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Are Penn State Penalties Too Tough?

The campus and community around Penn State University are coming to grips with severe penalties against the school and its football program. The NCAA imposed sanctions for what it called the school leadership's "tragic" failure to respond to child sexual abuse charges against a former assistant football coach. But some in State College say the penalties might have gone too far.
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In Penn State Fallout, Other Sports At Risk

Steve Inskeep talks to Don Van Natta Jr., a senior writer for ESPN, about the NCAA's sanctions against Penn State University.
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London Olympics: A Cabbie's View

Only three days remain before the Olympic Games begin. They're billed as the world's greatest sporting event. But residents of the host city have been grumbling so much about the games that the mayor of London has told them all to "put a sock in it." Still, the protests and complaints continue.
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Two Very Different Cyclists Steer The Way From Idaho To London Olympics

In London, two women cyclists who train in Idaho plan to vie for medals — in very different events. Kristin Armstrong races the clock in a skinsuit in the time trial, while mountain biker Georgia Gould combines speed with technical prowess to navigate rocky descents and dirt trails.
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Punishing Penn State, Rewriting History?

We examine the NCAA's punitive actions against Penn State's football program in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach.

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Spotting An 'American Idol' Moment At The Olympics

In what may be a first, Monday brought product placement to the Olympics. Is this a sign of change? Will we begin seeing Pampers Diapers wrapped around the Olympic rings, as wrestlers grapple beneath them?

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