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Former Lion Breneman on NFL radar

PSU

AMHERST, Mass. — After what turned out to be a brief but much-needed sabbatical from football, Adam Breneman has his life in order. He is on track to earn an MBA at the University of Massachusetts, playing on the same team as his best friend and heading into his last college season as one ...

Curve take wild affair

Altoona Curve

One of the most bizarre Curve contests ever unfolded Friday night and served as a reminder that you just never know what you might see in any given baseball game. As Altoona second baseman Kevin Kramer said, “Tonight was a crazy game.” To say the least. Erie scored seven runs in the ...

Taillon back with team after cancer procedure

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — Jameson Taillon is back among his Pirates teammates, anxious for the day when he can return to the field with them. Taillon, who had surgery for testicular cancer on May 8, was made available for questions Friday for the first time since his diagnosis was announced. He said ...

Chestnut Ridge rallies past Tussey

Local Sports

NEW PARIS — Kayla Diehl tripled and drove in two runs, and Chestnut Ridge scored the game-winning run on an error in a 7-6 win over Tussey Mountain in high school softball action Friday. The loss dropped the Lady Titans into the sixth seed for the playoffs. They will travel to ...

College signings

Local Sports

J.P. Duffy: Saint Vincent golf Name: J.P. Duffy High school: Altoona Area Hometown: Altoona Sport: Golf College choice: Saint Vincent Other colleges considered: Lycoming, Eastern, Susquehanna, Messiah Why I picked Saint Vincent: “I felt that the Alex G. McKenna School of ...

Dragons dominate the Rams

Local Sports

MARTINSBURG — Ligonier Valley’s bus ride to Martinsburg Friday probably took longer than its baseball playoff game with Central. The top-seeded Scarlet Dragons scored nine runs in the first inning and went on to mercy-rule the Rams, 15-0, in a District 6 Class 3A quarterfinal game that ...

Northern Cambria eliminated by Blairsville

Local Sports

BLAIRSVILLE — Earlier this year, Northern Cambria stormed back in a home game against Blairsville to hand the Bobcats one of their three losses this year. The Colts again had an opportunity to stage a come-from-behind win over the Bobcats, but Blairsville ace Ryan Shirley had no intentions ...

NHL playoffs, unpredictability keep people interested

Sports Columns

If you’re not a hockey fan — and we know there are a LOT of you out there — it might be a good time to reconsider. The NHL playoffs are the greatest show in sports at the moment. You certainly won’t miss anything by flipping away from the NBA. While the hoops postseason is ...

Toney prevails after unusual sequence

Local Sports

There was Altoona’s Treyvaun Toney, running the 300 hurdles by himself after all the other events were completed. It was a fitting culmination to a strange District 6 Class 3A Track and Field Championship Meet for area boys on Thursday at an unseasonably hot Mansion Park. The meet ...

Hollidaysburg’s Wyland enjoys big day

Local Sports

Some track stars hit their peak as a freshman, and others have to wait their entire careers to truly reach their highest potential. Thursday’s District 6 Class 3A high school girls track and field championship meet at Mansion Park marked that moment for Hollidaysburg senior Ali ...

Kang’s sentence upheld

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SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean court on Thursday upheld a suspended prison sentence for Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang over a drunken driving conviction, a ruling that may complicate his plans to rejoin the National League baseball team this season. The Seoul Central ...

Frazier leads Bucs to win

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Adam Frazier is making the most of his chance as Pittsburgh’s new left fielder. Frazier had a career-high four RBIs, Josh Bell and John Jaso homered, and Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Thursday. Frazier hit a two-run double in the sixth inning and ...

Bucs giving Bell a shot

Professional Sports

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Josh Bell batted in the cleanup spot for the first time on Thursday and made an immediate impact. Bell homered in his first at bat during the Pirates’ 10-4 win over the Washington Nationals. What’s different about batting fourth? ...

Kramer’s streak ends in Curve loss

Altoona Curve

From Mirror reports BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Kevin Kramer began his Curve career with one of the most notable streaks in franchise history, but he fell just one game shy of tying a team record. Kramer went 0-for-5 in Thursday’s 8-5 loss to Binghamton at NYSEG Stadium, ending his 32-game ...

Fleury or Murray? Pens’ coach not in any hurry

Professional Sports

The Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario — Mike Sullivan isn’t in any hurry to announce who will start in goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in tonight’s critical Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against Ottawa. The defending Stanley Cup champions have relied heavily on Marc-Andre ...

Bellwood-Antis duo take care of Warriors

Local Sports

BELLWOOD — Nevin Wood and Travis Luensmann each had three hits and three RBIs to lead Bellwood-Antis to a 12-0 five-inning win over West Branch Thursday in high school baseball action. Winning pitcher Caden Nagle worked four innings and struck out five as the team improved to ...

Green, Warren fail physicals, get released

Professional Sports

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers released tight end Ladarius Green and long snapper Greg Warren on Thursday after both failed physicals. While Warren’s departure became imminent after the Steelers made the unusual move of selecting long snapper Colin Holba from ...

A snapshot of Spieth’s frustration

Local Sports

Commentary By Ken Love For the Mirror I’ve been a big Jordan Spieth ever since he arrived on tour just a few years ago. He’s always been easy to root for — an all-American kid, with two-time major championships and a straight-forward, honest personality. Those many, fine ...

New pro settles in at Park Hills

Local Sports

By Ken Love For the Mirror A new face will greet golfers at Park Hills Country Club this spring, as Ohio native Tyler Vincent was recently hired as the club’s new head golf professional. The position opened after three-year head pro Rich Conwell accepted a similar position earlier this ...

Foursome comes away with tournament win at Sylvan

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The team of Mary Jane Terza, Carol Young, Rosey McCoy and Linda Smith won the Ball in a Bag Tournament recently at the Sylvan Hills Golf Club. The longest drive of the day went to Nancy Moore while Young won closest-to-the-pin honors. Winners from the Thursday Night ...