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Busy Saturday awaits high school football

Local Sports

Mother Nature made it a clean sweep Friday night when she knocked out two more high school football playoff games from the Mirror coverage area, thanks to a winter storm that hit the area Thursday. The Bedford/Bald Eagle Area 3A first-round playoff game, which was originally slated for ...

No messing around: Lions need to put Rutgers away early

PSU

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Five things to look for as Penn State plays at Rutgers in what has become by far the easiest win on the Big Ten schedule each year. No. 1: Cut to the chase Rutgers is awful. This should be an easy win. Just show up and play. No. 2: OK, real ...

Soaring Pittsburgh trying not to overlook sinking Jaguars

Professional Sports

The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Even if the memory is still fresh, the temptation is there for Pittsburgh to overlook the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Steelers might have been guilty of that in January in the AFC divisional playoffs. Mike Mitchell and Le’Veon Bell talked more ...

Hoops du Jour

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North Alabama at Pitt men Tipoff: Noon, Petersen Events Center Records: North Alabama (1-2); Pittsburgh (4-0) Coaches: Tony Pujol is 1-2 in his first season coaching North Alabama. Jeff Capel is 4-0 in his first year at Pittsburgh and is 166-110 in his 10th season overall as a head ...

Busch leads contenders in qualifying

National Sports

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kyle Busch thought he got the jump on the competition with a pole-winning run at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Then he was bumped by teammate Denny Hamlin and the politics began. Hamlin gets the first pick of pit stalls for winning the pole, but Busch wants that spot. Busch is ...

Syracuse thinking upset in Big Apple

National Sports

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Pinstripe uniforms. The Empire State Building shining blue and gold. The marching band performing at Bryant Park and the drummer’s circle at Rockefeller Center. When Notre Dame plays in New York City it comes with fanfare and pageantry. The third-ranked ...

DePaul outlasts Lions in overtime

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CHICAGO — As a senior on a team looking to end a string of losing seasons, Max Strus believes there’s no such thing as an ugly win. He happily celebrated DePaul’s performance Thursday night — warts and all. Strus had 21 points, Devin Gage added a career-high 14 points and DePaul ...

Former students air claims of sex abuse

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former students alleging sexual abuse by a former Ohio State University team doctor appealed in person to the school’s trustees for the first time Friday, pleading with them not to dismiss or minimize their allegations. Seven accusers of Dr. Richard Strauss told the board ...

Lady Golden Eagle receives MVP honor

Local Sports

Tyrone’s Winnie Grot was named the Mountain League’s Most Valuable Player and spearheaded the league’s list of all-star selections which were released earlier this week in high school athletics. Other area first-team selections were Tyrone’s Ava McCracken, Central’s Kierra Mountain ...

Red Sox bringing back Pearce for one year

National Sports

The Associated Press BOSTON — World Series MVP Steve Pearce is staying with the Red Sox. The journeyman first baseman agreed to a $6.25 million, one-year contract with Boston on Friday. The 35-year-old Pearce was a free agent after completing a $12.5 million, two-year deal that he got ...

Scandal lingers as USA Gymnastics CEO resigns

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The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigned Friday, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. The move came as USA Gymnastics is facing decertification of its ...

Manfred gets new deal

National Sports

ATLANTA — Baseball owners have locked down their commissioner and their main broadcast partner, too. Any decisions on speeding up the game and perhaps making it more enjoyable to watch will have to wait. After wrapping up two days of meetings at a hotel next to the Atlanta Braves’ ...

ATP Cup to debut in 2020

National Sports

LONDON — The Davis Cup and the Laver Cup are getting a new team-competition companion. The men’s tennis tour said Thursday the debut of the ATP Cup will take place in January 2020, just a week before the start of the Australian Open. The announcement of the 24-team event comes three ...

Maryland’s Loh warned of backlash

National Sports

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said Thursday that he told the school’s governing body that “all hell will break loose” if DJ Durkin was retained as head coach of its football team after a player’s death, a warning that went unheeded. Loh told a panel of state lawmakers ...

Big three, Logano square off for title

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The Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. sat on a bench, scrolling through their phones , oblivious to their surroundings and the stakes. Joey Logano was a room away, mingling in the back of a ballroom, grinning ear-to-ear and totally at ...

Tigers facing big test

Local Sports

Hollidaysburg will line up against a senior-heavy, talented football team with a huge offensive and defensive line that averages around 270 pounds on Saturday at Danville High School. Reading over the description of District 2 champion Wallenpaupack, it might have been just copied and pasted ...

Green Hornets seek revenge

Local Sports

Juniata Valley’s seniors have seen their last two seasons end with routs by Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic. The Green Hornets have lost by 58 and 46 points the last two seasons during the District 6 Class 1A playoffs and get another shot at the Marauders on Saturday night at A.R. Simkins Field ...

Rudel: LB Parsons making mark as team’s top tackler

PSU

There are several choices on offense — receiver/returner KJ Hamler, tight end Pat Freiermuth, kicker Jake Pinegar — and Cory likes offense. You may have heard that. I’ll take linebacker Micah Parsons, in part for the sake of this week’s topic and in bigger part because I think you can ...

Steelers moving on from Bell saga

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the better part of 10 months waiting on Le’Veon Bell to show up for work. They said all the right things, stressed they understood the star running back was making a business decision by opting to stay home in hopes of protecting himself ahead of a ...