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Bucs’ ’20 opener in AL city

The Pittsburgh Pirates released their 2020 regular season schedule on Monday, which will feature the Bucs opening the season in Tampa Bay for three games beginning on Thursday, March 26. It will mark the third time in four seasons — also 2017 at Boston and 2018 at Detroit — that the ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve were off Monday, their final off day of the season. The team heads to Harrisburg for a three-game series starting tonight at 6:30. SAFE AT FIRST: Pitchers tonight: Curve LHP Sean Brady (3-11, 4.51) vs. Senators RHP Jackson Tetreault (4-5, 4.43). STEALING SECOND: The ...

Barkley OK missing preseason games

By Tom Canavan The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Saquon Barkley has no problem watching preseason games from the sidelines, if that’s what New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur wants. While in uniform, the NFL offensive rookie of the year last season was a spectator and ...

Treese has a Premier night

It was a case of youthful athleticism over veteran savvy in the Central Blair Recreation Lakemont Park Men’s Summer Basketball League Division 5 championship game Monday night. Led by Tyler Treese’s game-high 17 points, fifth-seeded Premier Lawn Care — a contingent made up largely of ...

Lasalle secures first late model feature win at Bedford oval

BEDFORD — In an event filled with heartbreak, drama and a wild last lap challenge, Nathan Lasalle scored his first-ever late model feature win at Bedford Friday night. With the win, Lasalle became the 144th different feature winner in the track’s long history, and following his famous ...

PSU hoop fans can get NIT tickets now

BROOKLYN — The NIT Season Tip-Off returns to Barclays Center for a fifth-straight season Thanksgiving week, with Penn State, Mississippi, Oklahoma State and Syracuse participating in this year’s two-day event. Tickets are on sale to the general public by calling 1-800-NITTANY or in ...

Bucs’ Cervelli grateful to continue his passion

Francisco Cervelli had such a blast finally getting to play baseball again Sunday night after missing 78 days with his latest concussion. “Like I got called up for first time in the big leagues, that’s how I felt,” Cervelli said with a big smile following his lone rehab game with the ...

Gold medalist sees curling on the rise

Vancouver, Sochi, PyeongChang — or in the case of 2022 — Beijing. Generally, the sport of curling only gets attention whenever it’s on the Olympic stage. One man who has helped lead the recent explosion in the sport following the USA’s gold medal in 2018 is hoping that it was just ...

Curve want to finish season strong

The Curve have struggled lately and have less than a month to try and finish the season on a strong note. But what exactly would that entail? The playoffs are out of the question, but the team is 59-60, so maybe .500 is the motivational goal at this point. Manager Michael Ryan was asked ...

Penn Staters help US volleyball team

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Former Penn State men’s volleyball student-athletes Matt Anderson, Max Holt Aaron Russell and the U.S. men’s national team qualified for the 2020 Toyko Olympic Games after winning three-straight matches in the FIVB qualification tournament this past weekend. ...

Prospect drawing comparisons to Polanco

Over the past few seasons, Curve fans have become accustomed to seeing a top Pirates prospect jog out to shortstop for the top of the first inning. Kevin Newman, who’s impressed as the everyday shortstop for the Pirates this year, and Cole Tucker, who made his MLB debut in April, have all ...

Athletes savor ‘Blitz’ cover spot

Hollidaysburg senior defensive back D.J. Heim had just recently learned that an offseason injury would sideline him for at least the first two games of the 2019 high school football season and was in need of some good news. That’s when his dad brought him a copy of the Altoona Mirror’s ...

Reading bats power past Curve

Through the first two innings of Saturday night’s ballgame, almost everything was working for the Curve. They had already plated five runs and Cody Ponce, who was making his first start of 2019, had settled in nicely after allowing an early run. However, slowly, but surely, the top team ...

Boosters defeat Martella’s

JOHNSTOWN — Greg Thompson’s two-run single in the eighth inning put New Orleans ahead, and three insurance runs in the top of the ninth inning proved to be enough to win the All-American Amateur Baseball Association’s national championship over defending champion Martella’s Pharmacy of ...

Cervelli rehabbing in Altoona today

For the second straight season, Francisco Cervelli will be making a rehab appearance in Altoona — and the plan is for him to catch. After suffering his sixth concussion since 2011 back in May, there were some reports that suggested Cervelli would give up catching for good, but he quickly ...

Wainwright overcomes early homer to beat Bucs

ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright gave up a home run on the first pitch of the game but not much else, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 Saturday night. The contending Cardinals won their second in a row after ending a five-game losing streak. Wainwright (8-8) allowed ...

Coach Franklin knows the value of work-life balance

UNIVERSITY PARK — There are a ton of workaholics in the world, and some jobs require that you be available to work pretty much all the time. When you’re young and single, you just deal with it. You embrace it, even. For many people, that constant drive to work becomes part of their ...

Ozuna homer sinks Bucs

ST. LOUIS — Paul Goldschmidt hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and Marcell Ozuna followed with a two-run homer, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 on Friday night. Goldschmidt’s single went under the glove of Pirates shortstop Kevin Newman, scoring ...

Campbell paves way to title with 35

HOLLIDAYSBURG — When a championship team finds itself on the ropes, it will usually find a way to survive and come out on top. The two-time defending state champion Bellwood-Antis girls team, playing under the sponsorship of DelGrosso’s, trailed Hippo, Fleming & Pertile (Altoona) by ...

Shetrom helps I&Y to another crown

HOLLIDAYSBURG — I&Y Construction has the makings of a dynasty in the Alumni Division of the Blair Regional YMCA Women’s Summer Basketball League. I&Y Construction won its second straight Alumni Division championship and completed an undefeated season by trimming Dodson Electric, ...