Sandusky victim suing Penn State
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A young man who testified against Jerry Sandusky is suing Penn State, blaming the university for how its top officials dealt with complaints that the former assistant football coach was behaving inappropriately with boys. The lawsuit filed electronically in Philadelphia state court Friday night by the man, called Victim 1 at Sandusky’s trial, said Penn State officials made deliberate decisions not to report Sandusky to authorities. The suit said their behavior showed they thought more about the school’s reputation and economic interests than the safety of children . . . Boston College junior wide receiver Bobby Swigert suffered a left knee injury and is expected to miss several weeks, coach Frank Spaziani announced. Swigert appeared in all 12 games and led the Eagles in receiving last season with 44 catches for 470 yards and three touchdowns . . . Redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota won the job as starting quarterback for No. 5 Oregon . . . Saint Louis basketball coach Rick Majerus is taking a leave of absence for the upcoming season. The university said assistant coach Jim Crews will be the interim coach. The 64-year-old Majerus is hospitalized in California undergoing evaluation and treatment for an ongoing heart condition . . . Northeastern’s men’sbasketball team defeated Queen’s University, 105-84, in Kingston, Ontario, to conclude a 6-1 Canadian tour.
Knee injury knocks out Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki’s 20-match winning streak in New Haven ended when the four-time defending champion retired from her semifinal match with Maria Kirilenko with a knee injury. Wozniacki called for the trainer after dropping the first set, 7-5. Kirilenko will face Petra Kvitova, who beat Sara Errani, 6-1, 6-3 . . . Defending champion John Isner advanced to the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Open final, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3). Isner will face Tomas Berdych, a 6-4, 6-3 winner over Sam Querrey . . . Venus and Serena Williams received a wild-card entry into the US Open doubles draw.
Mears, Keselowski out front in Bristol
Qualifying for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway was washed out by rain and Casey Mears and Brad Keselowski will start on the front row because the field was set by practice times. Keselowski has won the last two Cup races at the track. Joey Logano won the Nationwide Series race Friday night . . . Jerry Grant, a driver who made history by breaking 200 miles per hour in an Indianapolis 500-style car, died from liver failure and diabetes Aug. 12 at a hospital in Orange, Calif. He was 77.
Clemens is not ‘major league ready’
Roger Clemens said he’s not ready to return to the major leagues. The 50-year-old is scheduled to start Saturday for the Sugar Land (Texas) Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. He dismissed the idea that this is a first step toward an eventual big league return. Clemens says, ‘‘I'm nowhere near major league ready.’’ . . . The Blue Jays sold righthander Jesse Chavez to the Athletics.
Landis agrees to repay fund donors
Cyclist Floyd Landis agreed to repay donors nearly a half-million dollars that he raised to challenge doping allegations in an agreement with federal prosecutors in San Diego that may spare him criminal charges of lying to supporters about his drug use. If Landis fails to repay them in three years, federal prosecutors may pursue a count of wire fraud, exposing him to up to 20 years in prison if convicted . . . Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KOs) will defend his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles against Polish challenger Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KOs) Nov. 10 in Hamburg . . . In MLS, Real Salt Lake (13-10-4) and host Philadelphia played to a 0-0 draw . . . Armintie Price scored 19 points to lead visiting Atlanta to an 81-69 WNBA victory over Washington . . . Riquina Williams scored 22 points to spark host Tulsa to an 81-78 overtime victory over Chicago.