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  • Mike Locksley hired at Maryland

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland football coach Randy Edsall has hired Mike Locksley as his offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
    Locksley takes over for Gary Crowton, who lasted only one season.
    The 41-year-old Locksley returns to Maryland after previously serving as an assistant coach from 1998-2002 under Ralph Friedgen. He most recently spent two-plus years as the head coach at New Mexico after a four-year run as offensive coordinator at Illinois.
    During his first stint at Maryland, Locksley coached running backs and was the recruiting coordinator for five years.

  • Colo. artist creates 'Saint Tebow' retablo

    SANTA FE (AP) — A Colorado artist known for her Santa Fe’s Spanish Market awards has created a new “saint” on her latest retablo - Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.
    Catherine Robles Shaw of Nederland, Colo., recently created the $195 Tebow retablo using an image of the Broncos quarterback kneeling down in his well-known “Tebowing” prayer pose.
    Retablos are traditional Latino devotional painting that use iconography from the Catholic church.
    Shaw says her Tebow boards, made of dirt and tree bark, aren’t much different from her other retablos that feature San Pascual, the patron saint of cooking, or San Ysidro, patron of farmers.

  • Buckeye football hit with NCAA sanctions

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State players broke the rules and got to play in the Sugar Bowl anyway. Jim Tressel knew about infractions and let it all happen.
    Now the Buckeyes and new coach Urban Meyer will pay for it next season.
    The NCAA hit Ohio State with a one-year bowl ban and additional penalties Tuesday for violations that started with eight players taking a total of $14,000 in cash and tattoos in exchange for jerseys, rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia.

  • Nittany Lions' sex abuse scandal is top sports story

    NEW YORK (AP) — The ouster of one of America’s most revered coaches, Penn State’s Joe Paterno, after shocking child sex abuse charges against his former assistant was overwhelmingly voted the sports story of the year by members of The Associated Press.

  • VIDEO: Wheldon Suffered 'Non-Survivable' Head Injury

    IndyCar said Thursday that driver Dan Wheldon was killed when his head hit a post in the fencing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, contact that created a 'non-survivable injury' to the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.

  • VIDEO: Packers Still Undefeated, Texans Playoff-bound

    Green Bay remained perfect at 13-0 with Sunday's 46-16 rout of Oakland. The Texans earned a playoff berth with a 20-19 win.

  • Griffin tops Luck to win Heisman Trophy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, dazzling voters with his ability to throw, run and lead Big 12 doormat Baylor into the national rankings.
    The junior quarterback known as RG3 became the first Heisman winner from Baylor on Saturday night by a comfortable cushion over the Stanford star.
    Griffin started the season on the fringe of the Heisman conversation, a talented and exciting player on a marginal team, while Luck was already being touted as a No. 1 NFL draft pick.
    Draft day might very well still belong to Luck, but Griffin diverted the Heisman to Waco, Texas, to a school that has never had a player finish better than fourth in the voting — and that was 48 years ago.

  • VIDEO: Griffin Wins First Heisman Trophy for Baylor

    Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, awarded to college football's best player of the season.

  • Advocate: Fine case is serious

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — New York state must lengthen the statute of limitations to bring charges of child sex abuse, a victims’ advocate said in response to a prosecutor’s statement that it’s too late to investigate two men’s claims that they were molested by former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine.
    Victims of childhood sexual abuse are “denied basic legal rights,” said the Rev. Robert Hoatson of the advocacy group Road to Recovery.
    “If there ever was a case that screamed ‘injustice,’ it is this one, since it glaringly displays the further damage that antiquated laws can inflict on victims,” Hoatson said in a statement.

  • Boise State set to join Big East

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Big East’s long-awaited additions are set, with more rebuilding to come.
    The conference is preparing to announce the additions of Boise State and San Diego State as football-only members and Houston, Central Florida and SMU for all sports as soon as Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The five schools will join in 2013.
    The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because details were still being worked out with the schools and plans for an announcement were being completed.