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12:30 PM: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is contesting a $7,000 federal fine after eight acrobats were injured during a hair-hanging stunt at a performance in Providence, Rhode Island last May.

12:15 PM: As part of the new 1,063-page federal spending bill, federal agents will no longer be allowed to raid medical marijuana stores in states where the stores are legal.

12:00 PM: Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford & Notre Dame running backs/receivers coach Tony Alford have all interviewed for the Colorado State job.

11:45 AM: Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice made a public appearance at a Toys For Tots event in Baltimore on Wednesday.

11:30 AM: New Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis underwent surgery Wednesday to fix a herniated disc in his neck.

11:15 AM: The family of Gordie Howe says that despite suffering from two strokes in the past three months, the NHL Hall of Famer plans to attend the Kinsmen Club celebrity dinner in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan next February. Wayne Gretzky is also scheduled to attend the event.

11:00 AM: Woodland (Washington) High School basketball player Ryan Sturdivan hit two half-court shots in the same game in Monday's 49-47 win over Kelso.

10:45 AM: Nashville Predators forward James Neal was fined $2,000 by the NHL for diving & embellishing during Saturday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

10:30 AM: A 15-year-old boy on Wednesday admitted to shooting & killing his foster father and another man in an Oregon cabin during a 2012 hunting trip.

10:15 AM: An 8-year-old blind student at a North Kansas City elementary school had his cane taken away and replaced with a swimming pool noodle. School officials took the cane after the boy hit another student on a school bus.

10:00 AM: Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said on Wednesday after signing coach Bob Hartley to a multi-year contract extension: "This should send a clear message to our dressing room that Bob is not only the coach for today, but moving forward."

9:00 PM: The Dodo has the story of Derby, a disabled dog who was recently able to run for the first time ever after receiving new 3D-printed prosthetic front legs.

8:45 PM: 70-year-old Leavenworth, Kansas resident Jim Hattok took to social media to help dissuade the city from making him take down his 10-foot-tall Christmas tree made of hubcaps & license plates.

8:30 PM: In his final meeting with players after he was fired, former Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini ranted about athletic director Shawn Eichorst, calling him a "total p***y" and a "total c***".

8:15 PM: After New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis said his team going to give the Atlanta Falcons "their funeral" next Sunday, Falcons receiver Roddy White responded: "May we rest in peace."

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