Independence Day marked the 111th day of the NFL lockout. On Tuesday, the NFL's owners and players are scheduled to resume negotiations in New York as the sides try to come to an agreement to end the longest work stoppage in league history.
Based on some progress made last week in a critical negotiating session in Minneapolis, there is hope heading into this critical week. Owners and players are getting closer when it comes to agreeing on the division of revenue, sources told ESPN.com's John Clayton.
Galveston Texas is home to many wood statues carved out of trees killed in hurricane Ike. The newest addition to the family of carvings is a statue of the famed boxer and Galveston native Jack Johnson. This statue is a point of contention for some Hoak sub-division neighbors, who claim that it creates too much traffic in their residential area.
LOS ANGELES -- Facing the painful prospect of stiffing players and employees, the Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection in a Delaware court Monday, adding to off-the-field troubles that have hobbled one of baseball's most storied franchises and setting up another showdown with Major League Baseball.
Terrell Owens, who has placed himself among the NFL's all-time leading receivers with plans to play a 16th season, has undergone surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees following a previously undisclosed injury this offseason, according to sources familiar with the injury.
WIMBLEDON, England -- Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, defending champion Serena Williams and five-time champion Venus Williams were all eliminated in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Monday.
Serena Williams was ousted by Marion Bartoli 6-3, 7-6 (6), cutting short her return to Grand Slam tennis after nearly a year out with serious health problems, while Wozniacki was beaten by 24th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5.