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Title IX factors in collegiate sports cuts

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The Associated Press Financially challenged schools considering cutting sports in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are making difficult decisions of who gets to keep playing and who doesn’t. The choices aren’t just about money when they involve women’s sports. And while Title IX ...

Sports at a glance

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Duo post 2-0 mark at HCC HUNTINGDON — The team of Phil Thompson-Jim Lakso are 2-0 after two weeks of action in the Big Orange Golf League at the Huntingdon Country Club. The teams of Larry Newton and Gerald Huggler, along with Bob Lamey and Rick Bayer, are both 1-1. Ed Gargula and ...

NHL will monitor potential hub cities

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The Associated Press Concerns about Canadian coronavirus restrictions could push hockey south of the 49th parallel into the U.S. this summer. Seven of the 10 locations the NHL has zeroed in on to hold playoff games if it resumes are American cities not restricted by Canada’s 14-day ...

MLB players in no hurry to look at proposal

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The Associated Press NEW YORK — Baseball players will take at least a few days and possibly until next week to respond to Major League Baseball’s proposed sliding scale of salary slashing for a pandemic-delayed season in ballparks without fans. Stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would ...

Fall French Open could also be fan-less

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The Associated Press PARIS — With the new $55 million retractable roof shut atop a barren Court Philippe Chatrier — where the red clay has dimmed to an orange-brown, the court’s white lines have all but faded and there’s no net — the French Open’s main stadium was transformed into ...

Steelers’ DB thinks new format could be beneficial

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By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Minkah Fitzpatrick is missing the somewhat leisurely pace of the NFL’s organized team activities, when free time in the evenings allows teammates to develop the chemistry the Steelers safety considers critical to success. “You’re ...

Sarah makes Tigers smile

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Senior salute The Mirror is recognizing some high school senior spring sports athletes who missed out on their final scholastic seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually because of the distance between the high jump and the pole vault events in high school, it’s quite a long distance ...

Ex-Valley coach hired to take over at Philipsburg-Osceola

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The Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District Board of Directors approved T.J. Anderson as the school’s new boys basketball coach in a virtual meeting Tuesday evening. Matt Curtis, who had led the team the past six years, stepped down earlier this month after accepting a new position as the ...

NHL moves ahead with 24-team format

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The Associated Press The NHL will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16 — if it is able to resume play. The decision, announced Tuedsay by Commissioner Gary Bettman, is no guarantee that games are coming back. The NHL and the ...

Reminiscing while exercising

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While I was out on my daily walk recently pondering how competitive the Blair Regional YMCA 2-mile walks will be after so many people have picked up the hobby during the corona-virus pandemic, I saw a kid at a baseball field. He had just one ball and a bat. During my circle around the outside ...

MLB players not thrilled with proposal

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By Ronald Blum The Associated Press NEW YORK — A rookie at the major league minimum would make a higher percentage of his salary than multimillionaire stars like Mike Trout or Gerrit Cole under a six-tier, sliding-scale proposal by big league teams that players found “extremely ...

Sports at a glance

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Elliott ends Busch streak CONCORD, N.C. — Chase Elliott snapped Kyle Busch’s seven-race Truck Series winning streak and collected a $100,000 bounty for beating NASCAR’s most successful truck driver Tuesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick announced before the race he ...

Big names are still available on market

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The Associated Press NEW YORK — Offseason shopping is still in full swing in the NFL. Even with the status of the upcoming season uncertain because of the coronavirus pandemic, teams continue to tinker with their rosters by adding players they hope will help them win — whenever or if ...

Keselowski ready for more wins

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The Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — The caution that sent the Coca-Cola 600 to overtime both continued Chase Elliott’s bad week and gave Brad Keselowski a much-needed break. Keselowski is in a contract year during a season disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Business was closed for ...

Transgender lawsuit on track in spotlight

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The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — Two female athletes at Idaho State University want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a new state law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports, the first such law in the nation. Madison Kenyon, 19, of Johnston, ...

Strong work ethic propels Lady Devil to many successes

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Senior Salute: The Mirror is recognizing some high school senior spring sports athletes who missed out on their final scholastic seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bellwood-Antis High School senior hurdler Jamyson Focht has a heart of gold that extends to the track and field arena. Focht, ...

Iconic lines, other info on sports movies

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A look at iconic lines and other key information about the sports movies that made the AP Top 25: 1. “Hoosiers” Year: 1986 Screenwriter: Angelo Pizzo Director: David Anspaugh Starring: Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey Plot: A coach with a shaky past (Hackman) and his ...

Americans finding ways to stay active

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Vicki L. Friedman always wanted to play golf with her adult sons but until this spring couldn’t find time to learn the game and practice. Shaun Warkentin was looking for a diversion when his young sons tired of jumping on the backyard trampoline and being indoors. He discovered the joy of ...

Hendrick suffers 2 losses

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CONCORD, N.C. — Brad Keselowski has won the Southern 500, the Bristol night race, the Brickyard 400 and has now crossed the Coca-Cola 600 off his checklist of crown jewel victories. Chase Elliott lost two races in four days, both in heartbreaking fashion. Jimmie Johnson had a shot at ...

Running on empty? Charity events wary in time of COVID-19

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It wasn’t exactly the finish line Ali Riecke had in mind. The 27-year-old had envisioned something more tropical when she signed up to participate in her second “Run Across Haiti,” an ambitious eight-day, 200-mile tour of the impoverished Caribbean nation sponsored by the nonprofit ...