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3:45 PM: Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton says he wants to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns after being involved in a car accident last week: "But at the end of the day, I won't jeopardize what we have an opportunity to do just because my selfishness to say, 'Oooh, I'm a tough man.'"

3:30 PM: New Youngstown State football coach Bo Pelini said about hopes for success with the Penguins: "I know one thing - putting head coach in front of my name isn't going to win us football games." Pelini also said his new YSU job was "not a stepping stone" to another program.

3:15 PM: The principal at a Paterson, New Jersey elementary school has been reassigned after a school announcement sign with misspellings was left up for over a week.

3:00 PM: The Oklahoma City Barons, the Edmonton Oilers' American Hockey League affiliate, announced it will be ceasing operations at the end of the season.

2:45 PM: Liverpool soccer player Mario Balotelli was suspended one match & fined 25,000 pounds ($39,168) by the FA for posting an Instagram image of Super Mario that included the words "jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew".

2:30 PM: SportsNet reports that along with NHL players, two NHL referees were diagnosed with the mumps last month but have since returned to the ice.

2:15 PM: Floyd Mayweather Jr. said in a recent interview about the criticism he receives for not fighting Manny Pacquiao: "I really laugh about it because, you know, I don't mind being a rich coward. I'm able to put my kids in the best school, I was able to retire my mother, I'm able to put my dad in a comfortable position."

2:00 PM: Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster said on Wednesday he has not been in contact with other schools about other job openings. Foster is due $800,000 from Virginia Tech if he is still on the Hokies' staff on January 1.

1:45 PM: USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that Matt Kemp's trade from the Dodgers to the Padres is being held up after a physical revealed severe arthritis in both of Kemp's hips.

1:30 PM: Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph University women's basketball player with terminal brain cancer, officially ended her college career Wednesday and was named an honorary coach of the team.

1:15 PM: Emma Czornobaj was sentenced to 90 days in jail & a 10-year driving ban for causing a 2010 traffic accident in Quebec that killed two people. Czornobaj had stopped her car in the left-hand lane of a highway to rescue ducklings before her car was hit from behind.

1:00 PM: Miami Dolphins cornerback Cortland Finnegan says of Tom Brady's plans to keep playing into his mid40s: "He's asleep. Tell him to wake up from whatever dream he is in."

12:45 PM: A 70-year-old man in Hyde, England is accused of holding a woman down to stop her from saving her daughter that was being attacked by the man's pit bull.

12:30 PM: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is contesting a $7,000 federal fine after eight acrobats were injured during a hair-hanging stunt at a performance in Providence, Rhode Island last May.

12:15 PM: As part of the new 1,063-page federal spending bill, federal agents will no longer be allowed to raid medical marijuana stores in states where the stores are legal.

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