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May 22, 2013

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Judge may dismiss antitust lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A federal judge says she’ll decide in the next few weeks whether to dismiss Gov. Tom Corbett’s antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA over penalties against Penn State.

U.S. Judge Yvette Kane had questions for both sides during a nearly two-hour hearing.

Corbett says the NCAA went too far in getting Penn State to agree last summer to a $60 million fine, a multiyear ban on postseason football play and a temporary reduction in scholarships.

The university agreed to the sanctions over its handling of the child molestation scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Penn State isn’t a party to the lawsuit.

Tournament raises money for Sandy

NEW YORK — Yankees pitcher David Robertson and Mets first baseman Ike Davis will help host a Long Island golf tournament to raise money for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

It will be held July 17 at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, the course for the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open. The tournament is scheduled for the day after the All-Star game at Citi Field in New York.

Also taking part will be former major leaguers Ken Griffey Jr., Bobby Bonilla, Aaron Boone, Ron Darling, Al Leiter and Jeff Nelson.

The tournament is sponsored by the charitable foundation of the player’s union. The foundation has contributed more than $175,000 to organizations providing assistance to storm victims.

Messages taken

out of context

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams denies ever contemplating suicide, and says private comments he made in text messages are being taken out of context by his ex-fiancee in a lawsuit over the possession of a $785,000 diamond engagement ring.

Calling himself “completely fine,” Williams says he was “venting” his feelings to someone he thought he trusted. Williams spoke after practice, in his first chance to respond since Erin Marzouki’s attorney released a series of texts the two exchanged in November. The texts portray Williams as being despondent over their breakup.

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