10:15 AM: The Baltimore Sun reports that Ray Rice's ongoing grievance over the termination of his contract has put the Ravens $4.287 million under the NFL's salary cap.
8:45 PM: Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen says the Paul Bunyan Axe trophy will not be brought out onto the field until after Saturday's game against Minnesota. Both teams almost brawled last year when victorious Badgers players tried to chop at a Gophers' goalpost with the Axe.
8:15 PM: Former Soviet Union hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov died Monday at the age of 84. Tikhonov won three Olympic gold medals & eight world championships and was also the USSR's coach in the 1980 "Miracle On Ice" loss to the United States.
7:45 PM: Kean University in New Jersey recently spent $219,000 on a conference table built by a company in China. New Jersey law requires competitive bidding for state college & university projects, but the table was purchased without any bidding.
7:30 PM: Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports Xavier Henry became the third L.A. Lakers player to be out for the rest of the season after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon during practice Monday.
7:15 PM: A group of news organizations has sued the University of North Carolina to reveal the identities of the nine employees fired & disciplined for their roles in the school's athlete academic fraud scandal.
6:45 PM: Former North Carolina Tar Heels basketball player Melvin Scott was arrested on second-degree rape charges on Friday. Scott was previously arrested in 2002 for assaulting a female at a nightclub & in 2010 for assaulting a police officer.
6:30 PM: The San Francisco Giants released a statement after Pablo Sandoval reportedly signed with the Boston Red Sox: "His connection with Giants fans - young and old - is truly special and he will be greatly missed. We wish him nothing but the best in Boston."
6:15 PM: Former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason tweets: "If youre thinking of skipping tonights @saints game, dont bother coming, when we host the playoff game in January."
5:45 PM: WBIR reports a marijuana grinder & a used condom were among the items seized from the apartment of Tennessee Volunteers football player A.J. Johnson, who is accused of raping a female student.
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