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Villanueva’s choice surprising to Roethlisberger

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The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed the need for unity as the team weighed how to properly promote social justice. It didn’t quite work out that way during their season-opening win over the New York Giants, and left tackle Alejandro Villaneuva finds ...

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Steelers put Banner on IR PITTSBURGH — Zach Banner’s season is over. The Steelers placed the right tackle on injured reserve Wednesday, two days after he tore the ACL in his right knee in a win over the New York Giants. Banner edged Chukwuma Okorafor during an extended training camp ...

Farabaugh hat trick big for BG girls

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SOMERSET — Lainey Farabaugh scored all three goals, including the game-winner in the second half as Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic edged Somerset, 4-3, in high school girls soccer Wednesday. Her unassisted goal in the second half provided the victory. The win improved BG, tied 2-2 at halftime, ...

Sipes, Byler key in Northern Bedford win

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HYNDMAN — Northern Bedford defeated HOPE for Hyndman, 24-26, 25-16, 25-23, 25-16 in girls high school volleyball action Wednesday night. The Lady Panthers improved to 1-1, thanks to 15 kills from Addie Sipes and 20 assists from Lydia Byler. Team records: Northern Bedford (1-1) Guilfoyle ...

Two more victories gives BG 7-0 record

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WINDBER — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic (213) topped Penn Cambria by seven strokes and Richland by 20 strokes to improve its record to 7-0 in boys high school golf on Wednesday. Kyle Goss shot a medalist score of 39, and A.J. Marasco carded a 40. Penn Cambria, which defeated Richland, got a 42 ...

Lady Tigers use shutout to earn victory No. 4

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HUNTINGDON — The Hollidaysburg girls tennis team improved to 4-1 Wednesday, thanks to a 7-0 win at Huntingdon in high school action Wednesday. The Lady Tigers got singles wins out of Rachel Gallagher, Regan McKee, Megan Ferris, Nina Meadows and Addison Ventura. Doubles victories were ...

Roethlisberger quiets doubters in winning opener

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The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Time to stop talking about Ben Roethlisberger’s surgically repaired right elbow. At least for now. Whatever lingering doubts Roethlisberger or the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers might have had over the state of their franchise quarterback’s ...

Cincy using Pirates for playoff push

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The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Tucker Barnhart hit a home run and Brian Goodwin prevented one with a leaping catch as the Cincinnati Reds extended their winning streak to a season-high four games with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Michael Lorenzen (2-1) ...

PSU season snapshot: 1956

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A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Coach: Rip Engle Final record: 6-2-1 Final ranking: Not ranked Regular-season wins: Penn, Holy Cross, Ohio State, West Virginia, Boston, N.C. State Regular-season losses: Army, Syracuse Regular-season ties: ...

History still on hold for Woods

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The Associated Press MAMARONECK, N.Y. — The older he gets, the more difficult it gets for Tiger Woods. He is one victory away from setting the PGA Tour career record, and it’s been that way since January. Every major he plays this year is a chance to tie the mark for the most titles ...

NFL gamble pays off for first weekend

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By Tim Dahlberg The Associated Press There’s a lot that can be said about an opening NFL week that featured a little of everything — except, perhaps, the positive COVID-19 tests that everyone feared most. There was plenty of football, played at a surprisingly high level considering the ...

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Capitals hire Laviolette WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals hired Peter Laviolette, who won the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006, as coach on Tuesday. Laviolette replaces Todd Reirden, who was fired last month after a second consecutive first-round exit in the ...

Portage girls beat Lions, Tigers

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona boys and Portage girls each went 2-0 in a tri-meet with Hollidaysburg in high school cross country on Tuesday. The Altoona boys had finishers 3-4-5-6-7, led by Jack Hatch, to post a 25-31 win over Hollidaysburg and a 15-50 victory over Portage. Hollidaysburg’s ...

Lady Dragons notch first win of season

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HUNTINGDON — Central swept Huntingdon, 7-0, to post its first win of the season in high school girls tennis action on Tuesday. Tomi May, Ellen Kennedy, Miranda Madden, Ariadne Madden and Morgan Kennedy won singles matches, and May and Violet Smith, and Annabel Shippey and Ashlyn Renner won ...

Big second half lifts Hollidaysburg to victory

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DUBOIS — Hollidayburg exploded for four second-half goals to rout DuBois, 7-2, in high school boys soccer action on Tuesday. Braden Callahan led the scoring with three goals and an assist, Shushant Dahal had two goals and two assists, and Eric Arbogast and Atticus Imhoff each added one goal ...

Glendale gets solid effort from trio in win over B-A

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FLINTON — Glendale knocked off Bellwood-Antis, 25-18, 25-15, 25-12, in high school girls volleyball action on Tuesday. Olivia Reese delivered 13 kills, Hanna Noel had 18 assists and 11 service points, and Samantha Cherry added 11 service points. Miranda Tornatore had 27 assists for ...

Tyrone earns two victories

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TYRONE — Tyrone won a tri-match with Hollidaysburg and Bellwood-Antis at Sinking Valley in high school golf action on Tuesday. Tyrone, behind Cassidy Miksich’s 77, finished with a 326, followed by Hollidaysburg (334) and Bellwood (440). Hollidaysburg’s Eric Davis was the medalist with a ...

Big Ten to start season Oct. 23-24

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Penn State football will resume in October. The Big Ten announced this morning that its season will start with the weekend of Oct. 23-24, based on a recommendation from the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors (COP/C), who voted unanimously to resume the season. The league has ...

Defense, Big Ben help Steelers win opener

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By Barry Wilner The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — There was one overriding reason Ben Roethlisberger worked so hard to return from a major elbow injury. His team. Roethlisberger, who missed the final 14 games last season after elbow surgery, threw for three scores and the ...

Hopsicker looks forward to SFU assistant job

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Former Pennsylvania State Sports Writers and Altoona Mirror Coach of the Year Rachelle Hopsicker has landed an assistant coaching job with the Saint Francis women’s basketball program. Red Flash head coach Keila Whittington announced the hiring of Hopsicker and Shawnice Wilson as assistant ...