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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."

8:00 PM: The Chicago Bears will reportedly start Jimmy Clausen at QB over Jay Cutler for next Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

7:45 PM: On the day their football coach Paul Chryst was introduced as the new head coach at Wisconsin, the University of Pittsburgh fired athletic director Steve Pederson.

7:30 PM: Barry Blevins was arrested Wednesday for the shooting death of former Kansas State defensive back David Garrett outside a Cleveland bar on October 11.

7:15 PM: WPHT radio host Chris Stigall issued an apology after saying Julie Kramer, a 23-year-old Phillies fan with stage four synovial sarcoma cancer, might not live through an entire Phillies season. Stigall made the comments after Kramer appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show & had a surprise visit from Chase Utley.

7:00 PM: Linda Mulligan, who found the body of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge in a Columbus dumpster, said Karageorge's suicide made her want to "fight more" for her own life: "Three weeks before this, I could have seen myself like that .... I know how you can go there."

6:45 PM: A federal judge in Chicago has rejected a proposed $75 million concussion settlement with the NCAA, saying the settlement with former college athletes was too broad.

6:30 PM: After being waived by the New York Jets after having his playbook & passport stolen, cornerback Josh Thomas has been claimed by the Detroit Lions.

6:15 PM: Minnesota-Duluth women's hockey player Ashleigh Brykaliuk said the team was upset learning that coach Shannon Miller wouldn't have her contract renewed after 16 seasons: "At least wait until after exams, after Christmas .... Now we're going home with this emotion, this sadness. It doesn't add up to me."

6:00 PM: Colorado State has unveiled the green & orange football helmet the Rams will wear for the Las Vegas Bowl.

5:45 PM: Michael Vick says that if the New York Jets don't bring him back next season, he'd prefer to play for the Washington Redskins: "Going back home, I mean, that'll be a dream come true. But I would hate to get my hopes up for something that wouldn't happen. So I can't even think about it right now."

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