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Backups Ridley, Jones ready to fill in for Steelers

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Stevan Ridley figured he’d have to wait until 2018 to get a shot at reviving his career. The running back spent most of the fall working out, trying to watch his weight and hoping a job offer would pop up. As the weeks passed, Ridley ...

Werner, Ross claim titles at Lock Haven Classic

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FROM STAFF REPORTS LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The nationally-ranked Lock Haven University wrestling team hosted the seventh annual Lock Haven Classic tournament today and despite only sending nine wrestlers to the mats, the Bald Eagles fared well, claiming a pair of individual titles. Luke ...

Bald Eagle Area advances four to championship

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MANHEIM — Coming off its big dual meet win over Central Mountain, the Bald Eagle Area wrestling team headed Southeast to Manheim Central High School for the annual Manheim Lions Christmas Wrestling Tournament. The Eagles got off to a somewhat shaky start in the Round of 16 and the ...

PSU Football: Cornerback John Reid rehabbing nicely

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By CORY GIGER For The Express SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — If he absolutely had to, cornerback John Reid probably could play in Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl. He won’t play, of course, but that’s how much progress Reid has made since suffering a knee injury in spring ball that wound up costing ...

Tom Elling’s Wrestling Mat-ters: Holiday Joy…and Duals

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While this is the holiday tournament season, there have been some recent dual meets that command a word or two. The first was the amazing atmosphere of the Central Mountain at BEA meet last week. That was the first time I’ve seen a gym filled to capacity for a dual in a long time. BEA won a ...

Nittany Lions in the NFL – Week 16

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UNIVERSITY PARK — A total of 29 Penn State football alumni are populating the rosters of 22 National Football League teams. The Nittany Lions annually are among the top-20 programs nationally in producing players in the NFL. Each week throughout the year, GoPSUsports.com has provided updates ...

Mike Tomlin noncommittal about lineup for finale vs. Browns

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn’t sure how long of a break he wants to give his star players before the postseason begins. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach is going to wait to determine how much Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and company play during Sunday’s regular-season finale ...

Calendar of events

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TODAY r Clinton Central Model Railroad Club open house, 5-8 p.m., former train station, 15 Logan Ave., Castanea; free. Information: www.ccmrr.org. TOMORROW r Public forum âAddiction in Howard,ã 7 p.m., Lighthouse Reformed Church, 135 E. Main St. Information: Pastor Clyde at ...

Penn State University’s Fiesta Bowl Travel Day

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PHOENIX — The Penn State football flight touched down shortly after 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. With a relatively quick flight, the Nittany Lions flew in style, treated to special seating pods allowing the team to stretch out for the duration of ...

Steelers cut 5-time Pro Bowler James Harrison

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Harrison’s long tenure with the Pittsburgh Steelers is over. The AFC North champions released the five-time Pro Bowl linebacker and 2008 NFL defensive player of the year on Saturday to make room for right tackle Marcus Gilbert. Gilbert is returning from a ...

Anaheim Ducks throttle sloppy Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-0

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PITTSBURGH — John Gibson grew up in Pittsburgh. He downplayed his annual homecoming Saturday night, but his teammates with the Anaheim Ducks understood this wasn’t just any game and it wasn’t just any arena for the 24-year-old who has helped keep them afloat during an uneven first half of ...