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Blue Jays draft Nittany Lion pitcher

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State baseball senior pitcher Conor Larkin was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the ninth round of the 2021 MLB Draft on Monday, going 272nd overall. Larkin became the 73rd player to be selected out of Penn State and the 44th pitcher. Larkin is the ninth Penn ...

PSU gets 3 more drafted

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State baseball had three members of its 2021 team get selected in the 2021 MLB Draft Tuesday. Junior third baseman Justin Williams was taken in the 17th round, 508th overall, by the Houston Astros. Senior pitcher Kyle Virbitsky was also ...

NCAA clears way for paying athletes

The Associated Press DALLAS — The NCAA Board of Directors approved one of the biggest changes in the history of college athletics Wednesday, clearing the way for nearly a half-million athletes to start earning money based on their fame and celebrity without fear of endangering their ...

Sports at a glance

Pairings out for PSU hoops UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State men’s basketball team will open the 2021 Emerald Coast Classic with a first-round home game against St. Francis Brooklyn at the Bryce Jordan Center. The tourney, which begins on Thursday, Nov. 18, then has the NIttany Lions ...

Nassib announcement follows film on gay French athletes

The Associated Press PARIS — Six French athletes have spoken about being gay and shared difficult experiences they had during their formative years. A documentary by Canal Plus called ‘Faut qu’on parle’ (We have to talk) interviewed three women and three men. Basketball player ...

Nassib’s message does its job

By Jim Litke The Associated Press All it took was an Instagram post. In a 59-second video Monday, Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib became the first active player in the NFL’s 101-year history to publicly declare he is gay and in the bargain, burst through a barrier that went ...