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Look: Caroline Wozniacki's First Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Photos

Over the years, several notable athletes and sports figures have posed for the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Former star tennis player Carolina Wozniacki is among those who have been featured in the issue. In fact, Wozniacki, who was at one point ranked No. 1 in the world, has posed for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue several times over the years.
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Iowa Football Recruiting: 5-Star OT Kadyn Proctor Commits to Hawkeyes

College football recruiting is a wild ride for all parties involved. Coaching staffs invest enormous amounts of time, effort and energy into identifying and courting the right talent to fit into their program. Players spend just as much time sending out film, attending camps, making visits and talking with coaching staffs. And for fans, there are varying degrees of interest in the world of recruiting, but there’s no denying fans want their team to have good players.
IOWA CITY, IA

Medical Examiner Releases Details On Jeremy Giambi's Death

A medical examiner's report revealed that Jeremy Giambi was struck in the head by a baseball six months before his death. According to the report, obtained by TMZ Sports, witnesses said the accident affected his behavior before he died by suicide on February 9. He had reportedly become "very emotional, very negative and would let the smallest things ruin his day."
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Wis. school board members dismissed book about Japanese American incarceration as being ‘unbalanced,’ parents say

Parents are pushing back after a committee whose members sit on a Wisconsin school board did not move forward with approving a book about Japanese American incarceration during World War II for a sophomore English literature class. Muskego-Norway School Board members said including the book would require “balance” with perspective...
WISCONSIN STATE
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Disney's Baymax shows a trans man buying tampons and conservatives are losing it

Disney has a shaky track record around its support of LGBTQ+ rights. Pixar employees leaked information this spring alleging that the storied production company routinely cuts queer storylines from its content, and many think that if the corporation hadn’t dragged its feet to condemn Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, that it could have stopped it from being signed into law. Now, Disney is adding a new layer to their complex tableau of give-and-take when it comes to representation. A scene from their new show Baymax appears to depict a trans man buying tampons.
SOCIETY

Hourslong standoff ends in St. Paul, 1 in custody

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A standoff that began early Thursday morning in St. Paul ended with a man in custody. St. Paul police say officers responded to the 400 block of Maryland Avenue West around 6:50 a.m. A 51-year-old suspect allegedly shot at his 50-year-old girlfriend. He missed his shot and she made it to safety, but he barricaded himself inside his apartment. He was taken into custody without incident around 11 a.m., after a SWAT team entered the apartment. There was a handgun and a shotgun at the...
SAINT PAUL, MN