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Not a typical Buckeye QB: Haskins major threat as pure pocket passer

PSU

Nearly one year ago, Dwayne Haskins was a redshirt freshman backing up J.T. Barrett, waiting his turn and gaining valuable experience behind Ohio State’s field general. Haskins was inserted into a handful of games during the 2017 season, but every appearance came during garbage time and ...

Steelers survive Tampa Bay rally

Professional Sports

TAMPA, Fla. — It was not the way Ben Roethlisberger would draw it up, but the Pittsburgh Steelers will take it. In desperate need of a win, the two-time defending AFC North champions capped a tumultuous week in which star receiver Antonio Brown made headlines by shouting at an assistant ...

Krug assisting Marauders

Local Sports

Name: Gabby Krug School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Krug helped Bishop Guilfoyle to three sweeps over Johnstown (34 assists), Richland (27 assists, 11 service points) and Bishop McCort (47 assists/16 points) as ...

DE Bosa out for Ohio St.

PSU

Ohio State will be without its best defensive player against Penn State as defensive end Nick Bosa will miss Saturday’s game at Beaver Stadium. Bosa has been out with a core muscle injury and underwent surgery last week. His parents told media outlets on Monday that Bosa won’t be ...

Zinobile does it all for JV

Local Sports

Name: Quinn Zinobile School: Juniata Valley Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Zinobile rushed for 159 yards and three scores, threw for 52 yards and knocked down Southern Huntingdon’s final pass of the game to help Valley defeat the ...

Taillon outpitches Hamels in Pirates’ win over Cubs

National Sports

By Andrew Seligman The Associated Press CHICAGO — Cole Hamels gave the Chicago Cubs something to celebrate when he hit his second career home run. They’ll have to wait at least another day for a playoff party. Jameson Taillon outpitched Hamels, Francisco Cervelli hit a two-run homer ...

Yankees win helps A’s clinch West

National Sports

The Associated Press SEATTLE — The Oakland Athletics have clinched their first playoff berth in four years, earning at least an American League wild card when the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the New York Yankees. Following three straight last-place finishes in the AL West, the A’s found out ...

Lafferty sent to Wilkes-Barre

Local Sports

From Mirror reports Sam Lafferty fulfilled part of his dream Sunday afternoon at the Consol Arena. The Hollidaysburg native played in his second exhibition game, and first in Pittsburgh, in a 3-2 loss to Detroit. Nearly a couple hundred fans from Blair County were on hand, and Lafferty ...

Curve to enrich fan experience

Altoona Curve

From Mirror reports The Altoona Curve have partnered with 12-10 Production Company and MotionRocket to enrich the fan experience at Peoples Natural Gas Field and beyond, the club announced on Monday, through expanded in-stadium production content, improved video board promotions, game ...

O’Brien, Texans in big hole with 0-3 start

National Sports

HOUSTON — After losing three close games to fall to 0-3 for the first time since 2008, the Houston Texans are pondering all the little things they did wrong that contributed to the defeats. They’ve had a few turnovers but possibly more detrimental to their success than that has been the ...

Browns name Mayfield starting QB

National Sports

CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield’s heard all about the Browns’ quarterback misery, the horrid history of failures and flops since 1999. From Tim Couch to Jeff Garcia to Derek Anderson to Johnny Manziel and so many others, 29 quarterbacks have started in Cleveland before Mayfield, who isn’t ...

NBA teams set to start training

National Sports

There were some Larry O’Brien trophies on display at Golden State’s media day on Monday, shiny golden reminders of the three championships that the Warriors have picked up over the past four years. Their quest for another is about to begin. So will the quest by 29 other teams to thwart ...

Padula’s hat trick helps Central rally to beat Penn Cambria

Local Sports

MARTINSBURG — Central improved to 5-5 on the year after overcoming a 2-1 deficit in the first half to defeat Penn Cambria, 5-2, in high school girls soccer action Monday afternoon. Alana Padula netted a hat trick as part of four unanswered Lady Dragon goals to lift them over Penn Cambria. ...

Henninger, Altoona race past Golden Tigers

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Braeden Henninger and Gabe Ebersole of Altoona finished first and second respectively as the Mountain Lions defeated Hollidaysburg, 21-37, in high school cross country action Monday afternoon. Jeremy Jones of Hollidaysburg finished fourth in 18:31. Lauren Shaffer of Portage ...

Hollidaysburg tops Huntingdon

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Claire Sauerland had nine service points, eight kills and 13 digs to help Hollidaysburg beat Huningdon, 25-18, 25-22, 21-25, 25-23, in hgh school volleyball Monday. Reagan Ferguson had 10 points, 37 assists and seven digs for the Lady Tigers, while Olivia Dipangrazio 39 digs ...

Tyrone graduate stars at linebacker

Local Sports

After posting a career-best 13 tackles against Carnegie Mellon on Saturday, Washington & Jefferson junior linebacker Nick Getz, a Tyrone graduate, claimed the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week award for Sept. 17. The recognition marks the second time through ...

Charlotte may be race of the year

Local Sports

By Jenna Fyer The Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — Charlotte Motor Speedway already has a win for the buzz it created by taking a bulldozer to its infield and building something new to NASCAR. Charlotte’s “roval” will debut Sunday in a critical playoff race — a track unlike ...

Lions, Buckeyes set for potential shootout

PSU

Remember that great Penn State victory at Ohio State in 2008? The Mark Rubin game, when he stripped the ball from Terrelle Pryor late and the Nittany Lions earned a phenomenal win that led to a Big Ten title. The final score was 13-6. LOL. Penn State comes into this year’s showdown at ...

Dungy to be honored during Steelers’ game

Professional Sports

TAMPA, Fla. — Tony Dungy will always be appreciative of the opportunity the Tampa Bay Buccaneers provided when no other NFL team was willing to take a chance on him as a head coach. So long after transforming the Bucs from laughingstocks into championship contenders — only to be dismissed ...

Tiger captures Tour title

National Sports

ATLANTA — Tiger Woods, in his Sunday red shirt, both arms raised in victory on the 18th green. For so many years, the scene was familiar. This time, it was surreal. “I can’t believe I pulled this off,” Woods said Sunday during the trophy presentation at the Tour Championship, ...