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Balanced Bearcats avenge loss to Tyrone

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HUNTINGDON — On balance, Friday was a very good night for the Huntingdon Area High School boys basketball team. The Bearcats placed all five of their starters in double figures and forged a tie atop the Mountain League standings with visiting Tyrone by posting a 71-64 victory over the ...

BG boys roll past Richland

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RICHLAND — Michael Montecalvo made sure what stood to be a game turned out to be anything but. The Bishop Guilfoyle senior hit five 3-point field goals, and the Marauders made good on 11 from beyond the arc en route to a 66-43 victory at Richland in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference ...

True freshman leads Penn State to road victory

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From Mirror reports LINCOLN, Neb. — The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team downed Nebraska Friday night, 20-18, to begin a rugged 16-day stretch of Big Ten road action. Penn State won in front of a record-Nebraska crowd with true freshman Seth Nevills sealing the deal with a win in ...

NHL stars set for 3-on-3 event

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ST. LOUIS — Victor Hedman fondly recalls the NHL’s first 3-on-3 overtime because it was madness. “It was probably a minute and a half of just breakaways,” the Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman said. “Jason Garrison scored the goal — beat the D-man (and scored) five-hole.” Trading ...

Ridge in good shape at Bedford

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BEDFORD — Many area wrestlers are still alive to take the medal stand when the Thomas Chevrolet Tournament resumes today at Bedford High School. Chestnut Ridge leads the team standings with 155.5 points and 10 wrestlers in the semifinals, while Huntingdon comes into today with 87 points at ...

Brown facing multiple charges

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — NFL free agent Antonio Brown was released on bail Friday after a night in a Florida jail, where he turned himself in to face charges that he and his trainer attacked the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. Broward County ...

Broadcast team for Pirates set

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the additions of former Pirates players Kevin Young, Matt Capps and Michael McHenry to the TV and radio broadcast teams for the upcoming season. Young played for the Bucs from 1992-95 and again from 1997-2003. Capps was with Pittsburgh ...

College basketball preview capsules

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Pitt men at Syracuse Tipoff: Noon, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y. Records: Pittsburgh (13-6, 4-4 in ACC); Syracuse (12-7, 5-3 in ACC) Coaches: Jeff Capel is 27-25 in his second season at Pitt and is 187-135 in his 11th season overall. Jim Boeheim is 958-392 in his 44th year at ...

LSU’s Orgeron gets new contract

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BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU coach Ed Orgeron has agreed to a new contract extension worth more than $7 million annually and which runs through the 2026 season, the university announced on Friday. The new six-year agreement comes on the heels of the Tigers’ 15-0 national championship season ...

Former Astro Keuchel apologizes for scandal

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CHICAGO — Dallas Keuchel has become the first member of the 2017 Houston Astros to offer a public apology for the team’s sign-stealing scheme during their run to the World Series championship. Speaking Friday at the fan convention for the Chicago White Sox, who signed the left-hander to a ...

Gauff pulls off upset vs. Osaka

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Perhaps Serena Williams, now 38, will win a 24th Grand Slam title someday. And maybe Coco Gauff, still just 15, never will earn her first major championship. Sure felt, though, as if a generational shift was being signaled Friday at the Australian Open, with a pair ...

Penn Cambria puts up monster numbers on offense

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CRESSON — Connor Karabinos scored 26 points, including 17 in the second half, to lead Penn Cambria past Bedford, 81-75, Friday night in boys high school basketball action. Freshman Garrett Harrold had 17 off the bench to go with 12 points from Carter Smith for the Panthers (10-7). Bedford ...

Newberry: NFL shamelessly swipes Kap’s cause

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The images are haunting. Dramatic music, punctuated by the beeping sound of an open car door. The silhouette of former NFL star Anquan Boldin, wearing sunglasses and sitting at the wheel of his vehicle. “Yeah, I’ll never forget that night,” Boldin says, before going on to recount how ...

Lady Eagles soar past Huntingdon

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TYRONE — The Tyrone girls basketball team improved to 12-2 Friday night, thanks to a 62-26 win over Huntingdon in high school action. The Lady Eagles, who led 14-7 after one quarter and 29-9 at halftime got 15 points from Jaida Parker to go with 14 points from Emma Getz. Huntingdon (8-8) ...

Lions win potential preview

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Friday night’s Mid-Penn Conference Commonwealth Division girls basketball match up at the Altoona Fieldhouse was full of playoff implications. If you’re Mifflin County, it was about trying to keep your hopes for the playoffs alive. If you’re Altoona, it was about making sure that at ...

Retiring Eli: ‘I did it my way’

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning ended his 16-year NFL career on his own terms. He was classy, well-prepared and walked away as a New York Giant. In a roughly seven-minute speech touched with a little humor and almost no emotion, the 39-year-old Manning officially ended his career Friday ...

Turgeon to manage Curve in 2020

Altoona Curve

The Curve’s new manager, Dave Turgeon, has a wealth of coaching and teaching experience with young prospects and will be making the jump to Double-A for the first time in his career. Turgeon, 54, has spent six seasons managing in the minors and many more in college baseball. He has never ...

Lions vexed by Bearcats

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When it comes to high school wrestling, the Huntingdon Bearcats remain a mystery to the Altoona Mountain Lions. At least that’s the way Altoona coach Joel Gilbert sees it. “I’m not sure if it’s a mystery like the Bermuda Triangle,” Gilbert said, with a chuckle, “but we can’t ...

Seniors ignite Tigers

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — It all started with a jumper from Hollidaysburg girls basketball senior Meghan Snyder. Morgan O’Neill later followed suit with a scoring outburst of her own, and then Allison Hileman had her own way with Huntingdon. It was a senior-led effort right out of the gate for ...

Williams loses to No. 27 seed

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By John Pye The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams lost to Chinaás Wang Qiang in the third round of the Australian Open. The seven-time Australian Open champion was down a set and a break and Wang was serving for victory in the second set before Williams broke ...