Women’s soccer season — specifically, the once-every-four-years “season” that coincides with the Women’s World Cup — has started and games will air on Fox, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 through the conclusion of the tournament on July 7.
Team USA, the perennial tournament favorite ...
Just when things were starting to make sense in boxing and the heavyweight division was shaping up nicely, a fat guy with blazingly quick hands wiped away most of the preconceived notions of where it would all eventually lead.
Andy Ruiz Jr. didn’t just upend heavyweight boxing. He threw it a ...
Over the years, the fast food industry, Las Vegas casinos and all things Disney have successfully adapted to technological innovations, fluctuating economic forces and trending consumer interests.
So, too, has Major League Baseball. At an increasingly sophisticated level, MLB organizations ...
As a Steeler fan living outside Pennsylvania, I often get a much different take on things from the national sports media.
In 2019, no theme in that conversation is bigger than the idea of the Cleveland Browns winning the AFC North. I understand even the Las Vegas oddsmakers have been ...
With so many different story lines headlining this tournament, the biggest may be made by a player who has not played at the French Open since 2015.
Much has changed for Roger Federer since his last match in Paris. He had surgery, changed the paint job on his racquet and even switched ...
Hyzdu still focal point of team’s early days
May 10 marked the 20th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Pirates signing Adam Hyzdu and assigning him to the Altoona Curve.
That simple transaction left an indelible impact on the Curve, the city of Altoona, and from a personal standpoint, my own ...
I’m in seventh grade at Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School, and Saturday, I competed in my first District 6 Track & Field competition.
Throughout grade school, I tried to find my sport. I played flag football, wrestling, baseball, soccer, you name it. They were not the right fit for ...
For those who have not seen Penn State’s top-ranked men’s lacrosse team in action, there’s no better time than the present — and the team’s march toward a potential national championship will play out on TV beginning this afternoon.
First-round play for the 14-1 Nittany Lions begins ...
Name: Christian Strawmier
High schooL: Altoona Area
My favorite sport: Track and field
I usually attend games with: My friends
Favorite high school team: Altoona Area
Favorite college team: Penn State
Favorite pro team: Pittsburgh Pirates
My favorite ...
After two centuries, the game is still a thing of beauty
In America today and in its capital city of Washington, D.C., we see, sadly, that with enough money and influence, the fix can be put in.
A widely used passenger plane model — whose safety standards were certified by the ...
It’s time to give up. It’s time for a lawless society.
The rules aren’t working and there are a zillion ways to bend them without getting caught. And if you get caught, you get canned and land somewhere else.
I’m talking about paying our young athletes — and I’m not just ...
Name: Paul Good
High school: Hollidaysburg, class of 1988
College: Penn State
My favorite sport: Penn State men’s basketball
I usually attend games with: Friends
Favorite high school team: Altoona
Favorite college team: Penn State
This letter is in response to the articles covering Mike Trout’s $430 million contract with Los Angeles Angels.
One of the most disturbing facts about our capitalist nation is the misappropriation of funds directed to the salaries of entertainers.
Everyone should agree that the value an ...
Name: Colby Gojmerac
Residence: Roaring Spring
Elementary school: Spring Cove Elementary
My favorite sport: Baseball or football, depends on the season, but I like them all.
I usually attend games with: My dad, Brooks Decker, Lucas Horton, Kaymen Oakes and Landyn ...
With the NFL Draft over, the Kentucky Derby steps up as the next major sporting event on the calendar — so horse racing will become relevant for the next few weeks.
Derby post time is 6:50 p.m. Saturday, with coverage on NBC.
Horse racing does not hold the mainstream lure it did a half ...
Skateboarding, climbing among new sports for 2020
It’s hard to imagine legendary American decathletes Jim Thorpe and Bob Mathias busting a move as part of an official competition at the Olympics, where they both ascended the victory podium as gold medalists.
Unofficially, the winner ...
Most spring football games are boring as offensive plays are “vanilla.”
But some 61,000 Penn State fans were treated to something very special in last Saturday’s Blue-White Game.
There was former All-American lineman Matt Millen doing color analysis for the Big Ten Network. What was ...
Name: Zach Waltz
High school: Hollidaysburg
College: Saint Bonaventure/IUP
My favorite sport: Football
I usually attend games with: My friends and family
Favorite high school team: Hollidaysburg
Favorite college team: Saint ...
Urgency needed for PIAA changes
When analyzing the PIAA winter sports season, the popular French expression comes to mind, “Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose.”
Loosely translated, it means that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Last summer, ...
Some people thought it was a bit much when both ESPN and the NFL Network covered the NFL Draft, but later this month coverage of the event that has morphed into almost perfect sports television will expand even farther.
A broadcast network, ABC, plans to cover the NFL’s player selection ...