SbB LIVE FROM LA (Jul 30, 2014 @ 4:11pm ET)
4:00 PM: A social media manager for a Provo, Utah English-language learning center said he was fired from the center for writing about homophones and trying to "promote a gay agenda". Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings & spellings.
3:45 PM: The Green Bay Packers announced Wednesday that executive VP & general manager Ted Thompson has been signed to a new multi-year contract.
3:30 PM: Spike TV reportedly will not renew its contract with TNA Impact Wrestling when the current deal expires in October.
3:15 PM: The Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader reports a 15-year-old boy suffered second-degree burns after taking part in a "fire challenge", where a person pours flammable liquid on themselves & set themselves on fire. The boy reportedly got the idea from a YouTube video.
3:00 PM: Former University of Montana basketball player Eric Hutchinson was arrested on felony charges for selling prescription drugs to undercover officers.
2:45 PM: Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal underwent sports hernia surgery last week, but is expected to be ready for training camp in September.
2:30 PM: Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said he wouldn't oppose a possible Oakland Raiders move to San Antonio, but added that half the fans in the stands at the Alamodome "would be ours".
2:15 PM: Abe Hopkins, a six-year-old boy who had been at the center of the fight to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia, died Monday night after suffering a seizure.
2:00 PM: Laurinburg Scotland (North Carolina) High School QB & Georgia Tech recruit Jaylend Ratliffe is hospitalized in serious condition after suffering a fractured skull in an ATV accident Tuesday night.
1:45 PM: Two Lincoln Stars junior hockey players accused of making a sex video with a 15-year-old girl in a Moorhead, Minnesota hotel room may be tried together in court.
1:30 PM: Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears reports the NBA is considering a proposal to hold a charity All-Star Game in South Africa next summer.
1:15 PM: Tuesday's six-hour, 27-minute game between the Chicago Cubs & Colorado Rockies became the longest game time-wise in both clubs' histories.
1:00 PM: Pauley Pavilion was among the UCLA campus facilities flooded after a water main on Sunset Boulevard broke Tuesday afternoon.
12:45 PM: Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe announced on his Facebook page Tuesday that he is running for judge in Lafayette County, Arkansas.
12:30 PM: The Dallas Morning News reports SMU made nearly $350,000 in beer & wine sales when the school in January began selling alcohol at Moody Coliseum during men's basketball games.