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Newman delivers walk-off hit

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Kevin Newman felt the entire crowd on his side when he stepped to the plate in the ninth inning of a tie game. Pinch-hitter Cole Tucker drew a bases-loaded walk and Newman hit an RBI single, all with two out, as the Pittsburgh Pirates ...

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Turner leads Bedford golfers EVERETT — Jared Turner fired a 36 on Friday for the Bedford Area High School golf team in a 195-267 win over Everett at the Down River Golf and Country Club. It was the season opener for both teams. Everett was led by Dylan Taylor’s 46. Bedford also got ...

Curve open 2020 at home

The Curve will open up at home to start the 2020 season, beginning on April 9, and once again will be home on the Fourth of July. The club released its schedule for next season on Friday. Erie will be on town for three games to start the year on April 9, the Curve will be off for Easter on ...

Lee defensive force for Flash

LORETTO — Every top-flight defense has that one disruptive guy. The one guy opposing offenses have to account for and know where he’s at each and every play. For Saint Francis University, that guy is Da’Jon Lee. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound outside linebacker led the FCS last season in ...

Curve pitchers battered in rout at Harrisburg

From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — Two Curve pitchers endured a disastrous night Thursday in a rough loss to Harrisburg. Starter Cody Bolton got roughed up for five runs and was chased in the second inning. He didn’t have the worst night, though. That distinction went to Yeudy Garcia. ...

All-Star game at Lakemont

A team of all-stars from the Central Blair Recreation Commission’s Lakemont Park Summer Basketball League will match up with a visiting all-star team from the Clearfield area on Saturday at Lakemont. Tipoff is 2:30 p.m. The local team includes Nathan Davis, a former Bellwood-Antis High ...

Love: Pressure mounting on PGA to address slow play

The world of golf has been in an uproar during the past week over the subject of slow play. It’s not the first time it’s come up, but it really exploded after a couple of videos were posted on social media showing the Bryson DeChambeau taking way too much time on two different shots ...

Hole-in-one at Grandview worth $10K

ALUM BANK — Any golfer who plays a round at Alum Bank’s Grandview golf course will now have the opportunity of winning a $10,000. They can win the large cash prize by scoring a hole-in-one on the club’s par-3, eighth hole. Hole-in-one prizes are commonplace in the golf industry. ...

DeStefano wins Summit title

CRESSON — Steve DeStefano defeated Doug Fogel to win the Senior Club Championship at the Summit Country Club. DeStefano finished with a 143 in the gross division while Fogel totaled a 158. Frank Szczechowicz won the net division (141) while Kevin Persio was second (142). In the age ...

Taillon has second Tommy John surgery

PITTSBURGH — Fresh off his first full season in the majors, Jameson Taillon seemed to be on the brink of big things for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Instead, a forearm injury sidetracked him in May and then again in July. And now, his future is even more uncertain. Taillon will miss the 2020 ...

Archer fails to hold lead

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Albert Pujols had two hits and three RBIs Wednesday and set the major league record for career hits by a foreign-born player, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pujols had an RBI single in the 4th inning. His 3,167th hit moved him ...

Cruz, Hill spark Curve

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Harrisburg, 7 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Cody Bolton (2-2, 4.85) vs. Senators RHP Tyler Mapes (5-6, 4.81) Record: 24-29 (second half); 60-61 (overall) From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — One night after the teams combined for 23 runs and 33 hits, the Curve ...

Bell finally getting big hits again

The Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Josh Bell has pulled himself out of a recent slump with some extra film study and a return to better habits as a hitter. Not only has he found his form, Bell helped the floundering Pirates find their footing. Bell homered ...

Dealing with grief: Players, coaches return following death of assistant

The Associateed Press LATROBE — Gray, rainy skies and a subdued, sparse fan turnout made for a fitting setting Tuesday as the Pittsburgh Steelers returned to practice for the first time since the sudden death of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake. Drake, a longtime NFL and college ...

Keller finally enjoys success

By Greg Beacham The Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mitch Keller was barely a teenager when a hotshot outfielder from downstate New Jersey joined his hometown Cedar Rapids Kernels. Keller immediately became an enormous fan of Mike Trout, and he cheered on the Angels from Iowa while his ...

Curve waste 5 homers, 17 hits

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Harrisburg, 6:30 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Cam Vieaux (2-3, 2.86) vs. Senators RHP Kyle McGowin (0-1, 4.30) Record: 23-29 (second half); 59-61 (overall) From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — The Curve offense had a banner night Tuesday with a season-high five ...

Something to talk about: Lions’ Parsons on verge of linebacker stardom

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry stuck his head in the door briefly during media day last week and shouted, “Stop talking about Micah!” It was a comical moment during one of the many discussions that day about Micah Parsons, this one centering on him ...

MU connection sparks Hillside

Hillside Community Church, based in Bellwood, sponsors a team that competes in Division 4 of the Central Blair Recreation Commission’s Lakemont Park Men’s Summer Basketball League. It’s a squad that features several players from Huntingdon County who played high school basketball at ...

Smith’s presence is felt for Schon

When Elite Property Maintenance defeated Schon Chiropractic twice during the regular-season of the 2019 CBRC Lakemont Park Summer Basketball League, Ben Smith did not play for the Spring Cove team. The two teams met for the Division 3 championship Monday evening and Smith DID play for Schon ...