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Healthy Colts team will defeat Houston

National Sports

The Associated Press Both Jacoby Brissett and Deshaun Watson have managed to outduel reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes in consecutive weeks — on his home turf no less. Now it’s time for the young quarterbacks to face off against each other for the first time since Brissett took over as ...

Eagles getting back a few healthy bodies

National Sports

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby were back at practice Wednesday, boosting Philadelphia’s depleted secondary. The team’s starting cornerbacks haven’t played together in a game since last Oct. 28. They could be on the field Sunday night when the Eagles ...

CC ups its perfect record to 17-0

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Maggie Kudlawiec had 11 kills and 12 digs as Central Cambria improved to 17-0 with a 25-17, 25-19, 25-8 win over Hollidaysburg in girls high school volleyball action Wednesday night. Julia Mobley led the Lady Devils with 19 service points, and Kiersten Szpala had 27 assists. ...

Unpredictable Pac-12 back in the spotlight

National Sports

The Pac-12 has slipped into the background of the college football season. Again. The conference is still providing plenty of highlights and intrigue. No conference is more unpredictable from top to bottom. In the College Football playoff era, those are not necessarily good qualities. Being ...

Zimmerman, Hess garner top honors at ICC meet

Local Sports

LOYSBURG — Ian Zimmerman and Morgan Hess each claimed first-place finishes in the rain to help the Northern Bedford boys and Juniata Valley girls win Inter-County Conference titles at Northern Bedford High School. Zimmerman won the boys race in 15:41.5 for the Panthers, who also had a ...

Hollidaysburg boys fall short at home

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Adam Naugle scored a second-half goal on a Drew Desort pass, but it wasn’t enough as Lower Dauphin scored twice in the first half and held on for a 2-1 win on the Tigers’ senior night in boys high school soccer action Wednesday night. Naugle’s shot was a strike from ...

Lady Marauders get balanced attack in win

Local Sports

CRESSON — Bishop Guilfoyle fended off a late Penn Cambria rally in a 3-2 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference win on Wednesday in girls high school soccer action. The Lady Marauders (9-7-1) scored three goals in the first half, one each from Rachel Nosek, Lainey Farabaugh and Daniella ...

Michigan happy with Gattis’ work as OC

PSU

Penn State has a good idea what it will be getting Saturday from Michigan’s offense, which is led by former Nittany Lion assistant coach Josh Gattis. The Wolverines have had their share of struggles in Gattis’ first season as offensive coordinator, bringing criticism for both him and ...

Mounting success: P-O continues strong season as 2 head to states

Local Sports

BLAIRSVILLE — Philipsburg-Osceola continued its stellar high school golf season Tuesday at Tom’s Run Golf Course by advancing a pair of players into the PIAA Class 2A championship. Chad Frank, the District 6 runner-up, and Brandon Singer, who chipped in on his last hole of regulation in ...

Eleven years of waiting over for Lady Lion tennis program

Local Sports

From Mirror reports STATE COLLEGE — Altoona singles players Morgan Stevens and Emma Skelley dropped their rackets in mid-match and sprinted to the middle court to join in on the celebration. The Altoona Area High School girls tennis claimed its first District 6 Class 3A title in 11 ...

Steelers will go on minus DL Tuitt

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The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to dig their way out of an early season hole without defensive end Stephon Tuitt. The team placed Tuitt on injured reserve on Tuesday, two days after Tuitt tore a pectoral muscle in the first quarter of a 24-17 victory ...

Rams acquire CB Ramsey for 3 picks

National Sports

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Rams acquired star cornerback Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday night in exchange for two first-round picks and a fourth-rounder. Jacksonville gets first-round picks from the Rams in 2020 and 2021, and a fourth-round pick in 2021. Ramsey ...

Cole remains unbeatable for Astros in Game 3 win

National Sports

NEW YORK — Far from his best, Gerrit Cole was still unbeatable. Heck, he didn’t even give up a run. A gritty Cole held the New York Yankees scoreless without his sharpest stuff, Jose Altuve sparked Houston at the plate and the Astros locked down a 4-1 victory Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in ...

Nationals headed to World Series

National Sports

WASHINGTON — It was merely the first inning, yet fans kept rising out of their seats to applaud or yell or twirl their red towels, to chant “Let’s go, Nats!” and “M-V-P!” and various players’ names, enjoying every moment of a seven-run outburst that would, eventually, propel their ...

Central Cambria back on top

Local Sports

JOHNSTOWN — The Central Cambria girls tennis team was left with a bitter taste in its mouth for the past year. Last season, the Red Devils were upset by Westmont Hilltop in the District 6 Class 2A title game as their bid for a three-peat was nullified. Using that loss as motivation, ...

Bezek hits milestone for CC

Local Sports

EBENSBURG — Cass Bezek registered her 1,000th career dig and had 27 total as Central Cambria came back from a first-set loss to beat Somerset, 18-25, 25-16, 25-15, 25-14 Tuesday night in girls high school volleyball action. Liz Bopp had 16 kills for the Lady Red Dvils (16-0), and Kiersten ...

LeBron part of NBA-China rift

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The Associated Press EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what James derided as a “misinformed” tweet. Politicians, ...

Billings to stay on as BC head coach

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EBENSBURG — Bishop Carroll Catholic is standing by its head football coach. Sean Billings, who is in his third season at the helm with the Huskies, returned to the field this past Friday night for the Huskies’ game against Penns Valley. From all indications, he will continue as head coach ...

Kravetz, Lions beat out MC

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LEWISTOWN — Austin Kravetz scored two goals and Brady Freiwald had nine saves in goal in a 3-1 Altoona win over Mifflin County in high school boys soccer action Tuesday. Graham Black scored the game’s opening goal on a corner kick for the Mountain Lions. SCORE BY HALVES Altoona 2 1 ...

Still no change in plan with running backs

PSU

A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Michigan (5-1, 3-1 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday, 7:30p.m., Beaver Stadium TV: ABC About the Wolverines: Their lone loss came at Wisconsin in week three, 35-14, but they’ve been tested by Army (24-21 win in 2 OT) and ...