8:00 PM: Little League World Series pitcher Mo'ne Davis received a call from UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma earlier this week after she told ESPN she hopes to someday play for the Huskies.
7:30 PM: The Penn State-Central Florida football game scheduled for August 30 in Dublin, Ireland could be in jeopardy due to a possibly erupting volcano in Iceland. An Icelandic volcano eruption in 2010 caused the cancellation of over 100,000 flights in Europe.
7:00 PM: Recently retired NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez tells Newsday that he predicts the Denver Broncos will go undefeated this season & beat Seattle in a Super Bowl rematch.
6:45 PM: NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will not compete in Saturday's Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Speedway in Tennessee. It will be Stewart's third straight missed race since being involved in an in-race accident that killed driver Kevin Ward Jr.
5:15 PM: Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen has donated $500,000 to campaign that would require background checks on all gun purchases & transfers in Washington state.
5:00 PM: The San Francisco Giants filed a formal protest to MLB over Tuesday's rain-shortened 2-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs, claiming the Wrigley Field grounds crew did not properly follow the umpires' instructions of rolling out the tarp.
4:45 PM: U.S. Olympic wrestler Dremiel Byers was charged with hunting out of season and illegally possessing wildlife after he was spotted deer hunting with a bow & arrow near a Lexus dealership lot in Colorado Springs last Thursday.
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