HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The trial is scheduled to begin early next year for two former Penn State officials accused of lying to a grand jury and burying an allegation of a child's sexual abuse in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
A judge ordered jury selection in the trial for Tim Curley and Gary Schultz to begin Jan. 7.
However, Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover was still considering motions by the men's lawyers to throw out the charges. Curley is on leave from the athletic director's post and Schultz is retired from a senior vice president's post.
Curley and Schultz are fighting charges they lied to a grand jury about the extent of their knowledge of the 2001 allegation against Sandusky.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hall of Famer Eddie Murray agreed to pay $358,151 to settle federal charges of profiting in stock trades by using information passed to him by a former teammate.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced related charges against James Mazzo, former CEO of Advanced Medical Optics, and businessman David Parker. The SEC said Mazzo provided illegal tips about a planned acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics by Abbott Laboratories in January 2009.
Mazzo passed the information to Murray's former teammate Doug DeCinces, who tipped off Murray and Parker, the SEC alleges in a civil lawsuit.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NFL Players Association filed documents in federal court disputing Roger Goodell's sworn statement that he was prepared to discipline players for their involvement in the Saints bounty pool back in March but waited until May as a courtesy to the union.
Attorneys for four players suspended in the bounty investigation have argued the punishment handed down by the commissioner should be overturned, in part because Goodell's public statements last spring showed he had improperly pre-judged the players' actions.
The documents filed include sworn declarations by sanctioned linebacker Scott Fujita and union chief DeMaurice Smith.
NEW YORK (AP) - The American governing body for cycling says it must accept the jurisdiction of the sport's international federation, which is fighting against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in a court battle to determine which group has jurisdiction in the Lance Armstrong case.
Meanwhile, in new papers filed in U.S. District Court in Austin, Texas, USADA claims federal courts have no basis to intervene in its case against the seven-time Tour de France winner, who is charged by the agency with repeated use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Armstrong filed a lawsuit trying to block USADA's case against him, arguing the agency's rules violate an athletes' constitutional right to a fair trial.
MANACOR, Spain (AP) - Rafael Nadal won't rush back from a knee injury.
Tendinitis in his left knee has kept the Spanish star from playing since he lost in the second round at Wimbledon in June. The 26-year-old skipped the Olympics, where he was set to defend his gold medal and carry Spain's flag at the opening ceremony.
He missed tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati before ruling himself out of the U.S. Open.
The 11-time Grand Slam winner said that he was not worried about falling down the rankings.
Nadal said he would like to play for Spain in the Davis Cup semifinal match against the United States, starting Sept. 14, but made no promises.
ROSEMONT, Ill (AP) - NHLPA head Donald Fehr said the players are prepared for the eventuality of an owners' lockout if a new collective bargaining agreement can't be reached.
Fehr wrapped up a meeting held over parts of two days with about 40 players at a hotel outside of O'Hare International Airport. The union will hold similar informational meetings next week in British Columbia and Toronto.
Fehr said it's no surprise for players to hear about the possibility of a lockout, especially since both the NFL and NBA have recently weathered shutdowns.
He said players are not surprised and fully understand what a work stoppage would mean.