Sandusky had asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to take up his 45-count conviction, arguing his lawyers were rushed too quickly to trial in 2012 and that prosecutors improperly made reference to his decision not to testify.
During meetings on Capitol Hill, Ramogi Huma, president of the College Athletes Players Association, and former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter tried to drum up support just a week after a ruling that the athletes were employees and had the same rights to bargain collectively as other workers.
The 8,300-student school from Macon, Ga., delivered the biggest shocker in an already topsy-turvy NCAA tournament on Friday, going into Duke's backyard and knocking off the No. 3 seed Blue Devils 78-71.
Jordan McRae added 21 points for the Volunteers (23-12), the No. 11 seed in the Midwest Regional. Tennessee had little trouble with the sixth-seeded Minutemen (24-9), shooting 54 percent from the field and handling UMass' fullcourt pressure in a surprisingly one-sided performance that included another solid defensive showing.
It's never easy getting this 68-team tournament bracket right, but this year's field is rife with questions from top to bottom.
Brazil is running out of time. The Brazilian government is trying to ensure the country will be prepared for the 32-nation tournament, which opens June 12.
The Marcus Smart incident shows how volatile the interaction between fans and athletes is becoming.
Silver will soon deliver his first state of the league press conference as commissioner, a chance to tell a worldwide viewing audience how he plans to make the NBA bigger and better.
With LeBron James sticking around and some of the NBA's best players joining him, the U.S. basketball team could be better than ever.
Stanislas Wawrinka backed up his upset of four-time champion Novak Djokovic by reaching his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semifinals on Thursday.
The snow was falling steadily outside, the crowd inside the Prudential Center was small and the offensively challenged New Jersey Devils were hosting the high-flying St. Louis Blues. The Devils rewarded the several thousand fans who braved the storm with a stunning 7-1 rout.
Alex Poythress scored a season-high 16 points as No. 14 Kentucky routed Texas A&M 68-51 on Tuesday night.
Roger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.
Oddsmakers in Las Vegas will be keeping a close eye on the weather as a possible factor in whether the Denver Broncos can cover what is now a 2 ½-point spread against the Seattle Seahawks.
Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves and T.J. Oshie scored twice as the Blues rode their hot goalie to a 2-1 win.
Peel away the pseudo-science and Anthony Bosch's bragging and what remained was "probably the most potent and sophisticated drug program developed for an athlete that we've ever seen," U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart said.
A federal judge is slowing down the proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, questioning if there's enough money to cover 20,000 retired players.
Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell scored 25 points and Stanford Robinson added a career-best 13 to help the Hoosiers overcome a 10-point second-half deficit and stun No. 3 Wisconsin 75-72.
Jim Harbaugh has been at his emotional best — or, to some, worst — with his cartoon-like faces and quirky sideline antics in leading San Francisco back to the NFC championship game for the third time in as many years since taking over as 49ers head coach in January 2011.