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One of the most sor­did chap­ters in NCAA his­tory is writ­ten as Jerry San­dusky be­comes a con­victed se­rial child mo­lester. The long­time Penn State as­sis­tant foot­ball coach is found guilty of 45 of 48 charges of child mo­lesta­tion. San­dusky, 68, is sen­tenced to 30 to 60 years in prison. An in­de­pen­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­veals that Joe Paterno was in­volved in a cover-up, and the NCAA hits Penn State with a fouryear bowl ban, sig­nif­i­cant schol­ar­ship re­duc­tions and a $60 mil­lion fine.

■ The Sum­mer Olympics in Lon­don open to rave re­views from the world. U.S. swim­mers get off to a roar­ing start.

■ Spain routs Italy to win the Euro Cup and re­main the world’s No. 1 soc­cer power.

■ Roger Fed­erer breaks Bri­tish hearts by top­pling Andy Mur­ray for a record-ty­ing sev­enth Wim­ble­don ti­tle.

■ Ernie Els takes ad­van­tage of a spec­tac­u­lar melt­down by Adam Scott to win the Bri­tish Open.

■ Lin-san­ity en­gulfs Hous­ton as Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin signs as a free agent with the Rock­ets.

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