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Loar’s big day at the plate sparks LHU’s comeback win

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QUAKERTOWN — Amanda Loar (Barto, Pa./Boyertown) went 4 for 4 with a RBI and sparked the Lock Haven University softball team’s (36-10) 5-3 comeback-win over Seton Hill (22-14) Thursday in the second round at the 2018 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Tournament. With the win, ...

Bald Eagles Softball opens PSAC Tournament with victory

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QUAKERTOWN – Pitcher Bekah Slattery (Douglasville, Pa./Daniel Boone) threw a complete-game two-hitter and Casey Carpenter (Spring Brook, Pa./North Pocono) provided the game’s only run with a monster solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Lock Haven University softball team ...

Trio from Women’s Lacrosse named All-Big 10 Conference

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – Senior Katie O’Donnell (West Chester, Pa.) and junior classmates Madison Carter (Davidsonville, Md.) and Kayla Brisolari (Crofton, Md.) were each named to the 2018 Women’s Lacrosse All-Big Ten team as announced by the league office earlier Wednesday afternoon. In total ...

Altoona Curve return to PNG Field for seven-game homestand

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ALTOONA — The Altoona Curve, Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, begin a seven-game homestand at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Thursday night against the Erie SeaWolves, Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. The weekend is highlighted by Star Wars Night on Friday, the Starling ...

Opening Night, single game tickets will go on sale May 10

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WILLIAMSPORT — Williamsport Crosscutters opening night tickets will go on sale Thursday, May 10 at 10am. Single game tickets for all 2018 home games will also go on sale at that time. The Cutters open their 20th Anniversary Season on Friday, June 15, hosting the rival State College Spikes ...

Steelers place LB Shazier on IR, ending 2018 season

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed linebacker Ryan Shazier on injured reserve for the 2018 season to give him more time to recover from spinal stabilization surgery. The team made the move on Wednesday, which will open up a roster spot for the AFC North champions as they ...

NHL taking look at Wilson hit on Penguins’ Aston-Reese

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is taking a look at a hit by Washington forward Tom Wilson that left Pittsburgh’s Zach Aston-Reese with a broken jaw and a concussion. The league’s department of player safety announced Wednesday that it has scheduled a hearing for Wilson to talk about the ...

Jay Wright fetes hoops title with pope-pourri of events

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PHILADELPHIA — Jay Wright had some time to chat before he met with Michelle Obama. The former first lady was in Philadelphia for an education event and Wright was invited to give a speech. Wright and the Obamas go way back — to at least 2016 when President Barack Obama teased Villanova’s ...

Tiger Woods ready to return to work at Quail Hollow

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tiger Woods spent three months working toward one week in April. The Masters has come and gone. Woods took a small step back at Augusta National when he misfired with his iron play, didn’t break par until the final round and tied for 32nd. He finished 16 shots back, ...

Patrick settling into IndyCar, still needs work in traffic

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INDIANAPOLIS — Danica Patrick got her No. 13 car up to speed quickly Wednesday. She’s still trying to find her comfort level, still hasn’t driven in traffic, and understands it’s going to take some time to get reoriented with the new IndyCars. If she’s learned anything from her ...

Wildcats shutout Altoona, 10-0

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MILL HALL — Central Mountain’s mercy-rule win against Altoona was indicative of its roster’s deepness, rather than the talent of a few select athletes. Up 8-0 entering the bottom of the fifth, Central Mountain reached into its bench and inserted four pinch hitters into the lineup. ...

McIlroy looks to bury Masters memories, bounce back

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rory McIlroy tried everything he could to forget about golf in the days following the Masters. He binge-watched “Billions.” He read a couple of books: “The Chimp Paradox” and “Essentialism.” And he knocked back a few bottles of wine — “that sounds really ...

LHU Softball’s Slattery earns PSAC Central Pitcher of the Week

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LOCK HAVEN – Junior gunslinger Bekah Slattery (Douglassville, Pa./Daniel Boone) has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Central Pitcher of the Week. This marks the fourth time she has earned the honor this season and the 11th time a Lock Haven softball student-athlete ...