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Musgrove leads way in victory

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates held the Chicago Cubs to one run for a third straight game. This time, the Pirates scored enough to win it. Joe Musgrove cruised through seven innings and the Pirates snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night. Musgrove ...

Michigan-Notre Dame among year’s best games

National Sports

Remember last year, when everyone was eyeing the season-opening Alabama-Florida State game as one of the most anticipated matchups? The third-ranked Seminoles lost that game and several more, barely finishing with a winning record. Even late in the season, a huge showdown between two top ...

Big Ben ready to get at it

Professional Sports

The Associated Press Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger watched from the sideline in shorts and a T-shirt Thursday night in the team’s 51-34 preseason loss at Green Bay. He and second-stringer Landry Jones had already been ruled out for the game when ...

Report: Foles’ injury not bad

National Sports

From Mirror, wire reports NFL.com on Friday was reporting that the shoulder injury to Eagles quarterback Nick Foles — suffered Thursday night against New England in a preseason game — was minor, and that the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia hero should be fine for the season opener. Foles ...

Ohio State’s probe on Meyer due next week

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State says factfinders investigating coach Urban Meyer’s handling of domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant will deliver a report to university leaders sometime next week. The school announced Friday that the investigation will wrap up on Sunday as ...

Buffalo’s QB situation could get interesting

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The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Buffalo quarterback AJ McCarron sustained a potentially serious shoulder injury, throwing the Bills’ quarterback situation into total disarray, during a 19-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Friday night. McCarron, who signed with Buffalo as a free agent ...

OF needs to find its bats

Professional Sports

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — When the Pirates had an 11-game winning streak, their three outfielders were a big part of it. Corey Dickerson, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco were all hot at the same time and carried the offense. Now the three have been headed in the opposite ...

LLWS alums enjoy MLB success

National Sports

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Some talented, young baseball players have competed at the Little League World Series over the last 71 years. Fifty-four have gone on to realize another dream — making the majors. Three of those Little League veterans will be on hand when the Mets play the Phillies in ...

Plunking debate sparking interest

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The Associated Press NEW YORK — Aaron Judge saw Jose Urena’s plunking of Ronald Acuna Jr. before the Yankees played a day game Thursday, and he felt Acuna’s pain. The reigning AL home run leader knows that with so many big flies comes a risk that some disgruntled pitcher may try burying ...

Harbaugh in position to have best team yet with Wolverines

National Sports

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jim Harbaugh is in his fourth year at Michigan, where he has had time to assemble perhaps his best team. Former Mississippi star Shea Patterson gives Harbaugh the quarterback he has been looking for since coming back to his alma mater. Patterson will have experienced ...

Urena appealing suspension

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The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena is appealing his six-game suspension for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Braves with a pitch. Urena was in uniform Friday and Marlins manager Don Mattingly didn’t rule out using him this weekend against the ...

Pitt transfer WR Mack eligible to play

National Sports

PITTSBURGH — Prior to practice for the Pitt football team on Friday, coach Pat Narduzzi announced that sophomore wide receiver Taysir Mack will be immediately eligible for the 2018 season after receiving a waiver from the NCAA after transferring from Indiana. Mack, who found out on Friday ...

Larson wins pole yet again

National Sports

The Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Larson won his third pole of the season as he eyes his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the year. Larson turned a lap at 127.792 mph Friday in qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway. Chase Elliott was second at 127.665. Kyle Busch was third on ...

Packers pummel shaky Steelers

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers needed just one drive to look at home in his first action at Lambeau Field in almost a year. Rodgers connected with tight end Jimmy Graham for an 8-yard score , and Tramon Williams had a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown on the first play from ...

Shamrock wins Division 2 title

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Shamrock Electric and Co“BRH”s Green played a close first half in the Mansion Park Summer Basketball League Division 2 championship game, and both teams came out hot to start the second half. At one point, the two teams combined to knock down 3-pointers on five consecutive possessions. ...

Curve playoff tickets going on sale today; teams falls at NH

Altoona Curve

The Curve are in great position for a fourth straight postseason appearance, and possibly a regular-season division title, so the franchise will put playoff tickets on sale today. Individual game tickets cost $5 for any seat on any level at Peoples Natural Gas Field, and fans can purchase ...

Lester, Cubs slip past slumping Bucs

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PITTSBURGH — Jon Lester wasn’t overly excited about winning for the first time in just over a month. However, Cubs manager Joe Maddon couldn’t have been happier with his performance. Lester pitched six innings and Ian Happ homered as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on ...

Benches clear after slugger is hit

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Benches clear after slugger is hit ATLANTA (AP) — Slugging rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. was hit by a pitch before he could take the Marlins deep again, but Dansby Swanson filled the power void for Atlanta, hitting a two-run homer that led the Braves to a 5-2 win over Miami on Wednesday. Acuna, ...

McAlkich shoots 76

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STATE COLLEGE — Derek McAlkich’s 76 was good enough to place fourth individually and help Altoona to a tie for fifth place at the Happy Valley Invite in high school golf Monday. Sanit Joseph’s Jack Mangene won the individual title with a 74 and helped the Wolves win the team title with ...

Pats win Super Bowl rematch

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady moved the New England Patriots with ease in their Super Bowl rematch against the penalty-prone Eagles, with a little help from running back James White and fifth-round draft choice Ja’Whaun Bentley. In his first action since losing in the NFL title game to ...