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Trexler’s goals lift Dragons

Local Sports

MARTINSBURG — Luke Trexler scored both goals in Central’s 2-1 win over Tyrone on the Scarlet Dragons’ senior night in Mountain League high school boys soccer action on Monday. Mason Thomas scored the lone goal for the Golden Eagles with an assist from Corey Johnston. Johnston needs ...

Blaney advances in playoffs in photo finish over Newman

Professional Sports

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Ryan Blaney emerged safely from the wreckage at Talladega Superspeedway that claimed other playoff contenders, winning by a tiny margin that was huge for his championship hopes. Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the finish line to win Monday and advance to ...

BG routs Carroll

Local Sports

Gretta Levine scored four goals, Lainey Farabaugh scored twice and had four assists, and Daniella Scipioni had four assists and a goal as Bishop Guilfoyle topped Bishop Carroll, 13-2, at Tom Irwin Field in high school girls soccer action on Monday. Molly Krumenacker had a goal and an assist ...

Bellwood-Antis rolls

Local Sports

BELLWOOD — Connor Gibbons rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries for Bellwood-Antis in a 34-8 win over Mount Union in junior varsity football action on Monday. Nick Kost ran for two Blue Devil touchdowns. Zach Pellegrine connected with Preston Wilson on a 24-yard score, and ...

Dillow earns PSAC honor

Local Sports

Chestnut Ridge graduate Noah Dillow was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s West Defensive Athlete of the Week for the Cal. Pa football team in its 35-20 victory over Clarion. Dillow had 11 tackles, seven solo, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup for the Vulcans. n n ...

Gymnast Biles now the face of Olympics

National Sports

STUTTGART, Germany — Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles. With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of the games for much of the world. In gymnastics, no one else comes close. Biles won five of the six gold ...

Several coaches on hot seats

National Sports

Halfway through the season there has already been a coaching change in major college football. Rutgers fired Chris Ash before the calendar flipped to October. Who else is a candidate to join Ash in buyout life? Clay Helton, USC The Trojans (3-3) are about where they figured to be with a ...

Hold on: Steelers survive late comeback in win over Chargers

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By Joe Reedy The Associated Press CARSON, Calif. — James Conner scored two touchdowns, Devin Bush recovered a pair of turnovers and Devlin Hodges won his first NFL start as the Pittsburgh Steelers held off the Los Angeles Chargers 24-17 on Sunday night. Conner had his first game with ...

Lafferty scores twice in win

Professional Sports

From Mirror, wire reports WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Zach Aston-Reese, Hollidaysburg’s Sam Lafferty and Jake Guentzel each had two goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night. Dominik Simon also scored and Aston-Reese also had an assist for the ...

Lions can win in multiple ways

PSU

Penn State’s 17-12 win at Iowa — the best road win of James Franklin’s six-year tenure — was most impressive in that the Nittany Lions beat the Hawkeyes at their own game. Iowa is not a great team because it doesn’t have enough offense and/or Kirk Ferentz can’t get more out of the ...

Steelers highlights-lowlights

Local Sports

The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers’ 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night at Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles: Play of the game: Four minutes into the game, Steelers linebacker Devin Bush scooped up a fumble on a backward pass from ...

Seahawks’ starting tight end suffers injury again

National Sports

The Associated Press Seahawks tight end Will Dissly, whose 2018 season ended after four games when he tore his right patellar tendon, was seriously hurt again, suffering an Achilles injury in Seattle’s 32-28 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Dissly, who went down untouched in ...

Darnold leads Jets’ upset

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The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Sam Darnold returned — and so did the New York Jets’ hopes to turn around a season that was quickly unraveling without him. Darnold gave the Jets’ struggling offense a huge boost by throwing two touchdown passes in his return from ...

Around the NFL

National Sports

Texans 31, Chiefs 24 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Deshaun Watson threw for 280 yards and a touchdown while running for two more, outdueling Chiefs counterpart Patrick Mahomes in a matchup of former first-round picks and leading the Houston Texans to a victory over Kansas City. Carlos Hyde added 116 ...

Nats look to take 3-0 series lead

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The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Thanks to some superb pitching, the countdown is on to the Washington Nationals’ first World Series appearance in franchise history. Up 2-0 on the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Championship Series after near no-hitters from Anibal Sanchez and Max ...

Sports at a glance

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Bottas gets win in Japan SUZUKA, Japan — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas surged into the lead at the start and held on to win the typhoon-hit Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday for his third Formula One victory of the season and first since April. Bottas, who started third on the grid, ...

Penn State moves up to 7th in poll

PSU

The Associated Press NEW YORK — LSU moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference the top two teams in the country for the 29th time and putting the Tigers behind No. 1 Alabama less than a month before the rivals meet in ...

Missed field goal has Tigers worried

PSU

GameDay coming UNIVERSITY PARK — ESPN's College GameDay Built by The Home Depot program will be live from Penn State on Saturday ahead of the Nittany Lions' primetime meeting with No. 16 Michigan at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. This will be the 19th time College GameDay has been at the site of a Penn ...

Rain gives drivers extra day to think

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The Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — When rain stopped NASCAR’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway, a gaggle of Chevrolet drivers headed into a private room for a meeting about alliances. That strategy session was a Sunday bonus in the battle of the manufacturers. NASCAR was ...

Franklin, Nittany Lions earn road win over Top 25 team

PSU

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Penn State learned a lot about itself and found some answers to lingering questions, while James Franklin finally pulled off a key achievement in his career. The No. 10 Nittany Lions and No. 17 Iowa played another unglamorous slugfest Saturday night — typical for the ...