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10:45 AM: Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant said about the ankle sprain that caused him to miss his 4th straight game on Thursday: " I can't play basketball. I can't run. I can't cut. I can't jump. I'm not just sitting out just because. If I could play I would play. But I can't play."

10:30 AM: Video of Shaquille O'Neal diving into a Christmas tree on the NBA on TNT set during halftime of Thursday's Clippers-Warriors game.

10:15 AM: Former Boston College & European basketball league player Nate J. Fox was shot and killed while driving home from work in Bloomingdale, Illinois on Monday night.

10:00 AM: Palmetto (Florida) High School football player Kyle O'Halloran died Thursday night after falling from a car he grabbed onto that had pulled into his driveway.

9:00 PM: It was 100 years ago that British & German soldiers in the trenches during World War I called a Christmas truce to exchange gifts and play soccer on no man's land.

8:45 PM: Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas posted a photo of his locker all decorated up for the holidays.

8:30 PM: Video of Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban dressing up as an old security guard to surprise children on a Christmas trip to the Canadiens' practice facility.

8:15 PM: WXIX-TV reports that Bela, a 9-year-old German Shepherd who was scheduled to be put down after the death of his owner, will instead be sent to a no-kill shelter in Utah.

8:00 PM: For Saturday's home game against the Stockton Thunder, the Bakersfield Condors ECHL team will be wearing special The Hobbit/Lord of The Rings-themed jerseys which will be auctioned off after the game.

7:45 PM: An Indiana appeals court has upheld $1,750 in city fines given to a Bloomington resident who refuses to cut his lawn. Alexander Gul had argued that the city's ordinance prohibiting grass from being over 8 inches tall was unconstitutional and violated his freedom of expression & freedom of conscience.

7:30 PM: The Tennessee Titans had offensive tackle Taylor Lewan dress up as Santa Claus for children visiting the team's practice facility on Tuesday. No word on if this covers part of Lewan's 96 hours of community service.

7:15 PM: reports the Boston College & Georgia Tech football teams are scheduled to play at Dublin's Croke Park in 2016. Penn State & Central Florida played at Croke Park earlier this season.

7:00 PM: New York Giants kicker Josh Brown was fined $8,200 by the NFL for kicking St. Louis Rams safety Cody Davis in the face during Sunday's game.

6:45 PM: Cleveland Browns kicker Garrett Hartley played last Sunday two days after giving an eulogy for his unborn daughter. Hartley's girlfriend suffered complications seven months into her pregnancy.

6:30 PM: Pulaski (Wisconsin) High School soccer coach Eric Urben resigned on Monday. Urben suspended nine players from a state semifinal game in October after they were caught smoking cigars & setting a bonfire in a Milwaukee hotel parking lot the night before the game.

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