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Thailand goalkeeper thanks Lloyd

National Sports

PARIS — The goalkeeper who allowed 13 goals when the United States routed Thailand at the Women’s World Cup has thanked Carli Lloyd for offering words of encouragement following the humiliating defeat. Lloyd sought out Sukanya Chor Charoenying immediately following the record-breaking ...

Henderson in command at Meijer

National Sports

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Brooke Henderson opened a three-stroke lead Friday in a 30-hole day at the Meijer LPGA Classic. Trying to break a tie for the Canadian victory record for both women and men, Henderson completed an 8-under 64 in the rain-delayed first round and shot another 64 in the ...

Blues’ Maroon celebrates Cup in style

National Sports

Patrick Maroon lifting the Stanley Cup above his head in a St. Louis Blues uniform fulfilled a lifelong dream. The moment didn’t compare to holding the Cup just low enough for his son to kiss it. Maroon will be hailed as a hometown hero for signing with the Blues and helping them win their ...

Chastain relishing his chance

National Sports

NEWTON, Iowa — Ross Chastain seems like the busiest driver in NASCAR. Chastain opened the season with 36 consecutive starts across the Cup, Xfinity and Truck series and has logged a staggering 7,501 laps since February, a streak that only came to an end when he sat out last week’s Cup ...

Grizzlies on the move in the Colorado Rockies

Outdoors

By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — Grizzly bears are expanding their range in the U.S. Northern Rockies, spreading from remote wilderness into farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting. New government data from grizzly population monitoring show bruins in ...

College reunion

Altoona Curve

On June 11, 2016, the Altoona Curve’s Jared Oliva and Portland Sea Dogs’ Bobby Dalbec, along with the rest of the Arizona Wildcats, found themselves in a position nobody thought they’d be in. In the middle of a huge dogpile on the field in Starkville, Mississippi, the only words that ...

Raptors capture NBA crown in the Bay

National Sports

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions for the first time. The Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. The Raptors won the series 4-2, denying the Warriors what would have been a third straight ...

Curve cap off solid homestand with win over Sea Dogs

Altoona Curve

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Binghamton, 7 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Domingo Robles (1-1, 2.50) vs. Rumble Ponies RHP Harol Gonzalez Record: 32-31 When Altoona’s lineup was released for Thursday night’s game, a familiar face was missing — Logan Hill. He wasn’t injured or ...

Pirates drop 7th in a row

Local Sports

The Associated Press ATLANTA — One year after he was left off Atlanta’s postseason rotation, Julio Teheran has re-emerged as a reliable leader on a young staff. Teheran’s roll of superb starts is a big reason the Braves are back in first place in the NL East. Josh Donaldson drove in ...

U.S. Open featuring late-night television

Local Sports

Here are a few thoughts on this week’s major golf event — our national championship, the U.S. Open: The course This year’s tournament is being held at Pebble Beach Golf Links, perhaps the most famous golf course in the world. June 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the course’s ...

Altoona’s mini-golf history launched in 1930

Local Sports

The grand re-opening of Blair County’s historic Lakemont Park has introduced not just one but two new miniature golf courses to local enthusiasts. The layouts are the latest in a long-run of mini-courses our area has seen going back nearly a century ago, to the game’s beginnings. In ...

Summitt CC team wins on card-off

Local Sports

CRESSON — The first-place team of Hap Lacue, Neal Zumovitch, April Oswalt and Steve Oyler won a card-off after tying the second-place team of Jim Jacobs, Brady Eckenrode, Charlie Horten and Neil Rapski with identical scores of 58 in the St. Augustine’s Church Benefit Outing at the Summit ...

Rose ties record at Pebble with 65

National Sports

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Justin Rose played alongside Tiger Woods, and then joined him in the U.S. Open record book at Pebble Beach. In a gentle start to the toughest test in golf, Rose birdied his last three holes Thursday for a 6-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead on a day so ...

Bell’s heroics aren’t enough for Pittsburgh

Local Sports

The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Austin Riley Riley tied the game with a solo homer in the ninth inning and scored the winning run on an Oscar Albies’ double off reliever Michael Feliz in the 11th, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 for their sixth ...

Wrestling helped Lantzy All-Stars hone football skills

Local Sports

Lantzy All-Star Football Game When: Tonight, 7 p.m. Where: Johnstown High School’s Trojan Stadium. Teams: Both the South and North have several players from the Mirror coverage area on their rosters. On the net: Render Broadcasting will carry the Lantzy game online at ...

Ortiz suspect could be linked to Reading death

National Sports

The Associated Press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — U.S. prosecutors said Thursday that one suspect in the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz is believed to be wanted in Pennsylvania for attempted homicide, while the father of another suspect said his son belongs to a ...

High profile recruit decommitts

PSU

From Mirror reports Penn State’s rough recruiting week got even worse Thursday when yet another high-profile prospect decommitted from the Nittany Lions. Four-star cornerback Josh Moten announced his decision to decommit, saying he made his initial decision too soon. “After talking ...

Pitt announces 2019 HOF class

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — University of Pittsburgh Director of Athletics Heather Lyke announced Thursday the 2019 Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame induction class, a highly distinguished 12-member group composed of All-Pros, All-Americans and legendary all-time greats. The ceremoney for the event will be ...

Argentina soaring after opener

National Sports

Next up The United States women’s team will play at Sunday at noon against Chile in pool play. They are competing in Pool F play along with Thailand, Sweden and Chile. The game will air on FOX. By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press PARIS — Argentina was absolutely giddy after earning ...

Franklin talks Stevens transfer for 1st time

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — We may never know exactly what happened with Tommy Stevens or why the quarterback transferred from Penn State, and coach James Franklin didn’t offer any specifics when speaking publicly on the subject for the first time Wednesday. Franklin mentioned that he’s been ...