BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) Jerry Sandusky won a court ruling that will let him have an expert testify about a psychiatric condition his lawyer says will help explain letters the former football coach wrote to his accusers and other actions being construed as him grooming victims.
Judge John Cleland granted a motion that sought to put evidence of ''histrionic personality disorder'' before jurors in Sandusky's child sexual abuse case.
The American Psychiatric Association calls histrionic personality disorder ''a pervasive pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking'' and ''often characterized by inappropriate sexually seductive or provocative behavior'' and rapidly shifting emotions.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL turned over some evidence to the four players suspended for the Saints bounty program, but lawyers for the players said they are seeking more information.
Current Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith, Green Bay defensive end Anthony Hargrove and Cleveland linebacker Scott Fujita will have their appeals heard Monday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Evidence presented included some 200 pages of documents, with emails, power-point presentations, even hand-written notes, plus one video recording.
Vilma has been suspended for the 2012 season. Smith got four games, Hargrove was suspended for eight and Fujita three.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Bengals cornerback Adam ''Pacman'' Jones must pay $11 million in damages to two Las Vegas strip club employees injured in 2007 when a lone gunman claiming he was doing Jones' bidding attacked.
A club manager who was left paralyzed and a former bouncer who was wounded stand to collect after the verdict, which was first reported by the celebrity website TMZ.
Jones' lawyer, Lisa Rasmussen, says there's no evidence Jones was behind the shooting, which occurred after Jones and several other people were ejected from the club. She plans to appeal.
The shooter demanded $15,000 from Jones for ''services rendered'' after the shooting.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Johan Bruyneel, the manager behind Lance Armstrong's seven consecutive Tour de France victories, is denying accusations from U.S. officials that he helped run a doping operation for the cyclist's teams.
In a statement posted on his website and Twitter, Bruyneel also noted that federal prosecutors closed a nearly two-year criminal investigation into allegations of doping by Armstrong and his teams without filing any charges.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency this week accused Armstrong, Bruyneel and several associates of being involved in a longstanding doping conspiracy that supplied the champion cyclist's teams.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton was hospitalized after becoming dehydrated because of an intestinal virus and will miss the weekend series against Houston.
The Rangers said Hamilton was receiving fluids in the hospital because of a virus going around his family. He was expected to be released by Saturday.
Hamilton was replaced in the field late Thursday night in an 11-3 loss to Arizona after telling manager Ron Washington that he had a stomach ache. Before that, the manager had seen nothing to indicate Hamilton wasn't feeling good.
Outfielder Leonys Martin was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to bolster the lineup.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Saints owner Tom Benson has officially gained control of the New Orleans Hornets from the NBA.
The completion of the $338 million sale of the NBA club comes two days after the league's board of governors approved the decision to sell to Benson. As part of the deal, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has approved the Hornets' lease extension at the state-owned New Orleans Arena, which runs through 2024 and provides for $50 million in improvements.
Benson agreed in April to buy the Hornets. The NBA had owned the team since December 2010.
The Hornets have the No. 1 draft pick are expected to select Kentucky's Anthony Davis.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - A horse co-owned by Lakers stars Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol is set to run in Sunday's first race at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Siempre Mo is trained by Doug O'Neill, who guided I'll Have Another to recent victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.
Siempre Mo will take on five other older horses at six furlongs in the $12,500 claiming race and will be ridden by Joy Scott. Bryant and Gasol are part-owners along with Santa Anita CEO Mark Verge, who says Gasol has been a regular visitor at O'Neill's barn since the Lakers lost in the second round of the playoffs.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - NASCAR is changing left-side tires for its Sprint Cup race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, and will hold an extra practice session Saturday night.
The change will not affect Saturday qualifying.
NASCAR informed teams of the switch Friday night, after a second consecutive day of soaring practice speeds at the newly repaved track. Goodyear says the higher speeds caused increased left-side tire temperatures, leading the company to change its tire recommendation.
Drivers routinely exceeded 200 miles per hour in practice, with Greg Biffle topping out with a lap of over 204 on Friday.