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SFU men blow big lead

STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Tyrell Sturdivant’s layup with seven seconds left capped a comeback from a 15-point deficit in the final eight minutes and Stony Brook pulled out an 85-83 victory over St. Francis on Saturday night. Taking an inbounds pass, Akwasi Yeboah drove the lane and passed to ...

Sports at a glance

PVCA makes all-state picks The Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association recently released their all-state slections for the 2017 Fall season and it is has 11 high school players on it from the Mirror coverage area. The Class 1A field has the most players on it, seven, including three ...

Rough fourth quarter sinks Red Flash women

LORETTO — Saint Francis is a tough team to beat when it combines knocking down shots with its aggressive press that forces teams into turnovers. For the first three quarters of their game with William & Mary on Saturday, the Red Flash had both things going well for them as they were ...

Betting case pits states against sports leagues

OCEANPORT, N.J. — With its spacious bar and banks of TVs tuned to all-sports stations, the lounge at New Jersey’s Monmouth Park Racetrack is a sports gamblers’ paradise-in-waiting. All that’s standing in its way: a 25-year-old federal law that bars betting on sports in most states. An ...

PSU Altoona falls on road at Hilbert

HAMBURG, N.Y. — The Penn State Altoona men suffered their first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference loss of the season on Saturday afternoon, 74-71, at Hilbert College. The Lions’ Rich Bouknight and Dequan Jackson tied for the team-high in scoring, totaling 16 points each. Bouknight ...

Skiing great Miller set to embrace life after sport

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Bode Miller being the ever-confident Bode Miller, he fully believes he could still race and be right in the mix. About this, he has no doubt. Especially here, in Beaver Creek, where officials named a section of the course after Miller during a ceremony ...

Shiffrin wins; Vonn crashes

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta — U.S. slalom star Mikaela Shiffrin raced to her first World Cup downhill victory Saturday at Lake Louise. Racing in her fourth career downhill, the 22-year-old Olympic and world slalom champion finished in 1 minute, 27.55 seconds to edge Germany’s Viktoria Rebensberg ...

PSU to play Washington in Fiesta Bowl

Penn State will play Washington in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. in Glendale, Ariz., the College Football Playoff committee announced Sunday afternoon. It will be PSU's first appearance in the Fiesta Bowl since 1997, when it defeated Texas, 38-15. The Nittany Lions had been widely ...

IUP heading to semis for first time since 1999

From Mirror reports INDIANA — Freshman Duane Brown scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:09 remaining, and the IUP defense knocked down a Hail Mary pass as time expired, as the Crimson Hawks defeated Assumption 27-22 to win the NCAA Division II Super Region One Championship and advance to ...

FSU’s Fisher heading to Texas A&M

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jimbo Fisher is leaving Florida State for Texas A&M, four years after leading the Seminoles to their third national title. Fisher told university President John Thrasher on Friday that he was resigning to accept Texas A&M’s offer. “I believe Texas A&M ...

Buckeyes, Badgers set to decide Big Ten champ

INDIANAPOLIS — J.T. Barrett has seen enough Big Ten championship games from the sideline. So just six days after undergoing surgery on his injured right knee, the Ohio State quarterback is preparing to start tonight against No. 3 Wisconsin. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said Friday that ...

Goal-line stand helps USC win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Sam Darnold threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns and engineered a back-breaking 99-yard drive in the fourth quarter to lead No. 11 Southern California to a 31-28 victory over No. 14 Stanford in the Pac-12 championship game on Friday night. Darnold threw touchdown ...

Pitt downs Dukes in City Game

PITTSBURGH — Ryan Luther is one of just two holdovers from a Pittsburgh team that endured a rare loss to rival Duquesne in the City Game last December, one of the low points in a season full of them. While another potentially long winter awaits for the rebuilding Panthers, Luther wasn’t ...

12-2 College basketball preview capsules

PSU men at Iowa Tipoff: 5 p.m. Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa Records: Penn State (6-2, 0-0 Big Ten); Iowa (4-3, 0-0 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 93-111 in his seventh season at Penn State and 135-139 in nine seasons overall. Fran McCaffery is 141-104 in his eighth season ...

Patrick enters new phase of life

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Danica Patrick blazed her way through motorsports like no woman ever had. She was fearless in an Indy car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a white-knuckle track that has shaken the nerves of many a driver. With marketing savvy and strong sponsorship support, she built a ...

Marauders latest victim of Mountain Lions’ hot start

By Rob Longo For the Mirror Early in any season, it’s extremely beneficial to start off hot; looking unknowingly ahead at what may come as the season progresses. The Altoona ice hockey team was already off to a hot start, accumulating a 5-0-1 record in its first five games of this year. ...

Great Commission knocks off Grier

The Great Commission girls basketball team opened its season Thursday night with a 43-25 win over Grier School in high school action at the Northern Blair Recreation Center. The Lady Bears, up 13-6 at halftime, got 14 points and 16 rebounds from Leah Tofano, including nine points in the ...

Bedford girls, Altoona boys highlight season

As the curtain closes on an incredibly exciting scholastic soccer year, fans were treated to some tremendous high school games, and several teams exceeded all expectations. n The most memorable may be the season put together by the Bedford girls. Not only did they grab their second ...

Mount’s Gebhart honored on third team

CRESSON — Mount Aloysius junior Jordan Gebhart was named to the United Soccer Coaches Great Lakes All-Region Third Team on Tuesday. The honor is the second of Gebhart’s career, as she earned All-Region honors after her freshman season. Funez named to team Cresson — Mount Aloysius ...

Saving the best for last

Altoona Area High School won the Laurel Mountain Hockey League championship last March, and the Mountain Lions returned all but four players from that team this season. “They’re one of the teams to beat in this league,’’ Hollidaysburg coach Sean McTigue said of the Mountain Lions late ...