STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The NCAA is ready to announce penalties against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky case.
It comes a day after the school removed the famed statue of coach Joe Paterno from in front of Beaver Stadium.
The NCAA says it will impose "corrective and punitive" sanctions against the university in the wake of a devastating report that asserted top university officials buried child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant coach more than a decade ago.
The Nittany Lions will likely lose scholarships and receive a multi-year ban from bowl games.
And NCAA President Mark Emmert cautioned last week that he hasn't ruled out the possibility of shutting down the Penn State football program altogether.
Scott hands claret jug to Els
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) —Ernie Els won his second British Open championship Sunday when Adam Scott blew a four-shot lead with four holes to play.
The Australian missed a 7-foot putt on the final hole that would have forced a playoff.
Els won the claret jug by shooting a 2-under 68 and finishing seven shots under par.
It's the South African's fourth major title.
Tiger Woods could do no better than a 3-over 73 in the final round and finished tied for third with Brandt Snedeker (SNEH'-deh-kur) at three under.
PGA TOUR-TRUE SOUTH
Stallings wins with tourney record minus-24
MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Scott Stallings shot a 4-under 68 in the final round on Sunday to win the True South Classic at Annandale Golf Club in Mississippi.
The 27-year-old won his second career tournament and his first in 2012, shooting a 24-under 264, which is a tournament record at Annandale.
Jason Bohn shot a 5-under 67 to finish second, two strokes back. Billy Horschel was alone in third at four strokes back.
Stallings jumped on top of the leaderboard.
Quinn pulls away from Rypien
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Dan Quinn birdied three of his first seven holes Sunday to pull ahead and then stretched his lead on the back nine to earn a six-point victory over former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien (RIP'-ihn) in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. The event uses the Modified Stableford scoring system.
Quinn, a former NHL star, will caddie for Sunday's British Open winner Ernie Els this week at the Canadian Open.
Getting to be a habit in Oakland...Orioles close within six of Yanks
UNDATED (AP) — The Oakland Athletics lead all of baseball with 11 walkoff victories. The latest came when Coco Crisp singled home the winning run in the 12th inning of their 5-4 win over the New York Yankees. That came after Seth Smith hit a tying homer in the bottom of the ninth for the A's, who completed a four-game weekend sweep.
Oakland improved to 14-2 in July, best record in the majors.
Meanwhile, the Yankees' lead in the AL East dropped to six games over surging Baltimore.
In other AL action:
__ The Baltimore Orioles posted their fifth straight win, 4-3, sweeping a three-game series in Cleveland. J.J. Hardy homered and drove in three. Zach Britton pitched six shutout innings. Jim Johnson got the final two outs for his 30th save in 32 tries.
__The Detroit Tigers, winners of 16 of their last 21 games, completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 6-4 win, and in doing so, replaced the Sox in first place in the American League Central. The Tigers got two home runs from Miguel Cabrera (kah-BREHR'-uh) as Detroit wrapped up a 6-1 home stand against the Sox and Angels. Detroit now leads Chicago by 1 ½ games in the Central. The second homer by Cabrera was the 300th of his career.
— Blake Beavan scattered four hits over eight innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1. Jesus Montero and Brendan Ryan each had an RBI double for the Mariners, who took two of three from the Rays to finish a 5-2 road trip.
— Toronto completed a three-game sweep of the Red Sox in Boston with a 15-7 win. The loss dropped the Red Sox back in to last place in the American League East. Brett Lawrie hit the game's first pitch for one of Toronto's four homers as the Jays crawled out of the AL East cellar.
— Ryan Doumit homered from both sides of the plate and drove in four runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 7-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Hitting .354 in his past 26 games, Doumit also had a two-run single with two outs in a four-run third to match his career high for RBIs.
__ In the Sunday night game, the L.A. Angels beat Texas 7-4 at the Big A. The Angels cut the Rangers' lead to five games in the AL West. Dan Haren, just off the disabled list, went six innings for the win. He held the Rangers to two runs on three hits. Albert Pujols (POO'-hohlz) hit his 18th homer for the Angels.
In the National League:
—The surging Pittsburgh Pirates racked up another win, this time 3-0 over Miami. The Bucs have won five in a row. Jeff Karstens pitched seven innings for the Pirates and Pedro Alvarez homered. The Pirates have completed four sweeps this season, all at home. The Marlins have dropped five straight.
— The Reds wrapped up one of the best home stands in club history with a victory over 2-1 Milwaukee. Wilson Valdez drove in the tying run and scored the go-ahead run to back the pitching of Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh), who is 12-5. The Reds won 8 of 10 games on the home stand and it's only the fifth time in franchise history that Cincinnati posted at least eight wins on a home stand of 10 or fewer games. In the NL Central, the Reds lead the Pirates by a half game.
— Washington beat the Braves 9-2 to split the key four-game series they had in Washington. The win means the Nationals top the Braves by 3 ½ games in the NL East. Ryan Zimmerman homered twice and drove in three runs for Washington, while Danny Espinosa and Roger Bernadina each had three hits and two RBIs.
— Lance Lynn of the Cardinals won his 12th game with six spotless innings as St. Louis completed a three-game sweep of the Cubs. Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran homered on consecutive pitches to put the finishing touches on the 7-0 win. The 12-5 Lynn has allowed just one run in 19 innings his last three starts.
— Jimmy Rollins hit an RBI single to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants in 12 innings. John Mayberry Jr. hit two solo homers for the last-place Phillies, and Nate Schierholtz hit a pair of solo shots for the NL West-leading Giants. The five-time defending NL East champions are 10½ games behind Atlanta in the wild-card standings.
— The Dodgers scored five times in the top of the 12th inning as they beat the Mets 8-3. The win gave L.A. a three-game sweep. The Dodgers blew a 3-1 lead after the sixth but still won their fourth straight after losing seven of eight and dropping out of first place in the NL West.
— Jason Kubel (KOO'-bul) homered for the sixth time in five games, Chris Young added a three-run shot and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Houston 8-2 Sunday to complete a high-scoring, three-game sweep of the staggering Astros. Kubel was coming off a three-homer game Saturday night. He led off the second inning with his 21st of the season.
— Will Venable drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and Everth Cabrera had two hits and scored twice as the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2.
MLB-HALL OF FAME
"Ultimate validation" for Larkin and Santo
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Barry Larkin and the late Ron Santo have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Larkin was a star for the Cincinnati Reds, while Santo played for the Cubs before a long career as a team broadcaster. Larkin called admission into the Hall the "ultimate validation" of his 19-year career, all with the Reds.
Santo's widow, Vicki, gave a heartwarming speech and ended it with: "This is not a sad day. This is a great day. I'm certain that Ronnie is celebrating right now."
Santo died of bladder cancer in December 2010.
In St. Louis, the Cubs players paid tribute to Santo by clicking their heels together as they jumped over the third-base line to start the game.
Nats' Desmond to the DL...New deal for Quentin
UNDATED (AP) — Washington Nationals All-Star shortstop Ian Desmond is going on the 15-day disabled list with a tear in his oblique. Desmond has been trying to play through the injury, but an MRI on Sunday revealed the tear.
In other baseball news:
— Carlos Quentin and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a $27 million, three-year contract covering 2013-15. The contract includes a $10 million mutual option for 2016 which would have a $3 million buyout if he has 320 starts or more from 2013-15. Quentin may not be traded without his consent, a protection that starts immediately.
US men struggle against Argentina
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team wore the throwback uniforms of the 1992 Dream Team on Sunday. But that was the only similarity.
Kevin Durant scored 27 points and the United States held on for a narrow 86-80 victory over Argentina in an exhibition game.
The Americans got off to a hot start but their lead was down to four with 2:50 left after Manu Ginobili's (MAN'-oo jih-NOH'-bleez) three-point play. But Durant and Chris Paul hit big 3-pointers as the U.S. won after being pushed for the second time in its four exhibition games.
Kobe Bryant added 18 points and LeBron James 15 for the U.S., which beat Brazil 80-69 in a similarly rugged game last week in Washington.
Ginobili scored 23 points, Carlos Delfino had 15 and Luis Scola 14 for Argentina.
IOC president honors Israelies
LONDON (AP) — IOC President Jacques Rogge (ROH'-guh) has paid tribute to the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches killed in Munich 40 years ago at a ceremony in the athletes village.
Rogge has rebuffed calls to hold a minute of silence during Friday's opening ceremony for the Israelis killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Games.
On Monday, Rogge led a minute of silence during a ceremony promoting the Olympic truce.
Rogge says "we owe it to them to keep that spirit alive and to remember them."
Eagles DE Patterson ruled out of training camp
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have ruled out defensive tackle Mike Patterson for their entire training camp and possibly more because the incision where he had brain surgery in January hasn't fully healed.
Patterson was diagnosed with a brain malformation last August after suffering a seizure during a training camp practice at Lehigh University.
Sadler holds off Stenhouse
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Elliott Sadler held off a charge by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on a green-white-checker finish to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday.
Stenhouse appeared to have the stronger car and was chasing down Sadler in the closing laps of the race. But a late caution bunched up the field for NASCAR's version of overtime and Sadler got a push from Justin Allgaier on the restart and pulled away.
Stenhouse finished second, followed by Allgaier, Kenny Wallace and Michael Annett.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) —Helio Castroneves (EHL'-ee-oh cas-troh-NEHV'-us) has tightened up the IndyCar Series points race by winning at Edmonton. Castroneves had to hold off Takuma Sato over the final 15 laps to pick up his second win of the season. The win pushed Castroneves up to second in the standings, and he trails leader Ryan Hunter-Reay by 23 points with four races remaining.
F1-GERMANY GRAND PRIX
Alonso wins again
HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Fernando Alonso led from the start to win the German Grand Prix (pree) in his Ferrari and extend his Formula One championship lead. The Spaniard never had a big lead but never looked in serious danger of losing it, successfully fending off two-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button.
Alonso became the first driver to win three races this season and has a 34-point lead over Mark Webber, the second Red Bull driver who was eighth.
Roddick wins in Atlanta...Cibulkova first in Carlsbad
ATLANTA (AP) — Andy Roddick beat Gilles Muller (zheel MUL'-ur) of Luxembourg 1-6, 7-6, 6-2 to win the Atlanta Open and earn his 32nd ATP World Tour title. Roddick ranks third among active players in career titles behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL').
After taking the Eastbourne title before Wimbledon, Roddick has won two of his past three events and 11 of 12 matches. He will play for the U.S. team when the Olympics begin next week at Wimbledon.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Second-seeded Dominique Cibulkova (see-buhl-KOH'-vuh) used her powerful ground strokes to defeat No. 1 seed Marion Bartoli 6-1, 7-5 and win the Mercury Insurance Open title on Sunday.
Cibulkova won her second career title and first since October.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Britons finish 1-2
PARIS (AP) — Bradley Wiggins has become the first Briton to win the Tour de France, after safely protecting the yellow jersey during today's final processional ride into Paris. He even helped Sky teammate Mark Cavendish earn his fourth straight sprint victory on the Champs-Elysees.
Wiggins secured his win with a dominating performance in Saturday's final time trial to extend his already commanding lead. Fellow Briton and Sky teammate Christopher Froome finished second, 3 minutes, 21 seconds behind overall. The last time two riders from the same nation finished first and second in the Tour was in 1984 when Frenchmen cycled 1-2.
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