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Coaches, players happy to be back on diamond

Local Sports

Furrer Beverage defeated Professionals Auto Body, 8-2, in nine innings in what was believed to be the first baseball game played in the area this summer Monday evening at Seitz Field. Furrer third baseman Carter Sheehan, who tied the game with an RBI single in the top of the seventh to force ...

Good company: Davis starting to break out on the links

Local Sports

Editor’s note: This is the first of eight awards leading up to the Mirror’s male and female athlete of the year annoucements. Hollidaysburg junior Eric Davis wasn’t sure whether golf was his sport a year ago while preparing for the Wheeling Invitational at Sunnehanna Country Club. A ...

$640,000 will be lost with extra ballgames

National Sports

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Baseball owners and players have reverted to form — the type displayed over the past half-century during eight work stoppages filled with salary squabbles. Players proposed to resume the sport in the coronavirus pandemic with a 114-game regular season and ...

Non-revenue teams fret over new legislation

National Sports

The Associated Press College coaches in non-revenue sports are worried about the impact legislation allowing compensation for athletes could have on their programs. More than a dozen national associations in various sports — hockey, soccer, tennis, golf, swimming and gymnastics, among ...

Legendary Auburn football coach dead at 80

National Sports

The Associated Press College Football Hall of Famer Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden Auburn football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power, died Monday. He was 80. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Dye died at a hospice care facility in Auburn from ...

Sports at a glance

Local Sports

B-A AD clarifies his comments Bellwood-Antis athletic director Charlie Burch made it clear Monday that he had plenty of respect for all previous members and coaches of the school’s softball program. In a story about Jim Payne, who had been the school’s softball coach the past 13 ...

Trout gets dominating Lincoln ‘W’

Local Sports

By Dottie Bird For the Mirror ABBOTTSTOWN —Chad Trout led every lap of the 30-lap feature for his third career 410 sprint car victory at the Lincoln Speedway this past weeekend. With 46 410 sprint cars on hand, Trout qualified for the main event through his heat and selected the pole ...

Local AAU players stay hopeful

Local Sports

High school basketball season is still a long way away, so any potential worries about that season starting on time have been pushed to the back of players’ minds. But for many of those athletes, the season never really stops. Well, until now. The COVID-19 pandemic has already ...

Luck again on side of Keselowski

National Sports

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brad Keselowski has a new crew and is fighting for a new contract at Team Penske. His confidence is still intact and he’s convinced he can compete for a championship this year. Being in the right place at the right time is helping. Keselowski inherited his second win ...

AP source: MLB players offer 114-game season

National Sports

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball players proposed a 114-game regular season Sunday, up from 82 in management’s offer, but no additional pay cuts beyond the one they agreed to in March, a person familiar with the plan told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity ...

Plans set to test on daily basis

National Sports

Nick Foligno watches Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus briefings and appreciates the value of the information. It is part of the reason the Columbus captain supports NHL players undergoing daily testing if the season resumes. “Testing is a must because it’s the only way you’re ...

For 20 years, Wilson keeps CC program at high level

Local Sports

Randy Wilson wasn’t even five years into his now 20-year tenure as Central Cambria’s high school cross country coach when he encouraged the younger sister of one of his athletes to join the team for a run. The girl didn’t really want to at first. She had dreamed of being a track star ...

‘Soft’ spot for tennis going away

Local Sports

The local tennis community will experience a void this summer that unfortunately may become permanent. Matt Stopp, tennis professional at the Gorilla House, confirmed last week that his facility’s outdoor courts will not open this year. There were only two — down from six as recently a ...

Getting sick of greed in pro sports

Sports Columns

“Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works.’’ Baloney! What the famous Gordon Gekko character, played by Michael Douglas in the classic 1987 film “Wall Street,’’ tries to sell everyone is a bunch of hogwash. In actuality, greed is bad. Greed is ...

City League, Federation set opening days

Local Sports

Play ball! That’s what you’ll be hearing at area baseball fields soon after pandemic restrictions will be lifted in Blair County beginning next Friday. The Altoona Greater City Baseball League will open its 2020 season on Monday, June 8, according to league president Dale Snyder. He ...

AD leaves big shoes to fill at UCLA

Voice of the Fan

The recent hiring of a new athletic director at UCLA created hardly a ripple outside Southern California. Long-range planning by the new AD could have seismic implications for NCAA member institutions, however. On May 19, Martin Jarmond was entrusted with the herculean responsibility of ...

National view

Voice of the Fan

By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press Now we know what Phil Mickelson is thinking over the most difficult of pitch shots. Mickelson showed nearly six million viewers who made last Sunday’s exhibition in the rain the most-watched golf telecast in cable television history. Next up: ...

Pens part of 24-team playoff

Local Sports

By Stephen Whyno The Assoociated Press The NHL’s regular season is over and the chase for the Stanley Cup is on if hockey returns this summer. The league settled on a 24-team postseason format earlier this week that Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano supported back in March as the ...

Owners table onsides kick debate

National Sports

By Barry Wilner The Associated Press For a league that took so many years to find a catch rule that makes sense — we think the current one does that — it can’t be a surprise that the somewhat radical proposal of an alternative to the onside kick has been tabled. No, fourth-and-15 is ...