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Should Statutes of Limitations Apply to Child Sex Offenses?

Friday, December 09, 2011

Across the United States, statutes of limitations with regard to sex crimes vary from state to state. The cases of former sports coaches Jerry Sandusky and Bernie Fine highlight how variations in the law can create very different outcomes. On Wednesday, prosecutors said that despite credible allegations of sexual misconduct with minors, charges against Fine could not be brought because the statute of limitations has expired. Meanwhile, Sandusky has posted bail after spending a night in jail. 

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WNYC News

Ex-Penn State Coach Sandusky Arrested On New Charges

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Jerry Sandusky was arrested again after new charges of sexual molestation surfaced.

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WNYC News

College Football's Heisman Finalists: The All-Name Team, Starring Honey Badger

Monday, December 05, 2011

There's a little Luck, a lot of Ball and even a Honey Badger among the five finalists for college football's top individual honor, the Heisman Trophy. It'll be presented Saturday night in New York.

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The Takeaway

Packers Remain Undefeated

Monday, December 05, 2011

The Packers continued their winning streak on Sunday after beating the New York Giants 38 to 35. The Denver Broncos also narrowly won over the weekend, with a 35-32 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

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The Takeaway

Jose Reyes Leaves Mets for Marlins

Monday, December 05, 2011

All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes has reportedly signed a six-year deal with the Miami Marlins, leaving the New York Mets after nine years. This contract is the largest that the Marlins have ever given out, and comes during an Securities and Exchange Commission investigation of the financing behind their new ball park.

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WNYC News

Did Owners Or Players Win In Proposed NBA Contract?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Both owners and players are reviewing a proposed 10-year contract that could settle the NBA dispute. It appears the owners may have gotten the upper hand financially.

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The Takeaway

Syracuse Coach Dismissed After Allegations

Monday, November 28, 2011

First, there was Penn State and Jerry Sandusky. Now there is Syracuse and Bernie Fine. Last night, Syracuse University announced it had fired Fine, assistant basketball coach of more than 30 years. The decision came after a third man came forward, alleging he had been molested by Fine. And like the Penn State scandal, these accusations are years old.

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WNYC News

'We Do Not Tolerate Abuse,' Syracuse Chancellor Says As She Fires Coach

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bernie Fine had been an assistant basketball coach for more than 35 seasons. He has said he's innocent of allegations that he molested young boys.

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WNYC News

NBA Owners, Players Reach Tentative Deal

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The sides reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout and hope to begin the delayed season with a marquee triple-header Dec. 25. Most of a season that seemed in jeopardy of being lost entirely will be salvaged if both sides approve the handshake deal.

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The Takeaway

Are You Ready for Some Thanksgiving Football?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving doesn't just mean turkey and stuffing for many Americans. It means football. The resurgent Detroit Lions play host to the currently undefeated and defending Superbowl champs Green Bay Packers. In Dallas, the Cowboys square off against a very hot Miami Dolphins team led by Reggie Bush. The loser will likely miss the playoffs. The night cap features a true sibling rivalry as head coach Jim Harbaugh takes his NFC West leading 49ers to Baltimore to face his brother and head coach of the AFC North leading Ravens John Harbaugh. Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin previews the day's games.

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The Takeaway

A Pioneer in Women's Running on the 50th Anniversary of Her First Big Race

Thursday, November 24, 2011

This morning, some 15,000 runners are warming up ahead of the Manchester Road Race, a 4.75 mile circuit in New London, Connecticut. One runner is wearing the same blue tunic she wore 50 years ago, when she defied a ban on female participation in long distance running, and set a precedent that changed the face of the sport.

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WNYC News

NFL's Thanksgiving Day Lineup: Grudge Matches, Not 'Turkeys'

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The NFL's traditional Thanksgiving Day games have football fans excited. If the day has a theme, it could be "grudge match." The Dallas Cowboys have a shot at repairing their pride injured in 1993; Green Bay and Detroit's game has echoes of 1962; and in the final game, two brothers will coach opposing teams for the first time in NFL history.

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WNYC News

Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Has Cancer

Friday, November 18, 2011

Paterno's son said doctors are optimistic about his father's recovery.

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WNYC News

Columbia University Will Let Band Play At Lion's Home Finale

Friday, November 18, 2011

The marching band got in trouble after poking fun at their winless team last weekend.

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WNYC News

NBA Anti-Trust Lawsuit Will Take Months To Reach Court

Friday, November 18, 2011

NBA players learn the anti-trust lawsuit they filed against NBA owners won't be heard in federal court in California until next March.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Harvey Araton on the Golden Age of the New York Knicks

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Harvey Araton talks about When the Garden Was Eden, the definitive account of how the New York Knickerbockers won their first and only championships, and in the process provided the nation escape from the Vietnam War, the tragedy at Kent State, and the last vestiges of Jim Crow. Araton not only traces the history of New York’s beloved franchise—from Ned Irish to Spike Lee to Carmelo Anthony—but profiles the lives and careers of one of sports’ all-time great teams, the Old Knicks.

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WNYC News

A 'Nuclear Winter' In The NBA? 2011-2012 Season In Peril

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Now that the NBA players' union has decided to break up because it believes it cannot secure a good deal in negotiations with owners, is the 2011-2012 really lost? It will depend on how the legal battle unfolds.

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The Takeaway

NBA Season in Jeopardy as Players Reject Offer

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The upcoming NBA season is in jeopardy after players rejected the league's latest offer for a new labor deal on Monday. "After two years of making a genuine and concerted effort to try to close a collective bargaining effort with the league and our teams, we've come to the conclusion today that that process has not worked for us," NBA Players Association president Derek Fisher said. The players have now begun the process of disbanding the union, and filing an anti-trust lawsuit against the NBA owners.

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WNYC News

Paterno's Name Removed From Big Ten Trophy

Monday, November 14, 2011

"It would be inappropriate to keep Joe Paterno's name on the trophy at this time," Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says.

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WNYC News

Report: Years And Years Of Missed Chances In Penn State Scandal

Monday, November 14, 2011

It took more than a decade, Harrisburg's Patriot-News reports, for authorities to believe that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was abusing young boys — even though there were many clues. Sandusky says he's innocent.

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