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Long ball, Belinda carry LHU to split with Chowan

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MURFREESBORO, N.C. - The Lock Haven University baseball team (1-1) picked up two big wins via the long ball to start the 2017 season at Chowan University (5-7). The Bald Eagles traveled to Chowan for a four-game series to start the 2017 campaign. LHU returned nine position players including ...

Villanova players and coaches pose with the Big East conference regular season trophy after winning an NCAA college basketball game against Creighton, 79-63, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Paschall, Jenkins lead No. 2 Villanova past No. 23 Creighton

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VILLANOVA, Pa. — Villanova claimed another Big East regular-season title, but the Wildcats aren’t ready to start celebrating. They are hoping to save that for later - just like last season. Eric Paschall scored a season-high 19 points and Josh Hart added 16 to help No. 2 Villanova clinch ...

Pittsburgh's Rozelle Nix (25) plays in an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

No. 8 North Carolina keeps rolling, tops Pittsburgh Panthers 85-67

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PITTSBURGH — There’s a mantra North Carolina coach Roy Williams trots out on occasion when he wants to grab the attention of his talented if occasionally erratic team. It’s one forward Justin Jackson knows by heart. “Coach always says there’s never been a national championship team ...

Temple's Daniel Dingle scores a basket in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut in Philadelphia on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. UConn won, 64-63. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Alston has 11 in 2nd OT as Temple defeats Tulane 86-76

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PHILADELPHIA — Shizz Alston Jr. scored 11 of his 25 points in the second overtime, Mark Williams added 20 points and Temple pulled away from Tulane 86-76 on Saturday to end a three-game losing streak. After Tulane’s Malik Morgan’s deep, buzzer-beating 3-pointer tied the game at 71, the ...

This is a 2017 photo of Josh Harrison of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Harrison knew his surgically repaired thumb was finally ready to handle the rigors of a full baseball season when it passed the Mia test. The Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman tore a ligament in his left thumb in July 2015. Surgery fixed the damage, but Harrison's hand often felt weak and stiff last season. This past winter, as he played with Mia, his 3-year-old daughter, Harrison realized he was fully recovered. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Pirates 2B Harrison looking for healthy, productive 2017

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BRADENTON, Fla. — Josh Harrison knew his surgically repaired thumb was finally ready to handle the rigors of a full baseball season when it passed the Mia test. The Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman tore a ligament in his left thumb in July 2015. Surgery fixed the damage, but Harrison’s ...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Carl Hagelin (62) battles Philadelphia Flyers' Sean Couturier (14) in the corner during the second period of an NHL Stadium Series hockey game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Crosby scores 34th goal, Penguins top Flyers 4-2 at Heinz Field

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PITTSBURGH — The pomp. The circumstance. The spectacle. Sidney Crosby’s used to all of it. So the message the Pittsburgh Penguins captain and the rest of the veterans sent to their teammates making their first appearances in an NHL Stadium Series game was pretty simple. Yeah, this is ...

Column: It’s better late than never

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JERSEY SHORE-It has been a pretty good season for the Jersey Shore swim team. While the boys were undermanned, they were able to finish 3-9, while the girls stormed to an 11-1 record. With the regular season over, the next step is the District IV Championship meet in Williamsport. And this ...

CM swimming program on the rise

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MILL HALL-It can be a bit tough to get excited for the PIAA District VI Championship swim meet when you have to go up against perennial favorite, State College. To make matters more difficult, State College usually picks up an automatic 41 points when they throw their stable of divers into the ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

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Matches for 2/21/17 Mill Hall 8-6 @ Avis 0-13 Mill Hall Karen Woods 99-6 Jeff Koch 97-4 Hunter Shady 97-3 Jim Baney 97-3 Lynn Woods 96-4 Holly Baney 95-5 Milt Geyer Jr. 95-2 Keith Bittner 93-4 Team 769-31 Juniors Tyler Weaver 83-1 Garret Hamberger 82-0 Avis Chad ...

Pete Rose appears on Phillies’ wall of fame ballot

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Rose is on the ballot for the Philadelphia Phillies’ wall of fame, his first association with the team since he was banned from baseball in 1989. The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/2lPprXU ) reports the Phillies received permission from Major League Baseball ...

NFL, Steelers aid West Virginia prep team hit by floods

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CLAY, W.Va. — The National Football League and the Pittsburgh Steelers are helping a West Virginia high school football team recover from last year’s devastating floods. Clay County Schools Superintendent Joe Paxton tells WCHS-TV (http://bit.ly/2mmHKjY ) that the NFL and the Steelers each ...