8:00 PM: Jessie Roach, a 31-year-old mentally disabled Milwaukee man who did not receive his promised $50 and a medal for fighting in an unsanctioned kickboxing bout at a Harley Davidson dealership, was sent money & medals from strangers who saw his story.
7:45 PM: On his final show Thursday Stephen Colbert gave a shout-out to Stephen Colbeagle The Eagle, mascot of the Saginaw Spirit Ontario Hockey League team that was named after him in 2006: "I don't remember (Walter) Cronkite ever having a mascot."
7:30 PM: Central Michigan freshman football player Derrick Nash, who has not played this season due to his battle with leukemia, has been named the Chippewas' honorary captain for their December 24 Bahamas Bowl game against Western Kentucky.
7:15 PM: After hearing UAB was dropping football over financial issues, five-year-old Bennett Williams sent the Blazers his $1 allowance with a note: "I love Ohio State, but I think you should have football too. Here is one dollar to help!"
6:45 PM: Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas has been accused of committing multiple environmental violations on his Wisconsin hunting land, including construction work without permits and dumping manure into a wetland.
6:00 PM: FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday that despite corruption allegations, there will be no re-voting on holding the 2018 & 2022 World Cups in Russia & Qatar: "There must be huge upheaval, new elements must come to the fore, in order to change this."
5:45 PM: Former #2 NBA draft pick Darko Milicic lost in his kickboxing debut Thursday night in Novi Sad, Serbia. Officials stopped his bout against Radovan Radojcic in the second round after Milicic suffered a bloody cut on his left leg.
5:15 PM: The Salt Lake Tribune reports officials at Utah's Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument are trying to figure out how to remove half of a dead cow that is stuck in a narrow hiking canyon.
5:00 PM: Authorities in Birmingham say a 23-year-old man who was struck & killed by an 18-wheeler near the UAB campus early Thursday morning was trying to jump onto the truck's flat bed but fell & was run over.
4:45 PM: 11-year-old cancer patient Bailey Leon, who was honored by New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton during Monday night's game, died Thursday morning. Payton had worn a pink "B" on his hat & coat for Bailey and promised her the game ball from the Saints' win over the Chicago Bears.
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