9:00 PM: Former Denver Broncos QB Marlin Briscoe, who in 1968 became the first black starting quarterback in the American Football League, had a street named after him in his hometown of Omaha in a ceremony held on Wednesday.
8:45 PM: Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen said he respects the emotion of Brandon Marshall after the receiver went off following Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins: "I mean there is always a fine line when someone is just spouting off and acting crazy. But that sure as heck didn't happen in our locker room."
8:30 PM: LeBron James on Monday said about this year's Cleveland Cavaliers team: "We're not a Big Three, we're a team. We're a Big Fifteen."
8:15 PM: Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi said the rivalry with Michigan became real for him in 2007 when his kids were "razzed" by their teachers over the Wolverines' 28-24 come-from-behind victory over the Spartans.
7:45 PM: The Charleston (SC) Post and Courier reports Academic Magnet High School football coach Bud Walpole, who was fired over concerns of his team's victory celebration of smashing watermelons, has been offered his job back.
7:30 PM: Las Vegas police are investigating claims that L.A. Clippers player Blake Griffin slapped a man & took his cell phone after the man took a picture of Griffin at the Tao nightclub in the Venetian casino early Sunday morning.
7:15 PM: Lauren Hill, a Mount St. Joseph's University women's basketball player with terminal brain cancer, will play her first collegiate game November 2 at Xavier's Cintas Center - and tickets for the game at the 10,000-seat arena sold out in 30 minutes on Wednesday.
6:45 PM: From The Onion: "Insisting that his prevailing injury could be serious, family members of retired baseball pitcher Curt Schilling reportedly urged the former Red Sox starter Wednesday to finally visit a doctor about his wounded right ankle, which continues to bleed 10 years after Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS."
6:30 PM: Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson says QB Ryan Fitzpatrick shouldn't be receiving so much of the blame for the team's poor play: "We all need to pick our play up, fix the mistakes we're making and do what we need to do to win. You can't dwell on one person or one guy."
6:15 PM: A motion to remove the current judge in the Adrian Peterson child abuse case was denied on Wednesday. Prosecutors argued that Judge Kelly Chase was biased against them after he referred to one attorney as a "media whore".
5:30 PM: Roger Federer & Grigor Dimitrov are scheduled for an exhibition match at Madison Square Garden on March 10. Federer has played twice before at MSG, against Pete Sampras in 2008 and against Andy Roddick in 2012.
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