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Nats put P-O grad on injured list

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The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The Washington Nationals placed first baseman Matt Adams on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder strain and recalled infielder Jake Noll from Triple-A Fresno on Sunday. Adams, a Philipsburg-Osceola graduate who is batting .250 with three homers ...

Area youth baseball

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AIYBL ALTOONA INDEPENDENT YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE MAJOR LEAGUE W-L Sylvan Veterinary 8-0 ERA 6-2 Cumming Motors 5-2 Makdad 4-3 Fiore True Value 3-4 Thompson Pharmacy 1-7 Sheetz 1-10 RESULTS Cumming Motors 9, Sheetz 5: Multiple hits—Hillegas 2 (C). SO—Anderson 7, ...

Bedford graduate having banner year in the field for Army

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Bedford County native August Cook won his second consecutive Patriot League javelin title with a record-breaking throw Friday at Holy Cross University. Competing for the Army Black Knights, the West Point sophomore’s throw of 237.8 feet set both West Point and Patriot League outdoor ...

Sports at a glance

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Mounties win softball title ERIE — The Mount Aloysius softball team captured the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference title on Sunday, thanks to a 5-1 win over Franciscan University in a game played at Penn State Behrend. Winning pitcher Kara Pisczek pitched four innings of one-hit, ...

Security breach

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By Beth Harris The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Maximum Security led the Kentucky Derby every step of the way except for the last one — into the winner’s circle. The colt became the first winner disqualified for interference in the Derby’s 145-year history, leading to an ...

Bucs bounce back with win

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By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Kevin Newman expected to be part of a platoon at shortstop with Erik Gonzalez when he made the Pittsburgh Pirates out of spring training. A cut to the middle finger of his right hand a month ago sent Newman to the injured list ...

Lots of walks equal Curve ‘W’

Altoona Curve

Next stop Today: Altoona at Richmond, 1:05 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Scooter Hightower (1-2, 4.63) vs. Flying Squirrels LHP Conner Menez (1-1, 2.49) Record: 15-13 From Mirror reports RICHMOND, Va. — Ball four, ball eight … ball 24. Add it all up, and it led to a seven spot for the ...

Gridiron finale for the twins

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Growing up as identical twins, brothers Josh and Nathan Howells have shared much in common, especially on the football field. Both stand six feet, four inches tall, with Josh weighing 260 pounds and Nathan weighing 250 pounds. Both achieved perfect 4.0 grade-point averages at Hollidaysburg ...

America’s urgent need for baseball

Voice of the Fan

After two centuries, the game is still a thing of beauty In America today and in its capital city of Washington, D.C., we see, sadly, that with enough money and influence, the fix can be put in. A widely used passenger plane model — whose safety standards were certified by the ...

Free agency should reign across sports

Voice of the Fan

It’s time to give up. It’s time for a lawless society. The rules aren’t working and there are a zillion ways to bend them without getting caught. And if you get caught, you get canned and land somewhere else. I’m talking about paying our young athletes — and I’m not just ...

Fandom

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Name: Paul Good Age: 49 Residence: Hollidaysburg High school: Hollidaysburg, class of 1988 College: Penn State My favorite sport: Penn State men’s basketball I usually attend games with: Friends Favorite high school team: Altoona Favorite college team: Penn State Favorite ...

Busch nears NASCAR milestone top-10 streak

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The Associated Press DOVER, Del. — Morgan Shepherd pushed his No. 89 Chevrolet for a few feet through the garage with all the might a 77-year-old NASCAR driver could muster before yielding to his crew. Pushing 80, Shepherd just might race long enough for his age to match his car ...

Jones shows his worth

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After two days of rookie minicamp, it’s easy to see why the New York Giants drafted Daniel Jones of Duke with the No. 6 pick. He reminds them of someone they know: Eli Manning. Jones can throw all the passes. His focus is football. And when he talks about life in ...

Portland waits a long time to win

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The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Rodney Hood checked back into the game, a fresh body among the weary ones all over the court. Eager for postseason redemption after struggling in the playoffs last year, Hood got his chance Friday night. All he had to do was wait until an NBA ...

Nastasi, Jay among Bedford Hall inductees

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EVERETT — The Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting its 2019 class on Saturday, June 22, starting at 2 p.m. at the Everett Area High School auditorium. This year’s class will include the following individuals: Krista Jay, Joe Nastasi Jr., Judy Williams, Rodney Lehman, John ...

Bruins closer to clinching

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The Associated Press BOSTON — David Pastrnak scored his second goal of the game with 1:28 left to cap a wild third period, and Tuukka Rask stopped 33 shots to help the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Saturday night and take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference ...

PSU Altoona advances

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The No. 3 seeded Penn State Altoona baseball team used a pair of dramatic victories on Saturday afternoon at Stewart Athletic Field to win this weekend’s Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament first round, best-of-three series over No. 6 seed Pitt-Greensburg. “Two hard-fought ...

3-way tie for lead at Fargo

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The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Joel Dahmen held his own playing in the final group for the first time and wound up in a three-way tie for the lead with Jason Dufner and Max Homa on a stormy Saturday at the Wells Fargo Championship. Very much in the mix was Rory McIlroy, who was ...

Furrer Beverage edges Barton’s

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Calvin Lafferty and Lambert Palmer split pitching duties, getting three and five strikeouts, respectively, with Lafferty getting the win in Furrer Beverage’s 5-4 win over Barton’s Plumbing and Heating in Altoona Teener League action on Saturday at Seitz Field. Palmer and Jacob Detwiler ...

P-O dominates tournament

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Kylie Adams fired a one-hitter and two-hitter to help Philipsburg-Osceola defeat Hollidaysburg, 13-0, and Altoona, 13-1, in the Altoona Area High School Softball Tournament on Saturday at Logan Elementary Field. Roselyn Weaver had three hits against Hollidaysburg, and Kam Harris and Adria ...