10:45 AM: Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant said about the ankle sprain that caused him to miss his 4th straight game on Thursday: " I can't play basketball. I can't run. I can't cut. I can't jump. I'm not just sitting out just because. If I could play I would play. But I can't play."
10:30 AM: Video of Shaquille O'Neal diving into a Christmas tree on the NBA on TNT set during halftime of Thursday's Clippers-Warriors game.
9:00 PM: It was 100 years ago that British & German soldiers in the trenches during World War I called a Christmas truce to exchange gifts and play soccer on no man's land.
8:00 PM: For Saturday's home game against the Stockton Thunder, the Bakersfield Condors ECHL team will be wearing special The Hobbit/Lord of The Rings-themed jerseys which will be auctioned off after the game.
7:45 PM: An Indiana appeals court has upheld $1,750 in city fines given to a Bloomington resident who refuses to cut his lawn. Alexander Gul had argued that the city's ordinance prohibiting grass from being over 8 inches tall was unconstitutional and violated his freedom of expression & freedom of conscience.
7:30 PM: The Tennessee Titans had offensive tackle Taylor Lewan dress up as Santa Claus for children visiting the team's practice facility on Tuesday. No word on if this covers part of Lewan's 96 hours of community service.
7:15 PM: TheScore.ie reports the Boston College & Georgia Tech football teams are scheduled to play at Dublin's Croke Park in 2016. Penn State & Central Florida played at Croke Park earlier this season.
7:00 PM: New York Giants kicker Josh Brown was fined $8,200 by the NFL for kicking St. Louis Rams safety Cody Davis in the face during Sunday's game.
6:45 PM: Cleveland Browns kicker Garrett Hartley played last Sunday two days after giving an eulogy for his unborn daughter. Hartley's girlfriend suffered complications seven months into her pregnancy.
6:30 PM: Pulaski (Wisconsin) High School soccer coach Eric Urben resigned on Monday. Urben suspended nine players from a state semifinal game in October after they were caught smoking cigars & setting a bonfire in a Milwaukee hotel parking lot the night before the game.
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