Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has hired a new lawyer to pursue another appeal of his conviction on 45 counts of child sex abuse, the attorney said on Monday. Al Lindsay, who leads the Pittsburgh area firm of Lindsay Law Firm, said he plans to file the appeal in the same court in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, where Sandusky, now 70, was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years in prison. Lindsay would not go into detail about the grounds for a new appeal, although legal experts said that under the Pennsylvania Post-Conviction Relief Act, a claim of ineffective legal counsel is one of the few roads open to Sandusky. Nor would he say how he was retained. "It's a long story," Lindsay said. "I got a call." The deadline for filing the appeal is a year from April 2, the date on which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court shut down the former coach's original round of appeals. His lawyer at the time, Norris Gelman, had argued that the state's case rested on the credibility of the victims and since some of the complaints dated back as long as 16 years, that should have warranted an instruction to the jury on the failure to make a prompt report of sexual abuse. Lindsay said he would likely file the appeal this fall, which also happens to be the time frame for the State Employees Retirement System board to rule on a hearing examiner's recommendation that Sandusky's state pension of nearly $60,000 a year be restored. The examiner said last week that he should receive the taxpayer-funded retirement money because state rules for forfeiting pensions due to sex crimes took effect in 2004 and Sandusky was not a Penn State employee at that time, having retired in 1999. In a case that rocked the world of big-time college sports, Sandusky was found guilty of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years, using his position in the prestigious football program to gain access to youth. His one-time boss, coaching legend Joe Paterno lost his job in the aftermath of the scandal. Paterno died in 2012 at age 85. (Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Lisa Shumaker). Milos Raonic won the first all-Canadian final of the professional era when he beat Vasek Pospisil 6-1 6-4 in the final of the Citi Open in Washington on Sunday. Second seed Raonic took barely an hour to dispose of Pospisil on the hardcourt at the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center, breaking serve three times in the first set. The second set was a tighter battle as Pospisil raised his game before Raonic delivered the knockout blow in the 10th game for his sixth ATP title, his first of the year. Raonic, 23, playing his first event since making the Wimbledon semi-finals, is projected to rise from seventh to sixth in the ATP rankings. "I couldn't have imagined starting that well," Raonic told ESPN. "It's tough after a few weeks away. I couldn't have asked for a better way to lead into probably my most enjoyable part of the year." Pospisil, who won a tough three-set semi-final against Frenchman Richard Gasquet on Saturday night, was flat at the start of the final. "He came out so strong. He really caught me off guard," said the 13th seed, who is still seeking his first ATP title. "I wasn't 100 percent but nobody's 100 percent at this stage. Everybody's dealing with something. I didn't sleep much last night. "I don't think it would have made much difference to be honest, especially that first set." Raonic's lethal weapon was his dominating serve. He dropped only two points on first serve, one in each set. The second set was closer as Pospisil's serve improved. Raonic finally broke serve on match point, firing a backhand crosscourt passing shot for the winner. Next up for both players is a home game or sorts, the Rogers Cup starting in Toronto on Monday. (Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; editing by Martyn Herman and Gene Cherry). The Sports Xchange) - The Seattle Seahawks traded away wide receiver Percy Harvin because he was becoming too much of a destructive force in the locker room, according to multiple reports. The New York Jets, less than 24 hours removed from their sixth straight loss, acquired Harvin in exchange for a conditional draft pick in hopes of boosting their struggling offense. "Percy is a versatile, dynamic player who has been productive on offense and special teams," Jets general manager John Idzik said in a statement Saturday officially announcing the deal. "We're excited about adding him to the Jets." ESPN, citing two team sources, reported that Harvin had physical confrontations in the locker room with teammates, especially with other offensive players. According to the Seattle Times, Harvin gave wide receiver Golden Tate (now with the Detroit Lions) a black eye prior to the Super Bowl and also cut the chin of receiver Doug Baldwin during a fight this preseason. Harvin also reportedly refused to re-enter last Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter. Seattle lost 30-23. - - - Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is listed as questionable to play in Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after being limited in practice for a second straight day. Clowney underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Sept. 8 for a torn meniscus after getting injured in a Week One win over the Washington Redskins. He returned to the practice field Friday and Texans coach Bill O'Brien said there was a "50-50" chance the No. 1 overall pick in the draft will play. Texans linebacker Mike Mohamed (calf) is also questionable after being limited all week. Cornerback Darryl Morris (ankle) has been ruled out. - - - Steelers defensive ends Brett Keisel (knee) and Cameron Heyward (ankle), running back Will Johnson (illness) and safeties Mike Mitchell (knee) and Troy Polamalu (not injury related) practiced Saturday and are listed as probable on the team's final injury report for Monday night's game. - - - The Baltimore Ravens activated safety Will Hill to the 53-man roster after he served a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He is eligible to play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. - - - Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams will miss Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. Williams is out with an ankle injury. He will miss his third straight game and fifth overall this season. The Panthers also announced that running back Fozzy Whittaker is out with a thigh injury. - - - Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins due to a hamstring injury. - - - The Detroit Lions placed linebacker Travis Lewis on injured reserve with a quadriceps injury and signed tight end Jordan Thompson from the practice squad. - - - The New Orleans Saints cut tight end Tom Crabtree and signed linebacker Todd Davis off the practice squad. Crabtree was signed after starter Jimmy Graham injured his shoulder two weeks ago against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Graham is questionable for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions but is considered a game-time decision. - - - The Washington Redskins activated defensive end Stephen Bowen from the reserve/physically unable to perform list and placed linebacker Akeem Jordan on the reserve/injured list. Bowen has started all 42 games in which he has appeared with the Redskins since joining the team as an unrestricted free agent in August 2011. (Editing by Gene Cherry).