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NBA Players Decide To Disband Union

Melissa Block talks to Gabriel Feldman, director of the Tulane University sports law program, about the latest news on the NBA lockout. NBA players rejected a deal from the league's owners, and they're beginning to disband their union. This year's season may be in jeopardy.

Paterno's Name Removed From Big Ten Trophy

"It would be inappropriate to keep Joe Paterno's name on the trophy at this time," Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says.

NBA Players Reject Owners' Offer; Season In Jeopardy

The decision means it's possible there will be no professional basketball until the 2012-13 season. The sticking point: Sharing of revenue.

Penn State Alum Caught Abuse For Protesting Game

John Matko protested outside as fans went into Saturday's game. After the contest, Nebraska's coach said that he also thought the game should have been canceled.

Report: Years And Years Of Missed Chances In Penn State Scandal

It took more than a decade, Harrisburg's Patriot-News reports, for authorities to believe that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was abusing young boys — even though there were many clues. Sandusky says he's innocent.

Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal May Lead To New Laws

After an emotional week of revelations, the Penn State football team took the field on Saturday for the first time without its longtime coach Joe Paterno. A child sex abuse scandal involving a former coach has rocked the campus in State College, Pa.

In Venezuela, An Abduction Highlights A Scourge

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos' kidnapping had a storybook finish when commandos rescued him just two days after he was abducted. But others aren't so lucky. It's not uncommon for hostages to die in Venezuela, and the usual path to freedom involves paying a big ransom.

Penn State Suffers Defeat On Top Of Scandal

School spirit at Penn State was dealt another blow Saturday when it lost its last home game of the football season to Nebraska. The loss comes just days after the firing of the university's iconic head coach Joe Paterno and the arrest of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky on 40 counts of abusing young boys. NPR's Jeff Brady reports on the game's aftermath.