NIH: Seau had brain disease...Sandusky back in court...Heat to face Blazers tonight


UNDATED (AP) — An examination of Junior Seau's (SAY'-owz) brain has revealed that the former linebacker had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May. The National Institutes of Health tells The Associated Press that an NIH study found abnormalities consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition linked to repetitive head injuries. Seau joins a list of several dozen football players who had CTE.

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has arrived at a central Pennsylvania courthouse for a hearing on whether his lawyers had enough time to prepare for trial. Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence after being convicted in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in the scandal that led to the ouster of longtime coach Joe Paterno.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers have their hands full this evening as they host Miami. The defending league champion Heat enter the game in first place in the Southeast Division with a record of 23-10.

UNDATED (AP) — Just three games are taking place this evening in men's top-25 basketball. The highest-ranked school in action is No. 4 Arizona as the unbeaten Wildcats look for their 15th win of the season with a game against Oregon. The other games feature ninth-ranked Gonzaga (gahn-ZAG'-uh) at home for a game with Saint Mary's of California and 22nd-ranked Michigan State at Iowa.

HONOLULU (AP) — The Sony Open takes center stage in golf this weekend. It's the first full-field event of the 2013 PGA season and it is being played in Honolulu. The defending champion is Johnson Wagner.

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