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TOP STORY:

PENN STATE-ABUSE

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The results of Penn State's internal investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal are about to be released, in the form of a report that could answer many of the troubling questions swirling around one of the darkest scandals in sports history. The report being released early Thursday is the product of a team led by former federal judge and FBI director Louis Freeh. By Genaro Armas and Mark Scolforo. Sent.

AP Photos

VIDEO:

— Oregon native Kelsey Campbell is a freestyle wrestler getting ready to compete in the London Olympics. She began wrestling in high school, competing against boy. She's currently training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

BKN--HEAT-ALLEN

MIAMI — Ray Allen could have easily taken the comfortable approach and stayed in Boston. He loves the Celtics' fan base. Teammates such as Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce wanted him with them for another championship push. The doctors who have spent four years caring for his diabetic son are nearby. All compelling reasons. Just not compelling enough to turn down the Miami Heat. By Tim Reynolds.

GLF--US-SENIOR OPEN

LAKE ORION, Mich. — Tom Watson and Fred Couples went into the U.S. Senior Open with two of the same goals. Stay healthy and win. The pair of fan favorites, both shooting for their first U.S. Senior Open title, were to play together along with amateur Douglas Snoap in Thursday's first round at Indianwood. By Larry Lage.

OLYMPICS:

OLY--BKO-US Camp

LAS VEGAS — For now, the United States is again behind the rest of the basketball world. While the opponents they will face in the Olympics have already been playing exhibition games, the Americans haven't even been able to practice the way they want, getting them off to a slow start on the way to London. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney.

Also:

— LONDON — OLY--London 2012-Security. By David Stringer. Sent.

— DOHA, Qatar — OLY--Qatar-Female Flag-Bearer. Sent.

BASEBALL:

BBN--ASTROS-LOWRIE

HOUSTON — Jed Lowrie was eager to become a starter when he was traded to the Houston Astros by the Boston Red Sox in December after several injury-filled seasons that left him in a utility role. Lowrie took over as the everyday shortstop and quickly became one of the high points of Houston's tough first half. By Kristie Rieken.

CYCLING:

CYC--ARMSTRONG-DOPING

AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday granted Lance Armstrong an extension of up to 30 days to contest drug charges while the seven-time Tour de France winner challenges the case in federal court. The move erases the Saturday deadline for Armstrong to either send the case to arbitration or accept sanctions from USADA. By Jim Vertuno. AP Photos. Sent.

COMMENTARY:

OLY-TIM DAHLBERG-071112

LAS VEGAS — No Dwyane Wade, no problem. The player who led the United States to the gold medal against Spain in Beijing is sitting this Olympics out, but there's a lot of reasons to think this team may be as good or even better than the one four years ago. By Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg. Sent.

AP Photos.

ALSO:

ESPY AWARDS

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James collected the biggest trophy of his career when the Miami Heat won the NBA championship. That title run netted him some more hardware at the ESPY Awards. James won a leading three individual trophies, including male athlete of the year, and shared in another at the 20th annual show celebrating the year's best athletes and moments in sports. By Beth Harris.

BKH--JABARI PARKER

LOS ANGELES — Basketball star Jabari Parker has named 10 college programs he's considering with a year to go before he graduates from high school and DePaul in his hometown of Chicago made the cut. Parker tweeted his 10 schools on Wednesday night in no particular order: national champion Kentucky, Stanford, Michigan State, Kansas, Florida, Duke, BYU, Georgetown, DePaul and North Carolina. By Beth Harris.

— UNDATED — BBO--Second Half Begins. By Jon Krawczynski. Sent.

— UNDATED — BKN--Free Agency. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. Sent.

— NEW ORLEANS — FBN--Saints-Brees. By Brett Martel. Sent.

Thursday's Time Schedule (EDT)

WNBA

Tulsa at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Los Angeles at Indiana, 7 p.m.