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Getting to January will be major challenge for NFL

Local Sports

By Barry Wilner The Associated Press In every NFL season, there are losing teams who hit December and just want to get to January, get the schedule done and go home. In 2020, it’s all about the league itself getting to January during a pandemic that daily is becoming harder to deal ...

Minor League Baseball not leaving State College

Local Sports

The State College Spikes are scheduled to return to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park in May of 2021, but the team will no longer be part of the New-York Penn League or have a specific affiliation with a Major League Baseball franchise. Spikes chairman and managing partner Chuck Greenberg ...

Crazy college season has its moments

Local Sports

Notes and observations from a topsy-turvy college football season: n It’s 2020, so many things are not going true to form. In college football, if you root for the underdog like I do, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s wonderful to see Indiana and its fine head coach, Tom Allen, ...

Texans’ receiver suspended

National Sports

The Associated Press HOUSTON — Houston Texans receiver Will Fuller says he’s been suspended for six games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Fuller announced the suspension on Instagram on Monday, saying that the suspension was from a medication he was ...

Sports at a glance

National Sports

Rough times in the Big 10 The Detroit Free Press was reporting on Monday that multiple people within the Michigan football program have tested positive for COVID-19, and that no football was being played or practiced because of the potential outbreak of cases. Michigan is scheduled to host ...

Red Flash women can’t stop Jekot

PSU

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team shot 57 percent from the field to earn an 87-54 victory over Saint Francis Monday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State, which improved to 2-0, shot its highest percentage in over four years as eleven ...

Hoops du Jour

Local Sports

Men: Saint Francis at Virginia Tipoff: 4 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena,Charlottesville, Va. Records: Saint Francis (1-1); Virginia (1-1) TV: ACC Network (Jay Alter, Malcolm Huckaby) Notable: Tonight’s game will be the first ever between Saint Francis and Virginia, which is ranked 15th ...

Ready or not, NBA camp set to open up

National Sports

The Associated Press For the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, it was the shortest offseason ever. For the eight teams that haven’t played since March, the offseason dragged for longer than most seasons last. And for all 30 clubs, questions are far more prevalent than answers these ...

NFL moving Steelers-Ravens to 3:40 p.m. kickoff

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Better write this down Pittsburgh will host Baltimore on Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. The original date of the game was Nov. 26. The Steelers’ home game with Washington, which was scheduled for this Sunday at 1 p.m., is now Monday at 5 p.m. By David Ginsburg The Associated Press The ...

Victory breathes life back into Nittany Lions

PSU

There’s a fine line between winning and losing, but there’s a wide gap on how outcomes affect certain teams. Especially teams with big dreams. Penn State’s 27-17 victory Saturday at Michigan in an empty Big House sent a much-needed infusion of positivity through the Nittany Lions, who ...

Steelers optimistic but also wary

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t add any players to the team’s expanding reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday, but coach Mike Tomlin isn’t exactly ready to say Tuesday night’s rescheduled visit by Baltimore is a go. “I don’t know that I can say I’m confident of anything ...

Wheeler keys PSU in opener

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Jamari Wheeler scored a career-high 18 points and Penn State used a 17-3 run early in the second half on Saturday to break away for an 86-65 win over VMI in Jim Ferry’s first game as the Nittany Lions coach. Ferry, a veteran coach who was an assistant the past four ...

Tyson returns, earns draw in exhibition with Jones

National Sports

LOS ANGELES — Mike Tyson stepped through the ropes in his signature black trunks and heard the opening bell in a boxing ring for the first time in 15 years. The former heavyweight champion of the world traded lively punches with Roy Jones Jr. for eight entertaining rounds that ended with ...

Rudel’s Highs & Lows

PSU

Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 27-17 victory over on Saturday at Michigan Stadium: Play of the game: On second-and-goal, Will Levis rushed for a 2-yard touchdown, extending the Nittany Lions’ lead to 27-17 with 8:12 remaining, answering PSU’s red-zone and ...

Flash lose home opener

Local Sports

LORETTO — Neither the momentum from a historic victory on Wednesday nor a strong start in the first half was enough for Saint Francis to overcome the challenge set by the UMBC Retrievers on Saturday in an 80-65 loss at the DeGol Arena. The Red Flash stormed out of the gate during their ...

Mahomes, Hill lead Chiefs

National Sports

TAMPA, Fla. — When Tyreek Hill draws single coverage, Patrick Mahomes is going to find a way to get the ball to the Kansas City Chiefs’ most explosive receiver. Mahomes threw for 462 yards, including touchdowns of 75, 44 and 20 yards to Hill, who finished with 13 catches for 269 yards in ...

NFL roundup

National Sports

Titans 45, Colts 26 INDIANAPOLIS — Derrick Henry battered the NFL’s second-stingiest defense for 140 yards and three touchdowns in the first half, finished with 178 yards and led the Tennessee Titans to a crucial rout of the Indianapolis Colts. The win gives Tennessee (8-3) sole ...

Buffalo back has huge game

National Sports

A roundup of Saturday’s college football action: Stars Jaret Patterson, Buffalo, tied an FBS record with eight touchdowns and ran for 409 yards to become the fourth major-college football player to have a 400-yard rushing game in a 70-41 win over Kent State. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson, ...

Drought ends: PSU beats Michigan for first win

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The bleeding has stopped. Penn State rode a stingy defense and a strong running game to record its first victory of the season, beating Michigan, 27-17, Saturday at Michigan Stadium. The Nittany Lions, now 1-5, got rushing touchdowns from both its quarterbacks, Sean Clifford, who started, and ...