9:00 PM: 14-year-old Jonathan Pitre, who suffers from a condition called Epidermolysis bullosa that causes painful blisters all over his body, was signed by the Ottawa Senators to a one-day contract as a team scout on Thursday.
8:30 PM: The Deseret News profiles Nathan Honey, an American Fork (Utah) High School football player who has four brothers that suffer from muscular dystrophy: "I always dedicate my games to them. I always feel like I need to perform for them, even though they're not watching. I can feel them .... I carry that in my heart."
7:45 PM: Montana will host North Dakota State on August 29 in the first NCAA Division I football game of next season, which will be televised by ESPN.
7:30 PM: 84-year-old former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian was hospitalized Wednesday after contracting pneumonia.
7:00 PM: Mark Howe told the Detroit Free Press on Thursday that his father, former Red Wings player Gordie Howe has shown slight improvement since suffering a severe stroke on October 26: "He isn't in so much pain any more. No walking or speech, but at least he's out of the bed."
6:45 PM: Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon said about trying to get the team out of town to play Sunday's game against the New York Jets somewhere else: "We've had a lot of brainstorming sessions ... it may not be possible."
6:00 PM: In a SiriusXM radio interview, Phoenix Suns player & Kentucky alum Eric Bledsoe said this year's Wildcats could beat the Philadelphia 76ers in a seven-game series.
5:45 PM: Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis recently voiced his support for GM Reggie McKenzie: "We are in really good shape, based on the way Reggie put all the contracts together and everything else .... I think we're a pretty desirable place for someone that wants to come in and build."
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