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Spain knew they were underdogs entering the LLWS tournament

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WILLIAMSPORT — Oscar Roman didn’t mince words with his players when they spoke about playing Japan on Friday at the Little League World Series. He couldn’t afford to. Spain doesn’t have anything remotely close to the tradition of success Japan has had in South Williamsport over the ...

Asia-Pacific tops Caribbean in 9 innings in LLWS first round, 4-2

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WILLIAMSPORT — Caribbean lost the lead late in a 4-2 defeat to Asia-Pacific on Thursday. The game was tied at two with Asia-Pacific batting in the top of the ninth when Ji Hyung Choi was hit by a pitch, driving in a run. Asia-Pacific evened things up at two in the top of the sixth inning ...

Texas takes out Rhode Island in first round of LLWS, 3-1

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WILLIAMSPORT — Both teams were strong on the mound on Thursday, but Southwest was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over New England on Thursday. Tommy Turner started the game for New England and recorded 14 outs. New England opened up scoring in the first inning, when ...

Crosscutters-Spikes suspended due to rain

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STATE COLLEGE – Due to severe weather in State College during tonight’s contest, the game was suspended with the State College Spikes leading the Williamsport Crosscutters 3-0 heading to the 5th inning. Tonight’s game will be resumed on Monday, August 20th in State College as a part of ...

Penn State’s McSorley featured on Manning Watch List

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Senior quarterback Trace McSorley (Ashburn, Va.) is among the candidates for the Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, for the nation’s top quarterback. This is McSorley’s sixth preseason watch list selection this summer. He is also a nominee for the ...

LLWS: Idaho living the dream in Williamsport

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By CHRIS MASSE For The Express As Jeff Smith and his wife Candice packed their bags, they simultaneously looked up and shared a stunned laugh. They had watched the Coeur d'Alene Little League All-Stars make history a day earlier when they captured the West Regional championship, but it ...

Iowa’s Brody Watson battles adversity on and off field

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By CHRIS MASSE For The Express Danny Watson cradled his semi-conscious 8-year-old son Brody as blood streamed down the young child's face. Moments earlier, Brody had taken a nasty fall of his bicycle. The Watson's rushed Brody to the hospital and he left a day later with multiple ...

Penn State looking for next set of stars to sustain success

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By TRAVIS JOHNSON Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — James Franklin knows Penn State is facing more uncertainty this season than the last two, when the Nittany Lions quickly matured into one of the best teams in the country. Entering his fifth season in Happy Valley, Franklin is ...

Despite being prepared, Little League always ready for surprises

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WILLIAMSPORT - Steve Keener is ready for surprises. In 38 years with Little League International, he’s come to expect surprises during the annual Little League World Series no matter how much the organization prepares for its biggest event. So as the start of the tournament approaches, ...

PSU running back greats excited about Miles Sanders

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UNIVERSITY PARK - Two of the greatest running backs in Penn State history, Ki-Jana Carter and Blair Thomas, raved about Saquon Barkley, of course, and said they are excited to see Miles Sanders carry on the school’s terrific tailback tradition. “Saquon was the man. Now it’s Miles’ ...

PSAC announces men’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll

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FROM STAFF REPORTS LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Yesterday, August 14, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) announced the men's soccer preseason coaches' poll and the Lock Haven University men's soccer team was listed at No. 7 in the preseason rankings. West Chester picked up four ...

Scott Baker’s Walkin’ the Sideline: SENIORITIS

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Senioritis You have played your sport since the age of five. You've dreamt of playing varsity. Perhaps, you've achieved that goal. You're now entering your senior year. You will have one more year to participate in high school athletics. What does that get you? What does that mean? What ...

Giants’ Barkley misses practice, Lions’ Glasgow leaves it

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By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Saquon Barkley stood and watched, for the most part, resting his strained left hamstring as the New York Giants practiced against the Detroit Lions on Tuesday. “He’s day to day,” Giants coach Pat Shurmur said. Barkley, a rookie ...