DENVER (AP) – Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams failed a second performance-enhancing drug test after he failed his first test, according to reports filed in his lawsuit against the National Football League. Court records also allege that Williams dropped a bottle from his waist area while he was providing a urine sample for a third test. Williams is facing a six-game suspension for his first failed performance-enhancing drug test. Williams contends the league violated protocol in collecting urine samples. Last month, a federal judge dismissed a bid by Williams to overturn the suspension.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Former FBI director Louis Freeh (LOO’-ee free) has released results of the investigation into Penn State’s role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse affair, and it is not kind to higher-ups at the school. According to the report, Penn State senior leaders, including football coach Joe Paterno, disregarded the safety and welfare Sandusky’s victims. The Nittany Lions’ former assistant football coach has been convicted of 45 counts and is awaiting sentencing.
LONDON (AP) – Every country competing in London will include women athletes for the first time in Olympic history. The IOC announced today that the last holdout, Saudi Arabia, will send two female athletes to the upcoming games, a judo athlete and an 800-meter runner.
UNDATED (AP) – Baseball fans have another day to wait for the major leagues to pick back up after the National League’s 8-0 embarrassment of the American League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. There’s a full complement of games on the Friday schedule.
LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) – The fourth of the Champions Tour’s five majors is under way in Michigan. Olin Browne is the defending champion at the U.S. Senior Open.
ALBERTVILLE, France (AP) – The 11th stage of the Tour de France is well under way and Britain’s Bradley Wiggins is wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey for a fourth straight day. The man he took it from, Fabian Cancellara (FAH’-bee-un kahn-cheh-LAH’-rah) of Switzerland, pulled out of the race today to return home for the birth of his second child.