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Big Ten will play conference only

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The Associated Press The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league cited medical advice in making its decision ...

Ex-CC star feels fortunate for another shot on links

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For most of the athletes that lost the 2020 spring sports season, it’s a year they can never get back. In high school, seniors have graduated. Even in college, where many seniors have been granted an extra year of eligibility, they have chosen to move on with their lives. But IUP senior ...

BG graduate content to wait to play

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Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic graduate Andrew Irwin had a pretty good idea the Ivy League’s announcement that it would not play football this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic was coming. After playing in 19 games over his first three seasons at Harvard, Irwin was in position to compete for ...

New extra-inning format stirs pot for some in MLB

National Sports

The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Baseball has its answer to penalty kicks, overtimes and shootouts, and it figures to stir just as much debate as all those other forms of tiebreakers. Major League Baseball will start each extra inning in this abbreviated, 60-game season by putting a ...

Sports at a glance

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SFU football still set to play LORETTO — The Northeast Conference announced on Thursday a delay for the return of fall sports, but it has not affected the Saint Francis football team. According to a press released, the Red Flash season opener at Richmond on Sept. 5 is still on the ...

Steinbugl, Hammerle deliver for Johnston

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Aidan Steinbugl went 3-for-3, scored a run and drove in another, and Austin Hammerle allowed just four hits and no earned runs to lead Johnston Realty to an 8-2 victory over Medicine Shoppe in a Greater City League game at Juniata Thursday night. Michael Turiano had three of Medicine ...

Summer basketball results

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THE BUILDING II ATHLETIC CLUB BOYS HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE STANDINGS W-L Altoona 1-0 Bishop Carroll 1-0 Bishop Guilfoyle 1-0 Bedford 0-0 Cambria Heights 0-1 Chestnut Ridge 0-1 Tyrone 0-1 THURSDAY Bishop Carroll 49, Chestnut Ridge 32: High scorers—Kilraine, BC, 17; Hinson, CR, ...

Cindric must love Kentucky racing

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By Gary Graves The Associated Press SPARTA, Ky. — Austin Cindric won the first of two NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Kentucky Speedway, charging past Chase Briscoe on an overtime restart Thursday night for his first victory of the season and first on an oval. Cindric spent most of the ...

Ivy League calling off all fall sports

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The Associated Press The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the coronavirus pandemic is better controlled by then. “We simply do not believe we ...

NC’s Paronish honored for battle with cancer

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Troy Paronish has his name in the Northern Cambria record books three different times for his efforts in high school swimming. He’s been part of teams that won Heritage Conference golf titles. But his most recent accomplishment, winning the Mylan Male Positive Athlete of the Year and the ...

JV gets new boys, girls basketball coaches

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The Juniata Valley School Board finally filled its boys and girls basketball coaching positions Wednesday evening after opening the positions in March. Alan Robinson, who had coached under previous boys coach T.J. Anderson since 2014 and was the school’s junior high head coach, will take ...

Some returning, some still waiting as MLB re-opens

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The Associated Press As Major League Baseball cautiously tiptoes closer toward beginning its delayed 2020 season, several teams welcomed back players who might have been exposed to the coronavirus and the San Francisco Giants resumed workouts Wednesday after finally receiving the results of ...

Tyrone Legion knocks off Park

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Tyrone Legion improved its first-place record to 11-2 in the George B. Kelley Federation Wednesday night, thanks to an 11-2 win over Park Home at Vets Field. Winning pitcher David Lang struck out four and walked three. He also helped out with three hits and an RBI. Teammate Kevin Lehner added ...

Summer basketball

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Lakemont Park CBRC LAKEMONT PARK SUMMER LEAGUE DIVISION 1 W-L Dairy Queen 3-0 MRB 3-0 Superior Detailing & Accessories 3-0 Colledge Construction 1-2 Okonak, Dean & Lechner, PC 1-2 Penstan HVAC 1-2 IMS/R Beer House 0-3 Mayhue’s Garage/Charlton ...

Sideline Cancer team makes it to quarterfinals

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From Mirror reports COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sideline Cancer, which has played in The Basketball Tournament all seven years of its existence, is headed to the quarterfinals for the first time. After trailing by five heading into the fourth quarter of its Round of 16 game against Challenge ALS on ...

Bubble format leaving Griffith sympathetic

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Jordan Griffith, a Hollidaysburg graduate who is also the Golden Tigers’ assistant boys basketball coach, is one of several people within The Basketball Tournament’s “bubble” at the Hyatt Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. The experience, which indirectly is serving as a test run for the ...

Keller will count on instincts

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The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mitch Keller’s first go-round in the majors was a study in contrasts and a snapshot of where baseball is at in 2020. The traditional numbers for the Pittsburgh Pirates top-ranked pitching prospect weren’t great. One win in 11 starts. An ERA north of ...

Johnson finding his voice during his final NASCAR season

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By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson stood alone on the track at Pocono Raceway, empty grandstands in front of him, a ghost town of a garage behind him. He was posing for photos to commemorate his final start at the Pennsylvania track but seemed to be the ...

Sports at a glance

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Virus has MLB feeling uneasy As baseball nears the two-week countdown to the start of its delayed season, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep more players, including Boston Red Sox projected opening day starter Eduardo Rodriguez, off the field. On Tuesday, one day after Major League ...

Moist pitches Sheetz past B&M Contracting

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Damian Moist scattered six hits, struck out five and walked three in helping Sheetz upset B&M Contracting, 2-1, Tuesday night in a Greater City League baseball game at Vets Field. Robbie Yahner scored the winning run scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the sixth for Sheetz (4-8). He ...