NCAA to examine Penn State scandal...Woods gets a win...Dodgers, Kemp agree...Washout at Homestead

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Associated Press

Posted on November 18, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 18 at 7:07 PM

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The NCAA will examine whether Penn State broke any rules with its handling of a child sex abuse scandal that has shocked the campus and led to the dismissal of head football coach Joe Paterno. The NCAA will look at "Penn State's exercise of institutional control over its intercollegiate athletics programs" in the case of Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator accused of 40 counts of child sex abuse. Meanwhile, the 84-year-old Paterno is undergoing treatment for lung cancer, but his son says doctors are optimistic he'll make a full recovery.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tiger Woods won his first point of this week's Presidents Cup, teaming with Dustin Johnson to beat Adam Scott and K.J. Choi 3-and-2 in the foursomes during Day-3 action. Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson moved to 3-0 by defeating Robert Allenby and Geoff Ogilvy 3-and-2. The U.S. led the International Team 10-6 as Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk (FYOOR'-ihk) neared the completion of the final foursomes match of the day.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has agreed to an eight-year, $160 million contract, matching the seventh-highest in major league history. The 27-year-old Kemp led the NL with 39 home runs and 126 RBIs while batting .324 and stealing 40 bases this year.

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Rain has washed out two practice sessions for NASCAR's Sprint Cup season finale today at Homestead. The segments were postponed until tomorrow morning, meaning Cup drivers will have two and a half hours of practice before qualifying. Carl Edwards leads two-time champion Tony Stewart by three points in the Chase for the championship.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State women's basketball coach Kurt Budke (BUHD'-kee) and assistant Miranda Serna were killed Thursday aboard a single-engine plane that crashed in Arkansas. The crash also claimed the lives of pilot and former Oklahoma state Sen. Olin Branstetter, and his wife, Paula. It comes nearly 11 years after 10 men affiliated with the university's men's basketball team died in a Colorado plane crash.

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