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Rudolph denies making racial slur

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The on-field fight between Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has turned into a war of words off it, with Rudolph denying an anonymous report alleging he used a racial slur shortly before their now ...

Garrett’s appeal gets turned down

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett’s goal was to be NFL’s top defensive player this season. He won’t finish it. Garrett’s indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld Thursday by an appeals ...

Pens the latest foe to falter

By Allan Kreda The Associated Press NEW YORK — Brock Nelson scored his second goal of the game at 4:16 of overtime, lifting the New York Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night to extend their point streak to a franchise-record 16 games. Nelson, who also ...

Panthers destroy winless UAPB

PITTSBURGH — At one point, it looked like Justin Champagnie might not have a freshman season with Pittsburgh Champagnie, a 6-foot-6 wing from Brooklyn, New York, suffered a knee injury in the lead-up to the season that was feared to be season ending. But after a second opinion, he was ...

Lady Lions bounce back with win

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team improved to 3-2 overall Thursday night with a 68-55 win over Clemson at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State held a 14-point halftime lead that was trimmed down to one midway through the third quarter thanks to a 13-0 Clemson run. ...

SFU women preview

SFU women at Fla. Gulf Coast Tipoff: 2 p.m. at Suncoast Credit Union Arena, Fort Myers, FL Records: Saint Francis (1-3); Florida Gulf Coast (4-1). Coaches: Keila Whittington is 1-3 in her first season at Saint Francis; Karl Smesko is 467-93 in his 18th year at Florida Gulf Coast and is ...

Tiger icers get win No. 4

The Hollidaysburg Area High School ice hockey team improved to 4-3 Thursday night, thanks to a 7-1 win over Conemaugh Valley at Galactic Ice. The Golden Tigers blew open a close game with a 4-0 showing in the third period for a victory. Zach Miller and Michael Solimando each scored twice for ...

BG, Valley set for rematch

For the first time since 2012, the District 6 Class 1A high school football championship game took place without Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic participating last season. That, more than anything, made Juniata Valley’s 9-3 victory over the Marauders in the semifinals a year ago shocking. The ...

Howsare to play in Grey Cup

Altoona’s Julian Howsare will be competing for the Canadian Football League’s Grey Cup championship on Sunday. Howsare, 27, is a defensive end for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (16-3), who will match up with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (13-7). Kickoff is Sunday at 6:30 p.m., and the game will ...

Mountain League announces all-stars

The Mountain League recently released its 2019 high school football all-star team, which had three players from Huntingdon and one each from Tyrone and Central on the first team. Making it for Huntingdon were Andrew Miller (receiver-defensive back), Isaiah Reed (defensive end) and Derrick ...

Giger: Anti-social behavior: Death threats made to Clifford are appalling

We live in sad times, and there are reminders of that every single day. Now, I could go any one of 100 different directions with that setup. In this case, I’m going to stick to sports. Penn State football, specifically, and the troubling news that came out Tuesday. Nittany Lion quarterback ...

Franklin has no regrets over ‘elite’ comment

James Franklin doesn’t regret saying it. However, a year later, after setting the bar extremely high with a single word and having that word used against him on many occasions by many people, Franklin does acknowledge that he could have ...

Tomlin says brawl was ugly for the game of football

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin accepted his team’s role in the now-infamous fight last Thursday night that ended with Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with Rudolph’s own helmet. Just ...

Lions’ offense on a hot streak

UNIVERSITY PARK — The halftime score of Penn State’s game against Bucknell might have indicated a close game. That was until Lamar Stevens decided to change that. “I didn’t really like the way the first half went,” Stevens said. “I just felt like there was an opportunity for a ...

Coach critical of Red Flash in defeat

LORETTO — Rob Krimmel was embarrassed by his team’s performance Tuesday night. The Saint Francis coach hasn’t used that word often during his eight-year tenure. If he’s said it more than once or twice after a game, it would be a surprise. Krimmel called this loss embarrassing ...

Tough night for PSU Altoona women against D-II opponent

LOCK HAVEN — The Penn State Altoona women’s basketball team fell behind 26-4 after one quarter of play Tuesday night en route to an 82-49 loss to Lock Haven University in collegiate action. The Lady Lions (1-2) — a Division III program — were led offensively by Sydney Snyder, who ...

NC gets 3 on first team

The Northern Cambria girls volleyball team, which just won its second straight PIAA 1A state title, had three players named to the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association All-District 1A team. along with two on the second team and one on the Honorable Mention team. Making first-team ...

College signing

Maddie DeForrest:Clarion soccer Name: Maddie DeForrest High school: Huntingdon Area High School Hometown: Huntingdon Sport: Soccer Position: Forward College choice: Clarion University Other colleges considered: Shippensburg, IUP, Penn State Altoona Why I picked Clarion: “I chose ...

Nittany Lions hanging around at No. 8 in CFP

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia. The selection committee’s third weekly rankings had little movement in the top 10, with Alabama fifth followed by ...

Ready to go to work: Pirates new GM not intimidated by finances

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Cherington earned three World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox, the last as general manager of the 2013 club that raced from worst to first. The challenge that lies ahead for Cherington with the Pittsburgh Pirates will be ...