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TOP STORY:

US--PENN STATE-ABUSE

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A blistering report that claims Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials concealed what they knew about Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children may prove to be an indelible stain on the beloved coach's 61-year tenure at the school where he preached "success with honor. But some insist the late coach got a raw deal from former FBI Director Louis Freeh. By Marc Levy and Michael Rubinkam.

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FBC-PENN STATE-PATERNO'S LEGACY

For those who had no interest in football or were already skeptical of Joe Paterno's "success with honor" philosophy, the damning Freeh Report destroys whatever is left of his once-proud legacy. For those close to Penn State, it's only making them dig in more. By National Writer Nancy Armour. Sent.

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FBC--JIM LITKE-071212

Joe Paterno called it one of the "great sorrows" of his life that he didn't do more to stop Jerry Sandusky. But Paterno's real sin turned out to be even worse. By Sports Columnist Jim Litke. Sent.

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— Also:

— Penn State-Abuse-Reaction. Reactions to internal report on Penn State, Jerry Sandusky. Sent.

— Penn State-Abuse-Key Findings. Findings, recommendations of Penn State investigation. Sent.

— Penn State-Abuse-Paterno Family Statement. Family says Paterno did not know Sandusky was a child predator. Sent.

— Penn State-Abuse-Excerpts. Excerpts from report on Penn State, Sandusky. Sent.

— Penn State-Abuse-Characters. Sent.

— BEAVERTON, Ore. — FBC--Paterno-Nike. Nike taking Paterno's name off child care center. Sent.

— Penn State-College Athletics Scandals. List of worst scandals in college sports history. Sent.

VIDEO:

— Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior Penn State officials "concealed critical facts" about Jerry Sandusky's child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal.

— The chairwoman of Penn State's board of trustees says the panel "accepts full responsibility for the failures that occurred" in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

— Some Penn State students and alumni say the independent report on the school's handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal unfairly targeted former football coach Joe Paterno.

— One of the world's greatest ever sprinters carried the Olympic torch on Thursday morning around Stonehenge, one of the Britain's most famous sites.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

GLF--US-SENIOR OPEN

LAKE ORION, Mich. — Tom Kite was atop the U.S. Senior Open leaderboard that was filled with names after the first round even casual fans know. Bernhard Langer, who was a shot back, expected the stars to keep shining at the Champions Tour's fourth of five majors this year at Indianwood. By Larry Lage.

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OLYMPICS:

OLY--BKO-GRIFFIN-DAVIS

LAS VEGAS — Anthony Davis was seated on the court, the best players in the world towering above him. The NBA rookie had just been fouled while making a 3-pointer, falling backward toward the U.S. bench, looking up to see the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant dancing in celebration.

The Americans weren't just giddy over the basket. Their joy was in knowing they can count on the kid in the Olympics. With Blake Griffin heading for left knee surgery that will keep him from London, Davis is expected to join the Americans as they chase another gold medal. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney.

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BKL--OLYMPIC DREAM

ATLANTA — Angel McCoughtry and Marynell Meadors of the Atlanta Dream will share a unique bond during the London Games: They are the only WNBA player-coach tandem on a U.S. squad shooting for a fifth consecutive gold medal. McCoughtry, the WNBA's leading scorer, will be making her Olympic debut along with three other newcomers. By Ashley Hopkinson.

ALSO:

— PYONGYANG, North Korea — OLY--Divided Koreas. By Jean H. Lee. Sent.

— LONDON — OLY--Saudi Arabia-Women. By Stephen Wilson. Sent.

— WASHINGTON — US Uniforms-Made In China. By Donna Cassata. Sent.

— LONDON — OLY--Bad News Breaks. By Danica Kirka. Sent.

— CHARLOTTE, N.C. — OLY--BKO-Jordan-Dream Team. Jordan: 1992 Dream Team better than 2012 U.S. squad. By Steve Reed. Sent.

— KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — OLY--SWM--Phelps-Clary. Tyler Clary questions work ethic of teammate Michael Phelps, who says he doesn't worry what people think. By Teresa M. Walker. Sent.

— LONDON — OLY--London 2012-Security. British lawmakers demand explanation about military needs for Olympic security. By Cassandra Vinograd. Sent.

— STONEHENGE, England — OLY--Britain-Torch Relay. Michael Johnson hoists Olympic torch at Stonehenge. By Martin Benedyk. Sent.

— LONDON — OLY--London 2012-Thames Highway. For London's elite, the River Thames will be an uncluttered highway to zip from party to party. By Danica Kirka. Sent.

BASEBALL:

BBN--CARDINALS BREAK

ST. LOUIS — Tony La Russa sees plenty of parallels between the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals and last year's crazy comeback World Series champions. With a twinkle in his eye, La Russa notes both teams were six games above .500 heading into the second half of the season. The old skipper has seen his share of games, and agrees with his rookie successor, Mike Matheny, that there's plenty of untapped potential. By R.B. Fallstrom.

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CYCLING:

CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE

LA TOUSSUIRE, FRANCE — A sign of how far out of contention Cadel Evans has fallen in this year's Tour de France is that a Twitter spat between two rival riders' companions overshadowed him in post-race commentary. The Australian's bid to repeat as yellow jersey in Paris is now being all but written off, after 11 stages of racing answered several pre-race questions about him. By Greg Keller.

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Friday's Time Schedule (EDT)

MLB

American League

Detroit at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

Cleveland at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.

Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.

Oakland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.

Texas at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

National League

Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.

Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.

Philadelphia at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.

San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

Houston at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

WNBA

Washington at New York, 11 a.m.

Atlanta at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

Connecticut at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Seattle at Phoenix, 10 p.m.