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Major League Baseball Player Kidnapped In Venezuela

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was abducted outside his home in Venezuela on Wednesday. Robert Siegel speaks with NPR's Juan Forero about the kidnapping.

Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal Really About Football?

Legendary football coach Joe Paterno was fired on Wednesday. Critics said he should have done more to address charges of child sex abuse that came to his attention. Penn State students staged violent protests after the announcement. Host Michel Martin speaks with USA Today Sports Columnist Christine Brennan and NPR Sports Correspondent Mike Pesca about the abuse case, firing, and 84-year-old Paterno's legacy.

French Court Convicts Cyclist Floyd Landis In Hacking Of Doping Lab

Tried in absentia, he was found guilty of conspiring to steal data that might clear his name. The judges said there was no direct evidence linking Landis to the crime, but that he benefited from it.
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Nationals Catcher Kidnapped In Venezuela

Washington Nationals starting catcher Wilson Ramos was kidnapped late Wednesday in Venezuela. Fortunately, recent reports indicate that he is alive.


Penn State Trustees: Paterno's Firing Is In School's 'Best Interest'

Penn State students flooded downtown State College, Pa., after the school's trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university President Graham Spanier amid a growing furor over their handling of sex-abuse allegations against a former assistant football coach. Police in riot gear used pepper spray to try to break up the crowd.

Game Over For Penn State Coach Joe Paterno

After 46 seasons, Joe Paterno is no longer the head coach of the Nittany Lion's football team. He was fired Wednesday night by Penn State's board of trustees. The interim head coach is Tom Bradley. Paterno was caught up in the child sex abuse scandal involving one of his former assistant coaches.