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Steelers’ T.J. Watt seeks to build on breakout season

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By DAN SCIFO Associated Press LATROBE, Pa. — Personal stats don’t mean much to Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt. The 24-year-old was happy to earn a trip to the Pro Bowl during a breakout second season, but he also wanted to make the playoffs with the Steelers. This ...

South wins opening game of softball LLWS

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Entering the Little League Softball World Series, South Williamsport had yet to lose a game, going 14-0 from districts through regionals. That winning streak continued Tuesday as South Williamsport opened the World Series with a 3-1 win against the Asia-Pacific champions ...

Scott Baker-Walkin’ The Sidelines

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By SCOTT BAKER For The Express The average life expectancy for Americans now averages around 78.6 years. In the span of history, that is a microscopic period of time. Similarly, the amount of time that an individual has in their life to play sports is very short. Therefore, it is ...

LHU Football: Bald Eagles Media Day

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By BILL ALBRIGHT For The Express LOCK HAVEN -- Although there is still a ton of baseball to be played, college football, PSAC style, was the name of the game Monday afternoon at Lock Haven University. For the first time in a long time, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference held its 2019 ...

Local Auto Racing Roundup

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JAMIE BIRD For The Express At Port Royal on Saturday night it was the Living Legends Dream Race for the Weikert’s Livestock Sprint Cars honorong Joey Gravino and Late Model driver Ken Dickson. AJ Flick was victorous earning the $10,000 base pay, plus $2,000 for winning his semi-feature ...

Matt Feiler ready to fill in for Steelers at right tackle

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By DAN SCIFO Associated Press LATROBE, Pa. — Matt Feiler was a perfectly capable fill in at right tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers last season. Now, the journeyman offensive lineman wants to prove his worth as the starting right tackle following the offseason departure of Marcus ...

Keystone: 9-11 year olds fall in Mid Atlantic Regional

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FROM STAFF REPORTS The 9-11 year old Keystone All Stars suffered a 7-3 defeat to Connecticut in the Mid-Atlantic Regional final. The loss ended Keystone’s season with a 14-2 record, a district, sectional, state championship and the bragging rights as the second best team in the north ...

South All Stars to play in softball LLWS

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By JON GERARDI For The Express South Williamsport entered the sixth inning against Connecticut in the championship game of the Eastern Regional holding a slim 3-2 lead. The first batter up for Connecticut in the bottom of that inning ended up getting hit, putting the game-tying runner on ...

Mets’ Cano strains hamstring in 13-2 rout of Pirates

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By WES CROSBY Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Just when Robinson Cano is starting to hit, the New York Mets star appears headed back to the injured list. Cano limped off with a strained left hamstring, an injury that overshadowed Noah Syndergaard’s sparkling outing in a 13-2 rout of the ...

RB Who at RB U? Pitt’s Davis, Sibley hope to keep tradition

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Andre Powell could exaggerate. Or maybe the Pittsburgh running backs coach could flat-out lie. That’s simply not his style. If Powell is being honest, he is not quite sure what to make of A.J. Davis and Todd Sibley Jr., the two players who ...

Keystone 9-11 All-Stars bounce back in impressive fashion

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The Keystone All-Stars bounced back from their first loss of postseason play with a 4-1 victory over New York in The Tournament of Champions in Beverly, MA. Darius Shade kept the oppositions bat at bay through 4 plus innings en route to the victory. With pool play completed and a record of 3-1, ...

5 takeaways from Bellefonte’s Media Day

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By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com WINGATE- The Mountain League Football Media Day was full of sound bites. Coaches and athletes from the eight Mountain League schools (Bellefonte, Bald Eagle Area, Central, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Philipsburg-Osceola, Penns Valley and Tyrone) ...

Jersey Shore Bulldogs preseason workout notice

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Jersey Shore Varsity Football Practice Dates & Times -Varsity heat acclimation workouts will begin on Monday, August 5-9 from 5-8:30 PM. -Middle School heat acclimation will begin on Monday, August 12-16 from 5-8:30 PM. -Champions Week Practices will be August 12-16 from 8 AM-4 ...

Fat chance? Steelers safety Edmunds embracing the grind

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer LATROBE, Pa. — Cam Heyward was exaggerating when the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle referred to safety Terrell Edmunds as “no body fat Rell .” But only by a little. Technically, Edmunds’ body fat is at 2.1% as he enters his second training ...

Pirates hold on to closer Felipe Vázquez at deadline

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH - A post All-Star game swoon dropped the Pittsburgh Pirates from contention in the NL Central. The freefall, however, wasn't far enough for the team to part with two-time All-Star closer Felipe Vazquez. Pittsburgh opted to hold on to Vazquez at ...

8 bans in Reds-Bucs brawl; Kela 10 games, Garrett 8, Puig 3

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NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh pitcher Keone Kela has been suspended for 10 games, Cincinnati reliever Amir Garrett for eight and Yasiel Puig for three after a furious brawl between the Pirates and Reds. Major League Baseball issued eight suspensions Thursday, two days after the fight at Great ...

Recently retired Cullen joins Penguins’ front office

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Recently retired forward Matt Cullen is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins, joining the hockey operations department. The team announced Thursday that Cullen will have a player development role. General manager Jim Rutherford called Cullen a “valuable asset” who ...