2012 London Olympics: US Women’s Basketball Wins Fifth Straight Gold With Win Over France

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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 the game-changing run in … [Read more...]

Jerry Sandusky Trial To Be Delayed by Three Weeks

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 various logistical … [Read more...]

NFL Makes Changes to Several Rules

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¬†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 could lead to even more … [Read more...]

Cincinnati Reds’ Ryan Madson To Be Out for the 2012 Season

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 right elbow."We … [Read more...]

Tampa Bay Rays’ Pitcher, Matt Bush, Has Bail Set for More Than $1 Million

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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 scene of an … [Read more...]

Report Shows That Jerry Sandusky Was a Likely Pedophile in 1998

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 he continued … [Read more...]

Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Hines Ward Calls It Quits After 14 Seasons

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 than play for a 15th season -- and his … [Read more...]