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Fox Sports To Broadcast Inaugural Pac-12 Football Title Game

Looking to rebound after losing the Bowl Championship Series, Fox Sports and the Pac-10 Conference have reached a one-year agreement for Fox to broadcast the inaugural Pac-12 Football Championship Game.

The game is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the home stadium of the team with the best conference record, with kickoff planned at 3:30 p.m. ET. Read more

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Shannon Sharpe Takes Leave Of Absence From NFL Today

NFL Today co-host Shannon Sharpe will take a leave of absence from the CBS Sunday pregame show due to a sexual assault allegation.

“I have decided to step away from ‘The NFL Today’ until this matter is resolved,” Sharpe said in a statement released by CBS. Sharpe appeared on the NFL Today last Sunday.

Depending on how long it takes for the court to resolve this legal matter, Sharpe could be off the network for the entire season.

Last week Sharpe was slapped with a temporary restraining order by Michele Bundy, who claimed the former NFL tight end forced her to have sex with him and threatened her life.

Atlanta’s Fulton County Superior Court ordered Sharpe to remain at least 200 yards away from Bundy and her immediate family at all times. A hearing in the case is set for Monday.

“We accept Shannon’s decision,” CBS Sports spokeswoman LeslieAnne Wade said in a statement. “Beyond that, we decline to comment on a pending legal matter.”

US Track & Field Fires CEO

Doug Logan spoke his mind to board members, athletes, and the media. In the end, that trait was his end.

United States Track & Field fired its CEO after he’d been on the job for just 26 months. He joined the organization before the Beijing Olympics and set a goal for the Americans to win 30 medals during the London Olympics. (They won 23 during the 2006 Summer Games.)

There’s also speculation that Logan didn’t generate enough revenue for the program, although he says the budget increased from $15 million to $20 million and told The New York Times, “I disagree that I didn’t generate the revenues. In the eyes of some, it wasn’t enough. Others are entitled to their opinions.”

So, lessons: When in charge of a US Olympic program, keep your head down, your mouth shut, and the coffers full.