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Rain stops race after 74 laps with Larson out front

National Sports

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Larson will have to wait another day to try to capture his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season. The race at Bristol Motor Speedway was postponed until today because of heavy rain with Larson out in front. Racing was halted three times Sunday due to wet ...

Pacers pound Cavaliers in Game 1

National Sports

CLEVELAND — LeBron James figured he had experienced everything in 12 postseasons. Turns out, there was something new. Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and Indiana outplayed Cleveland from the start while pulling off a stunning 98-80 victory Sunday in the series opener, handing James and ...

Cena, Nikki Bella split after six years

National Sports

NEW YORK — John Cena and Nikki Bella are no longer getting ready to say “I do.” Bella tweeted Sunday that the professional wrestlers have ended their relationship and asked for privacy. The couple had been together for six years and got engaged a year ago on live TV during a wrestling ...

Altoona Mirror track honor roll

Local Sports

BOYS 100 dash: Germaux, TM, 11.34; Lawhead, A, 11.35; Mitchell, T, 11.35; Adams, A, 11.44; Wolfe, BA, 11.44 200 dash: Kutchman, CC, 22.89; Germaux, TM, 23.14; Wolfe, BA, 23.26; Adams, A, 23.44; Lawhead, A, 23.44 400 dash: Kutchman, CC, 49.95; VonColln, A, 52.34; Worthing, BA, 52.64; ...

Clapper helps lead Penn State Behrend

Local Sports

Madison Clapper, a Hollidaysburg graduate, helped the Penn State Behrend women’s volleyball team capture the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s volleyball championship. Clapper led the team as a freshman with 469 digs and was named rookie of the year by the team. She played in 111 ...

Capitals beaten in OT, facing 2-0 deficit

National Sports

WASHINGTON — Sergei Bobrovsky made 54 saves, Matt Calvert scored the winner 12:22 into overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets overcame two goals from Alex Ovechkin beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 in Game 2 on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Calvert’s ...

Covering the bases

Altoona Curve

LEADING OFF: The Curve were rained out Sunday at Erie. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader June 23 at 4:35 p.m. SAFE AT FIRST: The Curve begin a four-game series tonight at Akron at 6:35. RHP Mitch Keller (1-0, 0.00) will start for the Curve against RubberDucks RHP Shao-Ching ...

Explosive ‘Cats garner title

Scholastic Sports

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com The last Huntingdon team to win the Curve Classic made it all the way to the state championship game in 2004. This year’s Bearcats are hoping to at least match that feat. Huntingdon outscored its semifinal and championship opponents by a ...

Lafferty honing his skills in minors

Professional Sports

By Tom Venesky Special to the Mirror WILKES-BARRE — Jarrod Skalde noticed something about Sam Lafferty ever since he joined the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in early March. On the ice, the Hollidaysburg native displayed the speed and offensive prowess that allowed him to lead Brown ...

Pens, Caps sticking with hot goalies

Professional Sports

On the ice Today: Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers, 3 p.m. TV: NBC Best-of-7 series: Tied at 1-1 The Associated Press By sticking with Philipp Grubauer in net for Game 2, the Washington Capitals are taking a page from the Philadelphia Flyers’ most recent goaltending ...

Conditions are conducive for area fishermen

Outdoors

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com HOLLIDAYSBURG — Sunny skies and warm, very comfortable temperatures greeted area fishermen for the opening of the 2018 trout season in Blair and surrounding counties Saturday morning. It was optimal weather for fishing, and Eric Mortimer ...

Bucs’ Hurdle walking a fine line

Sports Columns

PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle has gray hair, two artificial hips and a fondness for 1970s rock anthems like Grand Funk’s “We’re An American Band.” But he never seemed older than he did the other day when he invoked the unwritten “respect for the game” statute against the Chicago ...

New ESPN shows are underwhelming

Voice of the Fan

You never know what you’ve got until it’s gone, and for some sports-talk fans in our region the absence of any compelling national programming on weekday mornings remains a problem — even though more options than ever exist. At one time, for nearly two decades actually, ESPN Radio ...

Ritchey no-hits BG in semifinal game

Local Sports

From Mirror reports Rece Ritchey tossed a five-inning no-hitter, missing a perfect game only because of Danny Carrieri’s fourth-inning walk, to pitch Huntingdon past Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic in the 16th annual Curve Classic semifinals at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Saturday. Nick Holesa ...

B-A boys capture meet

Local Sports

ARMAGH — Clay Engle led the Bellwood-Antis boys to the team title in the United High School Track and Field Invitational on Saturday. Engle won the high jump at 6 feet, 0 inches and the triple jump at 43-1.75 to help Bellwood amass 106 team points to edge second-place Forest Hills by less ...

Lions select captains

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football coach James Franklin announced seniors Trace McSorley and Nick Scott and junior Blake Gillikin have been voted as team captains for the 2018 season by their teammates. McSorley and Scott are team captains for the second-straight season. “Trace and ...

Maddon fires back at Hurdle

Professional Sports

CHICAGO — Cubs manager Joe Maddon fired back at Pittsburgh Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle for criticizing Chicago star Javier Baez’s bat flip on a popup. Maddon was “surprised” and didn’t “really understand” why Hurdle criticized Baez. He also said he believes “in not ...

Heads-up play sparks Bucs

Professional Sports

On deck Today: Pittsburgh Pirates at Miami Marlins, 1:10 p.m. Pitching matchup: Pirates RHP Ivan Nova (1-1) vs. Marlins RHP Jose Urena (0-2) TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press MIAMI — Corey Dickerson has been one of the hottest hitters in the National League. So when ...

Tussey’s Germaux shines at Bedford Invite

Local Sports

BEDFORD — Tussey Mountain’s Evan Germaux won three events on Saturday at the Bedford Giant Eagle Track and Field Invitational at Bedford Area High School. Germaux won the 100-meter dash in 11.1 seconds, the 200 dash in 22.9 and combined with Tyler Rhodes, Zach Sumner and Jarred Sipes to ...

Ohtani’s start a big hit in Japan

National Sports

By Jim Armstrong The Associated Press TOKYO — Shohei Ohtani’s games are shown live in the morning by national broadcaster NHK. For the rest of the day, talk shows dissect his every move and sports programs feature highlights of his latest accomplishments. A recent afternoon news ...