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MLB working on more schedule plans

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is exploring various options that could allow the season to start if the medical situation allows, including a plan in which the 30 teams could be split into three regional divisions. Among the formats is one is which teams could be ...

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Westry gets 3A hoop honor Trinity junior guard Chance Westry was named the Pennsylvania Sportswriters Class 3A All-State boys basketball Player of the Year earlier this morning. Westry was joined on the first team by Neumann-Goretti’s Jordan Hall and two players each from Westtown (Jalen ...

Ravens still the team to beat in AFC North

The Associated Press Following a season in which Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens ran away with the AFC North title, the rest of the division has been working diligently to narrow the gap. The Ravens, however, show no signs of slowing down. After a whirlwind of free agent signings ...

NBA pushes start-up date back to May 8

The Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has pushed back the possible reopening date of some team practice facilities for at least a week until May 8 at the earliest, saying Monday the extra time was needed in part to make sure player training options would be safe and controlled in an ...

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Reality coming for NCAA stars Imagine a major-college quarterback with a sizable social media following who posts entertaining and informative updates about his life on and off the field. Now imagine a restaurant hiring him as its pitchman and paying him $500 or $1,000 each time he posts ...

49ers fill needs, Packers fall short in 2020 draft

The task for the San Francisco 49ers heading into the draft was straight forward. Find replacements for departed starters DeForest Buckner at defensive tackle and Emmanuel Sanders at receiver and then find a player to step in for longtime left tackle Joe Staley, who informed the NFC champions ...

Cuomo: NYC might be ready in summer

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he can envision baseball games being played without fans this summer at Yankee Stadium and the Mets’ Citi Field. “Be creative. Try to figure it out,” the Democrat said during his briefing Sunday. “But if players could get paid more than ...

Ivey emotional about her Irish

By Doug Feinberg The Associated Press Niele Ivey is coming home. Ivey was introduced as the new coach of the Notre Dame women’s basketball team on Thursday, succeeding her mentor, Muffet McGraw, who retired a day earlier. “Those are big heels to fill,” Ivey said during an online ...

Wake Forest fires Manning

RALEIGH, N.C. — Danny Manning never built a winner at Wake Forest. Now the school is looking for a new coach and direction. Wake Forest fired Manning on Saturday after losing seasons in five of his six years with one NCAA Tournament appearance. The move came more than six weeks after the ...

Bowling alleys forced into the spotlight

CONYERS, Ga.— The sign outside the bowling alley in this bedroom community east of Atlanta contained a brief but compelling message Friday. “We Are Open.” Yep, they are open, but it’s hardly business as usual for a sport that’s always had a bit of an image problem. Mockingly ...

SEC players dominate selections

Maybe the Southeastern Conference should simply hold onto its players and become part of the NFL. The home of national champion LSU and perennial contenders Alabama, Georgia and Auburn, the SEC dominated the first four rounds of the NFL draft before the flow of talent slowed to a trickle. Or ...

Sooners’ QB going to Philly

The Associated Press Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts, who began his college career at Alabama, was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round with the 53rd overall pick. Hurts was the fifth quarterback taken overall and the first of Day 2. Hurts started his first two seasons ...

Friday’s NFL draft picks

SECOND ROUND 33. Cincinnati, Tee Higgins, wr, Clemson. 34. Indianapolis (from Washington), Michael Pittman Jr., rb, Southern Cal. 35. Detroit, D’Andre Swift, rb, Georgia. 36. N.Y. Giants, Xavier McKinney, s, Alabama. 37. New England (from L.A. Chargers), Kyle Dugger, s, ...

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Curve ready to go ‘Nuts’ The Altoona Curve and Nuts For You are teaming up to hand out free ballpark snacks to essential workers and fans at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Tuesday, April 28 from 2-8 p.m. The ballpark lights will once again be lit up for the weekly Illumination Ovation to ...

Bengals take QB Burrow with top pick

For all the uniqueness of this NFL draft, including the angst over a potential communications fiasco, things looked and sounded pretty normal Thursday night. Quarterbacks were in demand. Ohio State and the Southeastern Conference dominated. The Patriots traded out of the first round. And ...

NCAA close on athletes getting paid

The NCAA is moving closer to allowing Division I athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorship deals they can strike on their own as early as next year. Recommended rule changes that would clear the way for athletes to earn money from their names, images and likeness are being ...

Verdict not that heavy for BoSox

The Associated Press NEW YORK — The Boston Red Sox got off lightly in Major League Baseball’s sign-stealing scandal after Commissioner Rob Manfred concluded their violations were far less flagrant than those of the Houston Astros. Boston was stripped of its second-round pick in this ...

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McGraw calls it a career SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Muffet McGraw, the Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach at Notre Dame, retired Wednesday with a resume that includes two national championships in 33 seasons at the school, a surprising decision to many of the countless players and coaches she ...

Expect 3 QBs in first five picks

The Associated Press Talk about virtual drafts, what is a mock draft, really? Make believe. The upcoming NFL remote draft beginning Thursday night has a touch of irony to it. The producers of said mock drafts rarely are even remotely accurate. That said, here’s one view of what might ...

Agent: Gronk on his way to Tampa Bay

The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Four-time All Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski has agreed to a reunion with Tom Brady. The agent for the retired New England star confirmed Tuesday that pending completion of a physical Gronkowski has agreed to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are ...