Penn State football rocked by sexual abuse scandal
Penn State trustees fired legendary football coach Joe Paterno on Nov. 9 and also ousted the school's president, Graham Spanier. The moves came after the school's football team's former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, was accused of molesting young boys for years. Two high-ranking administrators also face charges that they lied to a grand jury about their knowledge of the alleged crimes.
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Sun StaffThe debate was supposed to have ended on that night last month in Seattle when Rafael Palmeiro stroked his 3,000th hit, a well-placed double that bounced in front of the left field fence at Safeco Field, a spot in baseball immortality landing with it. As...
Sun StaffA few years ago, Cal Ripken and his wife plopped down in front of a television to finally watch the video commemorating Ripken's record-setting 2,131st consecutive major league game. They sat there for about two minutes when the Orioles legend turned and...
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Sun StaffGiven the responsibility of checking the Orioles' lineup card yesterday, third base coach Rick Dempsey held it against the magnetic board outside the clubhouse, making sure all the names and positions matched up. Rafael Palmeiro, in the sixth slot, was...
WITH TWO OUTS and two on in the bottom of the ninth inning yesterday afternoon, the Rafael Palmeiro saga officially turned back into a baseball-only story. What other conclusion can be drawn with that reception Palmeiro got as he left the on-deck...
Staff reporterDon Hooton knows all about performance enhancing drugs. His son Taylor used them, and when he stopped, he became depressed and committed suicide in July 2003. Fast forward almost 6 years and Don says he's not surprised that Ramirez tested positive. He...
AP Baseball WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Manny Ramirez joined a growing lineup of All-Stars linked to drugs Thursday, with the dreadlocked slugger banished by a sport that cannot shake free from scandal. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder was suspended for 50 games by...
Baltimoresun.com StaffT.J., Bel Air: Does Troy Patton's shoulder condition -- and the Orioles' knowledge of it prior to the Miguel Tejada trade -- change your perception of the deal at all? Dan Connolly: No, it really doesn't. If Patton can't come back from shoulder surgery...
Bechler's death Feb. 17, 2003 // Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler, 23, died of heatstroke while training with the team in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A coroner ruled that Bechler's use of an ephedra-based diet product was a significant factor in his collapse...
Sun reporterThree prominent 2007 Orioles who were named as steroid users last year in a Los Angeles Times report on the infamous Jason Grimsley affidavit were never mentioned as using performance-enhancing drugs in that document, which was unsealed by federal...
Sun ReporterOn the same day that former Orioles shortstop attended his brother's funeral in the Dominican Republic, the FBI said yesterday that it has opened a preliminary investigation into whether he lied to federal authorities when he told them he never took...
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