8:00 PM: The USC Athletic Dept. tweets that after a "resounding win" over Colorado last Saturday, the Trojans will wear their chrome-facemaked metallic helmets again for next Saturday's game against Utah.
7:45 PM: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that former Hawks player Dikembe Mutombo is interested in buying an ownership stake in the team. Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson announced he was selling his stake after the discovery of a racist email he sent in 2012.
7:30 PM: 12 jurors were selected Tuesday for the trial of Robert Ferrante, a University of Pittsburgh researcher who is accused of killing his wife with an energy drink poisoned with cyanide.
7:15 PM: Central Michigan University running back Thomas Rawls was sentenced to 12 months probation & 104 hours of community service as part of a plea deal for stealing a purse from a local casino last April.
7:00 PM: The Charleston (SC) Post and Courier reports Academic Magnet High School football coach Bud Walpole was fired over allegations that the team celebrated a recent victory by smashing watermelons and making ape-like sounds.
6:45 PM: Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio recalled that when he was an assistant at Ohio State, his daughter once wrote a story about people who went to jail for wearing Michigan's blue & gold colors.
6:30 PM: A man has filed a $749,000 lawsuit against a Portland, Oregon bar after he was repeatedly kicked in the head by another drunk patron in an October 2012 incident. The man claims the bar "fostered an unsafe atmosphere" by continuing to serve his attacker drinks.
6:15 PM: Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is asking "12th man" fans to donate $12 each toward domestic violence prevention as part of Wilson's "Pass The Peace" campaign.
5:45 PM: NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has accepted an invite to compete in the 2014 Race of Champions in Barbados in December. Earlier this year Busch competed in the Indianapolis 500 & the Coca Cola 600 in Charlotte on the same day.
4:30 PM: Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush, whose team faces the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, says it's "only a matter of time" before London gets an NFL team & a Super Bowl: "That's going to happen, for sure. I don't know when, but I definitely see that happening."
4:00 PM: MLB has announced its national anthem performers for the first four games of the World Series. Trisha Yearwood will perform tonight, followed by Phillip Phillips, Little Big Town & Carlos Santana.
3:45 PM: Michael Sam tweeted his thanks to the Dallas Cowboys after he was released from the team's practice squad on Tuesday: "While this is disappointing, I will take the lessons I learned here in Dallas and continue to fight for an opportunity to prove that I can play every Sunday."
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