The charity for troubled youths started by Jerry Sandusky more than three decades ago – and through which the retired Penn State assistant football coach met the boys he is charged with sexually abusing – said Friday it is seeking court approval to shut down and transfer its programs to a Texas-based youth ministry that …

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State prosecutors say a defense motion asking a judge to dismiss child sexual-abuse charges against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is premature because there are no “facts” in the form of sworn testimony on which to base the request.

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Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona face-off in the Copa del Rey final as two of the most exciting teams in Spain’s La Liga. Along with their emblematic coaches, they bring an array of stars that could change the game at any instant. Here we provide you a list of the top eight stars to watch in …

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Home at last. The Red Sox get a much-needed day off after an eight game road trip and a stretch of 20-games-in-20-days that ended Wednesday afternoon in Baltimore. At the start of that busy stretch, the Sox were on the brink of disaster. They lost six of their first seven games, a slide that culminated …

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Curt Schilling’s video game company 38 Studios has been in deep financial trouble for some time now. On Thursday, the former All-Star pitcher laid off all employees at his Rhode Island-based company. The move was made due to financial difficulties, according to what a company insider told the Boston Globe. The company had nearly 400 …

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Josh Hamilton left his ever lasting impression on Safeco Field’s center field wall last night. Alex Liddi hit a bomb to center field and Hamilton a terrific defender, who has robbed many people of extra-base hits in the past, did the same to Liddi. Hamilton ran straight into a padded center field wall, but clearly …

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Sir Alex Ferguson could turn the 2012-13 season into a months’-long farewell tour. The Manchester United manager is contemplating retiring in a year’s time due to a recent health scare, according to ESPN. Wigan chairman Dave Whelan, a close friend of Ferguson’s, broke the news that the 70-year-old might accelerate his departure schedule. It was …

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks is expected to be sidelined up to three months after breaking his right foot at a team organized activity early Thursday. Nicks fractured the fifth metatarsal of his right foot as he was running a route during individual drills in the Timex Performance Center field …

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What started off as a tribute to the retiring soccer player Vadim Evseev soon turned into an internet sensation. Five-year-old Hrisan Dzheus replaced Evseev in a game against grown-ups and even scored a goal against professional players. It took place during a testimonial game for Evseev. He captains Belarusian club FC Torpedo Zhodino, but he …

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