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Jets trade Hackenberg to Raiders

Local Sports

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets have traded former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg to the Oakland Raiders for a conditional seventh-round draft pick. Hackenberg was a second-round pick out of Penn State in 2016, but never played a regular-season snap for the Jets. The ...

Big Ben will help new QB

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger insists he has no problem with the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting Mason Rudolph. That his comments during a radio appearance shortly after the Steelers took the former Oklahoma State star in the third round of the draft — when Roethlisberger openly wondered ...

Altoona wins first set, 25-0, on way to beating Brashear

Local Sports

Shutouts in volleyball games are few and far between. The Altoona Mountain Lions scored one Tuesday, blanking Brashear, 25-0, in the first game en route to sweeping the Bulls in a District 6-8-10 subregional semifinal at the AAHS Fieldhouse. From Dalton Keller’s first serve in Game 1 to ...

Mehno: Meadows a big hit so far for Pirates

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Austin Meadows has become an instantly popular Pirates player, and that makes sense. What’s not to like? He went 5-for-11 (.455) in his first three major league games. He hit a home run, stole a base, and it wasn’t his fault that the Pirates lost three of four at home to ...

Rockets storm back to even up series

Local Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. — James Harden scored 30 points, Chris Paul had 27 and the Houston Rockets sustained the latest second-half flurry by Stephen Curry, evening the Western Conference finals at two games apiece with a 95-92 victory Tuesday night. Curry scored 28 points and Kevin Durant added 27 ...

Big prize still awaits Ovechkin

National Sports

By Fred Goodall The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is closer than ever to playing for the Stanley Cup, and he’s determined to make the most of the opportunity. “I’ve never been in this position before,” he said Tuesday, looking ahead to ...

Strategic move gets Vegas into Cup finals

National Sports

The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — George McPhee’s endgame has always been about making the Golden Knights contenders. Strategic moves to keep winning. The veteran general manager has ridden his savvy all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, a stirring run by the first-year franchise and ...

Robertson event slated for June 2

Local Sports

The John Robertson Scholarship Fund Committee is planning a benefit dinner and dance at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2 to raise funds for The John Robertson Scholarship Fund in honor of Robertson’s 50th anniversary of helping young people in the region. The event is being held at the UVA, site of ...

NFL still searching for anthem answers

Local Sports

ATLANTA — The NFL approved a new owner for the Carolina Panthers, passed a rule to eject players who hit with their helmets, and took steps to spice up the kickoff. Still to be resolved: a much more contentious issue. What to do, if anything, about players who kneel during the national ...

Swartz gets his shot with D-1 program

Scholastic Sports

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com By any measure, Nathan Swartz enjoyed an outstanding wrestling career at Hollidaysburg Area High School. Swartz logged a 97-43 career record in four years, with 53 true falls. He was a District 6 Class 3A champion at 138 pounds as a junior, and ...

Ramblers have too much of everything

Scholastic Sports

By Hunter Muro For the Mirror Windber — The Northern Bedford Lady Panthers had no answer offensively against Windber starter Baylee Roxby, and could not stop the Lady Rambler’s hot bats either as they fell 12-2 in a District 5 Class 2A softball semifinal matchup Tuesday. Roxby tossed ...

Cassie Mock: Juniata basketball

Local Sports

Name: Cassie Mock High school: Central Hometown: Martinsburg Sport: Basketball Position: Guard College choice: Juniata Other colleges considered: Washington & Jefferson Why I picked Juniata College: “I picked Juniata because as soon as I walked on campus I felt at home. ...

Gordon headlines nominees for Hall

Professional Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When Jeff Gordon’s name is presented to panel of voters for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the debate should be short and simple. Yes, Gordon gets a slot. Gordon is on today’s ballot for the first time and there should be zero discussion regarding his worthiness. The ...

Bucs can’t figure out Harvey

Professional Sports

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Matt Harvey pitched six innings of one-run ball for his first victory with Cincinnati, and Scooter Gennett hit his fifth grand slam over the last two seasons, leading the Reds to a 7-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Harvey (1-2) ...

’Pen struggles continue for Curve

Altoona Curve

From Mirror reports BOWIE, Md. — The Curve lost their best reliever, Jesus Liranzo, to Triple-A on Tuesday, which is good news for him and for the Pirates, as the 100-mph flamethrower looks to have a promising future. It’s a big loss, though, for a Curve bullpen that has struggled ...

MLB trying to attract younger fans

National Sports

The Associated Press NEW YORK — MLB and USA Baseball are promoting a modified version of youth baseball with fewer innings, batters and pitches to pick up the pace. Hit and Run Baseball is part of the MLB’s Play Ball initiative announced Tuesday. Hall of Famer and special adviser Cal ...

Altoona walks off with victory

Local Sports

Leading up to his bottom of the seventh at-bat in a tie game against Mifflin County, Altoona’s Ian Yon had little to show for his three previous at-bats with two pop-ups and a ground out. Yon crushed the first pitch from Tyreen Smalley just foul down the left field line. The second pitch ...

Luensmann pitches B-A past BG

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Chad Luensmann earned an NCAA Division I college baseball scholarship to the University of Nebraska as a right-handed pitcher out of tiny Bellwood-Antis High School. Luensmann’s younger brother, Travis, is now only a sophomore at Bellwood, but is already showing a similar type of ability ...

Giger: Curve’s Tucker learns from recent slump

Altoona Curve

Cole Tucker knew it was up there, that ugly thing on the scoreboard when he went to the plate for his first at-bat Sunday afternoon. “Yeah, I knew,” the Curve shortstop said with a sly laugh. “It sucks when you’re not hitting your weight. But I did know.”?Tucker weighs 200 pounds. ...