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Paterno family fighting back...Nittany Lions holding firm...Some good hoops early on

Sunday - 2/10/2013, 2:40pm  ET

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The family of the late Joe Paterno released a report today that is highly critical of last July's findings by former FBI director Louis Freeh following his investigation of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal that rocked the university and cost Paterno and others their jobs. Former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh was one of the experts assembled by the family's lawyer to review Freeh's report and he says "inaccurate and unfounded findings related to Mr. Paterno and its numerous process-oriented deficiencies was a rush to injustice and calls into question" the investigation's credibility.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State has issued a response to the report released today by the family of the late Joe Paterno that is critical of the school's investigation in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. In a statement, the school says it is "understandable and appreciated that people will draw their own conclusions and opinions from the facts uncovered in the Freeh report."

COLUMBUS (AP) -- Two Big Ten contenders are squaring off today in Columbus, where No., 10 Ohio State is hosting top-ranked Indiana. Both are coming off losses in their last outings.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two of the NBA's division leaders are sharing the court in New York, with the Knicks hosting the L.A. Clippers. Later this afternoon in Miami, the Heat will be gunning for a fifth straight win when they host the L.A. Lakers.

UNDATED (AP) -- On the tennis courts today in Europe, top-seeded Marin Cilic (CHIHL'-ihch) of Croatia defeated Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3, 6-1 to win the Zagreb Indoors for the third time. And Richard Gasquet (ree-SHARD' gas-KAY') beat fellow Frenchman Benoit Paire (BEHN'-wah payr) 6-2, 6-3 in the Open Sud de France final for his second title this season.

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