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1:15 PM: For their game Friday night, the Estancia (New Mexico) High School will be wearing special uniforms honoring Victoria Parra, the brother of Estancia player Carlos Parra, who recently died from a brain tumor.

1:00 PM: KCBS reports that a group of Valencia (California) High School baseball players caught on video attacking another student say they were acting in self-defense after being threatened by another group of students first.

12:45 PM: The Tampa Bay Rays announce that manager Joe Maddon has opted out of his contract with one year remaining.

12:30 PM: According to a police report, former Denver Broncos practice squad player John Boyett had allegedly punched a cabbie while he was driving and later threw a shovel at him. Boyett was released from the team Thursday after his arrest.

12:15 PM: Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was relieved to learn he wouldn't get fined $27,562 by the NFL after he was ejected for flinging his elbow at an official during last Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. Kuechly said he thought it was Packers player who was grabbing him instead of the official.

12:00 PM: ESPN SportsNation co-host Michelle Beadle gets a special birthday visit from the San Antonio Spurs' Coyote and a special birthday message from Gregg Popovich: "It seems like yesterday you were this young intern ... and now, you're a star Have a great night."

11:45 AM: The semifinals have been set for the WTA Finals in Singapore, with Caroline Wozniacki facing Serena Williams, and Simona Halep facing Agnieszka Radwanska.

11:30 AM: Peyton Manning wasn't happy with the Sports Authority Field video board operator for showing Philip Rivers on the sideline just so fans could loudly boo him: "I thought that was kind of disrespectful. Our fans our great, our fans are loud, but our scoreboard operator, it wasn't his best night."

11:15 AM: Oregon and Texas A&M have reportedly canceled their 2018 & 2019 home & home football series.

11:00 AM: AutoNation has signed on to be the title sponsor of the new Cure Bowl. The game debuts in 2015 and will be the third college football bowl game that season to be held at Orlando's Citrus Bowl.

10:45 AM: Oklahoma State has sued former offensive line coach & current Texas assistant Joe Wickline, claiming Wickline owes the school money since he is not calling plays for the Longhorns.

10:30 AM: The L.A. Lakers announced that Steve Nash will be out for the 2014-15 season due to a recurring back injury.

10:15 AM: The Philadelphia Central High School girls' field hockey team was barred from this year's state playoffs because they had a boy playing goalie this season. Central coach Linda Hartzell wondered why it wasn't a problem during the regular season.

10:00 AM: Kentucky Wildcats defensive lineman Lloyd Tubman, who is accused of raping another student in her dorm room, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Thursday and will have his case go to a grand jury.

9:00 PM: The New York Mets will be hosting a fundraiser on November 4 for Shannon Forde, the team's director of media relations who has been battling stage 4 breast cancer for the past three years.

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