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Sonoma provides unique experience

Professional Sports

SONOMA, Calif. — The Cup Series drivers had a rare break from their grinding schedule last week, and they’re returning to competition at a NASCAR stop that sometimes feels like a vacation. Most drivers have spent the week enjoying wine tasting sessions and extravagant meals at the ...

UConn looks to rejoin Big East

National Sports

HARTFORD, Conn. — A University of Connecticut official says the school is working to leave the American Athletic Conference and return to the Big East for basketball and other sports. The official confirmed Saturday that there have been talks with the Big East, but said they were not aware ...

Herta takes Road America pole at 19

Professional Sports

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Colton Herta became the youngest pole winner in IndyCar history Saturday, topping qualifying at Road America with a lap of 1 minute, 42.9920 seconds on the 4.014-mile circuit. At 19 years, 83 days, Herta broke the mark of 20 years, 90 days set by Graham Rahal in 2009 at ...

Defense prepared to face test in knockout round

National Sports

REIMS, France — Much of the attention on the United States rightly goes to its prolific offense, especially after that 13-goal game to open the Women’s World Cup, but the team’s defense has been predictably reliable so far in France. The defense has posted shutouts in the team’s first ...

US Soccer, team tentatively agree

National Sports

REIMS, France — U.S. Soccer and players for the women’s national team have tentatively agreed to mediate a lawsuit that accuses the federation of gender discrimination and seeks equitable pay. The federation and representatives for the players confirmed the agreement, first reported in ...

US men earn win

National Sports

CLEVELAND — Gyasi Zardes scored two goals in a three-minute span in the second half and the U.S. men’s soccer team earned a small sample of revenge with a 6-0 blowout in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Saturday night over Trinidad and Tobago, which handed the Americans a nightmarish loss two years ...

HOF horse trainer banned

National Sports

By Beth Harris The Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned by the ownership of Santa Anita on Saturday after a fourth horse from his stable died — and the 30th overall — at the Southern California track. The Stronach Group, which owns ...

Norway knocks out Australia

National Sports

NICE, France — Ingrid Engen hit the decisive penalty kick and Norway beat Australia in a shootout Saturday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup. Australia captain Sam Kerr, who was frustrated by Norway most of the night despite some opportunities, fired her ...

Trade of Nashville’s Subban highlights day 2 of draft

National Sports

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The revamp of the New Jersey Devils now includes one of the top defensemen in the NHL to go along with No. 1 overall draft pick Jack Hughes. The Devils made the biggest move of the second day of the NHL draft Saturday before any picks ...

Nittany Lions pick up three commits but lose key LB prospect

PSU

Penn State has had a busy recruiting weekend, landing three players since Friday night but losing a big one, as well. The latest news came Saturday night when four-star linebacker Derek Wingo decommitted from PSU and then committed to Florida. It was yet another big loss for the Nittany ...

Reavie on top at Travelers

National Sports

CROMWELL, Conn. — Chez Reavie was plodding along during the third round of the Travelers Championship, watching playing partner Zach Sucher extend his lead. Then came the turn, both for the round and in the fortunes of the two players. Coming off a third-place tie last week in the U.S. ...

Green leads at LPGA major

National Sports

CHASKA, Minn. — Hannah Green made it through her first taste of the big stage on the LPGA Tour by holding a lead on the weekend at a major championship and playing alongside powerful Ariya Jutanugarn, a two-time major champion and former No. 1 in the world. She made it through just fine. ...

First-place Cubs lose to Mets again

National Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie slugger Pete Alonso hit his 26th homer to set the NL record for most homers before the All-Star Game as the New York Mets routed the Chicago Cubs 10-2 on Saturday. Alonso broke a tie with Los Angeles’ Cody Bellinger (2017). He’s still seven short of Mark ...

A symbolic day spent in Penns Woods

Outdoors

As I rounded a turn on the narrow backroad, I was delighted to see the steep hillside on the right was awash in the white and pink blossoms of mountain laurel. Part of my mission that day was to photograph some fresh mountain laurel, so finding this particular stand of our state flower in ...

It’s time to learn a little about EHD

Local Sports

When people stumble upon deer during the winter that have died, it is usually because they died of starvation or pneumonia. This may indeed be the case. But, nowadays most people’s first thoughts go to the dreaded CWD or perhaps EHD, a disease with which we are not so familiar. EHD or ...

Bedford HOF call extending Nastasi’s legacy

Local Sports

The Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame has a unique process: It generally waits 25 years following an athlete’s career before enshrinement. Reasoning is simple: The mission is designed to be a career honor but also to extend the understanding and provide full appreciation of ...

Offense, defense go south for South in 2nd half

Local Sports

CLEARFIELD — The South, comprised of many players from the Mirror coverage area, kept pace with the North in the first half of the 35thannual Lezzer Lumber Classic at Clearfield’s Bison Sports Complex. But it all fell apart for the South in the second half. The North, led most of the ...

Pirates pitchers deliver

Local Sports

By Wes Crosby The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Joe Musgrove endured a long eight days. He got tossed in the first inning of his start on June 10 and lasted just four innings three days later. Since then, he sat. His patience paid off Friday night. Musgrove pitched five-hit, one-run ...

Mavericks sign Lions’ Reaves to free agent deal

Local Sports

From Mirror reports DALLAS – Former Penn State men’s basketball guard and 2019 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Josh Reaves has agreed to a two-way contract to join the Dallas Mavericks. “This means so much to me, knowing all the hard work I have put in throughout middle school, ...

Free agency is on the clock

National Sports

Now on the clock: Chaos. The NBA offseason is about to kick into high gear. A draft that had good bits of intrigue — at least after New Orleans’ Zion Williamson, Memphis’ Ja Morant and New York’s R.J. Barrett were chosen first, second and third in moves that were widely expected for ...