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Crosby helps Penguins turn it around

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The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Penguins spent the better part of 30 minutes skating in slush. They surrendered a three-on-none break. Twice, they fell behind by two goals. They played the third period with just four defensemen after injuries to a pair of regulars. And still, they ...

Altoona coach finding positives despite 0-2 start

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Defending District 6 Class 6A champion Altoona faces a tough task this season trying to repeat its title win without many of the players that led to last year’s triumph. But the Mountain Lions don’t have to play for that title today or tomorrow. They have six weeks, and if they keep ...

Pirates rebuild mode picks up steam

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By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Cherington is tearing it all down. All of it. It’s the only way the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager sees a way forward. The process Cherington began when he took over 15 months ago is picking up speed after the Pirates sent ...

Nittany Lions are still looking for Big Ten victory

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The Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Kofi Cockburn had 21 points and 12 rebounds, leading No. 22 Illinois to a 79-65 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night. Cockburn leads the nation with 11 double-doubles this season. Ayo Dosunmu and Trent Frazier scored 13 points apiece for Illinois ...

Panthers keep adding victories

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PITTSBURGH — The Pitt Panthers men’s basketball team continued its strong season on Tuesday night, this time by beating Duke, 79-73, in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup. Justin Champagnie’s 31 points, on a 12-for-15 showing from the field, were tops for the Panthers (8-2), who led, ...

Big Ten reprimands PSU men’s coach

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UNIVERSITY PARK — The Big Ten Conference reprimanded interim Penn State basketball coach Jim Ferry and fined the university $10,000 for comments Ferry made following a loss to Purdue. Ferry, named interim coach last fall after Patrick Chambers resigned following an internal investigation ...

Lady Lions’ next game off

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UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team’s game at Rutgers Thursday has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns with the Rutgers program. The schools will work with the Conference office to identify potential rescheduling options. Penn State is next scheduled to face ...

Defense sparks NB’s win

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LOYSBURG — Last year, Northern Bedford had no problems putting points on the board, but its defense still left plenty of room for improvement. When Cullen Lloyd’s first career varsity basket beat the first quarter buzzer, NBC capped off a 29-point opening eight minutes of play that saw ...

Haigh, Homan lead offense for BG girls

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ALEXANDRIA — Teresa Haigh and Leah Homan combined for 37 points in leading the Bishop Guilfoyle girls basketball team to a 63-44 win over Juniata Valley Tuesday night in high school action. Homan finished with 19 as BG took a 16-6 first-quarter lead. Haigh finished with 18 points in a game ...

Sease has big night for winning ’Cats

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DUNCANSVILLE — Kort Sease fired in 18 points to propel the Blair County Christian boys to a 52-19 win over Great Commission on Tuesday in high school basketball action. Ean McCarty added 12 points for Blair. Owen Hildebrand led Great Commission with eight points. GREAT COMMISSION (19): ...

Sports at a glance

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Woods having back trouble Tiger Woods has suffered a setback with his back, disclosing Tuesday that he recently had a fifth surgery that will keep him from starting the year until after the West Coast Swing on the PGA Tour. Woods will not play next week in the Farmers Insurance Open at ...

Altoona wrestling improves to 3-0

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INDIANA — Altoona picked up five forfeit wins and two falls in beating Indiana, 45-24, and moving to 3-0 in high school wrestling on Tuesday. Damion Finnegan earned a fall at 132 pounds, and Colin Allmond recorded a fall at 189. Adam Zerbee won by a 6-5 decision at 152. 106: Dillon ...

Tigers ice hockey team gets come-from-behind win

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EBENSBURG — Hollidaysburg scored a pair of goals in the third period to rally past Central Cambria, 6-5, in a Laurel Mountain Hockey League matchup at North Central Recreation Center on Tuesday. Andrew Duey scored a goal for the Tigers in the second period with just one second left on the ...

Legendary Dodgers pitcher dies at 75

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The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Don Sutton, a Hall of Fame pitcher who was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation spanning an era from Sandy Koufax to Fernando Valenzuela, died Tuesday. He was 75. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, said Sutton died at his ...

Defense keys Williamsburg girls to win

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WILLIAMSBURG — Due to the mask policy where all players must wear one while competing, Williamsburg coach Amy Hileman was unsure of exactly how much that would impact her team on opening night. With the uncertainty, Hileman opted not to press in the first half, and as a result, Northern ...

Musgrove traded to San Diego

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From Mirror, wire reports SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres are adding yet another pitcher to their rotation, agreeing to bring right-hander Joe Musgrove to his hometown in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated ...

Franklin keeping eye on QB spot

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The game of musical chairs within college football — coaches and players — never seems to stop these days, and that’s been true at Penn State. The Nittany Lions have added and subtracted personnel with the biggest change being the hiring of new offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, who ...

Lady Lion senior off to strong start

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Mirror Athlete Of The Week Name: Adalynn Cherry School: Altoona Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Cherry scored 16 points in a 56-11 victory over Central Dauphin East and led all scorers once again with 21 points in a 50-16 victory over ...

Trophy business learns to adapt

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Like just about every segment of society, businesses that manufacture and supply sports awards and trophies have been stiffly challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic since last March. But those business owners in the Altoona area have also done their best to improvise, think outside the box, and ...

Hoops du Jour

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Men: Penn State at Illinois Tipoff: 8:30 p.m.; Champaign, Illinois; State Farm Center Records: Penn State (3-5, Big Ten 0-4); Illinois (9-5, Big Ten 5-3) TV: Big Ten Network Radio: TOONA 1430-AM & 99.7-FM Internet: GoPSUsports.com Notable: Nittany Lions coming off 8-point loss ...