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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, July 31.

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MLB: Buyers and sellers spar for deadline deals

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Teams are scrambling to finish acquiring difference-making players for this season or possible future stars ahead of Thursday's trade deadline.

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Redskins hire PR firm amid fight over name

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The Washington Redskins have hired a public relations firm to help battle criticism that its name is a racial slur.

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Bosh officially re-signs with Heat

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The Miami Heat officially re-signed of nine-time All-Star forward Chris Bosh.

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Nadal withdraws from Toronto, Cincinnati events

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Rafa Nadal will miss two U.S. Open tune-up events due to a wrist injury, putting his status in doubt for a title defense at the year's final grand slam.

Entertainment

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Stars hold out for big payday on ‘Big Bang Theory’

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Production of the hit comedy is on hold as the show's stars demand big bucks.

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REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is one of 2014′s most entertaining

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Director James Gunn elevates our August with one of the most entertaining films of 2014, Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy."

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Bieber tweets, deletes Miranda Kerr shot after Bloom fight

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Justin Bieber appears determined to continue provoking Orlando Bloom following their bust-up at a party in Ibiza, Spain.

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Arrest warrant issued for ex-’Scandal’ star Columbus Short

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An L.A. judge has issued a warrant for the actor's arrest after he skipped a hearing in his domestic violence case.

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‘Glee’ star’s best-selling books coming to big screen

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The young adult book series "The Land of Stories" could be heading to the big screen.

Viral Videos

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Girl doesn’t want brother to grow up

Sister Grows Up

Five-year-old Sadie doesn't want her little brother to grow up because he's too cute now as a baby.

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Mini dominoes break world record

Mini Dominoes

The challenge gets bigger as the Dominoes get smaller!

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How to cool a drink in two minutes

Cold Drinks

Never drink a lukewarm beverage again! Check out this helpful summer trick.

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Baby elephant meets a cat

Elephant Meets Cat

Maybe this elephant is more of a dog lover?

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‘Game of Thrones’: Season 4 bloopers

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Check out the awkwardness behind the scenes with your favorite Westeros characters.

COMING UP ON MORNING NEWSWATCH

 Morning Newswatch

Thursday on the Morning Newswatch, hear a conversation with the Acting Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Rodrigo Garcia, find out how someone can get help for COPD and get weather on the 9s to help plan your day, Thursday on the Morning Newswatch from 5:30 to 9.

National Headlines

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Adults embrace art, science sleepovers

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Kids have been sleeping overnight in museums across the country for years and now adults are getting in on the fun.

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Jobless claims up, wage growth starting to push higher

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The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a stronger labor market.

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Regulators question Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some

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Regulators are "deeply troubled" by Verizon's plan to slow data downloads for customers on the older unlimited data plans.

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House approves $17B veterans health care bill

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The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

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House Republicans vote to sue Obama over health care

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The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives cleared the way for a lawsuit accusing the President of overstepping his authority.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Girl doesn’t want brother to grow up

Sister Grows Up

Five-year-old Sadie doesn't want her little brother to grow up because he's too cute now as a baby.

What's Happening

Illinois State Fair

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Join us for a cold one at the Bud Tent plus listen to some great bands!

Mega Clips for Mega Passes

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Listen to the Ray Lytle Show for your chance to win a Mega Pass to the Illinois State Fair!

Fleming Academy of Performing Arts

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Performs the National Anthem on August 2nd for the St. Louis Cardinals Game!

The Colordash

Color Dash

Register NOW for the world’s brightest 5K on August 23rd!

Music and Movies in the Park

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Free music and movies in the park all summer long!

WTAX St. Louis Cardinals Ticket Window

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You could win St. Louis Cardinal Tickets!

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