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1:30 PM: During the opening ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Wednesday, officials had trouble opening the Queen's Baton to release the scroll Queen Elizabeth II would read to officially announce the start of the games.

1:15 PM: The Charlotte Observer reports that after approving an $87.5 million public funding deal to keep the Carolina Panthers in town through the 2018 season, the city of Charlotte may pay the Panthers $50 million more to extend the deal for four more years.

1:00 PM: After saying he wouldn't draft him because he would be a distraction, Tony Dungy further added about Michael Sam: "Even though I don't agree with his lifestyle, I love him. And I wish him the best, and I'd love to say that to him."

12:45 PM: Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

12:30 PM: Gay rights groups have criticized the New York Giants for hiring former receiver David Tyree as the team's new director of player development. Tyree had said in the past that he would trade his Super Bowl ring to prevent gay marriage & supported gay conversion therapy.

12:15 PM: The Manchester City Under-21 socer team abandoned its match Tuesday against Croatian club HNK Rijeka on claims that a Rijeka player made racist remarks to City player Seko Fofana. But Rijeka denies any such remarks were made.

12:00 PM: Former Colorado Avalanche defenseman & current free agent Cory Sarich is recovering in a Calgary hospital after being hit by a car while cycling in Invermere, British Columbia on Monday.

11:45 AM: About 30 strippers are suing the city of San Diego & its police department on claims that they were held against their will and mistreated during strip club inspections.

11:30 AM: Penn State football coach James Franklin revealed on Wednesday that his five-year-old daughter Addison is battling sickle-cell anemia.

11:15 AM: Former Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown has filed a lawsuit to stop the online auction of a 1964 NFL Championship ring he claims was stolen from him.

11:00 AM: WEEI radio said host Kirk Minihane will not be suspended for his comments about Erin Andrews in which he called her a "gutless bitch" & said if she "weighed 15 pounds more she'd be a waitress".

10:45 AM: According to a police affidavit, Madras (Oregon) High School track coach Melissa Bowerman sent sexual messages & nude photos of herself to a 17-year-old male student on her team.

10:30 AM: Former Agawam (Mass.) High School volleyball coach Michael Rash has been arraigned on four counts of rape & child abuse for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

10:15 AM: Georgia announced Wednesday that defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was dismissed from the team after his aggravated assault arrest for allegedly choking and hitting his girlfriend.

10:00 AM: Former Guntersville (Alabama) High School girls' soccer coach David Barrows, who was arrested last May on sexual abuse & human trafficking charges, was arrested again on Wednesday on additional sodomy charges.

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