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Penguins shut out on road against Capitals

January 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin scored twice to take the NHL lead in goals, Braden Holtby recovered from a mini-slump to get his fifth shutout of the season, and Sidney Crosby had one of his worst faceof... more »»

Sharapova advances to Aussie final for 4th time

January 29, 2015 MELBOURNE, Australia — Maria Sharapova has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, beating fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-2 in a lopsided semifinal on earlier Thursday. more »»

Heights bests BG

January 29, 2015 PATTON — Patience can do wonders for a struggling basketball tea. more »»

Golden Eagles happy to have Mitchell by their side

January 29, 2015 HUNTINGDON — His Tyrone Area High School boys basketball teammates call Preston Mitchell “Diddy.” “It used to be ‘P. more »»

Titans edge Warriors

January 29, 2015 SAXTON — Tussey Mountain never built a big enough lead to where it felt comfortable against visiting Everett Wednesday. more »»

Zatek has big night for Mustangs

January 29, 2015 PORTAGE — Paisley Zatek led Portage with 22 points, including eight in overtime, as the Lady Mustangs edged Windber, 69-67, in high school girls basketball action Wednesday nigh. more »»

Central picks up easy win at home

January 29, 2015 MARTINSBURG — Brendan Vollkommer scored a game-high 19 points for Central in a 75-54 win over Bald Eagle Area Wednesday night in high school boys basketball action. more »»

Healthy Cats hammer Panthers

January 29, 2015 By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirro. more »»

Area swim teams have solid showing

January 29, 2015 MARION CENTER — The Altoona boys and girls swim teams improved to 7-2 Wednesday afternoon, thanks to a sweep over Marion Center in high school action. more »»

Bellefonte too much for Tigers in D6 Duals

January 29, 2015 BELLEFONTE — Third-seeded Bellefonte won the first seven weights before Hollidaysburg’s Paul Detwiler won by decision at 195, and the Red Raiders cruised to a 41-18 win over the sixth-seeded Golden... more »»

Givens picked for Big 33 game

January 28, 2015 Altoona football standout Kevin Givens has been invited to play in the Big 33 Football?Classic this June. That announcement came from Givens on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoo. more »»

Carroll closes strong for win

January 28, 2015 EBENSBURG — The first matchup of the season for the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section 1 teams of Bishop Carroll and Bishop Guilfoyle, both of which entered the game with a 12-3 overall... more »»

Scherzer deal not good for Pirates

January 28, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Max Scherzer had a chance to sign a contract a year ago that would have guaranteed him $144 million. He passed on the chance. more »»

Lynch steals show with 'fine' theme

January 28, 2015 PHOENIX — Marshawn Lynch smiled politely, waved at the crowd and answered every question the same. more »»

Pirates trade outfielder Snider

January 28, 2015 The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for outfielder Travis Snider. more »»

Panthers fall to Hokies in overtime

January 28, 2015 BLACKSBURG, V. more »»

Serena wins, Venus out in Australia

January 28, 2015 MELBOURNE, Australia — Madison Keys got one Williams sister out of the way earlier today at the Australian Open. more »»

Solo’s actions may leave US women in bind

January 28, 2015 America has always needed its sports heroe. more »»

Layoff doesn’t hamper Lady Lions in victory

January 28, 2015 By Matt Michelone For the Mirror After being held out of the gym for three days, the Altoona girls basketball team was ready to get back out on the court. more »»

Portage's offense too much for Shade

January 28, 2015 CAIRNBROOK — Kacie Baker scored 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Portage to an 80-52 win at Shade Tuesday night in high school girls basketball action. more »»

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