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Belt leads Giants over Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 for 6th straight victory

PITTSBURGH — The San Francisco Giants’ recent run of success hasn’t surprised Brandon Belt. Belt also wasn’t surprised when he helped continue that success Sunday. Trailing 2-0, Belt started San Francisco’s comeback with an RBI single in a three-run seventh inning, then added a ...

Philadelphia Phillies rookie Nick Pivetta stops N.Y. Mets in 7-1 win

NEW YORK — Nick Pivetta put a horrible start behind him and stopped the New York Mets just when they were beginning to gain some momentum. The rookie from Canada allowed one hit in seven impressive innings for his second career win, and the Philadelphia Phillies halted New York’s ...

Pepsi Picnic Pavilion opens for people on July 8

Spikes fans, take advantage of a special opportunity to experience the Pepsi Picnic Pavilion with an All-You-Can-Eat seat for the All-American BBQ on Saturday, July 8 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park! The Pepsi Picnic Pavilion is usually open to groups only, but the special noon game on the ...

Penn State Women’s Hoops season ticket renewal underway for 2017-18

After the program’s sixth national postseason appearance in the last eight years, season ticket renewals for the 2017-18 Penn State women’s basketball season are now underway. Fans will have until Friday, July 28 to renew their season tickets for the upcoming season and renewals can be ...

Philadelphia Flyers’ Nolan Patrick has second abdominal surgery

Philadelphia Flyers No. 2 overall pick Nolan Patrick had a second abdominal surgery prior to being drafted and is expected to return to full activity in four to six weeks. General manager Ron Hextall announced the surgery Friday, a week after the Flyers selected Patrick in the draft. Patrick ...

CM Boys Basketball to host youth camps

Camp I: Boys entering grades K-3 — July 5th-7th (9AM-11AM) at Central Mountain Middle School. Cost is $30. Camp II: Boys entering grades 4-8 — July 10th-13th (9AM-12:30PM) at Central Mountain Middle School. Cost is $70. Players will have the opportunity to work with Central Mountain ...

Chevy Youth Clinic coming to PNG Field on July 15

Your local Chevy dealers would like to invite kids ages 6-12 to participate in a FREE youth clinic with the Curve on Saturday, July 15! This clinic is open to both boys and girls and will provide them an exciting opportunity to learn baseball fundamentals from Curve players and coaches. Each ...

Penn State’s Miller named PING Honorable All-American

Penn State men’s golf student-athlete Cole Miller has been selected an honorable-mention PING All-American. A rising senior, Miller is among five Big Ten Conference golfers who were recognized on the PING All-America teams. From New Tripoli, Pa., Miller won the NCAA’s Washington ...

Steelers’ Burns charged with suspended driving license

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns has been charged with driving with a suspended license. A Miami Beach Police report says an officer pulled over Burns’ Cadillac SUV in South Beach on Thursday for having an expired tag. The report says the 22-year-old ...

PSU’s McHugh 11th in 400m Free at U.S. Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS – Penn State rising junior Ally McHugh (Philadelphia, Pa.) continues to shine at the Phillips 66 U.S. National Swimming Championships, placing 11th in the 400-meter freestyle Friday in the IU Natatorium. McHugh now has three top-12 finishes in the three events she has competed ...

Earnhardt lands pole for what could be Cup finale at Daytona Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement tour is making an emotional stop at NASCAR’s most famous track. Earnhardt won his first pole Friday since Sept. 29, 2013, and will lead the field to the green flag in what could be his final Cup Series race at Daytona International ...

Roger Federer, Nadal drawn for Wimbledon final, 11 years after 1st

LONDON — Like a couple of old friends gathering for a reunion, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal could face each other in the Wimbledon final more than a decade after their first such meeting. The draw at the All England Club on Friday established plenty of intriguing matchups along the way, ...

Keystone advances to the district finals after beating Loyalsock, 10-2

BEECH CREEK - In the battle of unbeaten 12U teams, Keystone met up with a tough Loyalsock team Friday night in the District semi-finals that was held on Keystone’s home field. With the winner advancing to the finals on Sunday, there was quite a nail biter going on as Keystone held a slim ...

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Good day And happy birthday to Paul Matthew Bernard, 3, of Lock Haven. Word of the day Sanguine — Cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident. Alternate: blood-red, when used in heraldry. Quote of the day “Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.” — Pope Paul ...

HERO: Pirates recognize umpire John Tumpane’s heroic actions before game

John Tumpane may be the first Major League Baseball umpire to receive a standing ovation in Pittsburgh. But the PNC Park crowd was on its feet when the Pirates recognized Tumpane prior to their game Thursday night at PNC Park, one day after he led an effort effort to convince a distressed woman ...

Penn State football’s ‘Lift for Life’ set for July 15

The annual “Lift for Life,” the signature event of the Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter is set for Saturday, July 15 at Holuba Hall starting at 11 a.m. The 15th Annual Penn State Lift for Life will again feature the Nittany Lion offense taking on the defense in a series of ...

Curve drop finale to cap four-game sweep in Bowie

BOWIE, Md. - The Bowie Baysox capped a four-game sweep, beating the Altoona Curve, 9-3, on Thursday afternoon at Prince George’s Stadium. The Baysox (40-39) hit four homers, the most allowed in a game by the Curve (40-36) this season. In the third, Austin Hays hit a three-run homer off of ...

Five Curve players named All-Stars

Five players have been selected to represent the Altoona Curve at the 2017 Eastern League All-Star Game, the team announced in conjunction with the Eastern League of Professional Baseball on Wednesday. The game will take place at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, N.H. on July 12. ...

Limited number of Happy Valley Jam seats remain

The historic Happy Valley Jam in Beaver Stadium is rapidly approaching and only a limited supply of reserved field seats, in addition to seats in the stands, remain for the show, headlined by country music and “The Voice” superstar Blake Shelton. The Happy Valley Jam is Saturday, July 8 ...

CM hosts fundraiser to raise money to combat Duchenne

By SCOTT BAKER For The Express MILL HALL - Forty players, 11 teams, two divisions, two genders, 25 games, one goal,…end Duchenne. The goal was clear on a beautiful summer day as soccer players and parents assembled at Central Mountain High’s Malinak Stadium this past Saturday. The ...