Sports

A happy Pagenaud has the top spot

National Sports

The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Simon Pagenaud turned a stressful weekend into an unforgettable celebration. Pagenaud earned his first career Indianapolis 500 pole with a four-lap average of 229.992 mph, edging three-time pole winner Ed Carpenter and Spencer Pigot on Sunday. He is the ...

Mirror track honor roll

Local Sports

Mirror track honor roll BOYS 100 dash: C. Adams, A, 10.84; Howe, Ho, 11.01; Sipes, TM, 11.24; Lawhead, A, 11.27; Rhodes, TM, 11.29 200 dash: Lawhead, A, 22.88; VonColln, A, 22.89; C. Adams, A, 23.01; Liebal, C, 23.13; Wolfe, BA, 23.20 400 dash: Howe, Ho, 50.76; VonColln, A, 50.84; ...

Cubs change their mind on protest

National Sports

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Chicago Cubs have dropped their protest over the pitching delivery of Washington reliever Sean Doolittle. Cubs manager Joe Maddon made the announcement before Sunday night’s game against the Nationals. Maddon came out twice in the ninth inning of ...

Preakness winner thinking Belmont

National Sports

The Associated Press BALTIMORE — Owner Gary Barber called trainer Mark Casse for the fourth time in 11 hours since War of Will won the Preakness. Only this time, Casse was in the middle of holding court with reporters the morning after his first Triple Crown victory. “All’s good and ...

Little Big League: Umpires get help from 11-year-old

Altoona Curve

As Harrisburg Senators right fielder Rhett Wiseman slid into home ahead of the tag by Curve catcher Arden Pabst, home plate umpire Ben Phillips yelled out, “Safe!” About 50 feet behind him, in the front row of section 111 at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Vincent Stio does the same. For all ...

Curve slime Senators in Ghostbusters unis

Local Sports

Curve manager Michael Ryan was sitting in his office on Saturday morning watching SportsCenter on ESPN and out of nowhere, he heard his team mentioned. It wasn’t for a spectacular play made on Friday night, but for Saturday’s promotion — Ghostbuster-themed jerseys. Altoona was given ...

War of Will wins race featuring jockey-less horse

National Sports

BALTIMORE — War of Will bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, holding off a field that included a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running. Trainer Mark Casse got his first Triple Crown victory, with War ...

Homers carry Bucs to victory

Professional Sports

From Mirror reports SAN DIEGO — Josh Bell hit two home runs, and Bryan Reynolds and Gregory Polanco each hit one as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the San Diego Padres, 7-2, Saturday night. Bell now has 14 home runs and has raised his batting average to .333. He had three hits, four ...

Koepka in command

National Sports

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Brooks Koepka is turning a public golf course into his private playground in the PGA Championship. Staked to a seven-shot lead, Koepka never let anyone get closer than five shots Saturday as he powered his way to an ideal start and overcame a few sloppy mistakes for an ...

Attorney: Abused clients were football players

National Sports

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An attorney preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who claim they were sexually abused by a team physician told The Associated Press on Saturday that most of those clients were football players from the school’s storied ...

Furrer gets walk-off victory

Local Sports

Jacob Detwiler and Lambert Palmer each had seven strikeouts each to keep Furrer Beverage in a closely contested game that it walked off to win, 8-7, over SHAG! in a nine-inning Deremer Division game in the Altoona Teener League at Seitz Field Saturday. Palmer got the win and had two RBIs for ...

Larson captures first All-Star win with push

National Sports

CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle Larson got a push to the front from Kevin Harvick in the final stage, then held off the defending champion to win the NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night. Larson wasn’t part of the elite field when the day began, racing his way in by winning the Monster Energy Open ...

Alonso misses opportunity on first day of qualifying

Professional Sports

INDIANAPOLIS — McLaren’s return to the Indianapolis 500 neared a total collapse after Fernando Alonso failed to lock himself into the field on the first day of qualifying. The two-day qualifying process guaranteed a spot in the May 26 race for the fastest 30 cars in Saturday qualifying. ...

Sharks and Blues confident, even

National Sports

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks have been at their best this postseason when they had little margin for error. That’s probably why they feel comfortable heading home for Game 5 of the Western Conference final against the Blues after a lackluster start led to a Game 4 loss in St. ...

Locker Room hopes to continue to rule City

Local Sports

Squad trying to win third straight league title From Mirror reports Locker Room is now the top dog in the Altoona Greater City Baseball League. After Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American Legion won 13 of 14 GCBL titles, Locker Room has now won the last two, including a sweep of Lilly in ...

Bruins hope to have Chara back for Final

National Sports

BOSTON — The Bruins were able to sweep Carolina in the Eastern Conference final without captain Zdeno Chara. Now they’re hoping 10 days off before the start of the Stanley Cup Final will be enough time for the defenseman to return. The title round begins May 27 when Boston will face San ...

Two AAABA teams return

Local Sports

From Mirror reports Cumming Motors will again try and challenge Johnston Realty in the Altoona AAABA League this year. Cumming and Johnston will be the only two AAABA teams and will play each other three times during the regular season and will also play a full schedule against the Greater ...

Lyles strikes out 12 Padres

Professional Sports

SAN DIEGO — It’s been nearly three years since the Pittsburgh Pirates have had a pitcher strike out 12 batters in a game. That’s how good Jordan Lyles was Friday night, when he dominated his former team for seven innings and helped the Pirates to a 5-3 victory against the San Diego ...

Fish for Free Day just over the horizon

Outdoors

After another wet and rainy spring, it’s hard to believe that the Memorial Day weekend is here already. Next weekend, of course, will mark the opening of the summer recreation season for many folks. With that in mind, the first of two Fish-For-Free days for 2019 in Pennsylvania occurs next ...

Turkey hunters have best stories to tell

Outdoors

A hunter crippled a wild turkey one season. He spent three days looking for it but had no luck. He hung up his gun for the rest of the season. “I know that bird is dead,” he said “and that’s my limit for this year.” That’s top-drawer sportsmanship. But there are more ways than ...