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Pa. Governor Sues NCAA Over Penn State Sanctions

Pennsylvania's governor says he is suing the National Collegiate Athletics Association in federal court over harsh sanctions imposed on Penn State. Those sanctions followed a child sexual abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky, an ex-assistant football coach. The penalties included millions in fines, a four-year bowl ban and the forfeiture of 112 wins by its football team and were signed off on by the university. But Gov. Tom Corbett says the penalties are unfair and filed an anti-trust suit.
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American Tennis Tournaments Move Overseas With Promise Of Higher Payouts

America has been fielding fewer top ranked tennis players and that has meant fewer tournaments in the U.S. The latest Association of Tennis Professionals tournament to call it a match is in Los Angeles.
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Pa. Gov. Suing NCAA To Stop Penn State Sex Abuse Sanctions

Gov. Tom Corbett (R), says the NCAA is unfairly punishing Penn State students and Pennsylvania businesspeople for the crimes of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky; he alleges the athletic association didn't even follow its own disciplinary rules when it imposed the penalties.
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New Jersey Tries To Horn In On Nevada's Gambling Turf

Sports betting happens every day. But betting on the outcome of a professional game is legal only in Nevada because of a 1992 federal law. Morning Edition's commentator says that's not just unconstitutional — it also defies the reality of illegal betting on sports.
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Brian Dixon, Tom Hall Want To Attend Every Bowl Game

Since 1984, Brian Dixon and Tom Hall have been on a mission to attend every college bowl game in the country. But their quest has been extended as more bowl games have been added through the years. Every year they go to one or two bowl games.
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The Rose Parade's Evolution Into A Cultural Event

The Tournament of Roses Parade is an annual tradition for Pasadena, Calif., and television viewers around the country. But it's more than a pretty spectacle of floats bedecked in blooms, says Los Angeles Times columnist and special correspondent for KPCC Patt Morrison. In her latest column, she writes, "its huge cultural shadow has been as much about what you didn't see on display as what you did."

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