9:00 PM: Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph University women's basketball player with an inoperable brain tumor, has started the #Layup4Lauren challenge. The challenge is to spin around five times & shoot a layup with your non-dominant hand, or donate $10 to cancer research if you miss.
8:45 PM: An online fundraising campaign has been created for John Spinello, the 77-year-old co-creator of the board game "Operation", who needs financial help with his own real-life operation.
8:30 PM: Despite a Facebook spat, the Allentown (PA) School Board has voted to name a football field after Andre Reed. But Reed's brother said the former Buffalo Bills receiver will not be attending Saturday's ceremony due to "all the negative press" surrounding Reed's Facebook-posted comments.
8:15 PM: After his neighborhood association told him to remove his U.S. & POW/MIA flag display from his front yard, a U.S. Army veteran in Greenfield, Indiana will be allowed to keep the display up after all.
7:45 PM: Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, who has been out with an ankle injury, will reportedly start next Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
7:30 PM: Former Central Bucks High School West (PA) football coach Mike Pettine criticized the cancellation of the team's current season over hazing allegations, calling the decision an "overzealous, knee jerk, over reaction".
7:15 PM: South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier said on Wednesday that the Gamecocks will wear black jerseys for Saturday's game against Tennessee: "Maybe it will put a little inspiration into our guys, who knows. We need something to get us a little more motivated."
6:30 PM: Tennis player Tommy Robredo, who gave Andy Murray a double middle finger salute after losing to him in Sunday's Valencia Open final, said the gesture was made in jest: "Andy off the court is a ten, very proper, it is difficult to be angry with him ... we both enjoyed the game and that is good for the people and the youth."
6:15 PM: When asked Tuesday about rumors of his interest in the Michigan job, Tennessee football coach Butch Jones responded: "It's not even worth discussing. No validity to it. I'm not going to waste your time or my time commenting on that."
6:00 PM: Via Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the New York/San Francisco Giants are so far 0-4 in World Series Game 7s, having lost in 1912 (Boston Red Sox), 1924 (Washington Senators), 1962 (New York Yankees) & 2002 (Anaheim Angels).
5:45 PM: Florida Gators defenders say they were hoping to play against Georgia RB Todd Gurley this Saturday in Jacksonville. Linebacker Dante Flower Jr. said: "He's a great player and great players bring great competition out of you."
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