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Hearn strikes out 10 as Altoona Curve cap sweep in Binghamton

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Altoona Curve topped the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, 9-2, capping a dominant three-game sweep at NYSEG Stadium. Taylor Hearn struck out ten batters and Will Craig homered for the third straight day. The Curve (32-28) have won six of their last seven games and outscored ...

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Matakevich ready for starting shot

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PITTSBURGH — Tyler Matakevich’s signature red beard is a jagged mess. All knots and snarls, a series of small mushroom clouds exploding from his jowls. The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker knows it’s time for a trim but he’s a little particular about the way he wants it cut, so ...

Velasquez takes no-hitter into 7th, Phillies beat Rockies 9-3

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PHILADELPHIA — When Vince Velasquez is calm and composed, he’s tough to beat. Velasquez took a no-hitter two outs into the seventh inning, Rhys Hoskins and Nick Williams hit solo homers, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3 Thursday. Trevor Story lined ...

Saquon Barkley learning about being an NFL running back

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By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — There’s no doubt Saquon Barkley has the talent to be great NFL running back. Speed, power, quickness, smarts, good hands. The Penn State product who the New York Giants grabbed with the second overall pick in the draft has it ...

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster eyes bigger role in Year 2

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — JuJu Smith-Schuster is an open book. Unless you ask the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver about the left knee issue that’s forced him to spend most of the offseason watching workouts instead of participating in them. “You can talk to ...

Carson Wentz eager to return, but Foles allows Eagles to wait

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By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz was having an MVP-caliber season before a torn ACL forced him to the sideline, where he watched Nick Foles lead the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory. Wentz has a mission to return for Week 1 and is ...

Penn State University Field Hockey announces their 2018 schedule

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UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State Nittany Lion field hockey team, under the guidance of head coach Char Morett-Curtiss, will play nine home games in 2018 as the new schedule has been announced. The Nittany Lions open the season in August and look to conclude the campaign in November in the ...

PSU Football student ticket sale begins Monday

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UNIVERSITY PARK — The 2018 Penn State student football season ticket presented by PSECU sale begins Monday, June 18 and runs through Friday, June 22. Graduate students open the annual sale on June 18 with the sale continuing through the freshmen ticket sale on June 22. The price of a 2018 ...

Spikes Opening Night is this Saturday

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STATE COLLEGE - Summer has officially arrived in Happy Valley as the State College Spikes, affiliates of the St. Louis Cardinals, get set for Opening Night, presented by PSECU and NEWSRADIO 1390 WRSC, this Saturday, June 16 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Fans will enjoy a jam-packed schedule ...

Cancun Tournament adds four games for PSU Men’s Basketball

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UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State men’s basketball team will open its 2018-19 season with two home games in the Bryce Jordan Center as part of the 11th annual Cancun Challenge. The Nittany Lions will play host to North Florida Friday, Nov. 9, and Jacksonville State, Monday, Nov. 12. The ...

Penn State Men’s Hockey season ticket renewals now available

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UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State men’s hockey season ticket renewals for the 2018-19 season presented by the Penn State Bookstore are now available through Friday, July 13. Season ticket holders can access their account and invoice by logging into www.GoPSUsports.com/accountmanager. Select ...

Nine home games on Lions non-B1G slate

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Following a second-straight appearance in the national postseason, Penn State women’s basketball head coach Coquese Washington has announced the 2018-19 non-conference schedule for the Lady Lions. The schedule includes six teams that qualified for the national postseason ...

Joel Robinson is Jersey Shore Homeschool grad

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JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area Homeschool Association celebrated student milestones with its annual awards and graduation program on May 5 at the Mountain View Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Jersey Shore. Following a violin prelude by student Catie Harbach, Junior ...

Athlete Opportunities and Goals: Part I

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By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com Offseason workouts began around the area last week as athletes work to become better versions of themselves in order to find increased success during the 2018-2019 sports seasons. The summer months are the period of time that most consider to be the ...

Harrison, Polanco help lead Nova, Pirates over Cubs 7-1

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By JOHN JACKSON Associated Press CHICAGO — Although reluctant to go on the disabled list two weeks ago, Ivan Nova had to concede Sunday that the break was a great benefit. Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run and Gregory Polanco hit a bases-loaded triple, leading Nova and the ...

Eflin fans 9, Phillies down Brewers 4-3 to snap 4-game skid

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By MIKE CRANSTON Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — It was raining, the radar was all green, minus the small blobs of yellow and red, and Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell decided to gamble. But lifting Brandon Woodruff for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning backfired. The big inning ...