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Ryan makes history

Altoona Curve

Michael Ryan became the winningest manager in Curve history Sunday night, and he did so in a game that epitomizes what he’s always been about in his three years with the club. “If you think about tonight’s game, it’s a lot of not only how my career was as a player, but as a manager, ...

Steelers living up to ‘shut out the noise’ mantra

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — The shirts read “shut out the noise.” Shutting out the pain of suddenly losing the man behind the mantra will take far longer for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Still, there was something about the game-day routine that brought a sense of relief and normalcy just six days removed ...

Raiders GM gives ultimatum to WR Brown

National Sports

Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock told disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown it’s time to decide whether he’s “all in or all out” about playing this season after losing a fight with the NFL and NFLPA over his helmet. Mayock issued a statement to reporters that the Raiders ...

Former NFL running back Benson dies at 36

National Sports

AUSTIN, Texas — Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36. Benson’s attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck ...

Rudolph may have lead in backup battle

Local Sports

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mason Rudolph guided a long first-half touchdown drive to perhaps nudge ahead of Josh Dobbs in the race to be the backup behind Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 17-7 on Saturday night. Rudolph finished 10 of 15 ...

Solid outing by Brault wasted by Pirates offense

Local Sports

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Kris Bryant heard a voice from the crowd just before he homered to put the Chicago Cubs ahead in the seventh inning Saturday. After committing an error at third base each of the previous two innings, Bryant watched Steven Brault lift his leg. That’s ...

Vasquez stymies Baysox

Altoona Curve

Next stop Tonight: Bowie at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Sean Brady (3-12, 4.79) vs. Baysox LHP Alex Wells (8-3, 2.31) Record: 25-31 (second half); 61-63 (overall) Pedro Vasquez doesn’t get the kind of recognition he deserves as a pitching prospect in the Pirates’ system, but ...

An honor to play ‘for something bigger’

Voice of the Fan

I will never forget the phone call I made to John Boyer the first week of March in 2014. That phone call was to offer him the first spot on the Sideline Cancer basketball team. When he picked up the phone, I told him that I wanted him to play in honor of the Griffith Family Foundation of ...

Boxing pays price for chasing money

Voice of the Fan

There’s nothing new about those who make their living in sports chasing every dollar they can. NFL owners do it every time they threaten to devastate a city by moving a team to greener pastures. Baseball does it by signing lucrative broadcast agreement that make it more expensive — and ...

Mailbag

Voice of the Fan

Little League refreshing Little League is televised this week. Terrific players. I forget how young they are. Good sportsmanship, too. No bench clearing brawls with these players. Tune into ESPN to see good baseball. Donna Hott Hollidaysburg Letters can be sent ...

Eagles get McCown to end his retirement

National Sports

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Josh McCown’s retirement lasted two months. The Philadelphia Eagles signed the 40-year-old quarterback to a one-year deal on Saturday. He is coming out of retirement to join his 11th team and play his 17th season. McCown provides insurance behind ...

Thomas crushes Medinah for 6-shot lead at BMW

National Sports

The Associated Press MEDINAH, Ill. — Justin Thomas opened with five straight birdies, added a pair of eagles and shattered the course record at soft, vulnerable Medinah with an 11-under 61 to take a six-shot lead into the final round of the BMW Championship. Thomas hit 5-wood to 2 feet ...

Raiders’ Brown making his way back to the field

National Sports

The Associated Press NAPA, Calif.— Antonio Brown made it through a walkthrough practice for the Oakland Raiders with no issues with his frost-bitten feet and is expected to be a full participant in practice soon for the first time this summer. Coach Jon Gruden said Saturday that he ...

Giants may not have to worry about Eli’s injuries

National Sports

The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — For the first time in about a decade, the New York Giants seemingly don’t have to worry about Eli Manning getting hurt. In just two preseason games, first-round draft pick and heir apparent Daniel Jones has shown he can play in the ...

Iowa has shot at 10 victories

PSU

Mark it down The Penn State football team will play at Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 12, at a time to be determined at a later date. The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa — Even after losing a program-high four early entrants to the NFL, Iowa likely has enough talent to win the Big Ten ...

Gamecocks’ schedule picked as toughest in the country

National Sports

The Associated Press South Carolina has the type of brutal schedule that could help the Gamecocks be a better team that winds up with a worse record than last year. The Gamecocks host both of the participants in last year’s College Football Playoff championship game: Clemson and Alabama. ...

3 Yankees tossed from game

National Sports

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Again, again and again, the New York Yankees kept hammering away. At the umpires — and the Cleveland Indians, too. Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and the Yankees threw another severe temper tantrum Saturday, this time in prolonged rants that brought ...

Kentucky youngster honoring teammate

National Sports

By David Eckert The Associated Press SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Just before he threw the first pitch in the biggest game of his life, Grayson Newman bent down on the Lamade Stadium pitching mound and swiped his finger through the dirt twice to scratch a number 11 behind the rubber. Newman ...