Sports

Finest in their finale: Akers helps South to win

Local Sports

JOHNSTOWN — In the week leading up to the game, Macen Akers wasn’t sure which side of the ball he’d play on in the 49th annual Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star Classic. Lucky for the South team that the coaching staff ultimately decided to put him at quarterback. The Everett graduate led ...

Pirates snap skid with rout

Local Sports

MIAMI — Steven Brault nearly had a very brief outing. Fortunately for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he stayed in the game. Brault scattered eight hits over six innings, and the Pirates stopped a seven-game slide by routing the Miami Marlins 11-0 on Friday night. Brault (3-1) was hit on his ...

Curve move 2 over .500

Altoona Curve

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Curve continue to excel this month as they improved to an Eastern League best 10-3 in June with a victory Friday night to open a road series at Binghamton. Hunter Owen went 3-for-3, and Robbie Glendinning belted a two-run homer for some insurance late as Altoona beat ...

What’s next for Warriors after loss?

National Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr still considers Golden State an ideal fit for Kevin Durant. Whether Durant sees it that way going into free agency next month, Kerr isn’t about to guess. Especially now that the two-time NBA Finals MVP is headed for what could be a yearlong recovery from ...

US women’s team a soccer powerhouse

Local Sports

Those who have cried for more scoring in the game of soccer got exactly that as the U.S. Women’s National Team came out in its opening World Cup game in France against Thailand and buried 13 goals in the back of the nets in a 13-0 pounding of the Thai Women’s Team. The game was ...

Global NBA now has a global champion in Toronto

National Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Canadian flag, soaked in beer and champagne, was waved in the Toronto locker room. Pascal Siakam wore the flag of Cameroon around his shoulders. Marc Gasol was yelling some happy phrase in Spanish. Every team that wins an NBA title calls itself “world ...

Woodland leads by two

National Sports

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Gary Woodland was playing so well Friday in the U.S. Open that he didn’t want to give away any shots. He wound up stealing one at the end for another record at Pebble Beach and a 36-hole lead for the second time in the last four majors. Woodland kept bogeys off his ...

BEA softball loses PIAA title game

Local Sports

UNIVERSITY PARK —- Bald Eagle Area’s quest for a state title ended in gut-wrenching fashion. The District 6 champion Lady Eagles surrendered five runs in the sixth inning, and Pine Grove went on to win the PIAA Class 3A title, 7-3, Friday at Beard Field at the Nittany Lion Softball ...

Eagle gives Kuchar a chance

National Sports

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Matt Kuchar’s reputation took a major hit when a story emerged this year that he paid his fill-in Mexican caddie only $5,000 after winning a tournament that earned him nearly $1.3 million. It wasn’t helped by a flap with Sergio Garcia at the Match Play event in ...

Thailand goalkeeper thanks Lloyd

National Sports

PARIS — The goalkeeper who allowed 13 goals when the United States routed Thailand at the Women’s World Cup has thanked Carli Lloyd for offering words of encouragement following the humiliating defeat. Lloyd sought out Sukanya Chor Charoenying immediately following the record-breaking ...

Henderson in command at Meijer

National Sports

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Brooke Henderson opened a three-stroke lead Friday in a 30-hole day at the Meijer LPGA Classic. Trying to break a tie for the Canadian victory record for both women and men, Henderson completed an 8-under 64 in the rain-delayed first round and shot another 64 in the ...

Blues’ Maroon celebrates Cup in style

National Sports

Patrick Maroon lifting the Stanley Cup above his head in a St. Louis Blues uniform fulfilled a lifelong dream. The moment didn’t compare to holding the Cup just low enough for his son to kiss it. Maroon will be hailed as a hometown hero for signing with the Blues and helping them win their ...

Chastain relishing his chance

National Sports

NEWTON, Iowa — Ross Chastain seems like the busiest driver in NASCAR. Chastain opened the season with 36 consecutive starts across the Cup, Xfinity and Truck series and has logged a staggering 7,501 laps since February, a streak that only came to an end when he sat out last week’s Cup ...

Grizzlies on the move in the Colorado Rockies

Outdoors

By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — Grizzly bears are expanding their range in the U.S. Northern Rockies, spreading from remote wilderness into farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting. New government data from grizzly population monitoring show bruins in ...

College reunion

Altoona Curve

On June 11, 2016, the Altoona Curve’s Jared Oliva and Portland Sea Dogs’ Bobby Dalbec, along with the rest of the Arizona Wildcats, found themselves in a position nobody thought they’d be in. In the middle of a huge dogpile on the field in Starkville, Mississippi, the only words that ...

Raptors capture NBA crown in the Bay

National Sports

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions for the first time. The Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. The Raptors won the series 4-2, denying the Warriors what would have been a third straight ...

Curve cap off solid homestand with win over Sea Dogs

Altoona Curve

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Binghamton, 7 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Domingo Robles (1-1, 2.50) vs. Rumble Ponies RHP Harol Gonzalez Record: 32-31 When Altoona’s lineup was released for Thursday night’s game, a familiar face was missing — Logan Hill. He wasn’t injured or ...

Pirates drop 7th in a row

Local Sports

The Associated Press ATLANTA — One year after he was left off Atlanta’s postseason rotation, Julio Teheran has re-emerged as a reliable leader on a young staff. Teheran’s roll of superb starts is a big reason the Braves are back in first place in the NL East. Josh Donaldson drove in ...

U.S. Open featuring late-night television

Local Sports

Here are a few thoughts on this week’s major golf event — our national championship, the U.S. Open: The course This year’s tournament is being held at Pebble Beach Golf Links, perhaps the most famous golf course in the world. June 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the course’s ...

Altoona’s mini-golf history launched in 1930

Local Sports

The grand re-opening of Blair County’s historic Lakemont Park has introduced not just one but two new miniature golf courses to local enthusiasts. The layouts are the latest in a long-run of mini-courses our area has seen going back nearly a century ago, to the game’s beginnings. In ...