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College basketball previews 1-19

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PSU at Minnesota men Tipoff: 8:30 p.m., Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minn. Records: Penn State (7-11, 0-7 Big Ten); Minnesota (13-4, 3-3) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 120-132 in his eighth season at Penn State and 162-160 overall. Richard Pitino is 103-82 in his sixth season at Minnesota ...

Surging Buffalo adopts Oats’ fearless approach

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AMHERST, N.Y. — Coach Nate Oats stood beneath the basket with his arms folded, watching the chaos of his Buffalo players practice at their usual frenetic pace. Arms flailed. Rubber squeaked. And then came the thud of bodies colliding and falling to the court, as backup freshman Jeenathan ...

Top 25 roundup: Wisconsin beats Michigan

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Wisconsin beats No. 2 Michigan MADISON, Wis. — Ethan Happ and the Wisconsin Badgers finally closed out a tight game. Against No. 2 Michigan, too. Happ had 26 points and 10 rebounds as Wisconsin handed the Wolverines their first loss of the season, breaking away in the final minute for a ...

Bryant healthy again after rough 2018

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CHICAGO — If Kris Bryant knows anything about where Bryce Harper is going in free agency, he is staying quiet for the moment. Bryant does know at least one thing that should delight fans of the Chicago Cubs. “The shoulder is perfectly healed. Feels great,” Bryant said. “Everything ...

Juniata Valley gets defensive in rout of C-K

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ALEXANDRIA — Back on Dec. 19, Juniata Valley escaped Claysburg-Kimmel’s gym with a four-point victory as it hit a few free throws down the stretch to seal it. Thursday night, the rematch was on the Lady Hornets’ home floor, and rather than wait until the end, JV put the proverbial ...

Emotions run high in Penn Cambria win

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CRESSON — With the score deviating by only single digits Thursday night, things started to get a little chippy between the Central Cambria and Penn Cambria girls basketball teams. One fan was ejected, Red Devils coach Brittany Sedlock was forced by the officials to take a seat on the bench, ...

Vikings knock off Bellwood

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FLINTON — When the pre-match weight draw came up at 106, it was not only an old-school start to Glendale’s home dual meet against Bellwood-Antis, but it also meant starting in the meat of the Viking lineup. The Vikings made the most out of that start, picking up bonus points in the first ...

Steelers hire RB coach Faulkner

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PITTSBURGH — Eddie Faulkner is the new running backs coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team announced Faulkner’s hiring on Thursday. Faulkner replaces James Saxon, whose contract was not renewed after the Steelers finished 9-6-1 and missed the playoffs. Faulkner comes to the ...

Strong defense not enough for Lady Huskies

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SIDMAN — Points were at a premium Thursday night as Bishop Carroll Catholic battled Forest Hills in high school girls basketball action. Both teams’ defenses controlled the game most of the night. However, the Lady Rangers were able to hit some key shots in the fourth quarter to earn a ...

Uh oh, looks like Pats in Super Bowl again

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NOT THEM AGAIN! Sorry America — at least outside of New England — but the team you love to hate is headed back to the Super Bowl. Sure, there are negatives to point out with these Patriots. They haven’t looked much more than mediocre on the road. Their defense is vulnerable, ...

Lady Highlanders pummel Johnstown

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PATTON — Chloe Weakland poured in 29 points to lead Cambria Heights’ 75-41 rout of Greater Johnstown in high school girls basketball action on Thursday. Kirsten Weakland scored 16 points, and Abby Lobick added 10 points for the Lady Highlanders, who improved to 9-5. Mikayla Fultz scored ...

P-O picks up plenty of bonus points in victory

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aMARTINSBURG — Thanks to pins from Tristan Beauseigneur (160), Parker Moore (182), Dylan Yastro (195), Tyler Anderson (220), Nick Coudriet (113) and Alex Dunkleberger (138), Philipsburg-Osceola defeated Central, 60-15, Thursday night in high school wrestling action. The Scarlet Dragons ...

Balance key for Golden Eagles

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TYRONE — Four players scored in double figures in helping Tyrone roll past Mount Union, 81-41, Thursday night in a non-league boys basketball game. Blaine Hoover led the way with 18 points, Damon Gripp scored 16, Corbin Moon had 14, and Brandon Lucas added 12 for the Golden Eagles, who ...

Chiefs aiming to end Super Bowl drought

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The even-keeled executive with the crisp suit and winning smile stood inside the mostly empty Kansas City Chiefs locker room, his team having just won a home playoff game for the first time in 25 years. He talked about how much it meant to their long-suffering fans. Spoke ...

BG hockey falls short

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The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic ice hockey team fell to 4-8-1 Thursday night, dropping a 6-2 decision to Richland in high school action at Galactic Ice. The Marauders, down 1-0, after one period, got solo goals from Seth Seymour and Camden Johnson. Demetri Butts assisted on both goals in the ...

Rams hungry for chance at title

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Ndamukong Suh earned multiple All-Pro honors, Pro Bowl selections and tens of millions of dollars during his first eight NFL seasons. The imposing defensive lineman had never won a playoff game, let alone a Super Bowl. When he was free to choose his next team after ...

Two QBs leaving Longhorns amidst transfer craze

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AUSTIN, Texas — Texas is set at quarterback with Sam Ehlinger, who had a breakout season in 2018. It is the depth chart behind him that has suddenly become a concern for coach Tom Herman as the wave of players exploring their options to move has reached the Longhorns. Experienced backup ...

Penn State getting ready to host Nebraska

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UNIVERSITY PARK — No. 1 Penn State welcomes No. 7 Nebraska to sold out Rec Hall this Sunday for a 1 p.m. dual that not only features two of the top teams in the Big Ten but in the nation as well. The Nittany Lions are 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten, while Nebraska, who wrestles at ...

College signing

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Kayla Diehl: Mount Aloysius softball Name: Kayla Diehl High school: Chestnut Ridge Hometown: Schellsburg Sport: Softball Position: Pitcher-infield-outfield College choice: Mount Aloysius Other colleges considered: None Why I picked Mount Aloysius: Close to home, small campus, ...

Morgan receives honor

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HAVERFORD — Haverford senior Greg Morgan of Hollidaysburg was named the Centennial Conference Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced in a release on Monday afternoon. Morgan won the 3,000 meters at the TCNJ Lions Indoor Invitational at the Armory in New York City, ...