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Curve’s loss isn’t all bad

Altoona Curve

BOWIE, Md. — The Curve lost Monday night, but they pulled off a pretty amazing feat in a 2-1 setback at Bowie. Altoona trailed 2-0 in the eighth inning when Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton entered the game on a rehab assignment. Britton has been as untouchable as any pitcher in the ...

Jr., NASCAR prepare for next chapter

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NASCAR’s Monster Energy Series barrels toward the playoffs with just 10 races to go until the Championship Chase. But as each week flies by, we draw closer to the end of the era with Dale Earnhardt Jr as a full-time competitor. Earnhardt announced the decision in April, saying he was ...

Singer records 12 Ks as Gators take opener

National Sports

OMAHA, Neb. — Brady Singer struck out a career-high 12 in seven innings, Jonathan India doubled in two runs, and Florida beat LSU 4-3 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals Monday night. The Gators (51-19) need a win Tuesday or Wednesday to earn their first national championship in ...

Braves’ race off and running

Professional Sports

ATLANTA — When Atlanta Braves grounds crewmember Nigel Talton was asked during the offseason if he wanted to race fans as a part of an in-game promotion, he had no idea it was the start of something special. The Braves in-game promotion — “Beat The Freeze” — has made Talton somewhat ...

Triple-doubles earn Westbrook MVP

Professional Sports

NEW YORK — Russell Westbrook was voted NBA MVP on Monday night after setting a record with 42 triple-doubles last season. Westbrook’s victory ended the first NBA Awards show, which included two wins apiece for the Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks. Westbrook joined Oscar Robertson as ...

Claysburg Legion team sweeps Lilly

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LILLY — Claysburg took a pair of wins from Lilly in a Cambria County American Legion doubleheader Monday. In the first game, Claysburg had to work nine innings for a 10-8 win. Dakota Chamberlain drove in three runs and struck out 12 batters for Claysburg, while Ryan Leonard had three hits. ...

Lefty thinks Mackay will caddie again soon

Professional Sports

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. — Phil Mickelson isn’t sure what’s next for Jim “Bones” Mackay. He is sure there are going to be plenty of options for his longtime caddie. Mickelson and Mackay announced last week they had decided to split up after 25 years and more than 600 tournaments around ...

Fenton dies at 76

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UNIVERSITY PARK — The only Penn State pitcher to throw two no-hitters and a leader of Penn State baseball’s run to the 1963 College World Series, Bob Fenton, passed away Wednesday at age 76 in his home in Sandwich, Mass. A native of Philipsburg, Fenton was a three-year letterwinner ...

Expect many moves

Professional Sports

As New York Rangers players cleaned out their lockers after a second-round playoff exit, all the talk was about impending change. That’s just getting started — for the Rangers and the rest of the NHL. Big moves leading up to and at the draft by the Rangers, rival New York Islanders, ...

Pirates cannot complete sweep of Cards

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ST. LOUIS — Randal Grichuk homered in his return to the majors, Yadier Molina had three hits and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4 on Sunday night. Grichuk, who was sent to the minors on May 29 after struggling with consistency, had two hits — including his solo ...

Curve end homestand right way

Altoona Curve

Tim Tebow will not be waiting for the Curve when they come back to Altoona in eight days, but the team does have a couple of big things to look forward to on its next homestand. The Curve have been home for 12 of the past 15 games, and they wrapped up the lengthy stretch with an entertaining ...

Harvick notches first win of year

National Sports

SONOMA, Calif. — Kevin Harvick led a 1-2-3 podium sweep for Ford while proving that veteran experience still counts for something in NASCAR. Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway. The former NASCAR ...

Area youth baseball roundup

Local Sports

Hollidaysburg PLAYOFFS QUARTERFINALS Snare 10, Keystone Dental 4: HR—Miknis (S), Dombrosky (KD). Multiple hits—Dombrosky 3, Kensinger 2, Ciofarri 2 (KD), Stevenson 2, Steiner 2, Maher 2 (S). WP—Miknis, LP—Dombrosky. McCarl’s 13, RT Contracting 4: HR—Grassi (M). Multiple ...

SEC foes set to face off

National Sports

OMAHA, Neb. — The matchup for the College World Series finals certainly bolsters the case for those who say the best baseball in the land is played in the Southeastern Conference. To get to the best-of-three finals starting Monday night, LSU (52-18) beat an Oregon State team, which had the ...

Spieth’s miracle shot earns victory

National Sports

The Associated Press CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth needed an extra hole, a little bit of luck and an amazing final shot to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in the Travelers Championship. The two-time major champion holed out from 60 feet for birdie from a greenside bunker on the first ...

Claysburg, Bedford split doubleheader

Local Sports

CLAYSBURG — Aden McMonagle had a walk-off single to help Claysburg salvage the second game of a doubleheader, 5-4, against Bedford Sunday. Winning pitcher Robert Hernandez had two RBIs, and Cory Ullman had three hits for Bedford as it handed Claysburg its first loss, 8-6, in the first ...

Saxman’s big game lifts BCO

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Mark Saxman homered and doubled while driving in three as Blair County Oil topped Medicine Shoppe, 10-7, in a Greater City League game at Juniata Sunday. Casey Wombacher had two hits and four RBIs for Medicine Shoppe. SCORE BY INNINGS Blair County Oil 040 303 0—10 8 2 Medicine ...

Redline defeats M&T Bank

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Steve Hartman, Kamron Airy and Gabe Herman combined to hold M&T Bank to just two runs in an 8-2 victory for Redline Nutrition in a 13-year-old Altoona Teener League game at Seitz Field Sunday. Brady Flynn had two hits for M&T Bank. n Chris Iachini recorded three hits and four RBIs, ...

Sonnen pounds Silva

National Sports

NEW YORK — Chael Sonnen took out one MMA legend, called out another, then unloaded his misery about fighting at Madison Square Garden. “I hate New York,” he bellowed in the cage. Sonnen won on the scorecards, if not the adulation from MSG fight fans, and took a unanimous decision over ...

Dixon wins 41st

National Sports

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Scott Dixon won the IndyCar race at Road America on Sunday to spoil the Team Penske party on the rural road course. Dixon edged Josef Newgarden by 0.57 seconds to claim his first victory at Road America. It also gave the Chip Ganassi Racing veteran his first win since ...