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PSU to open child abuse research center

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Officials say a research center at Penn State University aiming to prevent child abuse and improve treatment should open in a few months.

A university spokeswoman told The Daily Item (http://bit.ly/2tRY3K2 ) the school is targeting September for the opening of the Center for Healthy Children.

The center, which was announced in April, will be supported by nearly $8 million from the National Institutes for Health and more than $3 million from the school.

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2 Vandy players shot trying to get phone

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Two Vanderbilt football players were shot in what police are calling an "ill-conceived plan" to recover a teammate's stolen cellphone.

Tae Daley, 18, suffered a noncritical gunshot wound to his leg, and Frank Coppet, 18, received noncritical birdshot wounds to his arms, Nashville police said Tuesday in a statement. Detectives were working to identify and arrest the shooters.

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ECU gives AD Compher 5-year extension

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) East Carolina has given athletic director Jeff Compher a five-year contract extension.

The deal approved by the school's board of trustees and announced Tuesday runs until April 2023.

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Transfer QBs could make immediate impact

Florida might have solved its long-running quarterback problem with the addition of Notre Dame transfer Malik Zaire.

That move became official last week, and as a graduate transfer, Zaire will be immediately eligible. Zaire is no lock to be the Gators starter when they open against Michigan in Arlington, Texas, at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Of course, if coach Jim McElwain and the Gators really felt good about redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks, then Zaire probably would not be going to school in Gainesville.

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Ex-RB Green charged with child abuse

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green was charged Monday with felony child abuse after his 15-year-old daughter told police he punched her in the face.

Green, 40, is also charged with disorderly conduct in the incident late Sunday in the Green Bay suburb of Ledgeview.

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NCAA probing Baylor sex assault scandal

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The NCAA is conducting an "ongoing, pending investigation" into Baylor University in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles and the departure of the school president, the school's lawyers confirmed in a federal court filing.

Baylor officials acknowledged the investigation while asking a judge to protect the school's communications with the NCAA from attorneys for several women who have sued the nation's largest Baptist university.

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COO of CFP gets 3-year extension

IRVING, Texas (AP) College Football Playoff chief operating officer Michael Kelly has received a three-year contract extension that runs through June 2020.

Kelly has been COO of the College Football Playoff since its inception in 2012. Previously, he was associate commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Kelly, a Wake Forest graduate, has also been an administrator at his alma mater and at the University of South Florida.

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