I drew a lot of inspiration from the guy.”
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Xfinity Series race at Daytona begins after rain delay

UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

The Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway has started after a rain delay of 2 hours, 35 minutes. NASCAR had already moved the start of Friday night’s race up roughly 15 minutes but the skies opened an hour before the scheduled start, putting all activity on hold.
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NASCAR ready for one final round of Daytona summer fireworks

UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

The midpoint of the NASCAR season is here trying as always to deliver a white-knuckled thrill fest on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. The series is riding a high into Saturday night’s race following Alex Bowman’s first career Cup victory last week and a new rules package that NASCAR leadership believes has immensely improved the on-track product.
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Joey Logano lands Daytona pole after qualifying gets canceled

Joey Logano will start Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the pole after qualifying was canceled at Daytona International Speedway. The session was called after lightning was detected near the 2fraction>1/2/fraction>-mile track and shut down car inspections. Logano leads the Cup series in owner points, so the Team Penske driver was awarded the top starting spot. Only one driver since 2010 has won a Cup Series race at Daytona from the pole. The was Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2015.
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Ice Cube enjoying the good days in 3rd year of Big3

Ice Cube remains the famous face of his 3-on-3 half-court Big3 basketball league. While the league is heavy on nostalgia, Cube is serious about growing the Big3 into more than just another niche sports league. The rapper/actor and his league of former NBA players have made it to a third season, barnstorming this summer from Birmingham to Brooklyn, shooting 4-pointers in pickup-style games where first to 50 points wins.
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Brad Keselowski sends message to Daytona field: ‘I’m not lifting’

Brad Keselowski says he was sending a message to the field by intentionally running into William Byron during practice for the upcoming Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. Keselowski was upset about Byron’s blocking a year ago at Daytona and retaliated during the second of two practice sessions. Byron’s No. 24 Chevrolet sustained enough damage that his team switched to a backup car and will have to start at the rear of the field for Saturday night’s 400-mile race.
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Fireworks finale: Daytona prepares for last race in July

UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

The July race at Daytona International Speedway is a one-of-a-kind celebration at NASCAR’s most famous track. It also could be history following Saturday night’s 400-mile race. A significant scheduling shakeup has the iconic race tethered to Independence Day moving to late August in 2020 and becoming the Cup Series’ regular-season finale. It’s a bold break from tradition that’s been met with mixed reviews.