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Phillies’ Harper still hurting

National Sports

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper is still out of the starting lineup because of an injured right hand. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said he hoped Harper could pinch-hit Sunday against the New York Mets if needed, but he was unable to do that. Harper ...

Big second half helps Penn State overcome slow start

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has had a habit during James Franklin’s tenure of sleepwalking through first halves and then making major adjustments at halftime. It’s a double-edged sword, which Franklin has addressed numerous times. The coaches and players deserve a lot of credit for ...

Early schedule gives PSU chance to grow

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State faithful surpassed the 104,000 mark at Beaver Stadium for the second consecutive week so imagine if the opposition was a team that people actually wanted to see play. Instead, we’ve witnessed Idaho and Buffalo as season-opening appetizers. And you know ...

Buffalo-PSU highlights, lowlights

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 45-13 victory over Buffalo on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Nittany Lion cornerback John Reid intercepted Matt Myers and returned it 36 yards for a much-needed touchdown that gave Penn ...

Steelers-Patriots highlights, lowlights

Local Sports

The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers’ 33-3 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.: Play of the game: After the Steelers cut the deficit to 20-3 in the third quarter, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady fired a 58-yard ...

Buffalo-PSU notes: The Freiermuth impact

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Toward the end of last week’s first half, Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth was hit head-on by an Idaho player, knocking him out of the game. His status for this week’s game was unsure as coach James Franklin declined to comment on the severity of the injury. ...

Michigan needs 2 OTs for win

PSU

The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan is off to a wobbly start this season and Army almost took advantage. Jake Moody made a 43-yard field goal and the seventh-ranked Wolverines forced and recovered a fumble to hold on for a 24-21 double-overtime win over the Black Knights on ...

Top 25 roundup

PSU

Colorado 34, No. 25 Nebraska 31, OT BOULDER, Colo. — James Stefanou’s 34-yard field goal in overtime gave Colorado its first lead and the Buffaloes beat Nebraska when punter Isaac Armstrong’s 49-yard try sailed wide right. The students stormed the field in celebration of the ...

Tennessee opens season at home at 0-2

PSU

The Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Ty’Son Williams scored a 5-yard touchdown run in the second overtime after BYU made a stunning drive for a game-tying field goal in the closing seconds of regulation as the Cougars edged Tennessee 29-26 on Saturday. The Vols (0-2) lost at home to ...

Steelers will get to see Super Bowl banner

Local Sports

NFL underway Who: Pittsburgh at New England When: 8 p.m. tonight TV: NBC The line: Patriots by 6 The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — When the New England Patriots unveil their sixth championship banner tonight, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have a close-up view. The last team ...

Andreescu defeats Serena for first title

Professional Sports

NEW YORK — Bianca Andreescu displayed the same brand of big-serving, big-hitting, in-your-face tennis that Serena Williams usually does. And now the 19-year-old from Canada is a Grand Slam champion, earning her first such title while preventing Williams from collecting a record-tying ...

AB hooks up with Brady and Belichick

National Sports

The Associated Press ALAMEDA, Calif. — Antonio Brown agreed to terms with the New England Patriots hours after the Oakland Raiders cut him, going from the NFL’s cellar to the defending Super Bowl champions on Saturday despite wearing out his welcome with two teams in one ...

Nadal seeks 19th major; Medvedev eyes No. 1

Professional Sports

NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal shrugged his shoulders once, twice, three times. If his words weren’t going to make his position clear, his body language would. The question: Would he like to end up with the record for most Grand Slam titles won by a man? The answer, essentially: Yes, of ...

Around the NFL

National Sports

The Associated Press Chiefs 40, Jaguars 26 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Despite losing star receiver Tyreek Hill early, Patrick Mahomes threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns while leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a testy and tactful 40-26 victory over the injury-riddled Jacksonville Jaguars on ...

Goose eggs for Lady Lions, Bisons

Local Sports

With time running out in the finale of the Altoona Lady Lion Shootout Saturday at Mansion Park, Altoona’s Morgan Sarver fed Lauren Kiser for a potential close-range shot on Bedford keeper Lindsay Mowry and an excellent chance to break a scoreless deadlock. The play was whistled offsides, ...

Tough weekend for Power 5 QBs

National Sports

The Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley will have season-ending surgery on his fractured left foot. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp announced Bentley’s decision Sunday. Bentley suffered a Lisfranc fracture in the foot on the final play of a 24-20 loss ...

Focused Pickett sparks Pitt

Local Sports

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett deleted most of his social media accounts before the season as a way to help him stay focused amid all the noise. So he didn’t know and didn’t particularly care about the reaction to his uneven ...

Sports at a glance

National Sports

Eagles fan mad at a 76er PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott was involved in a fight with Eagles fans while tailgating outside the stadium after he wore a Redskins jersey and hat to the party. Scott didn’t appear to get injured in the video of the fight. He stuck around ...

Portage official fondly remembered

Voice of the Fan

Several days ago, the community of Portage and surrounding areas were saddened by the passing of Ed Layo, a longtime and well known PIAA football and softball sports official. He was a former teacher in the Portage Area School District. He was 93 when he passed away and spent many years ...

NFL’s ratings bonanza set to begin

Voice of the Fan

The return of regular season NFL football means good things for many people, among them bettors, diehard fans, fantasy football players and, especially, TV programmers. It might be weeks until network series like “This is Us,” “9-1-1” or “Modern Family” return, but the fall TV ...