News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Bartoli, Sacred Heart set for FCS championships http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/50716719/Bartoli-Sacred-Heart-set-for-FCS-championships Three years ago, Sacred Heart junior Nick Bartoli went from being a Warrior to a Pioneer. Now, that Pioneer is heading to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), formerly known as Division 1-AA, for the second straight year. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:34:03 EST Pittston Area returns several swimmers to the pool http://timesleader.com/news/localsports/50754807/Patriots-return-core-swimmers-to-the-pool DM - sent to webYATESVILLE — Things couldn't have gone much better for the Pittston Area girls swim team last season. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:41:14 EST Some leftovers from the football season http://timesleader.com/news/hsfootball/50758081/Some-leftovers-from-the-football-season The final serving of Wyoming Valley Conference football takes place Saturday with the UNICO All-Star Football Classic. Game time is 1 p.m. at Lake-Lehman High School, with all proceeds going to local charities. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:32:09 EST WVC football coaches select all-stars http://timesleader.com/news/hsfootball/50757827/WVC-football-coaches-select-all-stars Crestwood running back Frank Aigeldinger was named the Wyoming Valley Conference Big School Player of the Year and GAR running back Anthony Maurent gained the same honor on the Small School team as the WVC football coaches selected their all-star teams. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:25:15 EST Snow delays Pa., NJ rivals’ Thanksgiving game http://timesleader.com/news/hsfootball/50762098/Snow-delays-Pa.-NJ-rivals-Thanksgiving-game PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. — A snowstorm is disrupting one of high school football's great Thanksgiving traditions.The annual Turkey day rivalry game between neighboring Easton, Pennsylvania and Phillipsburg, New Jersey is being postponed until Saturday. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:50:09 EST Scott, McIlroy inspire each other to better golf http://timesleader.com/news/golf/50762165/Scott-McIlroy-inspire-each-other-to-better-golf SYDNEY — On the eve of the Australian Open — and their first tournament together since September — Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott were doing their best Wednesday to sound like a mutual admiration society. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:50:08 EST Redeemer grad to represent USA in softball http://timesleader.com/news/hssoftball/50763245/Redeemer-grad-to-represent-USA-in-softball WILKES-BARRE — Abby Staskiel's reaction was justified.A former standout at Holy Redeemer and now junior at Penn State-Berks, Staskiel was just like any college student, preparing to log-in to her email. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:48:06 EST Redskins to start Colt McCoy over RG3 http://timesleader.com/news/football/50760711/Redskins-to-start-Colt-McCoy-over-RG3 WASHINGTON — Move over, RG3. It's Colt vs. the Colts.The Washington Redskins plan to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a person familiar with the decision, the latest development in a stunning slide for the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:48:04 EST Valcke: FIFA faces ‘years’ to rebuild reputation http://timesleader.com/news/soccer/50761099/Valcke:-FIFA-faces-years-to-rebuild-reputation BELFAST, Northern Ireland — FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke acknowledged Tuesday that it will take “years to rebuild our reputation” following the World Cup bidding corruption investigation. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:47:12 EST Rivalry week will be last stand for some coaches http://timesleader.com/news/football/50761810/Rivalry-week-will-be-last-stand-for-some-coaches Will Muschamp knows he will be coaching his last game for Florida this weekend. There are a few more coaches who will be doing the same thing without knowing it — at least for sure.The coaching carousel will start spinning fast when the regular season ends for many teams on Saturday. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:47:10 EST Lions’ Lucas biding his time http://timesleader.com/news/psu/50755689/Lions-Lucas-biding-his-time Patience is not Jordan Lucas' strong suit. The Penn State cornerback won't deny that.He made a name for himself as a sophomore in 2013, showing an aggressiveness for the ball rarely seen in recent years in Happy Valley. He tied for the team lead with three interceptions. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:46:17 EST US cities urged to keep price tags down for 2024 http://timesleader.com/news/sports/50762143/US-cities-urged-to-keep-price-tags-down-for-2024 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The magic number for the U.S. cities hoping to host the 2024 Olympics is $5 billion.Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington have all submitted spending plans under that mark for their bids to host the Olympics. Keeping the price tag down is a key goal of any future Olympic bid. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:46:14 EST Dallas senior makes history http://timesleader.com/news/highschool-sports/50761593/Dallas-senior-makes-history Dallas senior Kennedy Straitiff signed her National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Division II Lenoir–Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina on Tuesday. She becomes the first player, boy or girl, to earn a lacrosse scholarship from Dallas H.S. Front row, from left, Christy Straitiff, Kennedy's mom; Kennedy Straitiff; and... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:45:13 EST Gay college player thriving after coming out in offseason http://timesleader.com/news/basketball/50761886/Gay-college-player-thriving-after-coming-out-in-offseason SOUTH BEND, Ind. — All of a sudden Derrick Gordon's voice got excited when asked if he ever had been to Chicago.Gordon, a starting redshirt junior guard at Massachusetts, became the first openly gay Division I college basketball player when he came out to his family, teammates and the public in April. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:31:04 EST Judge OKs Hernandez trial delay in 2012 killings http://timesleader.com/news/football/50761037/Judge-OKs-Hernandez-trial-delay-in-2012-killings BOSTON — A judge on Tuesday agreed to delay the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in the 2012 slaying of two Boston men after his lawyer said Hernandez's defense team is busy trying to prepare for his trial in a 2013 killing. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:27:10 EST