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Kuhl beginning rehab for elbow

National Sports

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — The Pirates had been hoping to get Chad Kuhl back on the mound this month. Instead, he’ll be starting a rehab program after having elbow surgery on Wednesday. The surgery was done in New York on Wednesday afternoon. Because Kuhl and his ...

Love, Herbert get their first shot at Heisman votes

National Sports

The Associated Press Heisman Trophy winners need Heisman moments and at least a few big-stage games to bolster their resumes on the way to New York. The early season chatter has mostly been dominated by first-year starting quarterbacks from highly ranked teams: Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, ...

Browns-Jets matchup could’ve been bigger

National Sports

The Associated Press We sure have been waiting for this Thursday night showcase. Top overall draft pick Baker Mayfield vs. No. 3 selection Sam Darnold, a mano a mano between the rookie quarterbacks. Oh, wait. Mayfield is a bench jockey in Cleveland right now, while Darnold is winging ...

Bills star running back calls allegations false

National Sports

The Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is defending himself against allegations that he abused his 6-year-old son. He is calling the allegations “ridiculous” and says they’re being made by people with something to gain. McCoy spoke after ...

Duo helps Central to 5-1 victory

Scholastic Sports

TYRONE — Ashley Negley got an assist from Tori Longenecker at 4:56 in the first half to open up the scoring as Central went on to beat Tyrone, 5-1, in high school girls soccer action Wednesday afternoon. Negley finished with two goals and an assist. Longenecker had a goal after Negley’s ...

Altoona hands Tyrone first loss of year

Local Sports

TYRONE — Alese Rinker of Altoona defeated Tyrone’s Winnie Grot in three sets, 7-6, 7-5, 6-3, as the Lady Lions knocked off Tyrone from the ranks of the unbeatens, 5-2, in high school girls tennis action Wednesday. Eve Hogan, Zoe Wilson, Isabella Frank and Emily Neal all had two-set ...

McElhenny picks up top honor for Heights

Local Sports

Quinn McElhenny of Cambria Heights won the girls’ race in 21:57 during a quadrangular meet with Bishop Guilfoyle, Bishop Carroll and Richland on the Bishop Guilfoyle course Wednesday in high school cross country action. Sam Rosenberger of Bishop Carroll was second with a 24:03, and Jaden ...

Trio leads Eagles to victory over rival Bellwood

Local Sports

TYRONE — Sam Ayers, Chris Wilkins, and Trey Kyle led the Golden Eagles with scores under 50 as Tyrone out-paced Bellwood-Antis, 190-260, Wednesday afternoon in a nine-hole high school golf match at Sinking Valley. Ayers led the Golden Eagles after a shooting a match-low 44, followed by ...

Foursome finishes up with 54 at Summit event

Local Sports

CRESSON — The GAP/FCU charity golf outing was held Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Summit Country Club. The first-place team in the men’s four-player scramble format was Mark Delaney, Bill Delaney, Adam Moreland and Ed DeMartino, carding a score of 54. The first-place women’s team, with a ...

Portage falls at home

Local Sports

PORTAGE — The Portage girls volleyball team fell to 2-5 with a 22-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-19 loss to North Star Wednesday night in high school action. Olivia Kissell had 26 assists and 10 service points to go with 20 service points and five aces from Sierra Crum. Jenna Teno added 15 service ...

Reactions to deaths vastly differ

National Sports

The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa — The cases are strikingly similar: Two talented young women were stabbed to death by male strangers while doing athletic activities alone in normally safe parts of Iowa. But politicians who quickly expressed outrage about the immigrant suspect charged ...

New Tussey coach not surpised with 4-0

Scholastic Sports

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com When Anthony Sottasante took over as head football coach at Tussey Mountain High School this past spring, he knew, despite the program’s recent struggles, that he had a pretty good football team with which to work. He also knew that some ...

Franklin appreciating his role as black coach

PSU

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com There are only 13 black head coaches among the 130 FBS teams this season, and two of them will be on opposing sidelines Friday night when James Franklin and Penn State visit Lovie Smith and Illinois. It will mark one of just a handful of games all ...

Tomlin will address social media with AB

Professional Sports

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin doesn’t like talking about the way his players use social media. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach would prefer to stick to football. Antonio Brown, however, isn’t giving his boss much choice. Tomlin said he plans to speak to the All-Pro ...

Watching ‘As The Steelers Turn’

Sports Columns

PITTSBURGH — This should be an interesting morning at Steelers headquarters. The players are due in this morning to start preparations for Monday night’s game at Tampa Bay. Presumably Antonio Brown will be there, and maybe he can take a detour to Mike Tomlin’s office before he suits up ...

Reyes making the case for utility job in 2019

National Sports

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates have opportunities for 2019, and theyáre having auditions in the last month of the 2018 season. The middle infield is likely to be different, and there are other openings as well. Pablo Reyes is making his case to compete for a utility job next season. Entering ...

Stevens finally able to return

PSU

A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Illinois (2-1) Kickoff: Friday, 9 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Ill. TV: FS1 About the Illini: They had to rally to beat Kent State in week one, 31-24. Penn State, of course, just crushed Kent State, 63-10.. … ...

Lavarnway bats in Marte for walk-off over Royals

National Sports

PITTSBURGH — Ryan Lavarnway was an unlikely candidate to get a big hit in a pressure situation for the Pirates. The 30-year-old fourth-string catcher was playing his 142nd career game, spread out over seven seasons with five teams, and spent most of 2018 with Triple-A Indianapolis. In his ...

Cubs announce Morrow done for season with injured elbow

National Sports

PHOENIX — The Chicago Cubs say closer Brandon Morrow will be shut down for rest of the year because of an injured right elbow that has been slow to heal. The NL Central leaders made the announcement before Tuesday night’s game at Arizona. Morrow, who tops the Cubs with 22 saves, has ...

McCoy in more trouble?

National Sports

The Associated Press The mother of LeSean McCoy’s young son said in a court filing Tuesday that she agreed to defend the Buffalo Bills running back against an allegation that he abused the boy even though she said she knew the accusation was true. In a three-page document filed in Fulton ...