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12:00 PM: ESPN SportsNation co-host Michelle Beadle gets a special birthday visit from the San Antonio Spurs' Coyote and a special birthday message from Gregg Popovich: "It seems like yesterday you were this young intern ... and now, you're a star Have a great night."

11:45 AM: The semifinals have been set for the WTA Finals in Singapore, with Caroline Wozniacki facing Serena Williams, and Simona Halep facing Agnieszka Radwanska.

11:30 AM: Peyton Manning wasn't happy with the Sports Authority Field video board operator for showing Philip Rivers on the sideline just so fans could loudly boo him: "I thought that was kind of disrespectful. Our fans our great, our fans are loud, but our scoreboard operator, it wasn't his best night."

11:15 AM: Oregon and Texas A&M have reportedly canceled their 2018 & 2019 home & home football series.

11:00 AM: AutoNation has signed on to be the title sponsor of the new Cure Bowl. The game debuts in 2015 and will be the third college football bowl game that season to be held at Orlando's Citrus Bowl.

10:45 AM: Oklahoma State has sued former offensive line coach & current Texas assistant Joe Wickline, claiming Wickline owes the school money since he is not calling plays for the Longhorns.

10:30 AM: The L.A. Lakers announced that Steve Nash will be out for the 2014-15 season due to a recurring back injury.

10:15 AM: The Philadelphia Central High School girls' field hockey team was barred from this year's state playoffs because they had a boy playing goalie this season. Central coach Linda Hartzell wondered why it wasn't a problem during the regular season.

10:00 AM: Kentucky Wildcats defensive lineman Lloyd Tubman, who is accused of raping another student in her dorm room, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Thursday and will have his case go to a grand jury.

9:00 PM: The New York Mets will be hosting a fundraiser on November 4 for Shannon Forde, the team's director of media relations who has been battling stage 4 breast cancer for the past three years.

8:45 PM: A woman whose Mission Hills, Kansas house caught on fire Tuesday was warned that she would be arrested if she tried to go back in to save her World Series tickets. A firefighter was able to retrieve the tickets, while neighbor George Brett happened by while out walking his dog.

8:30 PM: PETA has sent a letter to Texas A&M asking the school to do its annual Elephant Walk without the use of live elephants. The Walk is done through campus by senior football players before their last regular season game of the season.

8:15 PM: Boston Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty pleaded not guilty to larceny charges Thursday after allegedly bouncing $39,000 worth of checks to a contractor working on his home.

8:00 PM: Marshall University & Conference USA have reportedly hired an L.A.-based PR firm to help push the Thundering Herd's case for inclusion in the College Football Playoff.

7:45 PM: Wednesday's Senators-Maple Leafs game in Ottawa that was canceled has been rescheduled for November 9.

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