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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.

12:00 PM: Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford & Notre Dame running backs/receivers coach Tony Alford have all interviewed for the Colorado State job.

11:45 AM: Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice made a public appearance at a Toys For Tots event in Baltimore on Wednesday.

11:30 AM: New Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis underwent surgery Wednesday to fix a herniated disc in his neck.

11:15 AM: The family of Gordie Howe says that despite suffering from two strokes in the past three months, the NHL Hall of Famer plans to attend the Kinsmen Club celebrity dinner in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan next February. Wayne Gretzky is also scheduled to attend the event.

11:00 AM: Woodland (Washington) High School basketball player Ryan Sturdivan hit two half-court shots in the same game in Monday's 49-47 win over Kelso.

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