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4:45 PM: QB Jordan Palmer has been cut by the Buffalo Bills. Now Jay Cutler can rest a little easier.

4:30 PM: San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended nine games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse & personal conduct policies.

4:15 PM: Minnesota Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson on Friday lost his appeal of his three-game suspension over his drunk driving arrest last November.

4:00 PM: Seattle Mariners scout Butch Baccala said on Friday he couldn't discuss an incident of Jesus Montero allegedly throwing an ice cream sandwich at him during a game in Boise, Idaho.

3:45 PM: Second-ranked tennis player Simona Halep lost to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 7-6 (6), 6-2 in the third round of the U.S. Open on Friday.

3:30 PM: Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog learns that Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder does not use e-mail nor has an address.

3:15 PM: An Avondale, Arizona homeowners' association relented and will allow a 16-year-old Eagle Scout to install a new flagpole at his charter school. The association originally rejected the flagpole due to higher insurance costs.

3:00 PM: Officials were going to take timeouts away from Vanderbilt Thursday night over their "Anchor Down" jerseys, but the Commodores presented proof that the uniforms were pre-approved by the SEC. However, Vanderbilt would go on to lose to Temple 37-7.

2:45 PM: As part of the festivities of the College Football Playoff national championship game at Arlington's AT&T Stadium in January, Dallas' American Airlines Center will be hosting a multi-day concert series with the acts to be announced in October.

2:30 PM: A Cirque du Soleil acrobat was injured after falling to the stage during a performance at the Bellagio in Las Vegas Wednesday evening. The acrobat was hospitalized but later released on Thursday.

2:15 PM: Vancouver Canucks president Trevor Linden is spending part of his off-season competing in a cycling race in the French Alps.

2:00 PM: Florida Atlantic defensive lineman Brandin Bryant, whose Owls face Nebraska on Saturday, recalled his grandfather Charles Bryant playing for the Huskers in the 1950s and how he couldn't eat or stay with the rest of the team while in Miami for the 1955 Orange Bowl.

1:45 PM: The Buffalo News notes it was 25 years ago this month that Bills owner Ralph Wilson threatened to move the team out of the then-14-year-old Rich Stadium.

1:30 PM: Havelock (North Carolina) High School receiver & South Carolina recruit Micheal James Bowman was arrested on charges of stealing iPads & iPods from an elementary school.

1:15 PM: Former Gatineau, Quebec gym teacher Tania Pontbriand was sentenced to 20 months in prison for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.

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