3:30 PM: To help celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary season, the Arizona Diamondbacks will be wearing Kansas City Packers throwback uniforms for next Wednesday's game against the Chicago Cubs. The Packers were the team the Cubs played at Wrigley on April 23, 1914.
3:15 PM: A tax placed on Illinois strip clubs that would help fund rape crisis centers in the state raised about $380,000 in 2013, short of the $1 million tax supporters said it would raise when the tax was passed in 2012.
3:00 PM: Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News tweets: "(Patriots coach) Bill Belichick turns 62 today. I'm sure Jets fans will be wishing him a Happy Birthday."
2:45 PM: TV coverage times have been announced for the two Chick-Fil-A Kickoff games at the Georgia Dome. Boise State vs. Ole Miss on Thursday August 28 starts at 8 pm ET on ESPN, and Alabama vs. West Virginia on Saturday August 30 starts at 3:30 pm ET on ABC & ESPN2.
2:30 PM: Former Minnesota State football coach Todd Hoffner returned to coach the Mavericks on Wednesday after spending a season at Minot State in North Dakota. An arbitrator ruled last Friday that Hoffner was improperly fired in 2012 when he was charged but later cleared of child pornography charges.
1:30 PM: Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said about signing coach Paul Maurice to a new four-year contract: "He's an impressive hockey coach, but he's an impressive person as well .... Made a tremendous impact the moment he walked in."
3:15 PM: Alabama women's gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson shares a photo of Nick Saban posing with the team: "Coach Saban stopped by practice to talk with our ladies, his insight is amazing and he's a #CHAMPION for sure!"
2:30 PM: Former Philadelphia Flyers & Carolina Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette has been hired to coach the U.S. team at next month's IIHF World Championships in Minsk, Belarus.
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