Sandusky appeal seeks to have molestation case thrown out
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is arguing that pretrial publicity, leaks and unprepared defense lawyers are among the reasons a judge should throw out his 45-count conviction for child sexual abuse....

UFC's Reebok deal will pay fighters based on cage experience
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UFC fighters will be paid between $2,500 and $40,000 per bout for wearing Reebok gear under the mixed martial arts promotion's new sponsorship deal....

Ohio State ex-band director says trustees decided on firing
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Fired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters alleged Wednesday that the university's board was directly involved in his dismissal and asked a judge to let him use other employment actions by the trustees in his lawsuit against the school....

Judge denies NFL linebacker's request in revenge porn case
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) -- An NFL linebacker accused of distributing racy photos of a woman in violation of a revenge porn law can't enter a pretrial diversion program that would allow for any conviction to be wiped from his record, a judge ruled Wednesday....

Monmouth Park close to breaking even fiscally
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- Three years after taking over Monmouth Park, the operators of the New Jersey shore thoroughbred racetrack believe the facility either will break even this year or make a profit....

Race village for Volvo sailing event opens in Newport
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The race village for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport has opened, kicking off a 12-day celebration of the offshore sailing event....

Man who shipped guns to ex-NFL star Hernandez gets 2 years
BOSTON (AP) -- A man who shipped guns to former New England Patriots player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison....

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