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Thursday, December 14, 2017

YEAR IN REVIEW: ‘The Ghost’ owns 2012, beyond

National sports stories over the past year too often flashed across TV screens like a horror movie on an endless loop.
A pair of field hockey standouts while at Gilroy High are set to meet again, this time on opposite sides of the pitch.

Penn State penalties: $60 million fine, 4-year bowl ban

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA on Monday hit Penn State with a $60 million fine, banned the football team from bowl games for four years and vacated all of its wins from 1998 to 2011 in the wake of the university's child sex abuse scandal.

Penn State takes down statue of Paterno

PHIADELPHIA – A construction crew took down the iconic statue of Joe Paterno from outside Pennsylvania State University's football stadium on Sunday, removing what had become, for fans of the late coach, a symbol of his central role on campus and, for critics, a constant reminder of the worst crisis in the university's history.

College football to implement rule that will encourage touchbacks

HOOVER, Ala. – College football is in the middle of a two-year rules cycle, meaning only changes for safety reasons can be implemented for this season.

Freeh issues blistering report on Penn State sex abuse scandal

WASHINGTON – Top officials at Penn State University, including the late head football coach Joe Paterno, knew as far back as 1998 that Jerry Sandusky was molesting young boys on campus, yet failed to take action to stop it, according to the findings of a long-awaited report released Thursday.

FOOTBALL: BCS out, four-team playoff in

LOS ANGELES – They said it wasn't a rubber stamp decision, but it ended with high fives. After years of debate, and ultimately compromise, a playoff in college football is at long last coming. The Bowl Championship Series, born in 1998, soon will be dead.

Jury finds Sandusky guilty in child sex -abuse trial

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky has been convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse.

Conferences coming together on BCS plan

CHICAGO – For college football fans hoping to hear a plan has been reached for a postseason playoff, keep waiting. But maybe not for long.

Testimony begins in Sandusky sex-abuse trial

BELLEFONTE, Pa. – As opening arguments began Monday in the trial of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, prosecutors showed jurors slides of eight adolescent boys, putting faces to the stories of children alleged to have suffered sexual abuse by Sandusky over the years.

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Gilroy veteran’s remains return home after 74 years

Gilroy resident Frank Louis Masoni died in combat just two days after landing with the U.S. Marine Corps at Tarawa Atoll in the South...