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Youth served at Iowa

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The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa — For much of his tenure at Iowa, coach Kirk Ferentz largely avoided playing freshmen. He has changed his mind on newcomers — a shift that has helped revitalize Iowa’s offense. There are true and redshirt freshmen up and down the depth chart for ...

Lions face first road test

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By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a big game this week at Iowa in the Big Ten opener, and James Franklin talked about the challenges Tuesday, but not until after he addressed what he termed “field goal-gate” from Saturday’s 56-0 win over Georgia ...

Tomlin hoping to avoid letdown against Chicago

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The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Two weeks in and Mike Tomlin’s problems are of the NFL first-world variety. The Pittsburgh Steelers are unbeaten at 2-0 despite not lighting up scoreboards the way they anticipated, managing just four offensive touchdowns through eight quarters. The ...

Younger is better for Steelers

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Commentary PITTSBURGH — Two games into the season, James Harrison has played a total of four snaps for the Steelers. All of those came in the season opener at Cleveland. He didn’t get on the field last Sunday against Minnesota. Naturally, this came up as the second question during Mike ...

Franklin explains himself in ‘Field goal-gate’

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A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Iowa (3-0) Kickoff: Saturday 7:30 p.m., Kinnick Stadium TV: ABC About the Hawkeyes: They’re 3-0 with wins over Wyoming (24-3), at Iowa State (44-41) and North Texas (31-14). … Their top two running backs are ...

Pens fall 4-3 in overtime

Professional Sports

From Mirror, wire reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Pittsburgh Penguins opened up the 2017-2018 preseason Tuesday night with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night at Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena. Jack Eichel scored the winner for the Sabres at the :25 mark of overtime. ...

Hurdle criticizes players’ decisions

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PITTSBURGH — Managers go to great lengths to protect their players. This time, though, Clint Hurdle knew it was futile to try to defend the poor judgment used by two of his players in Monday’s 3-0 loss to Milwaukee. Catcher Elias Diaz was thrown out by a wide margin when he tried to ...

Bucs fail to score in second straight

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — The zeroes keep piling up for Brewers’ pitchers. So are the wins. Chase Anderson had eight strikeouts in six innings, Domingo Santana homered and the Milwaukee Brewers shut out the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second straight day, 1-0 on Tuesday night. The Brewers won for the ...

Gordon hits record-breaking HR

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TORONTO — Kansas City’s Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball’s season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tuesday night. Gordon’s home run off Toronto’s Ryan Tepera broke a mark set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era. The drive, ...

Lady Tigers nip Altoona

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Hollidaysburg avenged its only loss of the season by edging Altoona, 3-2, to hand the Lady Lions their first setback in high school girls tennis on Tuesday at the AAHS Leopold Courts. Jenee Delerme’s three-set win at No. 2 singles, combined with Payton Ruggery’s sweep at No. 3 singles and ...

Heights downs Forest Hills, 3-1

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SIDMAN — Cambria Heights scored two quick goals right before halftime and went on to beat Forest Hills, 3-1, in high school boys soccer action on Tuesday. Adam Bobak scored on a penalty kick with 2:11 left in the first half, and Hunter Work scored a little more than one minute later on an ...

Benton leads Altoona past Hollidaysburg

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Altoona needed just three sets to claim victory over Hollidaysburg, 25-23, 25-21, 28-26, as Maddie Benton led the way with 16 assists and 11 service points in high school girls volleyball action on Tuesday. Emily Albright collected 16 assists, Kaila Clawson recorded 31 digs, ...

Pittsburgh moves up in NFL power rankings poll

National Sports

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Of the eight teams off to 2-0 starts this season, perhaps the most impressive has been the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs went into Foxborough and handled the New England Patriots in the NFL’s regular-season opener and followed that up with a win ...

Sherlock tops field

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BELLWOOD — Ian Sherlock helped Northern Bedford to a pair of wins, 24-32 over Bellwood-Antis and 22-34 over Williamsburg, with a first-place time of 18:15 in the boys race in high school cross country on Tuesday. Bellwood-Antis topped Williamsburg, 22-34, with help from Robert Van Kirk’s ...

Scotch Valley crowns Stokes/Hahn champions

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Matt Neumeyer, Johns Ventura, Harry Benjamin and Darryl Owens won first place honors at the Stokes/Hahn Memorial Golf Tournament at Scotch Valley Country Club recently. Dennis DeGol, Andrew DeGol, Bruno DeGol III and Tyler Brown tied with Chris Nelson, Doug Meyers, Jason ...

Hollidaysburg wins

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Gaige Orndoff medaled with an 85, and John Fleck and Jake Gallagher each shot a 90 to help Hollidaysburg defeat Philipsburg-Osceola, 357-384, in high school boys golf on Tuesday. The Tigers also beat Mifflin County, 357-394. Chad Frank’s 89 helped the Mounties top ...

Negley ignites Lady Dragons’ romp over P-O

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PHILIPSBURG — Ashley Negley recorded a hat trick with three goals and also assisted on two others in Central’s 7-0 rout of Philipsburg-Osceola in high school girls soccer action on Tuesday. Central’s Alana Padula had a goal and two assists, Ashley Sherry contributed a goal and an ...

Mount tennis matures

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Cresson — Mount Aloysius College women’s tennis coach Mike Hample envisions the 2017 season as one where his Ladies Mounties will need to rebuild. Last year, the lady Mounties ended their season at 8-6. Two second-team all-conference players — Kate Arnold and Ericka Klavuhn — ...

Professional Sports

Who’s next? What: Pittsburgh Steelers at Chicago Bears When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: CBS The line: Steelers by 7 1⁄2 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The difference in the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier insists, isn’t in what is happening after the ...

Decision still up in the air over

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The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Three weeks into the season, Pitt remains a mystery. At least to its head coach. Pat Narduzzi isn’t sure who his quarterback is or how the Panthers as a whole will react after getting drilled 59-21 by Oklahoma State last weekend. “It’s hard to ...