Jerry Sandusky, the 68-year-old former Penn State football coach convicted of abusing 10 children, will likely die behind bars, after a judge determined he should be sentenced to no less than 30 years in prison.
The National Football League's referees ignited a storm of controversy Monday night -- by some accounts it was the third-most tweeted event in Twitter's history -- when they incorrectly called a touchdown that gave the Seattle Seahawks a victory at the expense of the Green Bay Packers. Politicians of all stripes have called on the NFL and its referees to reach an agreement.
With more than 2.4 million tickets sold, the London Paralympics are likely to be the biggest games since Great Britain hosted the first ones 64 years ago. Fifteen nations are making their debut this year, including an unlikely appearance from North Korea.
The London Paralympic Games have kicked off and are expected to be the largest and most-watched Paralympic Games ever.
Sports owners and pro athletes make big money. Many of them also give away some of that money to political causes. In some cities, there's a split among owners. Take Los Angeles, where the Angels' owner backs the Republicans, while the Dodgers ownership backs Democrats. Among players, at least in the NBA, there's no such split.
A total of 38 world records were broken and 962 medals handed out at the London Olympics this year. The Games start and ended without a hitch, despite early concerns about security. But author and historian Kenneth Davis says that while the Games avoided any sort of incident, the tensions of international politics were still visible.
Environmental activists are celebrating as the sports world seems to be more comfortable with embracing environmental stewardship not only as a business necessity, but also as a way to engage fans. This Olympics, in particular, has been particularly environmentally friendly.
England's largest county, Yorkshire, is responsible for much of England's current success in the 2012 Olympic Games. Most of the nation's winning athletes have come from the county, which, so far, has won more gold medals than Japan, South Africa or Australia.
Rio de Janeiro will soon have its moment in the sun. As Brazil's second largest city, it will host both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. But before the city can host the world's two largest sporting events, it must first deal with its notorious crime scene.
In the history of Olympic Stadiums there have been booms and busts. Atlanta's Olympic Stadium became the home of the Atlanta Braves, but the Montreal Olympic stadium is widely regarded as a white elephant. London's hoping to be more like Atlanta, and they're reducing the size of the stadium by one-fourth to help that.