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Marte’s wife dies in hospital

PHOENIX — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Starling Marte announced on social media that his wife Noelia has died of a heart attack.

“Today I go through the great pain of making public the unfortunate death of my wife Noelia, due to a heart attack,” Marte wrote on Instagram on Monday. “It is a moment of indescribable pain. On behalf of my family, I am grateful for the expressions of esteem and solidarity in this difficult time.”

“We are deeply saddened to learn of tragic passing of Noelia Marte,” the Diamondbacks wrote on social media. “Starling and his family are part of the D-backs’ family and we will do all we can to support him and their children during this incredibly difficult time.”

The 31-year-old Marte had played eight years in Pittsburgh before being traded to Arizona.

Marte’s wife was in the hospital waiting for surgery on a broken ankle.

The Pirates also responded on social media, saying “the entire Pirates family extend our deepest condolences to Starling Marte and family during this terrible time.”

Sylvan hosts golf event

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Curt Melton and Harry Felty were the winners in local golf league action recently at the Sylvan Hills Golf Club.

Melton was the low gross winner while Felty was the low net winner. Closest-to-the-tee honors went to Felton (No. 2) and Lew Cessna (No. 4).

NASCAR in Pennsylvania?

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says NASCAR can hold its races at Pocono Raceway in late June if the coronavirus situation improves in the area, though the races might have to go off without fans.

Pocono Raceway is in Monroe County, which currently is under Wolf’s strictest pandemic orders, or a red designation. But Wolf said Monday that if the county moves to yellow, then NASCAR may hold the two races as long as there are no spectators present.

From Mirror, wire reports


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