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12:30 PM: Former Tampa Bay Rays player Rocco Baldelli has been named the team's new first base coach.

12:15 PM: Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski won his 993rd career game in Thursday's 66-56 victory over UConn.

12:00 PM: East Carolina University is considering renaming a dorm originally named after Charles B. Aycock, a former North Carolina governor who was against educating African-Americans. In a speech over school funding, Aycock referred to whites as "thoroughbreds" and "negroes" as "commoner stock".

11:45 AM: The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the Padres are acquiring outfielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves for four other players.

11:30 AM: Penn State & BYU will face each other in the NCAA women's volleyball national title game on Saturday in Oklahoma City. The Nittany Lions defeated Stanford while the Cougars defeated Texas on Thursday to advance.

11:15 AM: The Montreal Canadiens held a pre-game tribute to former captain Saku Koivu before Thursday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks, who Koivu also played with for five seasons before retiring in September.

11:00 AM: Two days after defeating the Washington Capitals in an NHL-record 20-round shootout, the Florida Panthers needed only six shootout rounds to beat the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday night.

10:45 AM: Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said the Jacksonville Jaguars' offensive line was "holding the crap out of us" during Thursday's game, won 21-13 by the Jaguars.

10:30 AM: The family of a woman who fell down a Fenway Park elevator shaft & suffered serious injuries has filed a lawsuit against the Boston Red Sox.

10:15 AM: Former Kansas State & New England Patriots defensive end Steve Clark said he was the victim of racial profiling by stadium police at the Wildcats' November 1 home game against Oklahoma State. Clark was questioned by police about a series of pickpocket robberies at the stadium.

10:00 AM: On the last play of Thursday night's game, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks sacked Tennessee Titans QB Charlie Whitehurst - a sack that earned Marks a $600,000 bonus.

9:00 PM: Tennis player Simona Halep was the top-searched subject by Google users in Romania this year.

8:45 PM: Chris Erskine of the L.A. Times profiles Ann Schranz, a 58-year-old Unitarian minister who has taken up boxing as a hobby.

8:30 PM: The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle notes that the Rochester Red Wings were the last American baseball team to play in Cuba before the U.S. embargo began in 1960. The July 25 game against the Havana Sugar Kings ended in a 3-3 tie after fans began firing weapons to celebrate Fidel Castro's revolution.

8:15 PM: A Lee County, Alabama judge on Thursday ordered Toomer's Corner tree poisoner Harvey Updyke to pay Auburn $700 by February 11 or be thrown in jail for contempt of court. Updyke owes Auburn over $800,000 in restitution for the tree poisonings.

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