3:00 PM: A 28-year-old man was arrested near Grand Junction, Colorado on Saturday for pointing a banana at two sheriff's deputies. Police say the man claimed the banana incident was a "joke to lighten the holiday spirit".
2:45 PM: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told NFL Network on Wednesday that he is a "fan" and "big admirer" of Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, who has been benched in favor of Colt McCoy for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.
2:00 PM: David Jones of the Patriot-News reports that Penn State has contacted Michigan State about possibly getting rid of the Land Grant Trophy the two football teams play for at the end of the season.
1:00 PM: Friday marks the 72nd anniversary of the Cocoanut Grove fire in which 492 people died at the Boston restaurant. The Boston College football team was to attend a party at the restaurant, but canceled it after losing to Holy Cross earlier that day.
12:45 PM: Maryland Jockey Club president & CEO Tom Chuckas has resigned from his position. Chuckas had been calling for the dates of the Triple Crown horse races to be spread farther apart to give horses a better chance at winning the Triple Crown.
12:30 PM: An 11-year-old boy & a landowner in Oneida, Wisconsin who both claimed to have shot the same deer flipped a coin to decide who got to keep the animal. The boy called heads & the coin landed on tails.
11:45 AM: FIBA has suspended Japan from Olympic & international competition after the Japan Basketball Association failed to merge the country's two basketball leagues.
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