7:45 PM: NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson made a surprise appearance at Charlotte Independence (NC) High School football practice on Wednesday to talk to the players & talk up Gatorade.
7:30 PM: Video of ESPN anchor Neil Everett discussing the death of Kent State football center Jason Bitsko during Wednesday's SportsCenter: "Guys like Bitsko don't get headlines. Those go to (Johnny) Manziel not starting in Cleveland and (Braxton) Miller unable to play in Columbus."
7:15 PM: Former Eden (New York) High School assistant wrestling coach Justin Farrara pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree statutory rape charges for having sex with two teenage girls. Police were able to track down Farrara through a Western New York Confessions Twitter page.
7:00 PM: Lebanon (Tennessee) High School assistant football coach Howard Bates was arrested on assault charges for allegedly headbutting a 15-year-old player & threatening to kill him during a practice Tuesday.
6:30 PM: A fan at Wednesday's Brewers-Blue Jays game in Milwaukee lost his beer as another fan was trying to catch a foul ball, so Fox Sports Wisconsin announcers Brian Anderson & Bill Schroeder bought the fan another beer.
6:00 PM: Forbes magazine reports that Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula has offered a $890 million bid for the Buffalo Bills, while Jon Bon Jovi's group offered $820 million & Donald Trump offered $809 million.
5:00 PM: Indiana sophomore receiver Caleb Cornett has been suspended following his arrest for punching another man on a Bloomington street early Wednesday morning. Police classified the incident as a "mutual physical confrontation" and neither man was charged.
4:45 PM: The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association turned down a request from ESPN to live televise a Ashwaubenon vs. Bay Port high school football game because it would mean moving the game from a Friday to a Sunday.
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