5:15 PM: The University of Pennsylvania has suspended its Phi Delta Theta chapter after the fraternity produced a Christmas photo featuring a dark-skinned blow-up doll that frat members said was a Beyonce sex toy given as a gag gift.
5:00 PM: The D.C. Council on Wednesday gave final unanimous approval to acquire land for a new 20,000-seat soccer stadium for the D.C. United MLS team. The deal calls for United's owners to finance & build the stadium themselves.
4:45 PM: Major League Baseball released a statement Wednesday saying it will "continue to track" the issue of the U.S. possibly re-establishing relations with Cuba and how it will affect its clubs' business conduct.
4:30 PM: The Pittsburgh Penguins said on Wednesday that goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and defensemen Robert Bortuzzo & Olli Maatta are being tested for the mumps after Sidney Crosby & Beau Bennett came down with the illness.
4:15 PM: The New Republic reports former Detroit Pistons president Joe Dumars was fined $500,000 by the NBA in 2010 for leaking confidential league memos to Yahoo reporter Adrian Wojnarowski.
4:00 PM: Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine said that Bernie Kosar's comments about the team's losing culture & bad situation for its QB's were "a little dramatic" and "couldn't be further from the truth".
3:45 PM: San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke announced Wednesday that defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been released. McDonald is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault at his home last week.
3:30 PM: Liverpool soccer player Daniel Sturridge will be spending his Christmas with the Boston Red Sox medical staff as he continues his rehab from a thigh injury. Liverpool & the Red Sox are both owned by John Henry.
3:15 PM: Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he was "baffled" that Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer was the "unnamed source" that criticized Jay Cutler's performance: "People out there cutting you down, and then you find out it's the person calling the plays - that would be really hard to deal with."
2:30 PM: Oliver Luck, West Virginia athletic director & father of Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck, has been named as the NCAA's new executive vice president of regulatory affairs.
2:15 PM: The San Jose Mercury News reports San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault at his home last week. McDonald was previously investigated this year for assaulting his pregnant girlfriend but no charges were filed against him.
1:45 PM: KETV reports that at least five women have come forward accusing Treynor (Iowa) High School assistant softball coach Michael Travis of inappropriately touching them when they were students.
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