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10:15 AM: Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria said he suffered a sprained left ankle last Wednesday when he slipped on some stairs while trying to stop his 3-month-old puppy from peeing inside the house.

10:00 AM: The Oakland Raiders fired head coach Dennis Allen Monday night after an 8-28 record in two-plus seasons.

9:00 PM: The Atlantic magazine declares that Cawker City, Kansas is officially the home of the world's largest ball of twine, beating out other balls in Darwin, Minnesota; Branson, Missouri; and Nebagamon, Wisconsin.

8:45 PM: Jim Stingl of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes how a medal from a 1924 Milwaukee speedskating competition ended up buried in a garden in the Netherlands.

8:30 PM: Deion Sanders tweeted on Monday after claiming on Sunday that San Francisco 49ers players want Jim Harbaugh out as coach: "I never knew the Truth hurts that much. Sorry San Francisco 49ers fans but it is what it is. Ask yourself why would I lie! #Truth"

8:15 PM: Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops has suspended four freshmen players from Saturday's game against South Carolina over their alleged involvement in a pellet gun shooting incident on campus Sunday night.

8:00 PM: Fans at Arrowhead Stadium for Monday night's Kansas City Chiefs-New England Patriots game are hoping to reclaim the Guinness World Record for loudest stadium crowd. Fans at the game will also be offered free earplugs for the attempt.

7:45 PM: A 28-year-old Pasadena, Texas woman who attended Sunday's Houston Texans game was accused of allegedly punching her 12-year-old daughter in the head & face when the woman came to pick her up from her grandmother's after the game.

7:30 PM: A post-mortem exam on Jovan Belcher revealed that the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker had signs of the degenerative brain disease CTE when he shot and killed his girlfriend and himself on December 1, 2012.

7:15 PM: Michigan football coach Brady Hoke has requested that the Big Ten office review a hit made on QB Shane Morris by Minnesota defensive end Theiren Cockran during last Saturday.

7:00 PM: The Houston Astros have named A.J. Hinch as their new manager. Hinch was 89-123 as Arizona Diamondbacks manager in 2009-10, and was recently serving as VP of pro scouting for the San Diego Padres.

6:45 PM: 41 dogs died in a house fire in North Las Vegas, Nevada Sunday night, while 52 other dogs were removed and sent to shelters. The home is owned by a North Las Vegas councilman who said he was unaware of the conditions in the home & had served an eviction notice to the occupants last week.

6:30 PM: Rolesville (North Carolina) High School football player Isaiah Langston died after collapsing on the field before last Friday's game against Southeast Raleigh Magnet.

6:15 PM: Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher took issue with comments from NC State coach Dave Doeren accusing the Seminoles' defense of faking injuries to slow down the pace of last Saturday's game, which was won 56-41 by FSU.

6:00 PM: Former Minnesota Twins manager Tom Kelly is recovering at home after suffering a stroke last week. Kelly said on Monday: "I'm doing a lot better than I was doing last Tuesday night and Wednesday morning."

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