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  • 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.

  • Luck needs luck to win Heisman in 2011

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stanford’s Andrew Luck is returning to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist, just not as the favorite.
    That distinction belongs to Baylor’s Robert Griffin III.
    The two star quarterbacks will join fellow finalists Trent Richardson, Tyrann Mathieu and Montee Ball at the Heisman presentation Saturday night in Manhattan.
    Luck is the only repeat finalist this season, while Griffin is the first Baylor player to get an invite to the ceremony. The school that never has had a player finish better than fourth in the Heisman voting now seems to have the front-runner.

  • Major College Football Scores--video extra

     

    EAST

    Lehigh 40, Towson 38

    Pittsburgh 33, Syracuse 20

     

    SOUTH

    Clemson 38, Virginia Tech 10

    Georgia Southern 55, Old Dominion 48

    LSU 42, Georgia 10

    Louisiana-Monroe 26, FAU 0

    Maine 34, Appalachian St. 12

     

    MIDWEST

    Cincinnati 35, UConn 27

    Kansas St. 30, Iowa St. 23

    N. Dakota St. 26, James Madison 14

    N. Iowa 28, Wofford 21

  • VIDEO: 'Tebow-mania' Takes Hold in Denver

    Since being named starting quarterback of the Broncos, former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has led Denver to a 5-1 record, despite completing less than 50-percent of his passes.

  • VIDEO: Jags fire Coach Jack Del Rio

    The Jacksonville Jaguars fired coach Jack Del Rio on Tuesday after a 3-8 start, parting ways with the franchise's second coach during his ninth season.

  • VIDEO: Meyer Returns As Ohio State Coach

    Urban Meyer was introduced Monday afternoon as the new football coach at Ohio State. Meyer, who resigned as Florida's coach after last season citing health concerns, says he's feeling great.

  • College FB: How the AP Top 25 Fared--see VIDEO

    No. 1 LSU (12-0) beat No. 3 Arkansas 41-17, Friday. Next: vs. No. 13 Georgia, SEC championship, Saturday.

    No. 2 Alabama (11-1) beat Auburn 42-14. Next: TBD.

    No. 3 Arkansas (10-2) lost to No. 1 LSU 41-17, Friday. Next: TBD.

    No. 4 Stanford (11-1) beat No. 22 Notre Dame 28-14. Next: TBD.

    No. 5 Oklahoma State (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 12 Oklahoma, Saturday.

    No. 6 Virginia Tech (11-1) beat No. 24 Virginia 38-0. Next: vs. No. 18 Clemson, ACC championship, Saturday.

    No. 7 Boise State (10-1) beat Wyoming 36-14. Next: vs. New Mexico, Saturday.

    No. 8 Houston (12-0) beat Tulsa 48-16, Friday. Next: vs. Southern Miss, CUSA championship, Saturday.

  • NBA owners, players reach tentative deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner David Stern accepted some congratulations, headed for another short night of sleep, then planned to brief his owners on a deal that could change the way they do business.
    Players, looking beat and beaten, face a tougher healing process in approving an agreement that significantly limits their earnings.
    After a 149-day lockout, owners and players reached a tentative new labor deal early Saturday, one they expect will be ratified in time to start the season with a Dec. 25 tripleheader.

  • NBA owners, players reach tentative deal--video extra

    NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly two years of bickering, NBA players and owners are back on the same side.

    "We want to play basketball," Commissioner David Stern said.

    Come Christmas Day, they should be.

    The sides reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout and hope to begin the delayed season with a marquee tripleheader Dec. 25. Most of a season that seemed in jeopardy of being lost entirely will be salvaged if both sides approve the handshake deal.

    Barring a change in scheduling, the 2011-12 season will open with the Boston Celtics at New York Knicks, followed by Miami at Dallas in an NBA finals rematch before MVP Derrick Rose and Chicago visiting Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.