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Three more accusers testify in Jerry Sandusky trial | College football
One, a foster child, said he was threatened, warned he would never see his family again if he ever told anyone what happened. Another said he stayed...
More accusers testify
in Sandusky trial
One, a foster child, said he was threatened, warned he would never see his family again if he ever told anyone what happened. Another said he stayed quiet because he didn't want to stop getting tickets to the hottest game in town — Penn State football.
That was how two of Jerry Sandusky's accusers explained the former Penn State assistant coach's hold over them.
"He told me that if I ever told anyone that I'd never see my family again," the former foster child said Wednesday, the third day of testimony in Sandusky's child sexual abuse trial.
He said it terrified him when Sandusky uttered the threat after the coach pinned him while wrestling in the basement of the Sandusky home and performed oral sex on him.
Sandusky, 68, is charged with sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period, accusations he has denied. His arrest last fall rocked Penn State and led to the firing of football coach Joe Paterno for not taking stronger action against Sandusky after allegations emerged a decade ago.
Three of Sandusky's accusers testified Wednesday, bringing to five the number of them who have taken the stand.
Lawyer Tom Kline, who represents one of them, told reporters outside the courthouse: "It's just remarkable how many children one man can shower with."
BCS makes progress on playoff proposal
The conference commissioners who have been working on a four-team playoff to determine college football's national champion plan to present the BCS presidential oversight committee multiple formats from which to choose.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said the university presidents will "have options — plural" to consider when they meet in two weeks.
What those options are is not clear.
"Status quo is not on the table," BCS executive director Bill Hancock said.
WBO will review
One of boxing's major sanctioning bodies will review Timothy Bradley's controversial split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao, the first step toward what promoter Bob Arum hopes will be "clarity" in the judging of the fight.
WBO president Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel said in a statement that the WBO's championship committee will review video of the fight with five "recognized international judges" and make a recommendation. He said the WBO does not doubt the ability of the scoring judges.
Most reporters seated ringside and the vast majority of fans on Saturday night thought Pacquiao had easily defended his welterweight title against Bradley.
The first surprise came when ring announcer Michael Buffer announced that there was a split decision, and the biggest surprise came in the reading of the scores. Jerry Roth had it 115-113 for Pacquiao, while judges Duane Ford and C.J. Ross had it for Bradley by the same score.
"The public saw the fight and they're outraged, and we need clarity here," Arum told the Associated Press. "We need those responsible to investigate, to see what happened, how the judges could be so off.
"Was there any funny business going on? Or no funny business? Did they have a conversation with each other?" Arum asked. "We need to get clarity. The public is demanding it."
Judge rules Mayweather must stay in jail
A judge in Las Vegas says Floyd Mayweather Jr. must stay in jail.
Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa denied an emergency motion seeking to have Mayweather serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.
Saragosa says Mayweather's complaints about not having enough to drink or eat are self-induced.
win in Euro 2012
Mario Gomez scored two first-half goals to give Germany a 2-1 win over the Netherlands in Kharkiv, Ukraine, in one of the most anticipated showdowns of the European Championship.
Robin van Persie pulled one back for the Netherlands in the second half but the defeat left the 2010 World Cup runner-up on the brink of elimination
After a miserable run of four games without a victory and only one goal scored, Portugal came through with an 87th-minute goal from substitute Silvestre Varela to beat Denmark 3-2 in Lviv, Ukraine, in Group B.
• The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a limited ban on the race-day medication furosemide, also known as Lasix or Salix, in an effort to restore public confidence that horses are running without what many veterinarians say is a performance-enhancing drug. Kentucky is the first jurisdiction to bar the diuretic, which is meant to stem exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage, or bleeding, in horses' lungs.
• Candace Parker had 33 points and 16 rebounds to lead the visiting Los Angeles Sparks to an 87-81 victory over Connecticut. Nneka Ogwumike had 18 points and five rebounds for Los Angeles (7-1).
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