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Kush, former ASU coach, dies at 88

National Sports

TEMPE, Ariz. — Frank Kush, the fearsome coach who transformed Arizona State from a backwater football program into a powerhouse, has died. He was 88. Arizona State confirmed the death on Thursday. “Coach Kush built ASU into a national football power,” ASU President Michael M. Crow ...

Muffie’s passion was Flash

Local Sports

Ron Muffie, a member of two of the Saint Francis men’s basketball program’s greatest teams, died on Wednesday. He was 82. The Cresson native played with the legendary Maurice Stokes from 1953-55. During those two seasons, Saint Francis piled up 41 wins and made back-to-back appearances ...

Altoona falls to Trenton

Altoona Curve

Trenton has the best record in all of minor league baseball going back to the start of last season, and the Thunder have done it with terrific pitching. That makes what the Curve did in Tuesday’s series opener (14-4 blowout with 19 hits) such an aberration. Wednesday’s game was much ...

Devils on clock with No. 1 pick

Professional Sports

CHICAGO — The NHL stage belongs to Ray Shero and the New Jersey Devils. Then it goes right back to George McPhee and the Vegas Golden Knights. In the wake of Vegas’ expansion draft, New Jersey is on the clock with the No. 1 pick of the amateur draft beginning tonight at the United Center. ...

Curve losing players due to AAA injuries

Altoona Curve

Filling out a lineup has gotten tougher for Curve manager Michael Ryan, with the team and the upper levels of the Pirates’ minor league system dealing with a rash of injuries. The Curve were rained out Thursday night against Trenton at Peoples Natural Gas Field, perhaps a good thing so that ...

No surprise as Fultz taken No. 1 by 76ers

Professional Sports

NEW YORK — Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the future of the NBA arrived Thursday night. Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past. Fultz and Ball led a record-setting run of one-and-dones in the NBA draft, which received a jolt early in the first round when the Chicago ...

Altoona’s Fasolo savors all-star experience

Local Sports

UNIVERSITY PARK — Altoona’s Lindsey Fasolo was one of a number of area players who got to play in the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Game on Thursday night at Penn State’s Beard Field. And the recent graduate was happy she did. “I thought it was a really cool ...

Mickelson, caddie parting ways is surprising

Local Sports

In a blockbuster statement issued earlier this week, it was revealed that tour-favorite Phil Mickelson and longtime caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay were parting ways after a run that spanned more than 25 years. To many golf fans, the familiar, bag-toting Mackay had become more recognizable than ...

Bernhart, Robuck, Evangelisto win Sinking Valley event

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TYRONE — The team of John Bernhart, Michael Robuck and Tom Evangelisto won the Sinking Valley Seniors event on Wednesday with a score of 187. The team of Steven Algeria, Jim Bovard, Bill Lechner and Harry Miller posted a second-place score of 189, while the third-place team of Mike Starr, ...

SFU gathers in name of Hahn

Local Sports

LORETTO — Saturday morning, a large gathering will take place at Immergrun Golf Club as friends, co-workers and former students celebrate the life of a Saint Francis University legend — former golf coach and Immergrun head pro Bob Hahn. The eighth annual Bob Hahn Memorial Golf Tournament ...

Szynal, 3 Tigers honored by CPL

Local Sports

Central Penn Baseball League champion Hollidaysburg was well represented in the 2017 league all-stars that were announced recently. Hollidaysburg coach Jon Szynal was selected as the coach of the year, and Golden Tigers infielders Lennox Pugh and Cory Storm, and pitcher Sam Servello were ...

Lilly nipped by St. Michael

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SIDMAN — With the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning, Jake Penatzer scored on a fielder’s choice error to give St. Michael a 5-4 walkoff win over Lilly in Cambria County American Legion action on Thursday. Jake Shope led the way for St. Michael with three hits and three RBIs, ...

Home runs are back!

Sports Columns

Aaron Judge revealed that he received an invitation to the All-Star Home Run Derby, then promptly went out and hit another home run. Cody Bellinger surely will get an invite, too, after becoming the first rookie to hit 10 home runs in 10 games. Two rookie sluggers on opposite coasts doing ...

Spieth takes lead at Travelers event

National Sports

CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth didn’t take long to figure out TPC River Highlands. Making his debut at the Connecticut course, the 23-year-old Texan had eight birdies and a bogey Thursday for a 7-under 63 and a one-stroke lead in the Travelers Championship. Spieth birdied five of the ...

A lot of Good in a small package

Local Sports

Standing 5-foot-7 and weighing in at a modest 150 pounds, Kyle Good gives away a lot in height and weight to opponents on the football field. But the Altoona Area High School graduate — who led the Mirror coverage region in receptions with 56 for 576 yards (a 10.8 yards-per-catch average) ...

Fleury taken by Vegas in expansion draft

Professional Sports

LAS VEGAS — Marc-Andre Fleury took the stage at T-Mobile Arena in a brand-new Vegas Golden Knights jersey, and his new fans welcomed him to town with raucous cheers. After an up-and-down career in Pittsburgh, the three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie is among 30 NHL veterans who could get ...

Santana’s late home run sinks Pittsburgh

Professional Sports

By Andrew Gruman The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Domingo Santana hit a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Daniel Hudson in the seventh inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 victory Wednesday night. Pinch-hitter Eric Thames cut Pittsburgh’s lead to 3-2 with a ...

Freeman moving to third for Adams

National Sports

ATLANTA — Braves star Freddie Freeman plans to move from first base to third base to keep Matt Adams’ bat in the Atlanta lineup. Freeman took grounders at third base before batting practice Wednesday and also made throws to first base. Freeman was leading the National League with 14 ...

Bedford Hall set to induct 13

Local Sports

EVERETT — The 2017 Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame will induct 10 honorees during its ceremony at 3 p.m. Saturday at Everett Area High School. This year’s induction class includes: Yvette (Brallier) Clingerman, Fred Heffner, Gregg Koontz, Don “Pee Wee’’ Jones, Derrill ...

Martin Oil beats Ketrow

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TYRONE — Martin Oil moved to 5-1 with a 9-5 win over Ketrow Insurance at Ferner Field in the George B. Kelley Federation on Wednesday. Nevin Wood collected three hits and two RBIs for Martin Oil, Troy Walker had two hits and two RBIs, and Noah Burns and Alex Schmoke each had two ...