New documents filed by the attorneys for former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky
suggest there are at least 17 accusers in the child sexual abuse case, a much higher number than described in criminal charges. The requests were attached to a motion filed Thursday in which Sandusky defense attorney Joe Amendola
asked the supervising judge to mandate more disclosure of investigative materials. The criminal charges against Sandusky only pertain to boys named as Victims 1 through 10 in court records. The court filing did not name the people, explain what might make them accusers, or indicate what role, if any, they play in the criminal case in which Sandusky has denied all allegations. “This in all likelihood means that there are other people who have come forward who have accused him of improper sexual conduct,’’ said Wes Oliver
, a Widener Law School professor who specializes in criminal law . . . Penn State alumni elected three new members to the university board of trustees: lawyer Adam Taliaferro
, who played for Joe Paterno
, prominent donor and outspoken board critic Anthony Lubrano
, and retired US Navy captain Ryan McCombie
UMass adds W. Kentucky G Gordon
The University of Massachusetts basketball team added Derrick Gordon, a transfer from Western Kentucky. The 6-foot-2-inch guard averaged 11.8. points and 6.7 rebounds last season. He will sit out next season and have three remaining . . . The UConn basketball team received a verbal commitment from Phil Nolan, a 6-10 forward from Milwaukee, just as Western Kentucky confirmed it received the transfer papers of former Huskie Michael Bradley . . . Freshman Kiah Stokes, the center for UConn’s women’s basketball team, had surgery to repair a torn tendon in her right foot . . . San Jose State and Utah State will join the Mountain West, becoming full-time members in 2013, the conference said . . . Conference USA announced that Charlotte, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, and UT-San Antonio will join the league in all sports in 2013, with Charlotte joining in football in 2015.
Buckner ball gets $418,250 at auction
The baseball that infamously rolled between the legs of former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner
in the 1986 World Series was sold at auction for $418,250. Heritage Auctions said it was sold to a buyer who wished to remain anonymous. The ball was the centerpiece of an auction featuring the baseball collection of Los Angeles songwriter Seth Swirsky
that drew more than $1.2 million. . . . Detroit outfielder Delmon Young
was reinstated but did not play Friday night against the White Sox. Young was suspended for seven days without pay by the league after he was arrested and charged with yelling anti-Semitic epithets during a tussle at a New York hotel . . . Miguel Tejada
was invited to work out with Baltimore at extended spring training . . . Oakland placed Coco Crisp
on the 15-day DL . . . The Dodgers signed Bobby Abreu
one week after the Angels cut the slumping outfielder . . . Lillian Musial
, wife of Hall of Famer Stan Musial
, died Thursday at the age of 91. Obituary, B9.
Magic’s Anderson wins Most Improved
In his first season as a full-time starter, Magic forward Ryan Anderson
won the league’s Most Improved Player award. Anderson led the league in 3-pointers made (166) and attempted (422) and averaged 16.1 points and 7.7 rebounds. New York guard Jeremy Lin
finished sixth . . . Interim coach Mike Woodson
thinks Amare Stoudemire
(hand) is going to play for the Knicks in Sunday’s Game 4 against Miami. Stoudemire said he is doubtful.
Soccer coach ‘sorry’ for slapping player
Former Fiorentina coach Delio Rossi
apologized for slapping Adem Ljajic
but said he demands respect for himself and his team. Rossi was fired Wednesday after slapping Ljajic after the forward stuck his thumb up to ironically protest his coach’s decision to substitute him . . . New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo
scored twice to help the United States beat France, 7-2, in the first game of the world hockey championships at Helsinki. Jack Johnson
, Bobby Ryan
, Max Pacioretty
, Jim Slater
, and Jeff Petry
also scored for the Americans in the Group A game. The US team will face Canada Saturday. The Canadians opened with a 3-2 victory over Slovakia . . . Calgary center Olli Jokinen
had surgery on a torn abdominal muscle . . . Fourth-ranked tennis player Andy Murray
pulled out of the Madrid Open with a back injury.
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