Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse, broke his silence Monday night about the scandal that lead to the firing of head coach Joe Paterno and three other university officials.
In a phone interview with Bob Costas on NBC’s ‘Rock Center With Brian Williams,’ Sandusky said, “I have horsed around with kids, I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them, and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact,” but declared himself innocent of the abuse charges.
Boxing legend Joe Frazier, perhaps most famous for his 1975 “Thrilla in Manila” fight with Muhammad Ali, was diagnosed with liver cancer about a month ago and is now gravely ill with the disease.
His manager Leslie Wolff said the 67-year-old Frazier is currently in a Philadelphia hospice and called him a “true gentleman,” adding, “Along with… Ali, (he is) one of the two most recognizable athletes in the world.”
The news that Mike Quade is out of a job as the manager of the Chicago Cubs was not entirely unexpected after a record of 95-104 since taking over for Lou Piniella in August of 2010. Official word of Quade’s firing came down Wednesday.
While Quade is out, many are surprised that Cubs legend Ryne Sandberg — who was up for the position last year before Quade won it — won’t be considered to replace him.
On Sunday, basketball star LeBron James took to his Twitter feed to congratulate Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow on his team’s come-from-behind victory against the Miami Dolphins, calling Tebow a “winner.”
It seemed innocent enough — until some very bitter NBA fans saw it.
Vitamins are said to be good for you. According to a new study from the University of Minnesota, however, that may not always be the case.
Researchers reviewed the cases of 38,000 women over a 19-year period and found that those who took supplements had about a 2.4 percent increased risk of death over those who didn’t, which could be related to the compounds supplements contain — compounds that can be toxic in higher amounts and have a detrimental effect on those who use them long-term.
The White House has announced that President Obama, a well-known basketball afficionado, will attend a Veteran’s Day college game onboard the USS Carl Vinson — the aircraft carrier that buried Osama bin Laden at sea.
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