8:05 PM: A 20-year-old suspect was arrested Thursday over the shooting death of Vacaville (CA) High School football player Demetrious Ward earlier this month.
7:45 PM: Former Iowa State football coach Clay Stapleton died Thursday morning at the age of 93. Stapleton had coached the 1959 "Dirty 30" team that finished with a 7-3 record despite having only 30 healthy players, and was the last Cyclones coach to beat Oklahoma in Ames in 1960.
7:30 PM: The Wilson Post reports that Lebanon, Tennessee youth football coach Jerod McFarland was arrested on drug & weapons charges last month, but was allowed to continue coaching. The Post adds that none of the parents of the 24 players had removed their children from McFarland's team after his arrest.
7:15 PM: Charlotte Hornets player Jeffery Taylor was sentenced to 18 months probation after pleading guilty Wednesday to domestic abuse & destruction of property charges in a hotel incident in East Lansing, Michigan.
6:45 PM: San Francisco police chief Greg Suhr said after 40 people were arrested Wednesday night during World Series celebrations: "To the clowns that came to San Francisco to act out, I guess you just don't know what it's like to have a good time without being a jerk, and we had a lot of them last night."
6:00 PM: The Humane Society of South Mississippi is asking for donations to help care for 54 dogs that were rescued from a puppy mill operation Wednesday night. Cost of care for the rescued dogs is expected to exceed $65,000.
5:45 PM: South Plantation (Florida) High School running back Andrew Leacock faces charges for tweeting bomb threats against the school & other students.
4:15 PM: Opening Thursday's press conference, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said about the team's QB situation: "We're gonna go with that Bumgarner guy." San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner was named this year's World Series MVP.
4:00 PM: The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday night that basketball player Zach Lofton has been dismissed for "failing to meet the expectations and obligations of the team."
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