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Sports Losses Devastate, Scandals Persist

On the heels of the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, Syracuse University is now dealing with similar allegations. Oklahoma State is mourning the death of two of its women's college basketball coaches, and the NBA appears to have reached a stalemate that will last the rest of the season. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant.

NBA In Turmoil As MLB Takes Care Of Business

While the professional basketball season is on the verge of collapse, Major League Baseball and its players wrapped up a new contract. Guy Raz talks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about what's next in the NBA negotiations and what's new for baseball with this agreement.

NCAA To Examine Penn State's Sports Programs

"If true, individuals who were in a position to monitor and act upon learning of potential abuses appear to have been acting starkly contrary to the values of higher education, as well as the NCAA," association President Mark Emmert says.

Oklahoma State Women's Basketball Coach Killed In Plane Crash

Assistant coach Miranda Serna, the plane's pilot and one other person also died. The crash happened in Arkansas. The coaches were on a recruiting trip.

Syracuse Assistant Coach Put On Leave After New Accusation

Two men accuse the coach of molesting them in the '80s. Police are investigating.

Will Football Remain King At Penn State?

The school has one of the most lucrative football programs in the country. But now, with a child sex abuse scandal coming to light, some are questioning the program's influence on campus.

Penn State Scandal Still Lacks A Lot Of Details

The child sex abuse scandal at Penn State is raising more and more questions about who knew what, when and what actions were, or were not taken. Elements of the unfolding scandal remain quite confusing. Former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is charged with abusing young boys.