Webb Simpson shot a final-round 68 on Sunday to catch third-round leaders Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell and win the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Both Furyk and McDowell had an opportunity to catch Simpson with a birdie on 18, but neither could turn the trick, as Furyk ended up with a bogey and McDowell couldn't connect on a 24-foot birdie putt. It was the first major win for Simpson, who was the runner-up at the U.S. Amateur at Olympic Club in 2007.

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Boston University announced Friday that it will leave the America East Conference for the Patriot League after the 2012-13 season.

"This is a really unique opportunity for us to challenge ourselves," BU athletic director Mike Lynch said in a statement. "We will be entering a league that embodies the ideal of valuing academics as the highest priority while sponsoring very competitive athletic programs. That is our commitment too."

Yahoo! Sports writer Dan Wetzel joined Dennis & Callahan on Friday to discuss the ongoing trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

After the first four days of witnesses from the prosecution, Wetzel said the alleged victims that were called to the stand were very powerful.

Reviews on Randy Moss' comeback with the 49ers continue to be positive. A report from ProFootballWeekly.com quotes a team insider as saying the 35-year-old former Patriot seems to have a singular focus.

According to a report in the Boston Globe, RBS Citizens has sued Curt Schilling in an attempt to recover the $2.4 million it made in loans to 38 Studios, Schilling's video game company which filed for bankruptcy last week.

The Providence-based RBS Citizens -- better known as Citizens Bank -- claims Schilling personally guaranteed to pay the $2.4 million debt last October but has since refused to do so. 

NBA commissioner David Stern had a testy exchange with Jim Rome during an appearance on Rome's CBS radio show Wednesday. When Rome asked Stern if the NBA draft lottery was fixed, Stern replied, "Shame on you for asking," and then attempted to use an extreme example of a loaded question, asking Rome: "Have you stopped beating your wife yet?" Rome, who has no history of domestic violence, responded: "I don't know if that's fair."

Host Poland scored in the second half for a 1-1 tie with Russia on Tuesday at the European Championship soccer tournament, but the big story was the fan violence that preceded the game. About 5,000 Russian fans marched to the stadium in Warsaw to celebrate the Russia Day national holiday, and that did not sit well with the Poles. The countries have had tense relations for many years. At least 15 people were injured in the fighting.

As bad as things have been for the Red Sox, they've been worse for former Sox slugger Jason Bay. The Mets outfielder, in his third subpar season in New York after signing a four-year, $66 million free agent deal, returned from six weeks on the disabled list (fractured rib) and went 0-for-11 over the weekend as the Mets were swept by the Yankees. Bay is hitting .197 with three home runs and five RBIs in 61 at-bats this year, showing few signs of being the player who contributed in a number of ways during his brief stint in Boston.

Boxing is back in the news again, and again it's not for something good. The weekend's most talked-about sports event was Saturday night's world welterweight title fight in which Manny Pacquiao lost a split decision to Timothy Bradley, a decision that was met with wide disapproval. Pacquiao landed more punches than Bradley, 253-159, but two of the three judges in Las Vegas sided with Bradley.

"I think the judges had their eyes closed," Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach said. "Something wasn't right."

Two black players for the Netherlands were targeted with monkey noises and loud jeers Thursday by hundreds of fans at Stadion Miejski during a training session in Krakow, Poland, for Euro 2012. The players, who had visited the site of the former Auschwitz World War II concentration camp a day earlier, responded by moving their drills to the other end of the stadium.