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Vazquez arrested on child sex charges

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vazquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania ...

Steelers begin post-Ben era with big trade

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to bail on the season with Ben Roethlisberger out until 2020 with an elbow injury. “Our level of expectations in terms of our performance will not change,” coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. A day removed from announcing ...

Keller solid, but Bucs’ bullpen roughed up

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ season has been going downhill since the All-Star break and it got even worse Tuesday night. Marco Gonzales allowed six hits in seven innings, Austin Nola and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat Pittsburgh 6-0 after ...

Lady Lions pick up victory No. 9

Altoona lost just two sets as a team all match in a 7-0 win over rival Hollidaysburg Tuesday afternoon in high school girls tennis action. Alese Rinker, Morgan Stevens and Emma Skelley all won in singles competition for the Lady Lions. Eve Hogan and Isabella Frank won in No. 1 doubles, and ...

Bishop Carroll gives Heights its first loss

PATTON — Bishop Carroll handed Cambria Heights its first loss of the season with a 24-26, 18-25, 25-13, 25-11, 15-11 come-from-behind win Tuesday night in high school girls volleyball action. Both teams are 6-1. Sara Muriceak had 19 service points to lead BC while teammte Mia Wyland aded ...

Bedford girls have big first half in win

JOHNSTOWN — Bedford exploded for five goals in the opening half of a 6-1 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference rout over Richland Tuesday afternoon in high school girls soccer action. Grace Sarver recorded a hat trick for the Lady Bisons, who improved to 6-0-1. Teammates Robyn Casalena ...

Olympic wrestling trials coming to Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State University has been selected to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for wrestling on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, 2020. They will be held at the Jordan Center. Penn State University is serving as the local organizing committee. The champions from ...

Summit Country Club still busy with events

CRESSON — The team of Jim Ostinowsky, Chris Zamboni, Tyler Torchia and Andy Ostinowsy shot a 57 to win The Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart Cresson Benefit Golf Outing recently at the Summit Country Club. Steve Perove, Jay Hinish and Quintin Dziabo finished second (59), followed by the ...

Athlete of Week: Trybus among top FBs ever at CH

Name: Tyler Trybus School: Cambria Heights Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Trybus ran for 177 yards on 35 carries and scored twice to help the Highlanders knock off Bishop McCort, 37-15, in Johnstown. Season update: Trybus has carried the ball ...

Athlete of Week: Sikora ‘team leader, role model’

Name: Jaylee Sikora School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Golf Athlete of the week achievement: Sikora continued her successful season by shooting a 40 and earning medalist honors as CC beat Penn Cambria and Hollidaysburg at Summit Country Club. Season update: Sikora ...

Big Ben out for the year

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger likes to point out that he’s played through the end of every contract he’s ever signed. It’s tangible proof of the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback’s commitment both to the game itself and the franchise he’s led to a pair of Super Bowl ...

Husband versus wife: Jason, Cassie Layman coach against each other

SIDMAN — Chances are pretty high that Central Cambria volleyball coach Jason Layman wound up sleeping on the couch last night. The Red Devils earned a crucial intra-conference victory Monday night as his team defeated Forest Hills in five sets (22-25, 25-21, 12-25, 25-17 and 15-11). The ...

Narduzzi has ‘no regrets’ over FG call

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi knows his decision to attempt a field goal instead of going for it on fourth down at the goal line late in a 17-10 loss to Penn State on Saturday will be talked about for years with the rivalry taking an indefinite break. Yet Narduzzi is adamant he ...

Goodman Shaffer: Community pride part of college camaraderie

Penn State’s Beaver Stadium may be home to the “Greatest Show in College Football,” but recent weeks have reminded us why we love college football and college athletics in general, and it’s not just for the entertainment and excitement we enjoy between the lines. The University of ...

Tyrone dominant at home

TYRONE — Tyrone improved to 4-2 with a 7-0 win over Shanksville-Stonycreek on Monday in high school girls tennis action. Winnie Grot, Lydia Irvin, Lindsey Walk, Victoria Reese and Alicia Endress were all singles winners for the Lady Eagles. Rachel Stricek and Olivia Reese, and Emilee Walk ...

Woe and 2: Seahawks hold off Steelers after Roethlisberger departs

PITTSBURGH — The faces around Russell Wilson have changed as the Seattle Seahawks rebuild themselves on the fly. One thing, however, has not. Seattle goes as its ever imaginative quarterback goes. And in the second half in a place where the franchise hadn’t scored let alone won in two ...

Giger: Tomlin, Narduzzi, Hurdle all facing heavy scrutiny

This is a bad time to be a major coaching figure in Pittsburgh. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin should be squarely on the hot seat after an 0-2 start. Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi just made one of the dumbest decisions you’ll ever see in college football, and he didn’t even think there was ...

Steelers-Seahawks highlights, lowlights

The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers’ 28-26 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh: Play of the game: With Seattle holding a 21-19 lead with 8:54 left in the game and facing a second-and-20 from its own 27-yard line, Russell Wilson ...

Rudolph ready if Big Ben out awhile

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers second-year quarterback Mason Rudolph beat out Josh Dobbs for the backup job during the preseason. After two regular-season games, the Steelers could be his team for the foreseeable future. Two-time Super Bowl winner Ben Roethlisberger left Sunday’s ...