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Duke victory changes everything

National Sports

The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Duke changed everything about who AP Top 25 voters considered to be the nation’s best team with a single dominating performance against a marquee opponent. It also gave the Blue Devils yet another milestone under Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski: a ...

Hoops du jour

Local Sports

Good opener for Mount men’s team CRESSON — The Mount Aloysius men’s basketball team opened its season Monday night with an 88-70 win over Shenandoah University in area college action. The Mount, which led, 41-29, at halftime, got 23 points each from Douglass Kaimonne and Julian ...

Season-ending injury for Rams’ star receiver

National Sports

The Associated Press THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Los Angeles receiver Cooper Kupp is out for the season after tearing a ligament in his left knee, depriving the Rams’ offense of a major contributor heading into a showdown with Kansas City. Coach Sean McVay on Monday confirmed the ACL injury ...

Ohtani, Acuna Jr. win honors

National Sports

NEW YORK — Shohei Ohtani was rewarded for a Ruthian season at the plate — and on the mound. Baseball’s best two-way player since the Babe at the dawn of the live-ball era a century ago, Ohtani was an overwhelming pick for American League Rookie of the Year on Monday despite an elbow ...

Is 9-3 a good season?

PSU

Penn State has made it through the gauntlet part of the schedule, and with only Rutgers and Maryland remaining, a 9-3 regular season seems to be a safe bet. Which begs the question: Is a 9-3 season at Penn State considered a success? Yes. Absolutely. Without question. Silly to think ...

Golden Tigers will travel again

Local Sports

The Hollidaysburg high school football team will continue its tour of Pennsylvania with another long road trip Friday night. The Golden Tigers, who defeated Oil City 33-22 in Franklin last week, will play District 2 champion Wallenpaupack in the PIAA Class 5A first round at Danville High ...

PSU raises banner, pounds Kent State

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s 2018 national championship banner was raised — the seventh time in the last eight years that’s happened — to the Rec Hall rafters by three-time NCAA champion Zain Retherford and athletic director Sandy Barbour on Sunday afternoon. And then the ...

Wondering what Brown was thinking

Sports Columns

PITTSBURGH — If Antonio Brown actually was driving over 100 miles per hour on a suburban highway last week, it begs this question: Why? Was he late for an appointment? Was his Porsche fresh from a tune-up and he was anxious to test it? Did a soccer mom in a mini-van challenge him to a ...

Penn State report card

PSU

Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 22-10 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback C McSorley (19-25-160, one TD, no picks) did enough. Retuned after re-injuring knee, but ...

Cowboys win key game

National Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Ezekiel Elliott had 151 yards rushing and his go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter helped the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 on Sunday night. The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles fell to 4-5 with their third straight loss at home while ...

Lions move up to No. 16

National Sports

The day after earning a spot in the Big Ten championship game, Northwestern is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season. The Wildcats (6-4) were No. 24 in the Top 25 after beating Iowa to clinch the Big Ten West with two games to play. The rest of ...

Busch, Harvick to face off for title

National Sports

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kyle Busch won for the eighth time this season to tie Kevin Harvick for the most victories this season and set up a head-to-head battle for the championship. Busch’s victory at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix was the final qualifying event for next week’s finale at ...

Sanders, ‘D’ propel PSU to victory

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — There were times the past couple of years, even when Penn State was lighting up scoreboards, that the Nittany Lions were accused of having a finesse offense. And defensively, it was OK for PSU to give up a lot of yards and points because everyone knew the offense would ...

Junior tailback growing into Nittany Lion leader

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — As C.J. Thorpe, a defensive lineman from Pittsburgh, picked up a kickoff and started rumbling with it Saturday afternoon, Miles Sanders cheered on his good buddy. But Thorpe fumbled, denying himself a SportsCenter highlight, and when he got to the sideline, Sanders ...

PSU highlights, lowlights

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 22-10 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On fourth-and-1 from the Penn State 36, leading 16-10, the Nittany Lions faked a punt with Johnathan Thomas running for the first ...

Windsor delivers vs. hometown team

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Robert Windsor had been ready for this game since the spring. A native of Fond Du Lac, Wis., the defensive lineman was waiting all year to play the Badgers, and it certainly reflected in his play on Saturday. Windsor racked up six total tackles on the day, with five ...

Thomas gets Bedford girls into semifinals

Scholastic Sports

MARS — A year ago, Bedford was eliminated from the PIAA Class 2A girls soccer playoffs by Mercyhurst Prep. On Saturday, the Bisons returned the favor. Amber Thomas’ second goal of the game proved the winner for Bedford in a 2-1 overtime victory over Mercyhurst Prep in a ...

Guilfoyle dominates in eliminating foe

Scholastic Sports

By Jim Lane For the Mirror Homer-Center stunned Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic in the District 6 Class 1A championship game last November, ending the Marauders’ 59-game unbeaten streak and their three-year reign as PIAA state champs. The Marauders got some measure of revenge Saturday night ...

Peach, Citrus possible bowls

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s bowl picture has started to look a little bit clearer following Saturday’s 22-10 win over Wisconsin and some other outcomes around the nation. The Nittany Lions close at Rutgers and at home against Maryland, so a 9-3 record seems to be in the cards. If ...

JV wins in final moments

Scholastic Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Down by six with less than three minutes to play, Juniata Valley ran three fourth-down plays from inside Claysburg-Kimmel’s 10-yard line. Though the momentum swung back and forth, leaving each fan base cheering wildly one second and feeling devastated the next, there was ...