US softball gets silver medal

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The Associated Press TOKYO — Japan won its second straight Olympic softball gold medal, beating the United States 2-0 in an emotional repeat of their 2008 victory in Beijing that again left the Americans in tears on Tuesday. Yukiko Ueno took a one-hitter into the sixth inning five days ...

Sports at a glance

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Fleury traded to Blackhawks Marc-Andre Fleury was traded from Vegas to Chicago on Tuesday, a stunning turn of events that has the NHL’s reigning Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender contemplating his future. The Golden Knights traded Fleury to the Blackhawks for minor league forward Mikael ...

One-time PSU hoop star guides Japan


TOKYO – Penn State men’s basketball alumnus Tom Hovasse opened the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by leading his Japan women’s basketball team to a 74-70 win over France in the group stage earlier this week. Hovasse (Class of 1989) is serving as the head coach of Japan for the 2020 Tokyo games ...

Win may help youthful Tyrone succeed

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By Matt Michelone For the Mirror When the Tyrone and Philipsburg-Osceola boys basketball teams take to the hardwood this winter, both teams will be going through a bit of a youth movement. And part of that process took place Tuesday night in Altoona. Tyrone grabbed the Building II ...

Altoona comeback comes up just short

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SOMERS POINT, N.J. — Despite battling back out of the losers’ bracket on Tuesday, the Altoona U14 Junior Babe Ruth team fell in the title game of the Mid-Atlantic Regional final, losing 9-2 to Bridgewater. Altoona won, 8-3, over Bridgewater Tuesday morning to avoid elimination and another ...

Rodgers arrives in time for camp

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers has made it to Green Bay on the eve of the Packers’ first training-camp workout. Rodgers was seen arriving at Lambeau Field on Tuesday morning, the day after NFL Network and ESPN reported the reigning MVP was closing in on a deal that would keep him with ...