Deliberations continue in PA...An eye on the sky in Connecticut...Simpson likely to miss The Open in England
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jurors for Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse trial resumed deliberations today after listening again to testimony from a key prosecution witness this morning. The panel spent eight hours yesterday trying to decide the guilt or innocence of the former Penn State assistant football coach.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — They are dodging thunder storms at the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship, where players were called off the course for 70 minutes earlier today due to bad weather in the area. Defending champion Fredrik Jacobson (YAHK'-uhb-sihn) is the clubhouse leader by two shots at 9-under par after firing a 4-under 66. U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson carded a 69 and is four strokes off the pace.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — With his wife due with their second child, U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson says he'll likely skip next month's British Open to be with her when that happens. He'll wait until after her doctor's appointment next week before officially declaring his intentions. The Open begins July 19 at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — They held the draw for Wimbledon today and the men's top seed has a tough opener against a proven veteran. Novak Djokovic (JOH'-kuh-vihch) will bump up against former world No. 1 and 2003 French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero in the first round of the year's third grand slam tournament on Monday.
GDANSK, Poland (AP) — Two nations at opposite ends of the eurozone financial crisis are meeting on the pitch today in Poland for a knockout game in the quarterfinals of the European soccer championships. Greece is seeking respect for their country after its humiliating economic collapse. The German government played a key role in imposing strict austerity measures as a condition of Greece getting $300 billion in bailout pledges. Germany leads 1-0 at the half.