3:00 PM: New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs said in a press conference Wednesday that "We failed the young women" in the Lobos' women's soccer program after two players were hospitalized after excessive drinking in an alleged hazing incident. The players later left the team & the school.
2:45 PM: Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has been placed on the team's bereavement list after four close friends & family members of Castro were killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday.
2:15 PM: The Indianapolis Star reports Purdue University might consider action against the 20th Century Fox film "Let's Be Cops" for using the school's name without permission. Purdue had previously turned down a request from Fox to use the school's name & logo.
2:00 PM: Taney Dragons pitcher Mo'ne Davis helped ESPN earned a 3.4 overnight rating for Wednesday's game, the highest-ever Little League World Series rating on the network.
1:45 PM: Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that despite facing marijuana possession charges, Steelers RBs Le'Veon & LeGarrette Blount are still scheduled to play in tonight's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
12:30 PM: The New Britain Rock Cats minor league baseball team paid a $164,569 tax bill to the city on Wednesday to avoid being evicted from their stadium in September. The Rock Cats are planning to move to Hartford in 2016.
12:15 PM: Wrestling Observer reports that WWE VP Paul "Triple H" Levesque had offered to re-hire Alberto Del Rio in about six months after the "heat died down" over his firing. But Del Rio said he wasn't interested in coming back & plans to challenge WWE's non-compete contract clause.
12:00 PM: ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter comments about the two Pittsburgh Steelers RBs arrested for marijuana possession Wednesday: "Sitting LeVeon Bell and LeGarrette Blount for preseason game would be a reward. Playing them for full preseason game would be a punishment."
11:45 AM: D.C. Assault AAU basketball coach Curtis Malone said after being sentenced to 100 months in prison on cocaine & heroin distribution charges: "It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach. At least you know what you're dealing with every day when you're a drug dealer."
11:30 AM: 16-year-old Ricardo Martinez was honored by the St. Paul, Minnesota Fire Department on Tuesday for helping rescue a 65-year-old woman & her 67-year-old brother from a burning house last month.
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