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Hollidaysburg’s McKeirnan sets school records at state meet

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LEWISBURG — Hollidaysburg Area High School swimmer Conor McKeirnan went into Friday’s PIAA 3A Swimming and Diving Championships seeded 30th in his two events at Bucknell University. He left town with two school records, two personal bests, and at least, according to his coach, a smile on ...

Ex-coach expected to plead guilty

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The Associated Press NEW YORK — Former Auburn assistant basketball coach Chuck Person is scheduled to plead guilty on Tuesday to a conspiracy charge in a scandal that involved bribes paid to families of NBA-bound young athletes to steer them to top schools and favored money managers and ...

IUP captures opener

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GLENVILLE, WV — The IUP women’s basketball team opened up play in an NCAA Division II playoffs on Friday with a 67-60 win over Bowie State in the Atlantic Regional round 1 game at the Waco Center. IUP (27-3) will play Virginia Union today at 5 p.m. in the second round. On Friday, the ...

Chiefs’ star under team investigation

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The Associated Press OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Kansas City Chiefs are investigating an incident in which star receiver Tyreek Hill was involved in a domestic battery episode in suburban Kansas City earlier this week. The team said in a statement to The Associated Press that it was aware ...

Spartans, Michigan to meet for Big Ten title

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CHICAGO — Once Cassius Winston and Kenny Goins powered Michigan State to a fast start, Wisconsin was in deep trouble. Tough to chase down the Spartans in March. Winston scored 21 points and Goins had 13 points and 12 rebounds, helping No. 6 Michigan State beat No. 19 Wisconsin 67-55 in ...

Fans boo during qualifier

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By Greg Beachum The Associated Press FONTANA, Calif. — Austin Dillon won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race in Auto Club Speedway on Friday after no drivers completed a lap in the final round of qualifying. Dillon got his fourth career pole essentially by default after a bizarre ...

Duke tops FSU for ACC crown

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Zion Williamson proved he’s back and healthy with a dominating three-game show at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. And that has fifth-ranked Duke celebrating yet another championship in its already-record haul. Williamson had 21 points to help the Blue Devils ...

IUP men win NCAA opener

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INDIANA — The IUP men opened play in the Division II NCAA Tournament with a 74-65 win over West Chester on Saturday at the Kovalchick Center. The Crimson Hawks (30-2), ranked No. 2 in the nation, led 40-30 at the half and held off West Chester over the final 20 minutes. Jacobo Diaz ...

Villanova captures Big East again

National Sports

NEW YORK — Villanova became the first team to win three consecutive Big East Tournaments, beating Seton Hall 74-72 on Saturday night behind seniors Eric Paschall and Phil Booth and key contributions from freshman Saddiq Bey. Seton Hall star Myles Powell, guarded closely by Booth, missed a ...

Duke holds on to beat NC

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The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Zion Williamson had the go-ahead tip-in on his own miss with 30.3 seconds left and fifth-ranked Duke held off third-ranked North Carolina 74-73 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals. Williamson had 31 points and 11 rebounds and ...

Mirror columnist dies at 64

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From Mirror reports John Mehno, who has covered Pittsburgh sports for the Mirror for more than 35 years, has passed away. He was 64. “All of us who worked with John loved his witty, informative and entertaining style,” Mirror Managing Editor Neil Rudel said. “His columns and his ...

Too much Coffey sends Nittany Lions home

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CHICAGO — Out of sync and struggling for most of the game, Amir Coffey insisted he never really found his rhythm. It was hard to tell the way he dominated at the end. Coffey scored 10 of his 22 points in the final minute, and Minnesota rallied for a 77-72 overtime victory over Penn State in ...

Flash will play for NEC title

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FAIRFIELD, CT — On Thursday night, Saint Francis had to return to the same building where 12 days prior, Sacred Heart beat them soundly by 26 points. Before a raucous crowd, the Pioneers got off to a start that had the makings of the same result. This time, the Red Flash had something to ...

Red Devils upset Tigers in semifinals

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By Jon Fleck For the Mirror Altoona, Hollidaysburg and Central Cambria all took to the ice Thursday hoping to keep the dream of a Laurel Mountain Hockey League championship alive. Central Cambria still has a shot to hoist the league’s championship cup. The season’s over for Altoona ...

Labor talks getting started early

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NEW YORK — Major League Baseball and its players’ union reached an unprecedented agreement Thursday to discuss renegotiating their labor contract that has three seasons remaining, part of a deal that includes modest rule changes for 2020 and drops pitch clocks until 2022 at the ...

Newman powers Bucs to win over Phillies

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BRADENTON, Fla —- Adam Frazier led off the bottom of the first with a home run blast off of Jake Arietta, his second of this spring season, in what was an 11-2 stomping of Philadephia in Grapefruit League action on Thursday afternoon. Trevor Williams allowed one run and three hits in five ...

Bell feels ‘amazing’ about signing new deal with Jets

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NEW YORK — Le’Veon Bell is leaving all the number crunching to the critics. The star running back slept soundly after finally making his long-awaited decision on where to restart his NFL career, agreeing to a four-year, $52.5 million deal from the New York Jets early Wednesday morning and ...

Peaking Penguins pummel Sabres

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By Mark Ludwiczak The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — With Sidney Crosby at the very top of his game, the Pittsburgh Penguins are peaking at the right time. Crosby contributed two assists and Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist to lead the Penguins to a 5-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres ...

Guthrie dropped from nominees

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the latest list of nominees for NASCAR’s Landmark Award that honors contribution to the sport. With Guthrie off the list of five nominees, Anne B. ...

Buckley winds up ninth in 100 free

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LEWISBURG — A day after winning a gold medal in the 50 freestyle, Huntingdon’s Nick Buckley came back to compete in two more events on Thursday at the PIAA 2A Swimming and Diving Championships at Bucknell University. Buckley finished 9th in the 100 freestyle in 47.36. “His preliminary ...