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Curve playoff tickets going on sale today; teams falls at NH

Altoona Curve

The Curve are in great position for a fourth straight postseason appearance, and possibly a regular-season division title, so the franchise will put playoff tickets on sale today. Individual game tickets cost $5 for any seat on any level at Peoples Natural Gas Field, and fans can purchase ...

Lester, Cubs slip past slumping Bucs

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Jon Lester wasn’t overly excited about winning for the first time in just over a month. However, Cubs manager Joe Maddon couldn’t have been happier with his performance. Lester pitched six innings and Ian Happ homered as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on ...

Benches clear after slugger is hit

National Sports

Benches clear after slugger is hit ATLANTA (AP) — Slugging rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. was hit by a pitch before he could take the Marlins deep again, but Dansby Swanson filled the power void for Atlanta, hitting a two-run homer that led the Braves to a 5-2 win over Miami on Wednesday. Acuna, ...

McAlkich shoots 76

Local Sports

STATE COLLEGE — Derek McAlkich’s 76 was good enough to place fourth individually and help Altoona to a tie for fifth place at the Happy Valley Invite in high school golf Monday. Sanit Joseph’s Jack Mangene won the individual title with a 74 and helped the Wolves win the team title with ...

Pats win Super Bowl rematch

National Sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady moved the New England Patriots with ease in their Super Bowl rematch against the penalty-prone Eagles, with a little help from running back James White and fifth-round draft choice Ja’Whaun Bentley. In his first action since losing in the NFL title game to ...

Rain halts final

Local Sports

Rain has played havoc with the CBRC Mansion Park Summer Basketball League championship finals schedule all week, and it did so again with the Division I title game on the line at the Pleasant Valley Elementary School courts Thursday night. Ominous dark clouds throughout the evening gave way ...

Newman gets first call-up

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — Kevin Newman’s expected September call-up came a couple of weeks early. Newman, the Pirates’ first-round draft pick in 2015, was brought up from Class AAA Indianapolis Thursday as shortstop Jordy Mercer went on the 10-day disabled list with a left calf strain. Veteran ...

More freshmen expected to make bigger impact

National Sports

Freshmen should play a bigger role than ever in college football this season, thanks to an NCAA rule change. The NCAA is allowing players to participate in up to four games and still qualify for a redshirt season that would enable them to maintain four years of eligibility. That rule change ...

Win keeps Koepka in midst of amazing stretch

Local Sports

Just a couple of years ago, even the most ardent of golf fans would have been hard-pressed to recognize the name Brooks Koepka. How times have changed. By winning last week’s PGA Championship, Koepka has actually captured three of the last seven major championships conducted — an amazing ...

Pitt, Steelers once at Bedford

Local Sports

Golf and football are sports not typically mentioned in the same sentence. However, a little more than seven decades ago, the two pastimes were intertwined in a most unusual way as the Bedford Elks Country Club was used to host the preseason training camp for the 1947 Pitt Panther football ...

McMullen, Kulasinsky capture Philipsburg Elks tournament

Local Sports

PHILIPSBURG —- Ray McMullen and Joe Kulasinsky combined to shoot a 62 to win the Member Guest Tournament held recently at the Philipsburg Elks Lodge Country Club. One stroke back, tied for second, were John Frank and Sam Irvin, along with Andy Reifer and Andrew Reifer. Rick and Noah ...

Snedeker shoots 59 at Wyndham

Professional Sports

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Brandt Snedeker predicted low scores at the Wyndham Championship — but not this low. Snedeker shot an 11-under 59 on Thursday, falling one shot shy of matching the PGA Tour record. He made a 20-foot putt on his final hole to become the 10th player in tour history to ...

Jhang, Marvel lead Curve past Fisher Cats

Altoona Curve

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Jin-De Jhang knows a thing or two about coming up with big hits at this time of year, and he delivered the biggest one Wednesday night to help the Curve move a little closer to first place. Jhang broke up a tie game with a two-run double in the seventh inning, and Altoona ...

Injuries force two to retire

PSU

Ryan Buchholz did his best for as long as he could to play through extensive pain from back injuries, but the Penn State defensive end announced Wednesday that he has decided to retire from football. Buchholz, a redshirt junior who would have been a starter this season, was one of two Nittany ...

Snare & Associates wins Division 3

Local Sports

When Snare & Associates lost its early regular-season game against Thrivent Financial in the Mansion Park Men’s Summer Basketball League, the players on the Snare & Associates team took it as a learning experience. On Wednesday night, in the Mansion Park League’s Division 3 ...

Twins rally past Archer, Pirates

Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS — Logan Forsythe may be best known by Minnesota fans as the player who replaced fan favorite Brian Dozier. The lone major leaguer of the three players the Dodgers sent to the Upper Midwest on July 31 for the second baseman, Forsythe has filled in capably. Forsythe had three ...

Champions back and ready to defend titles

Local Sports

District 6 champions return all across the board for high school golf teams in the Mirror’s coverage area. Altoona’s Derek McAlkich, the District 6 Class 3A individual champion last year, returns to help the Mountain Lions defend their Class 3A team title. In Class 2A, Tyrone’s Andrew ...

Mike’s Court holds on for Division 4 crown

Local Sports

Mike’s Court laid claim to the Division 4 championship in the Mansion Park Men’s Summer Basketball League Wednesday night. It didn’t pull off the accomplishment without a fight. Third-seeded Mike’s Court held a 22-12 halftime lead and a 31-20 advantage early in the second half ...

RC’s makes first year count

Local Sports

Shoot the Cause and RC’s Print Specialists were both brand new teams in the Mansion Park CBRC Summer Basketball League’s Division 5 this season. Both met in the finals on Wednesday night with Shoot The Cause coming in as the No. 6 seed against the top-seeded RC club. “I had no ...

Eagles play Patriots; Steelers look at QBs

National Sports

It’s not exactly a Super Bowl rematch, especially in the preseason. But the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Thursday night for the first time since the Eagles won their first Super Bowl with a 41-33 victory in February in Minneapolis. And just like at the Super ...