9:00 PM: After a 2008 shooting that left him paralyzed & caused a leg amputation, former Jacksonville Jaguars player Richard Collier recently became a father to new twin boys: "Life is great. No matter what the situation is, I'm on cloud nine. Everything I want, I have right in front of me."
8:30 PM: The University of Houston has granted releases to basketball players TaShawn Thomas & Danuel House, but the players cannot transfer to another American Athletic Conference school, another school in Texas or another school on the Cougars' 2014-15 schedule.
8:00 PM: Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes has been suspended 20 games by the NBA for violating the league's anti-drug policy. Calathes reportedly tested positive for Tamoxifen, which is taken to suppress estrogen & prevent breast cancer.
7:45 PM: New York Yankees radio announcer Suzyn Waldman admitted that she "almost jumped out of my skin" when she was surprised by a gong sound at Tropicana Field during Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
7:30 PM: The New York Mets have traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.
7:15 PM: Minnesota Golden Gophers graduate football assistant Trevor Olson tweets a photo of himself catching a foul ball during Thursday's Twins-Blue Jays game at Target Field.
6:45 PM: Former South Carolina cornerback & NFL Draft hopeful Victor Hampton, who was arrested earlier this month during a verbal fight with his sister, tweeted on Friday: "The devil is so mad he Cnt (sic) figure out a way to bring my sprits and life down"
6:30 PM: For their recruiting visits this year, North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora & his staff will be bringing along a book with autoplay videos showcasing Tar Heel football.
5:45 PM: In addition to a puck to the face during Wednesday's game, Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf also received a new daughter when his wife gave birth Friday morning. Getzlaf still plans to play in Friday night's Game 2 against the Dallas Stars.
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