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Hackenberg has rough night for Jets

DETROIT — Matthew Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones in the second quarter, and the Detroit Lions shut down Christian Hackenberg and the New York Jets 16-6 in a preseason game Saturday night. After losing defensive lineman Kerry Hyder to an Achilles tendon injury in ...

Broyles remembered as coach, mentor

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Frank Broyles was remembered as a championship coach, father, mentor, athletic director and guide for caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease during a memorial celebration Saturday at Arkansas’ Bud Walton Arena. Broyles, who led Arkansas to its lone ...

Raisman: Changes needed after gymnastics scandal

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Aly Raisman is ready to talk about “the elephant in the room.” And the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast thinks it’s time USA Gymnastics joins in a conversation she feels is long overdue. The 23-year-old is calling for sweeping change in the organization in the ...

Halep has chance to be new No. 1

MASON, Ohio — Simona Halep moved within a victory of the No. 1 ranking. The second-ranked Halep needed just 54 minutes to cruise past Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday in the Western & Southern Open semifinals, and can displace Karolina Pliskova as the top of the ranking with a ...

Raisman: Changes needed after gymnastics scandal

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Aly Raisman is ready to talk about “the elephant in the room.” And the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast thinks it’s time USA Gymnastics joins in a conversation she feels is long overdue. The 23-year-old is calling for sweeping change in the organization in the ...

Halep has chance to be new No. 1

MASON, Ohio — Simona Halep moved within a victory of the No. 1 ranking. The second-ranked Halep needed just 54 minutes to cruise past Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday in the Western & Southern Open semifinals, and can displace Karolina Pliskova as the top of the ranking with a ...

Stenson in lead at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Henrik Stenson kept his cool when some birdie chances turned into pars. That patience paid off late in his round. Stenson shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Wyndham Championship. The 2013 FedEx Cup champion and 2016 British Open winner was at ...

Collected pulls off upset of Arrogate to win Pacific Classic

DEL MAR, Calif. — Collected beat 3-5 favorite Arrogate by a half-length in the $1 million Pacific Classic on Saturday, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a 1-2 finish at Del Mar. Ridden by Martin Garcia, Collected ran 1 1/4 miles for the first time in 2:00.70 at the seaside track north ...

Rudel: Franklin’s deal solidifies future, raises bar for Penn State

James Franklin’s contract status has been widely discussed for the past year. Franklin went from approaching the hot seat to landing in the catbird seat. On the heels of consecutive 7-6 seasons that were understandable in the wake of the sanctions yet still frustrating, Franklin opened ...

Raising his game: Gesicki emerges as all-around star TE

UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s easy to tell when a tight end is good at catching the ball, and after a tough 2015 season, Mike Gesicki rebounded with a stellar 2016 campaign by hauling in just about everything thrown near him. Those pass-catching abilities make the 6-foot-6, 257-pound Gesicki a ...

Franklin worth $34.7M to PSU

James Franklin is now the fourth-highest paid coach in college football after agreeing to a new six-year contract with Penn State that will guarantee him $34.7 million. A contract extension seemed to be a given after Franklin led the Nittany Lions to a Big Ten title, 11-3 record and top 10 ...

Pirates rally in ninth but fall short vs. Cards

PITTSBURGH — Matt Carpenter seemed to send the St. Louis Cardinals on their way to an easy win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. His three-run homer gave St. Louis a 5-1 lead in the second inning. When Luke Voit replaced Carpenter at first base in the seventh inning, the ...

Curve split DH, miss chance to tie for 1st

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Curve got some big hits late in game one to rally for a victory, but the bats went quiet in game two as they split a doubleheader with New Hampshire on Saturday night. Altoona tied game one in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Jerrick Suiter, then Jordan George ...

McCutchen’s career included brief stop in Williamsport

PITTSBURGH — After playing in nearly 1,300 Major League games since he got called up in 2009 to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009, you will have to forgive five-time MLB All-Star Andrew McCutchen for not exactly remembering a ton about playing in Williamsport. Nine years in the big leagues, over ...

Pirates snap skid

PITTSBURGH — Adam Frazier and the Pittsburgh Pirates finished off a win at PNC Park, then packed their bags for a trip — to another home game about 200 miles away. Frazier homered, doubled and singled to help the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Saturday, ending a six-game losing ...

Shazier returns to practice

LATROBE — On a day when the Pittsburgh Steelers were set to break camp and return home, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier was just glad to be back on the field. Shazier fully practiced during the Steelers last day in Latrobe after missing the previous two weeks with a slight hamstring ...

Hurdle fondly recalls time in Williamsport

PITTSBURGH — It has been awhile since Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has stepped foot inside of Bowman Field in Williamsport. In fact, if you want to be exact on just how long, it’s been 26 years now. Hurdle’s wife, Karla, is a Muncy native and he has been to Muncy and the ...

McSorley among Heisman longshots

Preseason longshots the past two years have ended up winning the Heisman Trophy. Last year, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson had 50-1 odds when practices started. Jackson quickly became the odds-on favorite though after his performance in the first three games where he accounted for 18 ...

WR Bryant set to return today for Steelers

LATROBE — Martavis Bryant can’t wait to get back on the field for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The troubled but talented wide receiver will soon have his chance when he plays in his first game in more than 18 months today when the Steelers host the Atlanta Falcons. “I just want to get ...

Barrett looks to improve as passer for Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Can Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett become a better passer? That’s the overarching question at preseason training camp as the fifth-year star works with yet another new offensive coordinator and position coach. Barrett arguably is the best quarterback to ever play ...