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Daniil Kasatkin joins PSU Nittany Lions Class of 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers has added Daniil Kasatkin to the class of 2018 as the 6-7 combination guard has signed his national letter of intent to play for the Nittany Lions. From Ivanovo, Russia, Kasatkin completed his high school career at ...

Penn State Nittany Lions finish out road schedule

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s tennis team will hit the road for the final time this coming weekend, as they take on No. 50 Purdue and Indiana. They will face the Purdue Boilermakers in West Lafayette, Indiana on Friday, Apr. 13 at 3:00 p.m. and the Indiana Hoosiers in ...

Penn State Track and Field: In The Rankings

UNIVERSITY PARK — With three weeks of outdoor action in the books for Penn State track & field, the Nittany Lions boast performances among the best of the best at the national level and the Big Ten level. Among the nation’s top-25 performances in their respective events, Penn State ...

Villanova guard Jalen Brunson declares for NBA

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jalen Brunson, The Associated Press men’s college basketball player of the year, has declared for the NBA draft after winning two national titles at Villanova. The star guard will forego his final season after helping lead the Wildcats to their second national ...

Kansas, North Carolina State newly mentioned in NCAA basketball case

NEW YORK — Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball. A rewritten indictment released Tuesday in New York alleges that an Adidas representative, who no longer works for the company, arranged for payments to ...

No. 1 Dustin Johnson looks to follow strong Masters at Harbour Town

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Dustin Johnson is not satisfied with his Masters’ history, no matter how many top-10 finishes he posts at Augusta National. The top-ranked Johnson wound up 10th in last week’s major, his third straight appearance in the top 10 on the challenging layout. “I ...

Sidney Crosby’s hat trick pushes Pittsburgh Penguins past Flyers 7-0

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins sent a message in their playoff opener. The Penguins captain got his third career postseason hat trick, Evgeni Malkin added a highlight-reel goal and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions rolled over the Philadelphia Flyers 7-0 ...

Penn State’s James Franklin doesn’t like Friday night games

James Franklin doesn’t like that the Big Ten is now scheduling football games on Friday nights — Penn State will play one at Illinois on Sept. 21 — and said the practice is all about “greed.” “I’m not a fan of Friday night (college) games,” Franklin said Wednesday on a Big Ten ...

76ers’ Embiid ‘unlikely’ for playoff Game 1 with eye injury

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid said it’s unlikely he’ll be available for at least Game 1 of the playoffs this weekend. Embiid hasn’t played since March 28 when he suffered a broken bone around his left eye in a collision with teammate Markelle Fultz. ...

76ers win 16th straight, earn 3 seed in romp over Milwaukee Bucks

PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid and JJ Redick watched from the bench, Ben Simmons had a scoreless first half and the Philadelphia 76ers still won their 16th consecutive game, thumping the Milwaukee Bucks 130-95 Wednesday night to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. Fultz had his ...

Tractor-trailer upsets on Route 220 exit ramp

The driver of this tractor-trailer truck escaped injury when his rig upset on its side on Route 220, at the bottom of the exit road to Route 150 in Bald Eagle Township just after noon on Wednesday. Crews from Eagle Towing were on site preparing to right the rig and remove it from the roadway. ...

Utility work begins next week in city

LOCK HAVEN — The City of Lock Haven will be performing utility line work, including water main and fire hydrants replacement, on East Walnut Street next week. The section under construction will be East Walnut Street from Vesper Street to Hanna Street. This work will begin on Monday, ...

Penn State’s Saquon Barkley to be featured on two ESPN Shows

UNIVERSITY PARK — Former Penn State standout Saquon Barkley will appear in a pair of upcoming ESPN series: “Hey Rookie, Welcome to the NFL” and “SportsCenter Special: QB2RB with Russell Wilson.” “Hey Rookie, Welcome to the NFL” debuts Tuesday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2, while ...

Penn State Football Spring Ball Top Performers: Wide Receivers

UNIVERSITY PARK — The spring ball top performers series is rolling along as new wide receivers coach David Corley weighs in from practice with a closer look at the group. Led by returning leaders in veterans Juwan Johnson and DeAndre Thompkins, the Nittany Lions have made productive strides ...

Penn State Softball heads to Ohio State University

PENN STATE TRAVELS FOR MIDWEEK B1G DOUBLEHEADER The Penn State softball team makes the trip to Columbus, Ohio for a midweek doubleheader against Ohio State Wednesday, April 11. The Nittany Lions and the Buckeyes will square off for game one at 5 p.m. and start game two approximately 30 ...

Penguins confident but wary against dangerous Philadelphia Flyers

PITTSBURGH — The chase began nearly a year ago, when Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan addressed hundreds of thousands of fans following a second Stanley Cup championship parade through choked downtown streets in as many summers. Rather than run from the challenge of trying to become ...

Penn State’s O’Donnell and Nicolai garner B1G honors

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Senior Katie O’Donnell (West Chester, Pa.) and freshman Quinn Nicolai (Moorestown, N.J.) were each honored by the Big Ten Conference with weekly accolades for their performances during a 22-13 victory over then-No. 6 Virginia last week. O’Donnell was named the Big Ten ...

McGwire says he could hit 70 HR’s without banned drugs

Mark McGwire says he could have hit 70 home runs in a season without taking performance-enhancing drugs. He tells The Athletic he regrets taking the drugs because he “didn’t need to.” McGwire hit what was then a record 70 homers in 1998 while with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is now the ...