4:00 PM: Tennessee Walking Horse trainer Larry Jo Wheelon was back in court Wednesday to face animal abuse charges. Wheelon is accused of "soring" horses by using chemicals or other methods to produce better competition results.
3:00 PM: Jordan Wright, granddaughter of former Washington Redskins owner George Preston Marshall, believes the team should change its name. Marshall co-founded the Boston Braves in 1932, changed the name to Redskins in 1933 and moved the team to Washington in 1937.
2:45 PM: NBC & NBC Sports Network have announced the 103 regular-season NHL games they will televise this season, starting with an October 8 doubleheader featuring the Bruins vs. Flyers and Kings vs. Sharks.
2:30 PM: A comic book store owner in Hattiesburg, Mississippi wasn't pleased with a Senate candidate's campaign tour bus taking up five parking spaces on Wednesday. The store was hosting an event celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman.
2:00 PM: Cleveland police are investigating whether a 22-year-old man died after falling down a trash chute at Progressive Field during a Jason Aldean concert on Friday. The body of Cory Barron was discovered at a Lorain County landfill on Tuesday.
1:45 PM: The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that former Catholic Youth Center director Michael Kolar was kept in the ministry after officials learned he sexually abused young girls starting in the 1970s. Kolar left the priesthood in 1992.
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."
12:30 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.
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