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Penn State Figures Accused of Lying Head to Court
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- Jerry Sandusky's decision to waive his preliminary hearing is shifting the focus in the child sex-abuse scandal to two Penn State administrators accused of failing to properly report suspected abuse and lying to the grand jury investigating the former assistant football coach.
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AAU to Hold News Conference on Abuse Allegations
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Amateur Athletic Union is set to announce changes to its policies as a sex abuse investigation centered on its former president progresses in Tennessee.
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IHSA Changes Rules on Basketball Uniforms
(AP) -- The Illinois High School Association has changed three rules that affect the design of basketball uniforms.
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Sandusky Attorney: 'This is a Fight to the Death'
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- Jerry Sandusky's lawyer says he will not negotiate a plea deal in his client's child sex-abuse case.
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Illinois State, Northwestern Sign 2-sport Deal
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois State and Northwestern will play a football game and a pair of men's basketball games.
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Seahawks Pull Away for 30-13 Win over Rams
SEATTLE (AP) -- Undrafted rookie Doug Baldwin blocked a first-quarter punt that was returned by Michael Robinson 17 yards for a touchdown, then caught a 29-yard TD pass from Tarvaris Jackson in the third quarter as the Seattle Seahawks pulled away for a 30-13 win over the staggering St. Louis Rams on Monday night.
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Agent: Brewers Agree to Deal with 3B Ramirez
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to terms with free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez, his agent tells The Associated Press.
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Cards Sign Schumaker to 2-year Deal, Cut Theriot
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Second baseman Skip Schumaker has agreed to a two-year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, who did not tender a contract offer to infielder Ryan Theriot before Monday night's deadline.
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Cardinals, Furcal Reach $14 Million, 2-year Deal
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals and shortstop Rafael Furcal have agreed to a $14 million, two-year contract, keeping the switch-hitter with the World Series champions after they picked him up at the July trade deadline.
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Local Sports Scores 12/12/11
Basketball Scores for local Junior High Schools
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Chiefs Fire Coach Todd Haley
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have fired coach Todd Haley less than a year after he led the team to the AFC West division title.
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Lawyer: No Plea Talks on Eve of Sandusky Hearing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A lawyer says no plea talks are under way on the eve of Tuesday's preliminary hearing in the Penn State child sex-abuse case.
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Ohio Prosecutor Mulls Charges for In-game Fight
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A southwest Ohio prosecutor will consider criminal charges in the aftermath of a brawl at the end of the Cincinnati-Xavier basketball game.
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Richardson Leds No. 24 Illini Over Coppin State
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- D.J. Richardson scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures and No. 24 Illinois beat Coppin State 80-63 on Sunday night.
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Blackhawks Rally, Beat Sharks 3-2 in Overtime
CHICAGO (AP) -- Patrick Sharp steered in a loose puck off a rebound at 4:26 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.
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Broncos Beat Bears 13-10 in Overtime
DENVER (AP) -- Tim Tebow led the Broncos to another comeback victory, with Matt Prater's 51-yard field goal with 8:34 left in overtime giving Denver a 13-10 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
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Bulls: GM Says Little on Howard, Hamilton
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman had little to say about Richard Hamilton and Dwight Howard.
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Western Illinois Dumps Eastern Illinois 64-48
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Terell Parks scored 19 points and Ceola Clark had 18, all on 3-pointers in the second half, to help Western Illinois storm past Eastern Illinois 64-48 on Saturday night.
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Illinois-Chicago Downs Northern Illinois 62-55
CHICAGO (AP) -- Marc Brown scored 15 points Saturday to lead Illinois-Chicago to a 62-55 victory over winless Northern Illinois.
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RG3 Wins First Heisman Trophy for Baylor
NEW YORK (AP) -- Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, dazzling voters with his ability to throw, run and lead Big 12 doormat Baylor into the national rankings.
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Bulls Appear to be Waiting on Rip
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears continue to insist they're fine as is, not that they'd mind a little help.
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Albert Pujols Welcomed by Thousands of Angels Fans
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Albert Pujols has arrived in Southern California, and the feared slugger says his staggering new paychecks aren't the only reason he moved to the Los Angeles Angels.
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High School Girls Basketball
Silver Streaks defeat Normal West
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Obama to Attend Army-Navy Game
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will attend the 112th edition of the annual Army-Navy football game on Saturday afternoon.
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Bulls Appear Poised to Make Move at Shooting Guard
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls held Keith Bogans out of practice as training camp opened Friday, fueling speculation that they will bring in another shooting guard.
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Illinois Hires Beckman for $9 Million Over 5 Years
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois will pay newly hired football coach Tim Beckman $9 million over five years.
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Montana Clubs Northern Iowa 48-10, Gains FCS Semis
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Jordan Johnson threw for three touchdowns and ran for another Friday night as Montana routed Northern Iowa 48-10 to advance to the semifinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
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Angels' Move for Pujols is About More than Homers
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels think they got much more than Albert Pujols when they signed perhaps the most successful slugger of his generation to a $254 million free-agent contract.
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Report: Ex-AAU Leader Accused of Child Sex Abuse
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Two former basketball players have accused ex-Amateur Athletic Union president Robert ''Bobby'' Dodd of molesting them as children, according to an ESPN report.
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AP Source: Illinois Hires Toledo's Beckman
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois has hired Toledo's Tim Beckman as its head football coach.
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