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AP Source: 76ers, Celtics agree on trade for No. 1 pick

Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional ...

Lackey deals, Rizzo leads offense as Cubs beat Bucs 7-1

PITTSBURGH — John Lackey and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, and Anthony Rizzo homered among his three hits to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday. The defending World Series champions took two of three in Pittsburgh and improved to 34-34 this ...

Clinton County races rained out

Racing at the Clinton County Motor Speedway was postponed on Friday night due to rain that hit the speedway around 5:30 and did not let up. Speedway officials and sponsors will seek a makeup date for the night’s races, which were to includeSuper Late Models, Pro Stocks 270 Micro-sprints ...

Penguins hire Buckley as goaltending coach

The Pittsburgh Penguins hired Mike Buckley their new goaltending coach Saturday after Mike Bales left to take the same job with Carolina. Buckley has spent the last four years as the team’s goaltending development coach, where he worked closely with Matt Murray, who has helped the Penguins ...

Fuentes gets 1st HR, D-Backs beat Phillies 5-4

PHILADELPHIA — Rey Fuentes hit his first major league home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Fuentes entered the game in the eighth inning as a pinch runner and was caught stealing. However, the rookie ...

Kyle Larson outlasts Chase Elliot at Michigan International again

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kyle Larson took control on a restart with five laps remaining and raced to his second NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, holding off Chase Elliott on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. It was the third Cup win of Larson’s career — and second in a row at ...

With a mix of Nick Saban and swag, Geoff Collins takes over at Temple

PHILADELPHIA — Geoff Collins flips through the pages in a three-ring binder, and then grabs another and does the same. He finds the pages he wants and puts them side-by-side. Two travel itineraries, one from his time as Florida defensive coordinator and one that was used by his predecessor ...

Even more injuries than expected affected many Penguins late in playoffs

PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE via AP PITTSBURGH- After months of speaking about their injuries in vague generalities and approximate body areas, Penguins players were finally able to get specific Thursday morning at their team locker clean-out. The result is exactly as you'd expect: This ...

Ticket lottery set for MLB game in ‘Port

By JON GERARDI Special to The Express WILLIAMSPORT - When it was earlier announced that the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates would play in Williamsport in August in the inaugural Major League Baseball Little League Classic, the one big question was: will there be tickets available ...

Penn State to debut retro uniforms Sept. 30 against Indiana

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Penn State will debut throwback uniforms when the football team plays Indiana on Sept. 30. But the uniforms won’t call to mind just one bygone era. The white helmets will sport blue numbers on the sides, like the team wore from the 1950s through the early ...

Local Little League baseball team pays a tribute to its sponsor

FROM STAFF REPORTS LOCK HAVEN- LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven/Flemington Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) team played its last game of the spring season against Bossert’s Chiropractic on Wednesday night at Shade Field. It was a special night for giving thanks to Lock Haven VFW for ...

Williamsport Ready to Debut Ballpark Renovations

FROM STAFF REPORTS Williamsport’s BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, home of the New York-Penn League’s Williamsport Crosscutters, is getting set to debut over $4 million in renovations to the 91 year old facility. The Cutters open their 2017 home schedule on June 20 when ...

Penn State football announces ‘Generations of Greatness’

The Penn State football team will turn back the clock for a special “Generations of Greatness” game against Indiana Sept. 30 in Beaver Stadium. Elements of the game against the Hoosiers will take fans back in time, while the Nittany Lions will don uniforms with designs elements from ...

McRae sharp, Curve offense shines in win over Portland

ALTOONA - The Altoona Curve scored four runs in the fourth inning and beat the Portland Sea Dogs, 7-1, on Thursday at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The Curve (35-29) bounced back to win the rubber match against Portland (29-32) and finished the seven-game homestand with a 3-4 record. Curve ...

Bowman signs pro contract with EHV Sabres

Former Penn State women’s hockey forward Laura Bowman (Minnetonka, Minn.) has signed a professional contract with the EHV Sabres Vienna for the 2017-18 season. Bowman becomes the second Nittany Lion in program history to play professional hockey, as Jenna Welch played for the DEC Salzburg ...

Courtney, Hancock named to Team USA

The U.S. national women’s volleyball team named its roster for the upcoming Pan Am Cup, with former Penn State women’s volleyball standouts Megan Courtney and Micha Hancock selected to the 2017 roster. Penn State was one of only three schools nationally to have multiple alumni named to ...

Six CM Lady Wildcats named to the PHAC Division 1 All-Star team

MILL HALL - Following a successful season in which Central Mountain won a district championship and advanced to the state quarterfinals, six Wildcats starters were named to the Pennsylvania Heartland Athletic Conference All-Star team. Cait Brush, Morgan Wetzel, Autumn Young, Josie Dershem and ...

Crosscutters renew broadcast agreement with FOX Sports

The Williamsport Crosscutters and Fox Sports Williamsport (WLYC) have jointly announced an extension of their partnership agreement for the 2017 season. The agreement continues the association that began in 2008 with the company (formerly ESPN) and assures that, for the tenth straight ...

Lazo, Retherford receive PSU honors

Penn State Athletics has announced its Female and Male Student-Athletes of the Year, with women’s lacrosse All-American Steph Lazo (Stevensville, Md.) and national champion wrestler Zain Retherford (Benton, Pa.) earning the honors for the highly successful 2016-17 academic year. Retherford ...