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4:00 PM: University of Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops has received a contract extension through the 2019 season.

3:45 PM: Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says that defensive end Greg Hardy should be allowed to play this year if Hardy's domestic violence trial is postponed until after the season.

3:30 PM: A Reading, Pennsylvania collectibles company is selling an 18.25-inch-tall replica of the Joe Paterno statue that was removed from outside Penn State's Beaver Stadium over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The replicas are available for $590 each.

3:15 PM: The Chicago Cubs announced on Friday they have fired manager Rick Renteria and are hoping to hire Joe Maddon.

3:00 PM: Former Washington Redskins player Billy Kilmer doesn't think the team should have to change its name: "Everybody's got to be so politically correct today .... I think it's all politically connected and I think it's festered by liberals against (Redskins owner) Dan Snyder, who's a conservative."

2:45 PM: 2014 Chicago Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo reportedly failed a doping test and will not receive her expected $500,000 prize money from World Marathon Majors until her case is resolved.

2:30 PM: Nine members of the Pulaski (Wisconsin) High School boys' soccer team were suspended from Friday's Division 2 state semifinal against Brookfield East for "athletic code violations".

2:15 PM: University of Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned on Friday, with Jim Hackett being named interim AD.

2:00 PM: Oklahoma City Thunder player Russell Westbrook is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a broken right hand during Thursday's game against the L.A. Clippers.

1:45 PM: East Los Angeles youth basketball coach Michael Miller was arrested Monday on charges of secretly videotaping players in his home bathroom.

1:30 PM: The San Jose Mercury News reports San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald will not face domestic violence charges for allegedly assaulting his pregnant fiancee.

1:15 PM: Football Scoop has photos of the "Lone Star" football uniforms Texas Tech will be wearing for Saturday's game against the Texas Longhorns.

12:45 PM: A 32-year-old Denver amateur hockey player was sentenced to six months probation & 10 hours community service after he was arrested on assault charges in Aspen, Colorado earlier this month. Patrick Roberts was accused of punching another player in a restaurant after they were in an in-game fight the day before.

12:30 PM: California University of Pennsylvania has canceled its scheduled Saturday home football game against Gannon after five Vulcan players were arrested for assaulting a man outside a restaurant early Thursday morning.

12:15 PM: New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn't trust meteorologists: "Based on the forecasts we've gotten so far this year, none of them were very close to what the game conditions were. There was a 100 percent chance of rain last week, and the only water I saw was on the Gatorade table."

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