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Pagenaud wins pole in Toronto

National Sports

TORONTO — Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud will start from the pole for the IndyCar race through the streets of Toronto. Pagenaud has been on a tear around Exhibition Place all weekend as his Team Penske Chevrolet has been consistently fast and he paced Saturday morning’s final ...

Hamilton denied British Grand Prix pole by Bottas

National Sports

SILVERSTONE, England — By only six milliseconds — 0.006 seconds — Lewis Hamilton was left in an unusual position on Saturday: Missing out on pole for the British Grand Prix. The pause was a lot longer when the Formula One leader was later surprised to be asked why “people question ...

Pinot, Alaphilippe boost French hopes at Tour de France

National Sports

SAINT-ETIENNE, France — As their country prepares to celebrate Bastille Day, Julian Alaphilippe and Thibaut Pinot were in the mood for fireworks a day in advance at the Tour de France. Carrying the hopes of a country that has not seen a homegrown Tour winner in 34 years, the French pair ...

Tringale, Landry share lead at John Deere Classic

National Sports

SILVIS, Illinois — Cameron Tringale and Andrew Landry topped the John Deere Classic leaderboard Saturday, with a half-dozen guys right behind them. Winless on the PGA Tour, Tringale shot a 6-under 65 to match Landy at 16-under 197 at TPC Deere Run. Landry had a 67. He won the Valero Texas ...

New opportunities exist for summertime trout

Outdoors

When it comes to summertime trout-fishing tactics, I’m usually preaching stealth and finesse. Under typical summer water conditions, successful trout anglers are those who can cope with low water and ultra-spooky fish by carefully sneaking into casting range while keeping a low profile and ...

You need a walk in the woods

Outdoors

The recent rains have our woodlands looking like a South American rain forest. Weeds along fields are so high you can’t see into the field. The browsers, such as whitetail deer are happy with all the tender leaves and the bears are looking for berries ripening all over the woods. Grouse ...

Asian carp causing trouble in midwest

Outdoors

The Associated Press DECATUR, Ill. — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is considering options to deal with thousands of invasive Asian carp that are clustering near the base of the Lake Decatur dam. Jacques Nuzzo, program director for the Illinois Raptor Center, said he ...

Wanting a challenge: QB Clifford takes on work with Uplifting Athletes

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Leadership doesn’t come naturally for everyone. Some people shy away from it, while others seek it out at every opportunity. While he’s doing everything he can to prepare himself on and off the field to be Penn State’s new starting quarterback, Sean Clifford decided ...

McGloin still miffed over his exit from NFL

Local Sports

PHILIPSBURG — Former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin was at the Philipsburg Elks Lodge & Country Club Friday to help raise funds for the Emily Whitehead Foundation and provided an update on his playing career. “It seems like the NFL career is coming to a stop,” McGloin said. ...

Walk costs Bucs in 8th at Wrigley

Local Sports

By Matt Carlson The Associated Press CHICAGO — Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant rescued the Chicago Cubs with a clutch swing and some nifty baserunning. Heyward hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two out in the eighth inning, and the Cubs edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Friday in their ...

Kentucky offers drivers preview of Cup playoffs

National Sports

SPARTA, Ky. — NASCAR drivers know there is little data from Kentucky Speedway’s unique 1.5-mile layout that can be applied to the remainder of the intermediate tracks on the Cup schedule. But there are four stops at 1.5-mile tracks looming in the upcoming playoffs and tonight at Kentucky ...

Confident Suarez captures pole

National Sports

SPARTA, Ky. — Daniel Suarez couldn’t wait to see what strong practice sessions would yield during provisional qualifying at Kentucky Speedway. His confidence culminated in a front row sweep for Stewart-Haas Racing. The field will not be finalized until cars pass inspection prior to ...

Westbrook and Harden will need to change their games

National Sports

LAS VEGAS — Everyone knows that Russell Westbrook and James Harden played together before, which automatically makes their reunion in Houston seem like the right fit. It won’t be that easy. They’ve both changed since those days. But here they are, together again after the Oklahoma ...

Hill’s home run a big deal

Altoona Curve

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Erie, 7:05 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Cody Bolton (0-1, 7.71) vs. SeaWolves RHP Spencer Watkins (2-1, 4.08) Record: 48-39 From Mirror reports ERIE — The Curve offense stunk up Erie’s UPMC Park for pretty much the entire game Friday night — except for ...

Grieving Angels return home

National Sports

The Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — Tyler Skaggs’ jersey hangs in his untouched locker in the Los Angeles Angels’ clubhouse, his pristine cleats and gloves ready for a ballgame. The big stereo system in the room’s center is silent because the affable left-hander who controlled ...

Light leads Tyrone to huge win

Local Sports

Tyrone Legion out-scored Barton’s Plumbing & Heating, 12-1, in the first two innings in a five-inning 15-3 win in Kelley Federation action Friday night at Mansion Park. Nic Light was 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored for Tyrone (15-4), and Michael Stoner was 2-for-3 with ...

Party of 5: Pirates part of crowded contenders

Local Sports

On deck Today: Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Pitching matchup: Pirates RHP Chris Archer (3-6) vs. Cubs RHP Yu Darvish (2-4) TV: AT&T SN By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Joe Maddon didn’t let the free time created by a rare ejection go to ...

Early deficit too much for Curve

Altoona Curve

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Erie, 7:05 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Brandon Waddell (1-1, 1.89) vs. SeaWolves LHP Tarik Skubal (0-0, 0.00) Record: 12-7 (second half); 47-39 (overall) From Mirror reports ERIE — The Curve fell in a big hole early and didn’t get their offense going ...

Serena chasing history

National Sports

By Howard Fendrich The Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England — Hours before her Wimbledon semifinal, Serena Williams spent some time deep in thought and arrived at a couple of conclusions. For one thing, she shouldn’t focus too much on trying to raise her Grand Slam title total to 24, ...

For first time since 1951, Open in Northern Ireland

National Sports

By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press Graeme McDowell winning the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was a source of pride for Northern Ireland. Rory McIlroy winning the U.S. Open at Congressional the following year with a record score was a source of hope. And then a month later, Darren ...