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12:00 PM: The NFL issued a statement Tuesday morning saying that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for his post-interception TD slide & prayer during Monday night's game against the New England Patriots.

11:45 AM: From The Onion: "New NFL Rule Protects Quarterbacks From Brutal Criticism"

11:30 AM: UConn basketball coaches Kevin Ollie & Geno Auriemma will be taking part in a Q&A at Wallingford's Oakdale Theater on October 14, hosted by former Huskies player Rebecca Lobo. Tickets for the event are available for $85 per person.

11:15 AM: James Mayfield, father of Oklahoma QB transfer Baker Mayfield, called Kliff Kingsbury a "scoundrel" after the Texas Tech coach fought against Baker's transfer from the Red Raiders to the Sooners. The NCAA ruled last week that Baker is ineligible to play for Oklahoma this season.

11:00 AM: A 17-year-old student at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa, died Saturday after suffering a severe head injury during a fight with another student near the school's cafeteria on Thursday. Dakota Escritt fell and struck his head on the floor during the fight.

10:45 AM: Simona Halep defeated Zhu Lin 7-5, 6-4 on Tuesday to advance to the third round of the China Open in Beijing, where she will face Andrea Petkovic.

10:30 AM: Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah, who received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for a post-TD slide & on-the-ground prayer against the New England Patriots Monday night, believes it was the slide that drew the penalty

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.

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