Sunday, June 17, 2018
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Paternos seek to appeal Penn State's penalties

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Joe Paterno's family said Friday it plans to appeal the sanctions imposed by the NCAA against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

But the NCAA quickly rejected its plan. "The Penn State sanctions are not subject to appeal," spokesman Bob Williams said.

The NCAA handed down a $60 million fine, four-year bowl ban, scholarship cuts and 111 vacated wins from 1998-2011, meaning Paterno, who died in January, no longer has the most wins in major college football.

The family said the NCAA acted without regard for due process and accepted the results of a school investigation, which said Paterno and three others concealed the allegations against Sandusky, without further review.

The school accepted the sanctions, President Rodney Erickson saying he didn't see a better option because of the threat of the "death penalty."

The school declined to comment Friday.

Clemson suspends star for two games

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson All-America receiver Sammy Watkins will miss two games — against Auburn in Atlanta and against Ball State — as punishment for an offseason arrest.

The sophomore and preseason ACC Player of the Year was pulled over May 4 and found to have marijuana and two pills for which he didn't have a prescription. He entered a pretrial intervention program.

Miami waits, practices: About 10 hours after schedule, Miami practiced for the first time. Originally set for 8:20, previously scheduled exams forced a delay until 2. Then storms prevented players from taking the field until just after 6. The recruiting scandal continues to hover over the Hurricanes. Sophomore defensive end Anthony Chickillo, a graduate of Tampa's Alonso High, declined to comment on Yahoo Sports' report that he took extra benefits during his recruitment. Instead, he focused on fixing the on-field problems, including last season's 6-6 record. "We're tired of losing," he said.

Kentucky: Starting cornerback Marcus Caffey was declared academically ineligible for the season.

Pittsburgh: Offensive lineman Juantez Hollins, who started seven games last season, was suspended for all of this season for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

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Tarpons’ Castillo, North squad notch FSL All-Star Game victory

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Updated: 8 hours ago

Sports on TV/radio for Sunday, June 17

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Updated: 8 hours ago
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Updated: 10 hours ago
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Updated: 11 hours ago
For starters: Rays at Yankees, trying to break through

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Bucs journal: O.J. Howard poised to take off?

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Ex-Buc Kellen Winslow pleads not guilty to kidnapping, rape charges

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