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Cubs postpone home opener vs. Pirates because of snow

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs tried to play their home opener on Monday. It was just a snow-go. The Cubs’ game against the Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed a day because of snow that covered much of Wrigley Field, creating a scene more reminiscent of January than April. “On the way out I ...

Penn State Men’s Lacrosse moves up to No. 14 in poll

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UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State men’s lacrosse team moved up to No. 15 in the latest United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Coaches Poll that was released on Monday afternoon by the organization’s office. The Nittany Lions, who were No. 18 in the USILA poll last ...

Nittany Lions set to meet West Virginia in PNC Park

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - A pair of regional foes will meet on one of the finest stages in all of baseball, as Penn State and West Virginia face each other in PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, for a second consecutive season Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Essentials Live Video: GoPSUsports.com ...

Matchup dynamics make NHL Eastern Conference tough to predict

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Seeding means nothing in the giant game of rock, paper, scissors that is the Eastern Conference playoffs. Top-seeded Tampa Bay lost all three meetings this season against eighth-seeded New Jersey, Toronto beat Boston three out of four times and records don’t matter when Pittsburgh and ...

Utah clinches, Philly locks up home-court for first round

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Philadelphia will open the playoffs at home for the first time since 2003, after clinching no worse than the No. 4 seed with its win over Dallas . The 76ers — now winners of 14 consecutive games — will finish No. 3 in the East if they close with wins over Atlanta and Milwaukee. Indiana ...

Penn State’s Lamar Stevens returning for junior season

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UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State forward Lamar Stevens, who was selected as the 2018 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) Most Outstanding Player, announced Monday that he will not pursue any professional options and will return for his junior season. The 6-7, 218-pound sophomore was an All-Big ...

Two gymnasts garner First-Team All-Big Ten Honors

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – Freshman Brennan Pantazis (Sparks, Nev.) and sophomore Stephen Nedoroscik (Worcester, Mass.) garnered First Team All-Big Ten honors, while junior Greg Tamargo (Kennett Square, Pa.) was named to the second team. Junior Wyatt Tyndall (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) garnered the ...

Donorovich named EIVA Defensive Player of the Week

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UNIVERSITY PARK — For the first time in his career, redshirt-sophomore Jason Donorovich (Lockport, N.Y.) has earned the EIVA Defensive Player of the Week award, announced the conference office on Monday (April 9). Donorovich joins a trio of Nittany Lions to earn a weekly award from the ...

Leah Hartzell grabs silver medal at nationals

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Lock Haven University boxer Leah Hartzell was defeated in the finals of the National Collegiate Boxing Association national tournament, held at the West Point Academy on Saturday. Hartzell, 147 pounds, dropped a decision to Navy’s Jess Velez. “It was a good bout, she boxed hard,” LHU ...

Central Mountain Sports Week-In-Review

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Let’s play. Surely that is the thought going through the minds of most local high school spring sports athletes these days. So far, each of the Central Mountain High School spring sports teams have had only a few contests due to the crankiness of Mother Nature. Yes, it’s been a bit ...

No. 24 LHU beats No. 19 Mercyhurst, still perfect at home

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LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The No. 24 Lock Haven University lacrosse team (8-3, 4-2 PSAC) used a tremendous second half to knock off No. 19 Mercyhurst University (6-4, 4-2 PSAC) 16-7 this afternoon on Charlotte Smith Field in a battle of two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) powers ranked ...

LHU Softball sweeps IUP, extends win streak to eight

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LOCK HAVEN — Although Lock Haven University women’s softball head coach Kelly Shannon doesn’t like to talk about winning streaks, her team is riding high on the top of one that spans eight games. After recently downing arch-rival Bloomsburg twice last week, the Lady Eagles returned home ...

Penn State Nittany Lions outlast George Mason in five sets

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FAIRFAX, Va. — It came down to grit and sheer determination on Saturday (April 7) evening inside the Recreation Athletic Complex, as the Penn State men’s volleyball program captured a 3-2 (25-17, 19-25, 25-21, 21-25, 15-12) decision at EIVA-leading George Mason in front of a sold-out ...

Penn State Baseball falls short against Minnesota

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Penn State center fielder Jordan Bowersox drove in two late, but the Nittany Lions were unable to sustain the rally, as Minnesota won, 8-2, Sunday afternoon on Purdue’s Alexander Field. Bowersox (Winter Springs, Fla.) drove in both of Penn State’s (7-18, 1-8 Big ...