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7:30 PM: During Thursday's game against the Colorado Rockies, Chicago Cubs catcher John Baker used Gatorade cups to spell out "CUBS" on the team's dugout fence.

7:15 PM: About 13,000 pounds of plantains & jackfruit that spilled from a tractor-trailer crash on a Bay Area freeway Monday was donated to the Oakland Zoo to help feed the zoo's bears, elephants & giraffes.

7:00 PM: A pair of Brazilian architects propose turning some of the underused soccer stadiums built for the World Cup into affordable housing projects. About 250,000 people were reportedly evicted to make way for the new & refurbished stadiums.

6:45 PM: Hamline University has signed a 25-year deal to play its home baseball games at the St. Paul Saints' new ballpark in St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood.

6:30 PM: NJ.com reports that New York Giants running back David Wilson will "need a miracle" to return to the field after suffering a neck "burner" injury during Tuesday's practice. Wilson had undergone spinal fusion surgery last January.

6:15 PM: Former Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn is joining FOX sports as a college & NFL analyst.

6:00 PM: The Detroit Free Press reports the owners of two dogs who mauled a jogger to death near their Metamora, Michigan home entered the U.S. illegally by bribing an immigration officer to let them seek asylum from Albania.

5:45 PM: Passengers in a car traveling on Interstate 95 near Topsfield, Massachusetts managed to avoid injury after an axe smashed into their front windshield. The axe had fallen off a landscaper's truck the car was following.

5:30 PM: Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel said on Thursday about when he'll start: "I'll play whenever the coaches say I'm ready. There is no rush. I don't know if they drafted me to be ready Week 1."

5:15 PM: At Thursday's Big Ten Media Day, Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini said that the College Football Playoffs will eventually expand from four to eight teams because there are five "Power 5" conference champions "and someone is gonna be pissed".

5:00 PM: Inside Hoops reports the official NBA game ball for this season will include a mention of the league's @NBA official Twitter account.

4:45 PM: The Philadelphia Flyers announce that former players Eric Lindros, John LeClair & Eric Desjardins will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame this season.

4:30 PM: The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that in addition to an indoor waterfall, Ohio State's new football locker rooms will also include its own barbershop.

4:15 PM: In a three-team deal David Price is going to the Detroit Tigers, Austin Jackson to the Seattle Mariners and Nick Franklin to the Tampa Bay Rays.

4:00 PM: From the San Francisco Chronicle, Detroit prep school basketball player Joshua Jackson announced he is transferring to Prolific Prep in the Napa Valley, a school that the Chronicle says does not yet exist.

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