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07/23/2012 - 10:33am
PSU's O'Brien: 'Committed for the long term'

Acting Penn State athletic director David Joyner and first-year football coach (and former Patriots assistant) Bill O'Brien released statements following the Monday morning announcement of NCAA punishment in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Both promised to commit themselves to improve the situation at the school, which was hit with unprecedented penalties.

Stated Joyner:

The Freeh Report concluded that individuals at Penn State University entrusted to positions of authority, shunned their basic responsibility to protect children, and innocent children suffered as a result. Our hearts go out to the victims of this abuse and their families.

Today Penn State takes another step forward in changing the culture at the institution as we accept the penalties of the NCAA for the failure of leadership that occurred on our...

07/23/2012 - 9:19am
Penn State fined $60M, banned from bowls

NCAA president Mark Emmert announced Monday morning that Penn State will be fined $60 million, banned from postseason play for four years and lose 40 scholarships but will not be forced to suspend its football program for its failures in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case.

The team also will vacate all victories between 1998 (when the first reported abuse by Sandusky occurred) and 2011, and serve a five-year probationary period.

"The Penn State case has provoked in all of us deeply powerful emotions and shaken our most fundamental confidence in many ways," Emmert said. "As we -- the executive committee, the Division 1 board and I -- have examined and discussed this case, we kept foremost in our thoughts the tragic damage that has been done to the victims and their families. No matter what we do here today, there is no action we can take that will remove their pain and anguish. But what we can do is impose sanctions that both...

07/23/2012 - 7:51am
Mashup: Broncos visit Colo. shooting victims

New Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning called some of the victims of last week's movie theater shooting in suburban Denver, and a few other Broncos visited survivors in the hospital Sunday.

"What we were trying to do was go in there, show support and try to put a smile on these people's faces. But the thing is, they put a smile on our faces," linebacker Joe Mays said. "They had such positive attitudes. They knew they were blessed to live and they knew they were going to have another chance to walk about with their families."

Defensive end Ben Garland, one of the Broncos who visited patients, tweeted over the weekend that he could have been a victim himself, as had been planning to attend the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Century 16 theater in Aurora "but changed my mind."

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at...

07/22/2012 - 9:39pm
Reports: C's invite Christmas, Smith to camp

The Celtics agreed to contracts with Summer League standouts Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith in addition to veteran center Jason Collins, according to multiple reports.

Collins is expected to sign a veteran minimum deal to replace the departed Greg Stiemsma, while shooting guards Christmas and Smith have been invited to C's training camp, presumably on non-guaranteed contracts.

"Wanna thank the @Celtics for giving me this opportunity to make my dream come true," tweeted Christmas, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound guard who averaged 19.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.5 steals as a senior for Temple in 2008-09. He has played in Israel, the Czech Republic and Greece since.

The 7-foot, 33-year-old Collins, known as a Dwight Howard stopper defensively, averaged just 1.3 points and 1.6 points in 30 games for the Hawks last season. He averaged 2.4 and 2.4 in 17 minutes a night over five games in the first round of the playoffs against the...

07/22/2012 - 6:49pm
Lester: 'I've let my team down a lot'

In the wake of the worst outing of his major league career, Red Sox lefty Jon Lester didn't pull any punches when describing his performance on Sunday. Lester allowed 11 runs on 10 hits, including a career-worst four homers in a 15-7 loss at the hands of the Jays Sunday at Fenway.

"I think it pretty much describes itself," Lester said. "I don't really need to have any words for it."

But Lester expanded upon the outing that was disastrous from his very first pitch, a fastball that was driven over the Green Monster by Brett Lawrie.

"It's never good, it's embarrassing," Lester said. "I've let my team down a lot this year. It's hard for me to walk around this clubhouse and look guys in the eye right now. I'm not pitching well. I'm not doing my job. Guys scored seven runs today. We should win this game. Like I said, it's embarrassing. That's all I can really say about it."

Lester, who is now 5-8 on...

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