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Pittsburgh Pirates to host University Nights at PNC Park

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the return of University Nights at PNC Park, as a way for the Club to celebrate local universities on specific Wednesday dates throughout the 2017 season. Students, alumni and fans of local universities are invited to cheer on the Pirates ...

Tom Elling’s Wrestling ‘Mat-ters’: Wrestling season wrap-up

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Central Mountain grad Bryce Hanley recently placed 10th for Penn State- DuBois in the NCWA Nationals held in Allen, Texas. (Yes, Allen is the hometown of PSU’s Bo Nickal.) The 285-pounder, a sophomore, also finished 3rd in the Mid-East Qualifier. Hanley finished the season at 13-11 with 6 ...

LHU and Mansfield to play in Lock Haven today instead of tomorrow

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LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The Lock Haven University baseball team will open PSAC East action tomorrow (Thursday, March 23) at 1 p.m. vs. Mansfield. The doubleheader (1/3 p.m.) was originally scheduled for Friday (March 24), but has been moved to tomorrow because of the inclement weather expected ...

Cancer free and confident, Conner eager to get to NFL

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PITTSBURGH — James Conner long envisioned the day he would walk into the indoor practice facility the Pittsburgh Panthers share with the Pittsburgh Steelers and be welcomed by a sea of NFL scouts and coaches. Yet the record-setting running back didn’t envision it quite like this, walking ...

FILe - In this March 17, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola throws against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning of a spring training baseball game, in Clearwater, Fla. Nola was headed toward ace status until an elbow injury put everything on hold. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Phillies’ Aaron Nola aims to stay healthy, stay in rotation

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Aaron Nola was headed toward ace status until an elbow injury put everything on hold. Nola is slated to be the fifth starter for the Philadelphia Phillies and expectations for the former first-round pick are much different now. Simply taking his turn on the mound every ...

Steelers signs Tyson Alualu of Jaguars to improve pass rush

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free-agent defensive end Tyson Alualu to a two-year contract in hopes of bolstering their pass rush. Alualu spent his first seven seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars but struggled to live up to his billing after the team drafted him ...

In this Sunday, March 5, 2017, photo, Temple defensive end Haason Reddick runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Reddick is enjoying the draft process even as other potential pros get antsy for the big day to arrive. Maybe it's because he went to school in Philadelphia, at Temple, and the draft will be in Philly. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Temple’s Haason Reddick enjoying the ride in NFL Draft

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PHILADELPHIA — For some NFL prospects, the arrival of spring coincides with the dog days of the process that leads to the draft. Let’s get to Philadelphia already, is what many are thinking. Haason Reddick has exactly opposite feelings. Maybe it’s because he went to school in Philly, at ...

Krause, Bulls’ GM during 1990s dynasty, dies at 77

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CHICAGO — Jerry Krause, the Chicago Bulls’ general manager during their 1990s dynasty that saw them capture six NBA championships with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen leading the way, has died. He was 77. The Bulls confirmed his death on Tuesday. A Chicago native, Krause spent 18 ...

New York Giants re-sign MLB Keenan Robinson

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants have re-signed middle linebacker Keenan Robinson. The Giants announced the signing on Tuesday, adding that fellow linebacker Mark Herzlich had signed a new contract Monday. Robinson, who left Washington to sign with the Giants last season as a ...

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RADIO: ‘The Andrew Powell Show’ on The Lock Haven Express

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TODAY ON THE SHOW: It's time to celebrate! After defeating Japan last night, the United States is headed to the championship round of the World Baseball Classic! Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double this season, but is he the right pick for the MVP? Jalen Jackson, 6A ...

Duke's Luke Kennard, right, watches the final minutes from the bench after fouling out during the second half in a second-round game against South Carolina in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Sunday, March 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

NCAA Tournament picks up steam just before Sweet 16

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The first three days of this year’s NCAA Tournament lacked the drama and multitude of upsets the previous few tournaments had, more March Meh-ness than madness. A scintillating Sunday of games jolted the tournament to life like a triple shot of espresso. The ...

LHU Wrestling puts 14 on EWL All-Academic Team

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LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – A total of 14 student-athletes from the Lock Haven University wrestling team have earned a spot on the 2016-17 Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) All-Academic Team. To earn a spot on the All-Academic Team, one must have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the fall 2016 ...

Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis (34) runs on a kick off return for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Steelers sign former Chiefs RB Knile Davis

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers bolstered their depth behind running back Le’Veon Bell, signing former Kansas City back Knile Davis to a one-year contract. Davis played three-plus seasons with the Chiefs, who selected him in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft. Davis ran for ...

Michigan guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (12) shoots over Louisville forward Mangok Mathiang (12) and forward Deng Adel (22) during the second half of a second-round game in the menÕs NCAA college basketball tournament in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Michigan defeated Louisville 73-69. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Sunday spike: NCAA television audiences increase for CBS, Turner

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CBS Sports and Turner Sports say viewership for the first Sunday of the NCAA Tournament, which was packed with close games and marquee teams, was up 34 percent over last year’s Sunday second-round coverage. The networks announced Monday that the eight games aired Sunday on CBS, TBS, TNT and ...

Philadelphia 76ers' Jahlil Okafor in action during an NBA preseason basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

76ers’ Jahlil Okafor out with right knee soreness

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor sat out of Monday’s game against the Orlando Magic because of soreness in his right knee. Okafor initially experienced soreness in the knee during the first half of Sunday’s win over the Boston Celtics and did not play in the ...