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Eight local athletes make PHAC All-Star Roster

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The Pennsylvania Heartland Athletic Conference (PHAC) released its selections for its basketball all-star roster, and eight local athletes were selected with either first-team or second-team honors. Central Mountain’s Brody Baker and Kyle Everhart were honored as first-team members, while ...

Lock Haven pulls away with victory over Mansfield, 97-85

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LOCK HAVEN — It was a game they needed and they went out and got it. After playing a slower tempo game for the first 20 minutes, the Lock Haven University team decided to pick up the tempo to see what might happen. What happened was the Bald Eagles ran away from Mansfield for a 97-85 win ...

New England Patriots' Tom Brady, right, celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy next to broadcasters Terry Bradshaw, center, and Michael Strahan after the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Value of Brady’s missing Super Bowl Jersey $500k

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BOSTON (AP) — The value of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey is listed as $500,000 on a Houston Police Department report. The New England Patriots quarterback is listed as the complainant in the report dated Feb. 6, the day after the Patriots came back from a 25-point deficit to defeat ...

Penn State’s Bo Nickal named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; February, 2017 – Sophomore wrestler Bo Nickal (Allen, Texas) has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week for the week ending February 20, 2017. The honor is the fourth for Nickal, who won twice last year and now twice this year, and the third for Penn State this ...

This is a 2017 photo of Michael Saunders of the Philadelphia Phillies. This image represents the the Phillies active roster on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Michael Saunders aims to provide leadership in Phillies clubhouse

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — After moving from the All-Star-laden clubhouse in Dunedin to the young locker room in Clearwater six miles up the road, veteran outfielder Michael Saunders is embracing a leadership role with the Philadelphia Phillies this spring. Saunders, who turned 30 two weeks ...

Amir Hinton named PSAC East Athlete of the Week

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LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Amir Hinton (Philadelphia/Abington) of the Lock Haven University men’s basketball team has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Athlete of the Week. This marks the eighth total PSAC weekly award for Hinton as he has earned PSAC East Freshman ...

Clinton County Speedway gearing up for new season

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LOCK HAVEN — In a little over two months racing will again take place at Clinton County Motor Speedway under the direction of Wayne Cochran and Sam Ray. The season will start out with two practice sessions set for Friday night on April 21 and 28. The first green flag racing event will ...

FILE - In this March 2, 2016, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen prepares to take batting practice before a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Bradenton, Fla. McCutchen arrived at spring training still a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates following an eventful offseason in which the club shopped the five-time All-Star.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Nutting: Pirates had ‘step back’ in 16, but talent is there

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BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pittsburgh Pirates missed the playoffs last season for the first time in four years, but that won’t cause chairman Bob Nutting to abandon the team’s steady, build-from-within approach. “We have not embraced, as many teams have, that you have to go in cycles and ...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2016, file photo, injured New York Mets third baseman David Wright watches from the dugout before an interleague baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. New York team captain Wright is not sure how an intangible issue like character factors into wins and losses and the divisional race in the National League East, but the lifelong Met is impressed by the leadership qualities in the clubhouse around him. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Captain David Wright likes Mets’ character, clubhouse

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Team captain David Wright isn’t sure how an intangible issue like character factors into wins and losses and the divisional race in the National League East. Still, the career-long Met is impressed by the leadership qualities in the clubhouse around ...

Brake’s late-game heroics lift LHU to crucial win

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LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Tarojae Brake (Coatesville, Pa./Octorara) scored a career-high 31 points including all 14 of the Bald Eagles points in the final four minutes of action and Cole Renninger (Lock Haven, Pa./Central Mountain) sealed the win with a block at the buzzer, as the Lock Haven University ...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016, file photo, Connecticut quarterback Donovan Williams (15) is brought down by Temple defensive lineman Haason Reddick during the second half of an NCAA college football game in East Hartford, Conn. The NFL is not a long shot for Reddick. It is just a matter of how highly he will be drafted. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Draft Diary: Reddick’s path to NFL started as a Temple walk-on

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As a walk-on at Temple, Haason Reddick earned a starting spot before he got a scholarship. Reddick’s father says his son was tempted at times during his college career to give up football and get a job instead of burdening his parents with tuition payments. “He loved the game, but he ...

New Jersey Devils center Pavel Zacha, center, of the Czech Republic, competes for the puck with New York Islanders left wing Jason Chimera (25) and defenseman Scott Mayfield (42) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Devils edge Islanders 3-2 behind Schneider’s 40 saves

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NEWARK, N.J. — For a franchise with three Stanley Cup championships and a long list of postseason appearances, the modern-day New Jersey Devils find themselves having to learn the lessons their predecessors knew by rote. Games such as Saturday night’s 3-2 win over the New York Islanders ...