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Thailand will face huge task

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By Anne M. Peterson The Associated Press REIMS, France — Thailand can dream. It just might not do any good against the U.S. national team. Thailand kicks off the Women’s World Cup today with a daunting challenge against the defending champion United States. The top-ranked Americans ...

Logano holds off Busch, Truex in overtime

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BROOKLYN, Mich. — Joey Logano won the pole in qualifying and then led for more than three-quarters of the actual race. It was an impressive display, but all that could have gone for naught if he hadn’t been sharp on one final restart. Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series race of the ...

USGA hoping for old-style course at Pebble Beach

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The stage is set for what should be the ideal U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, perhaps the most popular of all U.S. Open courses with its magnificent Pacific coastline and small greens, with its history of high drama and great champions. The fairways are roughly the same ...

Bruins’ consistency faces final test

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Stanley Cup finals Tonight: Idle Next up: St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins, Wednesday, 8 p.m. Best-of-7 series: Tied 3-3 TV: NBC By Stephen Whyno The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — The strains of Jay-Z and Linkin Park’s “Numb/Encore” mashup emanated from a small speaker on ...

AP gets video on investigation of Kraft

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The Associated Press STUART, Fla. — The Chinese masseuse shrinks into her chair as the Florida sheriff’s detective tells her deputies installed hidden cameras in her spa’s ceiling. He knows she and other women had sex with men for money. But you can save yourself, Martin County ...

Senator calls for track to suspend all action

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The Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has joined the California Horse Racing Board in calling for Santa Anita to immediately suspend the remainder of its meet after the deaths of two more horses last weekend. A total of 29 horses have now died since the track ...

Altoona grad hired at D-I Detroit Mercy

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From Mirror reports DETROIT — The University of Detroit Mercy women’s basketball program welcomes a familiar face back to the staff with Altoona native Kayla DeCriscio returning as the new assistant coach for the Titans under head coach Bernard Scott, it was announced Monday. DeCriscio ...

Johnston gets first loss of City/AAABA season

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Ricky Patterson’s two-run double in the sixth inning helped lead BMG Construction to a 5-2 win over Johnston Realty in a Greater City League/AAABA game Monday. It was the first loss of the season for Johnston. Andrew Maul struck out five in two innings of relief work for BMG (3-1). Rich ...

Pittsburgh signs No. 1 draft pick

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From Mirror reports PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates announced they have signed right-handed pitcher Quinn Priester, the 18th overall selection in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft, on Monday. The announcement was made by Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington and Senior Director of ...

Covering the bases

Altoona Curve

LEADING OFF: The Curve were off Monday and begin a three-game home series against Portland tonight at 6:30. SAFE AT FIRST: Pitchers tonight: Curve RHP Austin Coley (0-0, 3.00) vs. Sea Dogs RHP Denyi Reyes (1-7, 4.42). STEALING SECOND: The Sea Dogs have the worst record in the Eastern League ...

No reason to doubt Nadal now

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PARIS — This time, about a month out, even Rafael Nadal had his doubts about what his chances were going to be for yet another French Open title. He wasn’t alone. But that part was nothing new: Folks have been questioning him for years, wondering when his body would break down for good, ...

Ortiz flown to Boston for medical attention

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The Associated Press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — David Ortiz was flown to Boston for more medical care Monday after the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said. The 43-year-old ...

One more for the Cup: Bruins beat Blues to force Game 7

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ST. LOUIS — Facing elimination in a hostile environment, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask stepped up for the Boston Bruins once again. The Stanley Cup Final is heading to Game 7 because two of Boston’s biggest stars love the biggest moments. Rask made 28 saves, Marchand had a goal and an ...

Brewers get to ’pen in setback

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MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers topped their crowd-pleasing Christian Yelich bobblehead giveaway with another surprise gift, thanks to Mike Moustakas. Moustakas launched a homer that won a new SUV for a fan, Yelich hit his major league-leading 24th home run and the Brewers beat the ...

Curve surging in June

Altoona Curve

The Curve appeared to be in big trouble at the end of May, with the club losing eight of nine to drop a season-high five games below .500. June has been a much different, much more encouraging story. Altoona has the best record in the Eastern League so far this month at 7-2, and the team ...

Perry will hit on big stage

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — Hollidaysburg 14-year-old Landon Perry will be getting a Major League Baseball All-Star experience next month. Perry won a regional tournament in the MLB Junior Home Run Derby competition on Sunday near Cleveland and will now be one of 10 competing in the finals of ...

Patton upsets Barton’s

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PATTON — Nick Blake singled in JT Elias with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Patton Legion over previously-unbeaten Barton’s Plumbing & Heating, 10-9, in George B. Kelley Federation play Sunday. Barton’s scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to ...

Gingrich cruises

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Brennen Freiwald drove in two runs, scored twice and was the winning pitcher in Gingrich Insurance’s 21-1 rout of McMullen Furniture at Seitz Field in Altoona Teener League Lowey Division play Sunday. Conner Lindsey and Sam Saylor each had three RBIs for Gingrich, and Eli Steward collected ...

Cup race moved to today

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BROOKLYN, Mich. — The break in NASCAR’s Cup Series schedule will have to wait at least an extra day. Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway was postponed because of rain. It was rescheduled for today at 5 p.m., the second time in just over a month that a Cup race has been ...

Sinclair leads Group E favorite Canada

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PARIS — Christine Sinclair is already considered Canada’s most decorated soccer player, and with four goals in this Women’s World Cup she would become the sport’s all-time international top scorer, too. Sinclair heads into Canada’s Group E opener against Cameroon in Montpellier with ...