5:30 PM: Injured Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Witherspoon took to Twitter on Thursday to call out the New Orleans Saints and their fans before Sunday's game: "The Aints are way too sorry to have our names in their mouth! Our team will be bringing a broom to the bayou!"
5:15 PM: In a press conference with his new Detroit Lions team Thursday, former New York Jets cornerback Josh Thomas said that $12,000 worth of items were stolen from his rental car including his Jets iPad playbook & his passport.
5:00 PM: Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has been suspended from Thursday's game against the Sacramento Kings after he pushed Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum in the back during a dunk attempt in Wednesday's game.
4:45 PM: An Alabama appeals court on Thursday refused to dismiss murder charges against Joyce Garrard, who is accused of forcing her 9-year-old granddaughter to run until she collapsed and died as punishment for eating candy.
4:30 PM: The Golden State Warriors say center Andrew Bogut will be out indefinitely after undergoing platelet-rich plasma therapy on his injured right knee.
4:15 PM: After speaking to The Hockey News about the financial problems in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, Lada Tolyatti player Jeff Glass was waived by the team on Thursday.
3:45 PM: Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton says he wants to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns after being involved in a car accident last week: "But at the end of the day, I won't jeopardize what we have an opportunity to do just because my selfishness to say, 'Oooh, I'm a tough man.'"
3:30 PM: New Youngstown State football coach Bo Pelini said about hopes for success with the Penguins: "I know one thing - putting head coach in front of my name isn't going to win us football games." Pelini also said his new YSU job was "not a stepping stone" to another program.
3:15 PM: The principal at a Paterson, New Jersey elementary school has been reassigned after a school announcement sign with misspellings was left up for over a week.
2:45 PM: Liverpool soccer player Mario Balotelli was suspended one match & fined 25,000 pounds ($39,168) by the FA for posting an Instagram image of Super Mario that included the words "jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew".
2:15 PM: Floyd Mayweather Jr. said in a recent interview about the criticism he receives for not fighting Manny Pacquiao: "I really laugh about it because, you know, I don't mind being a rich coward. I'm able to put my kids in the best school, I was able to retire my mother, I'm able to put my dad in a comfortable position."
2:00 PM: Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster said on Wednesday he has not been in contact with other schools about other job openings. Foster is due $800,000 from Virginia Tech if he is still on the Hokies' staff on January 1.
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