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Crosby’s OT goal lifts Penguins over Red Wings

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DETROIT — Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin needed only 21 seconds to take advantage of an overtime penalty. Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night. Crosby scored by redirecting a slap pass from Malkin ...

College basketball preview capsules

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Ohio State at PSU men Tipoff: 12 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (12-5, 2-4 Big Ten); Ohio State (12-5, 2-4 Big Ten) Coaches: Pat Chambers is 139-145 in his ninth season at Penn State and 181-173 in 11 seasons overall. Chris Holtmann is 57-29 in his third season at Ohio ...

Home teams heavy favorites this week

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Pro Picks is surprised. Consider that the NFC title game is a matchup of the conferences’s top two seeds. The spread favors host San Francisco (14-3) over Green Bay (also 14-3) by 7 1/2 points. In the AFC, it’s the sixth-seeded Titans (11-7) at No. 2 Kansas City (13-4), which would seem ...

Rodgers vs. Sherman should be fun

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Nine years into his career and a little more than two years removed from a debilitating torn Achilles injury, Richard Sherman is still tormenting quarterbacks on a weekly basis. Just ask Kirk Cousins. Sherman had his third career playoff interception last week in a ...

Newberry: MLB whistleblower deserves praise

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When future generations are documenting baseball history, Mike Fiers will surely be remembered as one of the game’s most significant figures. Not necessarily for what he did on the field, though tossing a pair of no-hitters is certainly a worthy achievement. Let’s just hope all his ...

Giants to hire Garrett as OC

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NEW YORK — Jason Garrett is headed to the other side of the Giants-Cowboys rivalry. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says New York is hiring the former Dallas coach to be the Giants offensive coordinator. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity ...

Lady Lion receives hockey honor

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State junior goaltender Chantal Burke was named the College Hockey America goaltender of the week. This is Burke’s third goaltender of the week honor in what has been a sterling season for the first-year starter out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Burke picked up two ...

Reid the outlier among playoff coaches left

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Of the coaches in the NFL’s Final Four, Andy Reid is the outlier. Only Kansas City’s coach has been the head man in a Super Bowl. Only Reid is close to having a Hall of Fame-worthy resume. Only Reid has been around for a couple of decades. While Tennessee’s Mike Vrabel, Green Bay’s ...

Leidig reaches milestone in Bellwood victory

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BELLWOOD — Emilie Leidig scored 29 points, going over the 1,000-point mark for her career in Bellwood-Antis’ 79-24 win over Williamsburg Friday night in girls high school basketball action. Teammate Alli Campbell added 21 points and 10 rebounds as Bellwood improved to 13-0. Sakeria ...

Guilfoyle survives in victory at Westmont Hilltop

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JOHNSTOWN — Bishop Guilfoyle outscored Westmont Hilltop 19-11 in the fourth quarter en route to a 58-49 win at Westmont Hilltop Friday night in boys high school basketball action. Kyle Ruggery led BG (11-1) with 19 points to go with 12 from Mike Montecalvo in a game the Marauders led at ...

Steelers great Shell reveling in Hall nod

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PITTSBURGH — Donnie Shell knows what a Hall of Famer looks like. It helps when you spend your career calling them teammates, as the hard-hitting safety did during 14 seasons dealing out punishment in the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary. So Shell never panicked as the years passed and the ...

Blue Pirates take down B-A

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WILLIAMSBURG — Coming off its first Inter-County Conference loss to West Branch earlier this week, Williamsburg was in need of a little pick-me-up. The Blue Pirates certainly got that Thursday when they knocked off Bellwood-Antis, 56-37. The Blue Devils came into the game undefeated in ICC ...

Everett topples Tussey

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EVERETT — The annual meetings on the hardwood between the Tussey Mountain and Everett girls high school basketball teams are, more often than not, hard-fought battles with a lot on the line. Thursday evening’s first matchup of the year between the Lady Titans and Lady Warriors had first ...

Crosby’s early goal not enough for Pens

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BOSTON — The Bruins turned an ominous start into a decisive victory against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins. Crosby scored 24 seconds into the game, but Jaroslav Halak didn’t allow anything else to get past him as Boston beat Pittsburgh 4-1 on Thursday night. “We just kind of responded ...

McMillen makes Glendale history in rout

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BELLWOOD — Glendale’s Brock McMillen posed for photos with family, friends, fans and teammates long after the dual meet with Bellwood-Antis was over Thursday night at the Bellwood gym. “Pictures really aren’t my thing,” he said with a smile. The returning state champion was the ...

Big 2nd half leads Bellwood to win

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BELLWOOD — With the score tied at halftime, Bellwood-Antis pulled away in the third quarter and knocked off Huntingdon, 58-44, in a non-league high school girls basketball game on Thursday. Senior Alli Campbell led the Lady Blue Devils with 30 points, and senior Sakeria Haralson scored 19 ...

Bonus points help Mounties top Central

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MARTINSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola recorded five falls in topping Central, 40-33, in high school wrestling action on Thursday. Nick Coudriet, Luke Hughes, Hunter Weitoish, Parker Moore and Tyler Anderson all had pins for the Mounties. Central recorded four forfeit wins, and Alexander ...

Mets’ Beltran out in cheating scandal

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NEW YORK — Carlos Beltran, called out on a curveball again. So for the second time since they last threw a pitch, the New York Mets are in the market for a new manager. Sign of the times. Beltran’s 2 1/2-month tenure as Mets manager ended Thursday before he spent a single game on ...

LSU probing OBJ payments

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BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU has contacted officials from the NCAA and Southeastern Conference about Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s apparent cash payments to Tigers players on the field after the national championship game, a university spokesman said. LSU athletics spokesman ...

Mahomes’ star still rising

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs had just lost to the Tennessee Titans, their fourth defeat in the first 10 games of the season, and much of the optimism that surrounded the defending AFC champions had begun to evaporate amid the barbecue smoke that wafts over Arrowhead Stadium each ...