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Tennessee losing all-pro TE for year

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The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Three-time Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker has been placed on injured reserve after the Tennessee Titans’ season opener. The Titans announced the move Monday before coach Mike Vrabel’s news conference. Tennessee signed tight end MyCole Pruitt ...

Jets’ rookie quarterback has solid debut

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The Associated Press DETROIT — Sam Darnold made a stellar debut despite throwing a pick-6 on his first NFL pass and the New York Jets intercepted five passes while routing the Detroit Lions 48-17 in their season opener Monday night. The 21-year-old Darnold became the youngest quarterback ...

Matt Adams home run sinks Bucs

Professional Sports

The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Matt Adams hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to rally the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. St. Louis, which overcame deficits of 4-0 and 6-4, moved two games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the ...

Meintel’s balanced work sparks Marauders

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SIDMAN — Rachel Meintel recorded 13 digs, 10 kills and eight service points to front Bishop Guilfoyle in a sweep of Forest Hills with scores of 25-14, 25-18, 25-23 in girls high school volleyball Monday night. BG improved to 2-0 Beth Yahner delivered 10 kills and 10 digs, Gabby Krug ...

Wait on for WNBA finals to conclude

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TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Dawn Staley and USA Basketball are used to players showing up in the final days before the world championship. It’s an ongoing issue with the current world cup format since the tournament begins right after the WNBA season ends. “It’s familiar territory,” she ...

Schools monitoring hurricane warnings

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— The Associated Press With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas’ coastline, conferences and schools are monitoring the strengthening storm’s progress and exploring contingencies for games this week. The National Hurricane Center issued an advisory Monday that the storm is ...

Turnovers, penalties plague Steelers in tie in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — One week in and the Browns are still undefeated. Now that’s progress. Cleveland ended its 17-game losing streak on Sunday with a 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who prevented the Browns from getting their first victory since 2016 when linebacker T.J. Watt blocked ...

Pitt was so bad that it masked PSU’s trouble spots

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Through two weeks, I still have no idea if Penn State is a really good football team. And the next two weeks won’t tell us much, either. We’re all just going to have to wait until Ohio State visits on Sept. 29 to find out. The Nittany Lions barely won their opener in OT, 45-38, against ...

Despite costly fumble, Conner shines as starter

Professional Sports

CLEVELAND — The Steelers survived one week without Le’Veon Bell. Maybe they can do it again. Making his first NFL start, James Conner helped Pittsburgh forget that Bell — the team’s disgruntled star running back — isn’t around and may not be back anytime soon. Conner scored ...

Alabama No. 1 at being No. 1

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Alabama is No. 1 at being No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll. The Crimson Tide made its 106th overall appearance at the top of the AP rankings, which started in 1936, passing Ohio State for the most by any school. Alabama received a season-high 54 first-place votes from the ...

Djokovic wins 14th major

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NEW YORK — The U.S. Open final suddenly appeared to be slipping away from Novak Djokovic. He dropped three consecutive games. He was angered by a crowd roaring for his popular opponent, Juan Martin del Potro. He was, in short, out of sorts. And then came Sunday’s pivotal game, a ...

Serena situation sparks rules talks

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NEW YORK — Depending on the person and the perspective, there were all sorts of ways of viewing and interpreting what went on between Serena Williams and chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the U.S. Open final. Here’s what the big-picture takeaway should be: Tennis needs a commissioner to ...

Fitzpatrick retains European Masters title

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CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland — Matthew Fitzpatrick sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to retain his European Masters title Sunday in a playoff against Lucas Bjerregaard. In a tournament whose winners include Nick Faldo, Ernie Els and Lee Westwood, the 24-year-old Fitzpatrick ...

Dreary day rains out Bucs-Marlins

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PITTSBURGH — Sunday’s game between the Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates was cancelled more than four hours before its scheduled 1:35 p.m. start time because of heavy rain that was expected to continue into the evening. The game was rescheduled for Oct. 1, the day after the regular ...

Brickyard 400 to be run today

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INDIANAPOLIS — Persistent rain washed out the Brickyard 400 and delayed the conclusion of NASCAR’s regular season. Rain washed out the entire weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the final race before the playoffs was moved to today. It will run at 2 p.m., after the rescheduled ...

Around the NFL

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Bengals 34, Colts 23 INDIANAPOLIS — Andy Dalton rallied the Bengals with three scores in the final 19 minutes and Clayton Fejedelem scored on an 83-yard fumble return with 24 seconds to go. Cincinnati snapped an eight-game losing streak in Indy. The loss spoiled the Colts’ season opener ...

Fitzpatrick sparks Bucs

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NEW ORLEANS — Ryan Fitzpatrick backpedaled giddily for about 20 yards as he watched DeSean Jackson come down with a 36-yard touchdown pass over the middle. The journeyman quarterback then turned toward the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sideline and triumphantly thrust his arm in an upward arc. Time ...

Nittany Lions dominate intrastate rival Panthers

PSU

PITTSBURGH — A lot of people waited a long time for the return of the Penn State-Pitt rivalry. But after the humiliating debacle that unfolded Saturday night, the ending of this series renewal might not come quickly enough for many fans. The Nittany Lions played OK. Just OK. They made a lot ...

Panthers collapse on their own stage

PSU

PITTSBURGH — Pat Narduzzi entered the final scheduled home game between these two old Eastern foes making no bones about the fact that the Penn State rivalry has extra meaning to his program. Maybe, in fact, it means too much. Pitt rolled out the most decorated of its incredibly ...

PSU-Pitt highlights, lowlights

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By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com PITTSBURGH — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 51-6 victory over Pitt on Saturday night at Heinz Field: Play of the game: Down 7-6 late in the first half, Pitt punter Kirk Christodoulou bobbled a snap and was snowed ...