7:15 PM: WPHT radio host Chris Stigall issued an apology after saying Julie Kramer, a 23-year-old Phillies fan with stage four synovial sarcoma cancer, might not live through an entire Phillies season. Stigall made the comments after Kramer appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show & had a surprise visit from Chase Utley.
7:00 PM: Linda Mulligan, who found the body of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge in a Columbus dumpster, said Karageorge's suicide made her want to "fight more" for her own life: "Three weeks before this, I could have seen myself like that .... I know how you can go there."
6:45 PM: A federal judge in Chicago has rejected a proposed $75 million concussion settlement with the NCAA, saying the settlement with former college athletes was too broad.
6:15 PM: Minnesota-Duluth women's hockey player Ashleigh Brykaliuk said the team was upset learning that coach Shannon Miller wouldn't have her contract renewed after 16 seasons: "At least wait until after exams, after Christmas .... Now we're going home with this emotion, this sadness. It doesn't add up to me."
5:45 PM: Michael Vick says that if the New York Jets don't bring him back next season, he'd prefer to play for the Washington Redskins: "Going back home, I mean, that'll be a dream come true. But I would hate to get my hopes up for something that wouldn't happen. So I can't even think about it right now."
5:30 PM: San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said of Ray McDonald, who was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation: "He's a good friend to lot people on team. No one ever thought bad of him. Hopefully it's just a misunderstanding."
5:15 PM: The University of Pennsylvania has suspended its Phi Delta Theta chapter after the fraternity produced a Christmas photo featuring a dark-skinned blow-up doll that frat members said was a Beyonce sex toy given as a gag gift.
5:00 PM: The D.C. Council on Wednesday gave final unanimous approval to acquire land for a new 20,000-seat soccer stadium for the D.C. United MLS team. The deal calls for United's owners to finance & build the stadium themselves.
4:45 PM: Major League Baseball released a statement Wednesday saying it will "continue to track" the issue of the U.S. possibly re-establishing relations with Cuba and how it will affect its clubs' business conduct.
4:30 PM: The Pittsburgh Penguins said on Wednesday that goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and defensemen Robert Bortuzzo & Olli Maatta are being tested for the mumps after Sidney Crosby & Beau Bennett came down with the illness.
4:15 PM: The New Republic reports former Detroit Pistons president Joe Dumars was fined $500,000 by the NBA in 2010 for leaking confidential league memos to Yahoo reporter Adrian Wojnarowski.
4:00 PM: Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine said that Bernie Kosar's comments about the team's losing culture & bad situation for its QB's were "a little dramatic" and "couldn't be further from the truth".
3:45 PM: San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke announced Wednesday that defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been released. McDonald is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault at his home last week.
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