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Hodnett prevails

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Mechanicsburg — Greg Hodnett ran flag to flag on the opening night at Williams Grove Speedway in his sprint car — the victory was worth $3,800. Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills claimed the victory in the 25-lap super late model main to record his second career victory at the oval one ...

Johnson makes tough look easy

National Sports

By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Even for a player of Dustin Johnson’s immense ability, the Dell Technologies Match Play was always going to be the toughest for him to capture all four of the World Golf Championships. Somehow, he made it look easy. It’s not ...

UConn off to its 10th straight Final Four

National Sports

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Napheesa Collier scored 28 points, Gabby Williams had 25 and UConn advanced to its 10th consecutive Final Four with a 90-52 victory against Oregon on Monday night. Top-seeded UConn (36-0) will face Mississippi State on Friday night in Dallas in the national semifinals. ...

PSU falls step short of Frozen Four

PSU

CINCINNATI, Ohio — The historic season for the Penn State men’s ice hockey team reached its end on Sunday in the NCAA Midwest Regional championship game. The third-seeded and No. 11-ranked Nittany Lions were defeated, 6-3, by the No. 1 team in the nation, Denver University, at U.S. Bank ...

Penguins’ losing skid continues

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — The Philadelphia Flyers are trying to balance desperation and cool heads as they make a last-gasp, late-season run at a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Jakub Voracek and Dale Weise sparked Philadelphia’s four-goal third period and the Flyers finished a four-game road trip ...

Bucs fall to Phillies, 6-3

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Philadelphia Phillies scored five times in the bottom of the first inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates never could come back in dropping a 6-3 spring training game on Sunday afternoon. Austin Meadows went 2-for-4 with a double and now has reached base in nine of his last ...

All bets are off for Las Vegas Raiders

National Sports

Commentary LAS VEGAS — They’re not quite the Las Vegas Raiders, at least not yet. There’s a stadium to be built and three more seasons to be played before everything is done. But after approval of the their move to Sin City, here are a few things guaranteed to happen opening day 2020 ...

Johnson’s victory makes history

National Sports

AUSTIN, Texas — The final day lasted longer than Dustin Johnson wanted. The outcome was what everyone expected. Johnson, a golfing machine with no discernible weakness and hardly any pulse, won the Dell Technologies Match Play on Sunday for his third straight victory, this one making him ...

Gamecocks punch ticket to first-ever Final Four

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The Associated Press NEW YORK — South Carolina added a missing piece to its rich basketball history. The school of Frank McGuire, Kevin Joyce, Brian Winters, Mike Dunleavy and Alex English is going to the Final Four for the first time. Add the names Sindarius Thornwell and Frank Martin ...

Stanford takes thriller

National Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Alanna Smith’s layup with 23 seconds left capped Stanford’s rally from a 16-point deficit in the second half, Erica McCall blocked a last-second shot and the Cardinal edged top-seeded Notre Dame 76-75 Sunday to reach its first Final Four since 2014. Brittany McPhee ...

Bellwood product Nagle honored by PSAC

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Emily Nagle, a Bellwood-Antis graduate, was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West’s Athlete of the Week for her efforts on the Slippery Rock softball team. Nagle hit .476 (10-for-21) with four runs scored, two RBIs and one triple over six games recently. Nagle was hitting ...

Bowlers finish stellar season

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CRESSON — The Mount Aloysius College women’s bowling team, already champions of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, capped off a stellar season last weekend competing with other nationally ranked collegiate bowlers at the Music City Invitational hosted, by Vanderbilt University in ...

Dempsey hopes for 4th Cup

National Sports

PANAMA CITY — Clint Dempsey’s big, owlish eyes brightened and he smiled widely. Seven months after he was sidelined by an irregular heartbeat, he not only returned to the U.S. national team at age 34 but helped the Americans to a critical victory in World Cup qualifying with just the second ...

Gonzaga reaches first Final Four

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — The criticism dogged Gonzaga wherever it went, no matter how much it won. The Zags run up their record by beating up on teams in a weak conference, then always seemed to come up short as the calendar went deep into March. Few outside of Spokane believed the program Mark ...

Death of the bunt: Sacrifices becoming thing of past in MLB

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Get ’em on, move ’em over, drive ’em in. That old-school philosophy doesn’t play in the major leagues anymore. Teams rely more on the long ball than small ball. As a result, the sacrifice bunt is a dying art. There were only 1,025 sacrifices in the majors last ...

Mehno: Kang’s bad decisions cost him, Pirates

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PITTSBURGH — Who knows where Jung Ho Kang went or what he did on that fateful night that ended with his arrest on DUI charges. But wherever he went or whatever he did, it probably wasn’t worth $5.75 million. That’s how much money would be guaranteed under his contract with the Pirates ...

Murin, Oliver put stamps on careers

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They have two of the most dominating wrestlers in the state for four years, and Central Cambria’s Max Murin and Huntingdon’s Jacob Oliver turned it up a few notches this season. Murin went 40-0, becoming the only area wrestler to finish undefeated, with 25 pins and eight technical falls, ...

Solid start for young drivers

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FONTANA, Calif. — Ryan Blaney already had his Hollywood moment earlier in the week when he got a photo with actress Daisy Ridley at a Lakers game. “She had no idea who I was,” Blaney said with a grin. “I wasn’t going to be like, ‘Hey, I drive race cars.’ You can’t do that. ...

PSU must feed football, hoops first

Voice of the Fan

Having read Cory Giger’s column, I totally agree with his overall assessment of the Penn State master plan presented last week for public consumption. Like it or not, you have to feed the programs that brings in the revenue first, and that would be football and basketball. Penn State ...