National Sports

Guthrie dropped from nominees

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the latest list of nominees for NASCAR’s Landmark Award that honors contribution to the sport. With Guthrie off the list of five nominees, Anne B. ...

Mickelson surprised by recruiting scandal

The Associated Press PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Phil Mickelson says he might be “more shocked than anyone” to learn that a college consulting company he has used the last three years has been accused of orchestrating a massive bribery scheme. He said he never contributed to William ...

Hollidaysburg native wants shot at NFL

MISSOULA, Montana — It wasn’t a huge surprise that former Montana safety and Hollidaysburg native Reid Miller made the impact he did in his one year with the Griz after having playing experience in the SEC at Arkansas. The grad transfer, who’s working on his MBA, continued to show his ...

Fleetwood, Bradley tied for lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — A big finish for Tommy Fleetwood and a fast start for Keegan Bradley led each to a 7-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the opening round of The Players Championship. Fleetwood kept a clean card in the March wind, kept his patience and was rewarded at ...

Steelers sign free agent CB Nelson

PITTSBURGH — The “Killer Bs” era is officially over in Pittsburgh. Antonio Brown is an Oakland Raider. Le’Veon Bell is a New York Jet, and Ben Roethlisberger will be part of a roster that will be considerably younger in 2019 thanks to an influx of draft picks. The Steelers began free ...

Brown has Raiders giddy

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Rookie general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden had meticulously put together a plan to rebuild the Oakland Raiders with three first-round draft picks and a couple of smart free agent signings when they suddenly got sent in a different direction last week. The ...

Jets, Bell reach deal

NEW YORK — Le’Veon Bell sat out a full season while considering where he’d make his next playmaking moves. Well-rested, motivated and armed with a new contract, the star running back is joining Sam Darnold and the New York Jets. Bell agreed to a deal early Wednesday morning, a person ...

Boeheim’s big night dooms Pitt

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Buddy Boeheim had a career-high 20 points, and Syracuse defeated Pittsburgh 73-59 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament despite playing without leading scorer Tyus Battle. Elijah Hughes and Frank Howard each had 18 points for ...

Louisville tops Irish

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jordan Nwora had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Louisville notched its 20th win of the season defeating Notre Dame 75-53 on Wednesday in the second round of the ACC Tournament. Ryan McMahon added 12 points and Steven Enoch had 10 for the Cardinals (20-12), who’ll face ...

Huge deals handed out right before big day

The Associated Press On the second day of spending before the first real day of free agency, the dollars kept flowing. The money flowed out of New Jersey, with the Jets agreeing Tuesday to contracts with three players: wide receivers Jamison Crowder and Josh Bellamy, and linebacker C.J. ...

Sports at a glance

Shazier still with Steelers PITTSBURGH — Ryan Shazier will be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019 as he continues his recovery from a spinal injury. The team tolled the linebacker’s contract for next season, meaning it will be carried over from 2018. Shazier did not play last ...

Braves rough up Kingham

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Nick Kingham, who is trying to win a spot in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ rotation, was roughed up on Monday in the team’s 6-2 loss to Atlanta in Grapefruit League action. Kingham went three-plus innings, giving up six hits and five runs, all earned, with four walks and ...

Foles, Collins, Brown moving on

NEW YORK — Nick Foles is headed to Jacksonville, Landon Collins to Washington and Trent Brown to Oakland. The big-money offers for NFL free agents began Monday, two days before they can sign contracts. Foles brings a Super Bowl pedigree to quarterbacking the Jaguars, and Brown has a ...

Busch in a sweeping mood again

The Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kyle Busch made it a weekend sweep at ISM Raceway in the Arizona desert. Just like he nearly did last week at Las Vegas. Busch tracked down Ryan Blaney over a long green-flag run before passing his Team Penske rival for the lead with 16 laps to go, ...

The long wait is worth it for Molinari

The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Francesco Molinari had seen so many clutch birdie putts on the 18th green at Bay Hill, most of them by Tiger Woods in the final group, usually with Arnold Palmer standing next to the green expecting like everyone else for them go in. It was ...

Johnson searching for answers

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Jimmie Johnson is fighting a cold. It’s the kind of debilitating, in-your-throat cold that makes it painful to swallow, much less go for a run. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion tried on a cool morning in the desert but quickly bailed, putting off the resumption ...

Fight breaks out after qualifying

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Daniel Suarez threw Michael McDowell to the ground and both drivers had to be forcibly restrained Friday after they were eliminated while jockeying for position in the first round of qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway. Just about everybody waited ...

Steelers keeping their O-line intact

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers made a significant investment in protecting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, signing Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey and left guard Ramon Foster to new deals Thursday. Foster was set to become a free agent when the new NFL year ...

LeBron passes Jordan in scoring

LOS ANGELES — From the very first day LeBron James picked up a basketball, he wanted to be like Mike. James and his closest friends idolized Michael Jordan while they grew up together on Akron’s competitive playgrounds and tough streets. As James grew into a tantalizing basketball ...

Senior day now includes few seniors

At Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse, only seniors, those who have endured the sweat and pressure of playing for one of college basketball’s most prestigious programs for four years, can be honored on senior night. Only then have they earned the right to take the microphone after their final home ...