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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 ...

LHU Softball opens PSAC Tournament Wednesday

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LOCK HAVEN – The Lock Haven University softball team is set for its third straight Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Tournament. The Bald Eagles will open the 2018 Championships tomorrow (Wednesday, May 2) at noon vs. Millersville University. The Bald Eagles enter the tournament ...

Penn State University Football season tickets nearly exhausted

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UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State football season tickets continue to be in strong demand and it is anticipated season tickets will be exhausted within the next 10 days. A high renewal rate has combined with more than 6,100 new season tickets having been sold for the seven games in Beaver Stadium ...

Five from Nittany Lions Men’s Lacrosse honored by Big Ten

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UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State men’s lacrosse team saw five individuals honored by the Big Ten on Tuesday afternoon when the league announced the 2018 Men’s Lacrosse All-Big Ten Teams and Individual awards, as voted on by the league coaches. The Nittany Lions’ list of honorees was ...

Penn State’s Miller and Huntzinger earn All-Big Ten honors

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UNIVERSITY PARK – Three Penn State men’s golfers were honored by the Big Ten Conference Tuesday with the announcement of the All-Conference teams and Sportsmanship Awards. For the second-consecutive season, the Nittany Lions were represented on both the first and second teams and marking ...

NFL expands programs for overseas practice squad players

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NEW YORK — Eight NFL teams will carry on their practice squads a player who came from an expanded program for overseas players. The International Player Pathway was instituted last year. It aims to provide international athletes the opportunity to compete at the NFL level. Alex Gray ...

Danica Patrick returns to Indy for 1st time since 2011

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INDIANAPOLIS — Danica Patrick’s initial return to the storied oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was brief. One lap, not even up to speed. After having a March refresher course pushed back because of bad weather, then waiting through Monday’s practice and Tuesday’s rookie orientation ...

Baby on board: Earnhardt Jr., wife have baby girl

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife, Amy, announced the birth of their first child Tuesday on social media. Isla Rose Earnhardt was born Monday night, Amy Earnhardt tweeted , calling their daughter “the best dream ever.” Earnhardt added: “Everyone was right. It’s a new ...

Bucktail Bucks keep up with Montgomery, lose at home 7-6

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FARWELL — Going into yesterday’s game against Montgomery, the Bucktail softball team held a 4-7 record with just a negative 12 run differential in those eleven games. Take away the one lopsided loss in an 11-1 defeat of Muncy and the Lady Bucks have been in some really close games. ...