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Reynolds, Craig homer twice in Curve split

Altoona Curve

READING — The Curve had another bullpen collapse Friday night, but they bounced back when they needed to as Bryan Reynolds and Will Craig saved the day. Reynolds and Craig each homered twice, including in back-to-back fashion in the seventh and final inning, to lead Altoona to a 10-8 win ...

Few good options on NFL anthem issue

National Sports

The controversy over NFL players protesting during the national anthem isn’t going away, despite — or perhaps because of — team owners’ efforts to stop players from using the forum to speak out on political causes. The league’s attempt to turn responsibility for disciplining ...

Johnson, Kisner tied at the top

National Sports

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — A light rain in the morning that gave way to soft sunlight in the afternoon took some of the sting out of Carnoustie. Just not all of it. Kevin Kisner found that out with one swing that erased his two-shot lead Friday in the British Open and left him tied with ...

Blair County Oil tops Lilly Conrad

Local Sports

LILLY — Matt Massaro had three hits, and Mark Saxman had two hits and drove in two as Blair County Oil topped Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American Legion, 7-2, in Greater City League action Friday. Landon Sinclair had three hits for Lilly. SCORE BY INNINGS Blair County Oil 105 000 1—7 ...

Colts’ Luck will have no limitations on field

National Sports

WESTFIELD, Ind. — Andrew Luck should be back in his old spot when the Indianapolis Colts open training camp next week. Yes, he’ll be behind center. Yes, he’ll take some extra days off. And, no, he may not play the usual preseason rotation. But when he’s on the field, general manager ...

Special Olympics celebrate 50 years

National Sports

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Bases loaded, a gold medal on the line. Manuel Velasco Jr. stands in the batter’s box sniffling, tears streaming down his face. Seconds earlier, the 19-year-old known as Junior was behind the dugout, his coach imploring him to shake off a hard collision at third base in ...

Cousins ready to prove he’s good teammate with GS

National Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins spent his first eight seasons in the NBA chasing two things — peace and the playoffs. After signing with Golden State as a free agent, the four-time All-Star center has no doubts he’ll finally find both, and that those will help dispel the notion that ...

Boot camp comes to Cresson

Local Sports

CRESSON — Conditioning for the upcoming season came with an added twist on Thursday for the Penn Cambria football team. Instead of the usual endurance and strength training the team has been used to, members of the Panthers team were trained by a pair of former United States ...

Dolphins may suspend protesting players

National Sports

Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week. The “Proper Anthem Conduct” section is just one sentence in a nine-page discipline document provided to The Associated Press by a person ...

Curve win; Tebow trip in question

Altoona Curve

READING — If Tim Tebow comes to town and plays next week against the Curve, it could provide a big boost in ticket sales and, thereby, some big financial gains for the franchise. But there’s now a question about Tebow’s status for the short term and for Binghamton’s visit to Altoona a ...

Tyrone Legion moves to final

Local Sports

Due to scheduling conflicts, the George B. Kelley Federation will not be sending a team this year to the National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series, which is being held this week in Struthers, Ohio. That means that the Kelley Federation’s best-of-five games championship series, which ...

Tribe trade prized prospect for pitching

National Sports

The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — With an eye on October and beyond, the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians scooped up All-Star closer Brad Hand and fellow reliever Adam Cimber from the rebuilding San Diego Padres in exchange for switch-hitting top catching prospect Francisco Mejia. The ...

Elite ready to pursue playoffs

National Sports

On deck Tonight: Pittsburgh at Cincinnati,7:10 p.m. Pitching matchup: Pirates RHPJameson Taillon (6-7) vs. Reds RHP Tyler Mahle (7-7) TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press CHICAGO — Mookie Betts and the major league-leading Red Sox are on pace for 100-plus wins. Same for ...

New documentary explores Williams

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The Associated Press ALBQUERQUE, N.M. — Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees hero Joe ...

Trade finally gets Carmelo out of Oklahoma City

National Sports

The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City. A person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press the Thunder are sending Anthony and a 2022 protected first-round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Hawks guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. ...

Several ACC QB scenarios up in air

National Sports

The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference’s Atlantic Division has more questions than answers when it comes to the quarterback position this season. While North Carolina State, Syracuse and Boston College appear set under center, the four other teams still ...

Dean Patterson begins Saturday

Local Sports

The 2018 version of the Dean Patterson Little World Series begins on Saturday with a half-dozen games on the slate at the Logan Township Youth Baseball Association Field. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. The first game is at 11 a.m. The championship game is set for Saturday night, July 28, ...

Kyle big part of BMG shutout

Local Sports

LILLY — Cam Kyle drove in four runs on three hits to power the Locker Room offense in a 10-0 shutout of BMG Construction Thursday evening in a Greater City League matchup. Joe Glass got seven strikeouts for the win, combining with George Roberts for five hits allowed. Roberts and Kevin ...

Strong field lined up for Park Hills tourney

Local Sports

The area’s largest and most historic tournament begins play today in Altoona. The 2018 Reliance Bank Classic at Park Hills will host 224 golfers competing in a match-format through the end of competition on Sunday afternoon. The Park Hills Classic has a storied history, which dates back ...

Kaup takes her age group in triathlon

Local Sports

Altoona native Courtney Kaup captured first place in the 40-44 age bracket at the International Triathlon Union competition in Denmark earlier this month. Competing for Team USA Triathlon, Kaup finished as the ninth woman overall with a combined time of 2:51.09 — 16:15 in the 1,000-meter ...