NEW YORK (AP) -- The Penn State child sex abuse scandal was selected as the sports story of the year by U.S. editors and news directors in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.
For the first time since the AP began announcing a sports story of the year in 1990, the same issue was selected twice in a row.
The AP announced the vote results Wednesday.
There were 157 ballots submitted from U.S. news organizations. The voters were asked to rank the top 10 sports stories of the year, with the first-place story getting 10 points, the second-place story receiving nine points, and so on.
The Penn State saga received 1,420 points and 109 first-place votes. The No. 2 sports story, Lance Armstrong stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, had 10 first-place votes and 1,008 points.
AP Projects Editor Brooke Lansdale contributed to this report.