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Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky should have pension restored: independent examiner

Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky should be allowed to keep his state pension of roughly $60,000 a year despite his 45 child sex abuse convictions, an independent hearing examiner recommended on Monday. Finding that state rules for forfeiting pensions due to sex crimes took effect in 2004 — and…

Michigan homecoming queen kicks game-winning field goal

Brianna Amat is not just Pinckney Community High School’s first female kicker on the varsity football team, she also now has the distinction of being the first girl to win homecoming queen and kick a game-winning field goal on the same night. Pickney head football coach Dan Burkholder told WBJK…

Swiss warn massive ice chunk may break off glacier

A massive part of a glacier the size of 12 football fields in the Swiss Alps could break off, local authorities warned, after the discovery of an enormous crevasse in the glacier. Swiss authorities have formed a crisis team to monitor the situation and blocked all hiking trails close to…

French female football players strip to draw attention to women’s World Cup

BERLIN — With France set to face defending champions and hosts Germany at the women’s World Cup on Tuesday, members of the French squad say they have posed naked for pictures to draw attention to their sport. Juvisy forward Gaetine Thiney, 25, plus Olympique Lyon’s Elodie Thomis, 24, and Corine…

Obama says Vick deserves second chance

US President Barack Obama says disgraced National Football League quarterback Michael Vick deserves a second chance after serving a jail sentence for his involvement in a dog-fighting ring. White House spokesman Bill Burton says the president told Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie that people in Vick’s position should be able…

Penn. Gov calls Americans ‘wusses’ after Eagles NFL game postponed

The Philadelphia Eagles had to cancel their football game Sunday because of snow and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell isn’t happy. “I think it’s a joke,” Rendell told the local Fox affiliate. “We cancel the game and there’s less than 3 inches of snow … I think the fans can make…

Colorado Rockies president found dead in hotel room

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AFP) – Colorado Rockies team president Keli McGregor, a former National Football League player, was found dead Tuesday in a hotel room, Salt Lake City police said. McGregor was 48. Rick Wall, a detective with the Salt Lake City police, said McGregor was found in his…

Instead of an Amen, Heisman winner Tebow gets a STFU: report

Even though the National Football League plays most of its games on Bible Sundays, some players don’t want to hear about it. A Heisman trophy winner on his way to the professional ranks reportedly found that out the hard way at a recent scouting test held for NFL teams trying…

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