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Proposing better names for DC team

National Sports

Now that Washington’s NFL team has taken a long-overdue step toward changing its name, it’s time to start lining up some possible replacements. Washington Generals, anyone? After defiantly resisting all calls to change its offensive moniker, the Washington NFLers finally bowed to the ...

Some games need further review

Voice of the Fan

As the pandemic enters its fifth month, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Gov. Wolf’s county-by-county map of the commonwealth employs the same color scheme used to promote the Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Classic. Perhaps the governor envisions himself The King and Pennsylvania’s ...

National view

Voice of the Fan

Newton can wear many hats for Patriots By Jimmy Golen The Associated Press One is a man of a million fedoras. The other is all about the hoodie. But whether Cam Newton and Bill Belichick can take the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl is going to be more about football than ...

Johnson tests positive for virus

National Sports

The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The 44-year-old Johnson is the first driver in any NASCAR series to test positive and the news ...

Drivers getting political

National Sports

The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Many a fan is quick to insist they do not like politics in their sports — no kneeling, no raised fists, no T-shirt messages. Just the game or event, please and thank you. That has not been the case of late as the nation goes through a reckoning on ...

Bucks, Lakers hoping to shake off layoff rust

National Sports

The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers have all but guaranteed themselves the top two playoff seeds and face a balancing act when the NBA returns to action. While other teams will be fighting for a postseason berth or playoff seedings when they play ...

Small group of MLB tests positive

National Sports

By Ronald Blum The Associated Press NEW YORK — Thirty-one Major League Baseball players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for the resumption of training, a rate of 1.2%. MLB and the players’ association announced the results Friday as teams resumed ...

Pirates pitcher not bothered by new normal

Local Sports

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Joe Musgrove isn’t trying to make a political statement when the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher dons a mask, but a practical one. Musgrove wants to play. Badly. The only way that happens is if Major League Baseball can avoid having COVID-19 ...

Trout not happy with his scenario

National Sports

The Associated Press His N-95 mask squarely in place, Mike Trout stroked line drives, streaked around the bases and caught flyballs at Angel Stadium. The sport’s biggest star then let something drop — he’s not “comfortable” in this COVID-19 environment and isn’t sure he’ll play ...

Sports at a glance

National Sports

Dodgers will get ’22 game LOS ANGELES — Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer. The game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2021 ...

DeChambeau muscle makes him ‘Happy’

Local Sports

Anyone who has watched golf this year can’t help but notice the drastic change in the physique of PGA tour golfer Bryson DeChambeau. A generation ago, weightlifting was a taboo subject for golfers. Tiger Woods was one of the first pros to make strength-training popular, but this year ...

Golf course gets new makeover

Local Sports

HUNTINGDON — A familiar Huntingdon County golf course has undergone a sort of a rebirth over the past several months as new owners have taken over the reins of the former Standing Stone golf course, renaming it Sunset Golf Club. Visitors to the club today have the opportunity to see the ...

Going Long works at Sylvan tourney

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Steve Long won the low gross, and Marty Long won the low net recently the Sylvan Hills Golf Club’s Handicap Club Championship. Scott Henck, Harry Murphy, Brenda Flick and Lynn Durbin won a scramble held Sunday at the course with a score of 32. Jim Baughman, Dave Biseli ...

Surprise leader after just 2 rounds

National Sports

The Associated Press DETROIT — Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau were expected to be contenders at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, taking advantage of a relatively weak field and course by PGA Tour standards. Chris Kirk was not. A year after taking a leave of absence from the PGA Tour to ...

PIAA updates its mask policy

Local Sports

MECHANICSBURG — The PIAA put out a press release Friday concerning this week’s mandatory mask statue in public places and how it will be implemented in regard to sports. The mask order does apply to sports and athletes unless they are outdoors and can maintain social distancing of at ...

Cumming Motors holds on for win

Local Sports

Despite giving up four runs in the bottom of the seventh, Cumming Motors held on for a 9-6 win over Sheetz in an Altoona Greater City League baseball game at Juniata Friday night. Kevin Karstetter’s two hits and three RBIs sparked Cumming (3-7), which led, 3-0, after three innings. Teammate ...

Bulletin Board

Local Sports

Camps NBCRC SUMMER SOCCER CAMP: Open to Tyrone and Bellwood-Antis boys and girls going into grades 5-8 this fall on July 14-16. It will be held behind the NBCRC building from 9-11 a.m. The cost is $75 per person. The camp director is Alex Bartlett. Because of the global pandemic, the camp can ...

Fly-fishing offers different enjoyment

Outdoors

In the wet, sometimes cool opening weeks of the trout season, fish will be receptive to almost any type of bait. People seen on area streams each April through mid-May invariably have live worms like redworms, nightcrawlers, wax worms and mealworms, as well as Power Bait and salmon eggs, in ...

DMAP permits will go away for DMAs

Outdoors

The 2020-2021 hunting licenses went on sale June 22. Since then, I have heard from a lot of folks who were surprised to learn that the special allocation of antlerless deer permits for designated DMAP units within the DMA for CWD here in our region. And just in case you aren’t familiar with ...

Online support sought by DCNR

Outdoors

From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn recently invited public input in an online survey helping DCNR chart the future course for forestlands in Pennsylvania. “As the department moves forward in developing a new ...