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Out of shadows, Lowry a champ

National Sports

PORTRUSH, Ireland — No longer in the shadows of Irish golf, Shane Lowry now has his name etched on the base of the silver claret jug. It’s on there with more than a century’s worth of the best that have conquered the links to win the British Open. Lowry gazed at the oldest trophy in ...

Jacobs used to success when it came to running

Local Sports

Note: This is the seventh in a series of profiles of 2019 Saint Francis University Hall of Fame inductees. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Friday: LORETTO — Erika Jacobs is a winner. In her four years in Loretto, Jacobs won three NEC Team Titles, two in cross country and one in ...

Costs, demands rising with year to go

National Sports

TOKYO — The countdown for the Tokyo Olympics has hit 365 days. To mark the year-to-go mark, the gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals are to be unveiled Wednesday as part of daylong ceremonies around the Japanese capital. Tokyo’s 1964 Olympics showcased bullet trains, futuristic ...

Sideline Cancer team set for national tourney

Local Sports

Sideline Cancer will be getting some national exposure this week. The locally sponsored team is competing in The Basketball Tournament for the sixth year, and it will appear Thursday on ESPN (7 p.m. tipoff) when it plays Self Made, a team from Kansas, in Wichita. The tournament is made up ...

Pens, Aston-Reese sign deal

Local Sports

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins and forward Zach Aston-Reese avoided arbitration on Monday, agreeing to a two-year deal that runs through the 2020-21 season. The deal is worth $1 million annually. The two sides came together minutes before heading to ...

Seattle losing starter on line to suspension

National Sports

The Associated Press SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks will be without starting defensive lineman Jarran Reed for the first six games of the season after he was suspended by the NFL on Monday for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Reed may participate in preseason practices ...

Six riders have shot at the title

National Sports

The Associated Press NIMES, France — A Tour de France jam-packed with unexpected plot twists is saving its biggest surprise for last. With six riders within reach of the podium heading into the toughest final stages in the Alps, the race that resumes today after the final off-day is ...

Old Timers’ Picnic planned

Local Sports

TIPTON — The annual Old Timers’ Baseball Picnic is scheduled for Thursday, Aug 15. Former baseball players from the area are invited to the picnic at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park pavilion No. 3 to reminisce. The event begins with beverages at 3:30 p.m., appetizers at 4:30, a dinner, ...

Kela gets 2-game suspension

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have suspended reliever Keone Kela two games for an unspecified violation of his contract. The team made the announcement on Monday shortly before opening a four-game series with St. Louis. The suspension came after the team activated Kela from the ...

Injury means Adams to get more starts

Local Sports

From Mirror, wire reports WASHINGTON — Ryan Zimmerman was put on the 10-day injured list by the Washington Nationals because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot, the second time this season the injury has sidelined the 34-year-old first baseman. Zimmerman left Sunday’s loss at ...

Ronaldo won’t face rape charge

National Sports

LAS VEGAS — Cristiano Ronaldo won’t face criminal charges after a woman accused the soccer star of raping her in his suite at a Las Vegas resort more than 10 years ago, a top prosecutor said Monday. A new investigation by Las Vegas police failed to show that Kathryn Mayorga’s claim ...

River Valley, Wolf’s win

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River Valley Custom Apparel held off a Caracciolo’s rally in the sixth inning to win, 7-5, and survive in the Dean Patterson Little World Series Monday at Centennial Field. Winning pitcher Logan Brantner had two hits, including an inside-the-park home run. Cadynce Hughes added three hits ...

Playing for yourself in summer becoming more accepted

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This past week, two more area high school baseball players, Bellwood-Antis’ Travis Luensmann and Hollidaysburg’s Joey Grassi, committed to Division I baseball programs. The pair join Bishop Carroll’s Carson Ertter (Penn State), Hollidaysburg’s Sam Servello (West Virginia), Forest ...

Hoskins’ 11th-inning homer sinks Bucs

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — Phillies manager Gabe Kapler spotted a man strolling over to the third base umpire and figured it was a member of the PNC Park grounds crew. After all, there had been a rain delay a little earlier. Kapler soon realized he was wrong. Especially when the man, wearing a Hawaiian ...

DeGol, Karlik earn title

Local Sports

When covering area golf tournaments, it’s always safe to pencil in the name Anthony DeGol as one of the favorites. DeGol and Artie Fink Jr. have been dominant in regional two-man best-ball events in recent years. They won at Sinking Valley on July 14 and are paired at Iron Masters next ...

Irishman Lowry prevails

National Sports

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry. A year ago, he sat in the parking lot at Carnoustie and cried after missing the cut in the British Open for the fourth straight year. Even with a four-shot lead Sunday at Royal Portrush, in a ...

Two late homers propel Curve

Altoona Curve

BOWIE, Md. — Another day, another comeback for the Curve. This time, though, it resulted in a win. After another crushing 7-6, extra innings defeat at the hands of Bowie on Saturday night, the Curve were able to pull off another late rally and top the Baysox, 8-6, Sunday afternoon. ...

Blough’s save helps Altoona improve to 2-0

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Altoona moved to 2-0 in pool play in the Babe Ruth 13U Mid-Atlantic Regional with a 5-4 win over Valley Babe Ruth of Western New York on Sunday night at Seitz Field. Connor Blough earned the save by striking out two batters to end the game with runners on second and third base. He pitched in ...

Pearson provides spark for Tyrone Legion

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Andrew Pearson set the tone for Tyrone Legion in the first inning of the George B. Kelley Federation championship series opener. In the top of the first, Martin Oil’s Joe Dorminy smoked one toward the left-center gap with a runner on first, and Pearson chased down the ball and laid out to ...

Munoz produces for Cards in win

Professional Sports

CINCINNATI — Utility player Yairo Munoz wants his St. Louis manager to trust that he’ll produce in any situation. He banked a lot of trust on Sunday. Munoz celebrated a rare start with a home run and a triple to help the Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1. Munoz, making his 16th ...