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Officiating bug spreads to game with Michigan

PSU

A week after Penn State felt it was on the short end of the officiating stick, which made a victory at Iowa more difficult, the tables were turned Saturday night in the Nittany Lions’ 28-21 win over Michigan. At least if you consider Jim Harbaugh’s viewpoint. The Wolverines were ...

Making a states-ment: Mounties embark on trip to finals

Local Sports

Philipsburg-Osceola golfers Brandon Singer and Chad Frank will begin play at the boys golf individual Class 2A PIAA Championship today at Heritage Hills Golf Course in York. Both golfers will also play for the Mounties on Wednesday in the team championships on the same course. “Our goal ...

Nittany Lions find themselves at No. 6

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The Associated Press Ohio State edged past Clemson to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll and Wisconsin dropped to 13th after being upset ahead of its showdown with the Buckeyes. Alabama remained No. 1 on Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, receiving 24 ...

Surgery won’t keep Tua from LSU game

National Sports

The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has had a procedure for a high ankle sprain and will miss this Saturday’s game against Arkansas. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says Tagovailoa had what’s known as a “tightrope” procedure on his right ankle ...

Hamlin captures chaotic cut-off race

National Sports

The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Denny Hamlin was surrounded by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates at the front on the final restart, and that put Chase Elliott in the most difficult and precarious of situations. Somehow, he figured, he needed to find a way to beat them all to advance in ...

Nats, Astros count on starters

National Sports

World Series Who: Washington Nationals at Houston Astros When: Game 1 Tuesday at 8 p.m. TV: FOX Pitching matchup: Astros RHP Gerrit Cole vs. Nationals RHP Max Scherzer By Ben Walker The Associated Press Now this is a serious World Series throw-down. Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander ...

Falcons’ lost season features injured QB

National Sports

The Associated Press Matt Ryan became the latest star quarterback to go down in a rugged season for passers, injuring his right ankle when he was sacked by the Los Angeles Rams’ Aaron Donald in the Atlanta Falcons’ blowout loss on Sunday. The 2016 MVP had been his usual consistent self ...

Jets hoping to shock Patriots

National Sports

The Associated Press FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have been looking up at the New England Patriots in the AFC East for nearly two decades. Since 2002, actually. That’s the previous time the Jets won the division that Tom Brady’s bunch has had a stranglehold on for ...

Elliott helps Dallas roll

National Sports

The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys are back in control of the NFC East after beating Philadelphia with the division lead on the line. Elliott ran over safety Malcolm Jenkins on his way to 111 yards and a touchdown, Dak Prescott threw an easy ...

Around the NFL

National Sports

Packers 42, Raiders 24 GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers had his best game by far under new Packers coach Matt LaFleur, throwing for 429 yards and five touchdowns and running for another as Green Bay beat Oakland. Rodgers completed 25 of 31 passes to eight different targets and finished ...

Wrestling will be on television quite a lot

PSU

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, winner of eight of the last nine NCAA National Championships including the last four, now knows the times of its nine Big Ten duals. In addition, six of Penn State’s nine conference contests will be live ...

Gimmick ‘D’ coming back?

National Sports

It’s NBA time The National Basketball Association’s 2019-20 season opens Tuesday night with two games, New Orleans at Toronto and the Clippers and Lakers in Los Angeles. Both games are on ESPN. The Associated Press Atlanta guard Kevin Huerter saw gimmick defenses throughout high school ...

Ferguson, Stricek capture Elks Lodge golf tournament

Local Sports

PHILIPSBURG — The team of Greg Ferguson and Chris Stricek combined to shoot a 65, one stroke better than the team of Artie Fink and Todd Homan, en route to winning the Philipsburg Elks Lodge Country Club Fall Classic. Don and Matt Johnson, along with Bo Sankey and Doug Goss, also finished ...

France correct to bring playoffs

National Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Spoilers, tension, a sense of urgency. Heroes, villains. The NASCAR playoffs are playing out with all the drama Brian France envisioned for the elimination-style playoff system he helped launch in 2004. After multiple tweaks and changes since then, the NASCAR postseason ...

Georgia new hotbed of collegiate football talent

National Sports

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press MILTON, Ga. — The lawn in front of Milton High School looks big enough for a football field and provides a grand welcome mat to a building that would fit right in on the campus of a prestigious college, with its colonnade leading to an entrance of ...

Sports at a glance

National Sports

Annual XC meet is today The annual Blair/Huntingdon Day Cross Country Meet will be held this afternoon at the Logan Elementary School. The girls meet will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 5 p.m. and the middle school race at 5:25 p.m. No team scores will be kept and the ...

Dropped pass helps keep Nittany Lions unbeaten

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State bent and bent and nearly blew what looked like an easy win. But the Nittany Lions didn’t break. And they got very, very lucky. Michigan dropped a short fourth-down pass in the end zone that would have tied the game with 2:01 remaining. That allowed the No. ...

Lions still perfect, but inconsistent

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — We’re all looking for reasons to feel great about Penn State, to believe that this undefeated squad that will be ranked at least No. 6 in the country this week legitimately is one of the best teams in the country and has a strong shot at the College Football Playoff. But ...

Michigan-PSU highlights, lowlights

PSU

Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 28-21 victory over Michigan on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On fourth-and-goal from the Penn State 3 with 2:01 remaining and the Nittany Lions leading 28-21, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson, under ...

Fragile Steelers still optimistic about season

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The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin’s expression and the circumstances surrounding it summed up the plight of his injury-ravaged team perfectly. “Seriously, guys?” the Pittsburgh Steelers coach said when asked if Mason Rudolph would be the quarterback after being cleared ...