Talking Points: Watching Bob Costas brings tears to our eyes

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With Bob Costas sidelined with an infection that has reddened both his eyes and blurred his vision, "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer filled in Tuesday on NBC's prime-time Olympics coverage.

Lauer said Costas "looked a little like a loser in a prize fight." Costas has been wearing glasses since the start of the Sochi Olympics because of an infection in his left eye, and on Monday it spread to his other eye.

Costas said he simply couldn't do the job because his eyes had become blurry, watery and sensitive to light. "I'm walking around, I might as well be playing 'Marco Polo.' "

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The Canadian Football League fined two players for making comments about openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam.

The Montreal Alouettes' Arland Bruce and Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Bryant Turner Jr. were penalized undisclosed amounts for postings on social media. Bruce misspelled the word "gay" in his message, which urged Sam to "man up" and get on his knees and "submit to God fully."

"The comments made by these players are extremely disappointing and do not represent the CFL's views or the views of the vast majority of our players," Commissioner Mark Cohon said.