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Anthony DeGol wins Medal Play, Match Play championships

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Anthony DeGol topped David DeGol Jr., 140-154, in the championship flight of the Scotch Valley Country Club Medal Play Club Championship recently. Eric Glunt and Derek Fink tied for first in the First Flight, and T.J. Moore won the Second Flight on the first playoff ...

Kisner sets early pace at Open

National Sports

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Whether the turf is sun-baked or rain-soaked, brown or green, no matter if players attack with driver or proceed cautiously with irons, Carnoustie showed Thursday in the British Open that it can hold its own. In what might be the easiest conditions of the week, Kevin ...

Tiger’s comeback yet to hit overdrive

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CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Some clouds came in and the wind started blowing — if just a bit — as Tiger Woods played the early holes Thursday, making what had been a warm, sunny day seem a little more like a British Open. As if on cue, Woods’ game started looking a little more familiar, ...

Rowdy fans tarnish win for Thomas

National Sports

By Andrew Dampf The Associated Press ALPE D’HUEZ, France — One of cycling’s big attractions is that fans don’t have to pay to watch — and they can get as close as they want to the riders. The sport paid for that unlimited access Thursday when unruly spectators interrupted the ...

PIAA adopts new policy on transfers

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By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com The PIAA passed a new rule Wednesday in State College that is its answer to the complaints across the state about increased transfers for perceived athletic benefit. Athletes who transfer from one school to another any time following their ...

Area man wins title at Oakmont

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By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Jimmy Gillam won the most prestigious golf tournament of his career on one of the most legendary courses he’s ever played Wednesday at Oakmont Country Club. The Tyrone graduate, who held a two-stroke lead after 36 holes, fell behind on the ...

BCDA receives grant

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The Bedford County Development Association received two grants to extend a natural gas pipeline in Bedford Township. The pipeline will extend about 1,500 feet from County Ridge Road into the Bedford County Business Park. The total project cost estimate is $200,000. The Pennsylvania ...

Scioneaux saves the day for Curve

Altoona Curve

By Thomas Schlarp For the Mirror The Curve might have finally found the answer to their closer conundrum, and the solution may have been as easy as turning to the guy responsible for recording the save in last year’s Eastern League Championship Series clincher. Tate Scioneaux’s ...

Orioles get five propsects from LA for Machado

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The Associated Press The Los Angeles Dodgers won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. The Orioles received five prospects: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-hander Dean Kremer, third baseman Rylan Bannon, ...

Rugby about to take center stage in world spotlight

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With the completion of the recent FIFA World Cup, another international World Cup starts this weekend. For the first time in Rugby World Cup history, the tournament will be hosted in the United States, at AT& T Ballpark, home of the San Francisco Giants, with over 40 men’s’ and ...

British Open presents tough test with no clear answers

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By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The eve of the British Open felt like cramming for a final exam, a multiple choice one with no obvious answers. The wind that blows off the North Sea across the exposed links of Carnoustie has not been the primary concern ...

Martin Oil makes Fed final

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Mark Stewart’s two-run triple in the bottom of the fifth turned out to be the winning hit for Martin Oil in an 8-7 win over Park Home in the George B. Kelley Federation baseball playoffs Wednesday night at Vets Field. Martin Oil wins the best-of-3 series, 2-0, and will get the winner of ...

O’Donnell hired as SFU softball coach

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From Mirror reports LORETTO — Saint Francis University has hired Jessica O’Donnell as its new softball coach. O’Donnell is set to lead the Red Flash after serving the last five seasons as the Associate Head Coach at Villanova University. “We are excited to welcome Jessica ...

Rule changes on the horizon

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WASHINGTON — Major League Baseball wants a broad discussion with players about rule changes to combat decreased offense and longer games, an initiative likely to be met by a testy union stung by declining free-agent prices and already raising the possibility of a work stoppage after the 2021 ...

Curve can not hold lead

Altoona Curve

Curve manager Michael Ryan challenged his bullpen Monday night, after yet another blown lead, for someone to step up. To say that the bullpen has had a nightmare season would be an understatement. Things might have hit a new bottom Tuesday night as Matt Eckelman blew his first save since ...

Back-to-back homers help AL stars

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WASHINGTON — A record 10 home runs. A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 ...

No reason to be angry at Bell

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PITTSBURGH — Don’t be mad at Le’Veon Bell. Yes, he’s turned down more money than most of us will ever see. He’s doing that in the hope of breaking the bank as a free agent next summer, which is a risky strategy. But he’s willing to assume that risk, and how can you fault him for ...

HoopsFest brings ‘a lot of life’ to Tyrone

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The streets of Tyrone will be packed Saturday as the community comes together to support one of the area’s largest events of the year. HoopsFest has grown into the biggest outdoor 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the state of Pennsylvania, and it is held in downtown Tyrone. In the year ...

Sadly, no help on its way for Curve ’pen

Altoona Curve

It had disaster written all over it once again, for the third straight day. But this time, the Curve found a way to avoid yet another costly ninth-inning collapse Wednesday afternoon. The good news is that Tate Scioneaux got out of trouble against Bowie and recorded a much-needed save from ...