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Jin-De Jhang gives Altoona Curve second straight walk-off win

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ALTOONA — For the second straight game, the Altoona Curve beat the Akron RubberDucks, 4-3, in walk-off fashion on a game-winning single by Jin-De Jhang on Thursday at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The Curve (25-24) led 3-1 after a two-run homer by Jason Martin , his seventh, in the sixth ...

Registration open for PSU summer hoops camps

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UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers and his staff will conduct two camps for boys in June with a two-day team camp and five-day individual day camp. The team camp, available for coaches and their teams with a focus on game play, is set for June 16-17. A ...

Meet the Williamsport Crosscutters on June 13

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WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport Crosscutters will be holding the annual Meet the Cutters reception, Wednesday, June 13 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at BB&T Ballpark. Admission is free for all fans. Cutters manager Pat Borders and the entire squad of Williamsport Crosscutters players and coaches ...

76ers announce Brett Brown’s 3-year extension

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have announced a three-year contract extension for coach Brett Brown while team president Bryan Colangelo is embroiled in controversy. Brown, who took the 76ers from 10 wins to the third seed in the Eastern Conference in just two seasons, got a new ...

Central Mountain High School Soccer hooks a new head coach

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MILL HALL — A decision by the Keystone Central School Board to open coaching positions in the district as a result of the budget deficit combined with contractual obligations has resulted in at least one Central Mountain athletic program seeing a change in leadership for the upcoming season. ...

Penn State’s Connor McGovern named to Rimington Watch List

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Junior offensive lineman Connor McGovern (Larksville, Pa.) is among the candidates on the preseason watch list for the Rimington Trophy for the nation’s most outstanding center. The Rimington Trophy is given annually to the most outstanding center. The award is named for ...

2019 Blue-White Game slated for April 13

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UNIVERSITY PARK — The 2019 date has been set for the annual Blue-White Game, which is one of the highlights of the Penn State sports calendar. The Blue-White football game will be played Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Beaver Stadium. The intra-squad scrimmage is tentatively scheduled to kick ...

PSU’s O’Donnell, Gallagher selected for All-Star game

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GRAND LAKE, Colo. – Recent women’s lacrosse graduates Katie O’Donnell (West Chester, Pa.) and Maggie Gallagher (Bel Air, Md.) were each selected to participate in the 2018 IWLCA Division I North/South Senior All-Star Game as announced late last week. The game will be played at the US ...

76ers executive accused of trashing others anonymously on Twitter

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PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia 76ers are investigating whether team president Bryan Colangelo used a variety of Twitter accounts to anonymously trash some of his own players and fellow executives and defend himself against criticism from fans and the sports media. The allegations, reported ...

Steelers ditch “bumble bee” throwbacks for 70’s gear

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are ditching their “bumble bee” throwback uniforms for something with a more 1970s feel. The team announced Wednesday it will wear replica jerseys of the 1978 and 1979 clubs that won back-to-back Super Bowls when the Steelers host the Cleveland ...

Villanova’s Spellman stays in NBA draft after title run

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VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Big East freshman of the year Omari Spellman is staying in the NBA draft after helping Villanova win the national championship. The school announced Spellman’s decision Wednesday, the final day of the NCAA deadline for players who haven’t hired an agent to withdraw ...

Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Austin Meadows making instant impact

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PITTSBURGH — The “Wow” moment didn’t come when Austin Meadows received the news the Pittsburgh Pirates were calling him up to the majors. It didn’t come when the outfielder’s extended trek to the majors ended when he stepped into the batter’s box for the first time as a big ...

Villanova’s DiVincenzo stays in NBA draft

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Final Four most outstanding player Donte DiVincenzo is staying in the NBA draft after helping Villanova win the national championship. The school announced DiVincenzo’s decision Tuesday, the day before the NCAA deadline for players who haven’t hired an agent to ...