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LONDON — The names change, not the results. Just call the U.S. women’s basketball team Olympic champion. The Americans won their fifth straight gold medal Saturday, routing France 86-50 and putting more distance between themselves and the rest of the world heading to Rio for the 2016 Games. Candace Parker scored 21 points, including eight straight during...

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The judge overseeing former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse case on Thursday delayed the start of the trial by three weeks to early June, and prosecutors filed a lengthy court document that said the case should not be dismissed. Judge John Cleland said the additional time was needed “to accommodate...

  PALM BEACH, Fla. — All turnovers will be reviewed from the booth with no coaches’ challenges needed and overtime periods in the regular season will use the same scoring rules as the postseason after NFL owners voted to approve those proposals Wednesday. The replay official already reviews all scoring plays. With all turnovers now subject to review, it...

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Instead of closing for the Cincinnati Reds, Ryan Madson will miss the 2012 season because of a torn ligament in his right elbow. Madson returned to Cincinnati and was examined by team medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek. The Reds said Saturday that Kremchek told general manager Walt Jocketty the ligament was torn from the bone of Madson’s...

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Bush is being held on more than $1 million bail on charges that he left the scene of an accident that seriously injured a motorcyclist. Bush made his first court appearance Saturday. Charlotte County Circuit Court records show that Bush remained in custody on multiple DUI-related charges and counts of leaving the...

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A psychologist who looked into a 1998 allegation against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky told police at the time that his behavior fit the profile of a likely pedophile, NBC News reported Saturday. Yet Sandusky was not criminally charged, nor placed on a state registry of suspected child abusers, and prosecutors say...

PITTSBURGH — Hines Ward believes he can still play football. The longtime Pittsburgh wide receiver known for his high-wattage smile and his bone-crunching blocks just couldn’t stomach the thought of doing it in some strange uniform on some strange field with nary a Terrible Towel in sight. “I just wouldn’t feel right,” Ward said. So rather...

  PALM HARBOR, Fla. — One great round. One solid swing out of the rough. One clutch birdie putt. That’s what Luke Donald needed to win the Transitions Championship in a playoff and get back to No. 1 in the world. Donald was starting to feel overlooked in the two weeks since Rory McIlroy replaced him atop the world ranking, and he even allowed a few doubts...

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brad Keselowski used Bristol Motor Speedway last fall to cement his spot in NASCAR’s championship race. Back at the track Sunday, Keselowski again made his way to Victory Lane. And he again began to think about a Sprint Cup title. Keselowski led a career-best and race-high 232 laps, then held off Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth on a late...

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Roger Federer defeated John Isner 7-6 (7), 6-3 to win his record fourth BNP Paribas Open title Sunday, avenging a loss to the American who beat him in Davis Cup play. Federer earned $1 million, the richest winner’s checks in the tournament’s history. Isner earned $500,000. Federer improved to 39-2 since last year’s U.S....