News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Patriots wins battle with rival Warriors http://timesleader.com/news/sports/50934331/Patriots-wins-battle-with-rival-Warriors YATESVILLE — In a battle of rivals in the first round of the Pittston Area Girls Basketball Tournament, Wyoming Area outshot Pittston Area 11-0 in 3-pointers, but the Patriots overcame the odds to pull out a 74-61 victory.Pittston Area will face Lake-Lake Lehman in the championship game today. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:25:07 EST Penguins fall flat in loss to Senators http://timesleader.com/news/penguins-sports/50935528/Penguins-fall-flat-in-loss-to-Senators BINGHAMTON, NY — When the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins faced the Binghamton Senators just before the Christmas break, they shutout their East Division foe. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:21:06 EST Penguins fall flat in loss to Senators http://timesleader.com/news/penguins-sports/50935065/Penguins-fall-flat-in-loss-to-Senators BINGHAMTON, NY — When the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins faced the Binghamton Senators just before the Christmas break, they shutout their East Division foe. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:10:08 EST Narduzzi officially takes over at Pittsburgh http://timesleader.com/news/football/50934038/Narduzzi-officially-takes-over-at-Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH — Pat Narduzzi stood just outside the doorway, hands stuffed inside his pants pockets, and glanced at nine national championship trophies highlighting the proud history of a program churning in mediocrity. The youngest gold football is nearly 40 years old. By the math of the latest coach charged with restoring Pittsburgh to... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:06:07 EST Higher scores creating longer college games http://timesleader.com/news/football/50934914/Higher-scores-creating-longer-college-games Bear Bryant said offense sells tickets, and he was right. College football is enjoying immense popularity in an era of record scoring.But is there too much of a good thing? Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:32:12 EST Georgia’s Richt: Gurley heading to NFL http://timesleader.com/news/football/50934793/Georgias-Richt:-Gurley-heading-to-NFL CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Georgia running back Todd Gurley has informed coach Mark Richt that he plans to enter the NFL draft.Richt said after practice Friday for the Belk Bowl that Gurley won't return for his senior season. The 13th-ranked Bulldogs face No. 20 Louisville on Tuesday. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:32:11 EST Hawkeyes, Royals to meet in McGrane final http://timesleader.com/news/hsbasketball/50934961/Hawkeyes-Royals-to-meet-in-McGrane-final WILKES-BARRE — Hanover Area made the most of its extra chances while breaking away from Lake-Lehman early in the opening game of the 49th annual Robert McGrane Tournament at the CYC. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:31:07 EST Pinstripe teams striving to regain glory http://timesleader.com/news/psu/50931845/Pinstripe-teams-striving-to-regain-glory NEW YORK — Close doesn't cut it.Not at Boston College, which nearly knocked off Florida State this season.And certainly not at Penn State, which almost upset Ohio State in a double-overtime defeat. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:25:12 EST For PSU, it’s all on the (defensive) line http://timesleader.com/news/psu/50931814/Its-all-on-the-line NEW YORK — James Franklin had the numbers memorized all right.The Penn State coach had counted five senior starters on the offensive line for Boston College who have more than 140 starts between them. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:25:07 EST Penguins players OK with longer NHL holiday break http://timesleader.com/news/hockey/50933806/Penguins-players-OK-with-longer-NHL-holiday-break OK, so it's not one of the major provisions in the collective bargaining agreement the NHL and its Players' Association agreed to in 2013.It has nothing to do with, say, setting salary-cap limits or establishing the parameters of free agency. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:49:03 EST Abington area athletes score accomplishments in 2014 http://timesleader.com/news/sports/50914231/Star-athletes-celebrated-in-2014 1. AH graduate Cory Spangenberg called up to the San Diego Padres Fri, 26 Dec 2014 11:19:11 EST