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Bucs’ Stallings delivers game-winner

Professional Sports

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jacob Stallings has 19 hits in parts of three major league seasons, and the rookie third-string catcher has made a some of them count. Stallings hit a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-6 victory over ...

Smith holds off Rahmer at Selinsgrove

Local Sports

SELINSGROVE — Ryan Smith outdueled Freddie Rahmer for a thrilling victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap All Star Circuit of Champions Jim Nace Memorial/36th annual National Open for 410 sprint cars at the Selinsgrove Speedway. For Smith, who as a youngster won numerous races on ...

New England picks up Gordon in trade

National Sports

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon’s strange, stuttering career will start anew in New England. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have a new offensive toy. The Browns severed ties for good with the problematic wide receiver by trading him to the Patriots for a fifth-round draft ...

Kicking causing many concerns among coaches

National Sports

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Who needs a kicker? Apparently not the Los Angeles Rams. As for the Browns and Vikings, who are going with untested youngsters, well, maybe a new guy to handle field goals and extra points will be employed soon. Sure, it’s kind of early to panic about ...

Mahomes has his way with Pittsburgh’s ‘D’

Professional Sports

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Tyreek Hill turned to face the cameras when the hottest quarterback in the NFL looked up, saw a potential traffic jam and urged his Kansas City Chiefs teammate to conduct his business elsewhere. “Don’t do that here,” Patrick Mahomes ...

Tomlin’s assessment: ‘We’ve got a lot of work to do’

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PITTSBURGH — Is this the way it’s going to be? Are we in a Steelers world where 37 points aren’t enough to win a home game? First-year starter Patrick Mahomes sliced and diced a confused Steelers defense and led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 42-37 victory at Heinz Field Sunday ...

West’s embarrassing day should spark Big Ten realignment talk

PSU

Saturday was humiliating for the Big Ten West and really the best example yet of why the conference’s division alignment is laughable. Everyone knows the division setup is incredibly lopsided. Everyone knows the Big Ten has received criticism for the imbalance. And everyone knows the league ...

Bucs’ Williams tough again

Professional Sports

The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell says every day is going to be difficult during the final two weeks of the regular season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates showed why. Jesus Aguilar and Domingo Santana hit back-to-back home runs to begin the ninth inning ...

Red Sox will hold breath while waiting on Betts

National Sports

The Associated Press BOSTON — Boston Red Sox right fielder, and one of their MVP candidates, Mookie Betts left the game after hurting his left side making a throw to home plate during a 4-3 win over the New York Mets on Sunday that cut Boston’s magic number to two for a third straight AL ...

Meyer officially back with Ohio St.

National Sports

By Stephen Hawkins The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — No more acting for Ryan Day after more than a passing performance. Urban Meyer is back full time as Ohio State’s coach. Day can return his complete attention to being offensive coordinator and position coach for young ...

Wisconsin finds itself out of top 10; LSU No. 6

National Sports

The Associated Press LSU surged to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll after its second victory of September against a highly ranked team, and Wisconsin tumbled to No. 18 after becoming the first top-10 team to be upset by an unranked team. Top-ranked Alabama strengthened ...

Baronner remembered for his work ethic

Local Sports

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com He went by the nickname of “Bones,’’ but Dave Baronner made no bones about who was in charge when he was officiating a high school sporting event. Baronner of Altoona, a long-time area PIAA basketball and football official who officiated ...

Keselowski garners playoff opener, No. 500 for Penske

National Sports

The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Brad Keselowski raced to his third consecutive NASCAR Cup victory Sunday, persevering through a wreck-filled Sunday afternoon and roaring away from the field in overtime to claim the playoff opener. Keselowski secured team owner Roger Penske’s 500th ...

Lockout looming? NHL one year from key labor deadline

National Sports

The Associated Press Connor McDavid heard teammates talking about another potential lockout when he entered the NHL — in 2015. As he became one of hockey’s best players and signed the richest annual contract in the league, McDavid says he remains optimistic there will not be another ...

Close decision means it could happen again

National Sports

The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — The fight was so close at the final bell that no one in the arena — including Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez — knew who would leave the ring with the middleweight title belts. It was Alvarez, though by the slimmest of margins. He won the last ...

Bortles leads Jags over Pats

National Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Eight months later and with much less on the line, the Jacksonville Jaguars found a way to close out Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Not even the bold, brash Jaguars would acknowledge it was anything more than a Week 2 win. Others would disagree. Blake ...

Around the NFL

National Sports

Saints 21, Browns 18 NEW ORLEANS — Wil Lutz kicked a 44-yard field goal for New Orleans with 21 seconds left, Cleveland kicker Zane Gonzalez pushed the second of his two missed field goals wide right in the final seconds, and the Saints held on for a 21-18 victory that extended the ...

McSorley accounts for five TDs in rout of Flashes

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin has a man crush on Trace McSorley and isn’t afraid to admit it. “If you’re a young quarterback out there, watch Trace McSorley,” Penn State’s coach said Saturday. “The guy has been winning since he was in diapers.” Franklin went on and on ...

Lions’ talent masking their youth, mistakes

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Only a true Penn State nitpicker would witness a 53-point victory and come away somewhat unimpressed. So be it. Yes, the Nittany Lions demolished Kent State, 63-10, on Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium. Yes, they are 3-0 heading into their Big Ten opener at Illinois ...