News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media (No heading) Xcalibur Tournament Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:53:14 EST Flannelly, Royals cruise to victory WILKES-BARRE — When the dust settled and Abington Heights was finally able to get a clean look at the basket, any chance of a comeback, or any residual memories of last season's district semifinal double overtime victory over the Royals, faded away. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:24:11 EST Patriots win WVC opener over Comets YATESVILLE — In the Wyoming Valley Conference Division I opener for both teams, Pittston Area showed its strength from the middle weights in a 44-27 win over Crestwood on Thursday night. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:13:09 EST Lehman tops rival in boys hoops LEHMAN TWP. — The Back Mountain rivalry in boys basketball was held on Thursday night and went in the favor of Lake-Lehman with a 56-53 win over Dallas.The Black Knights overcame a four-point deficit after one quarter before holding off the Mountaineers in the fourth quarter. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:12:06 EST Crusaders’ defense squeezes Meyers WILKES-BARRE — Pat Toole has seen this story too many times already.One good quarter. Maybe two really good frames.Now, the Meyers head coach is waiting for his boys to put together one complete game. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:11:20 EST X-Calibur experience begins today Local wrestling fans have waited a long time for this weekend, the X-Calibur Tournament being held at Wilkes University and hosted by Wyoming Seminary. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:11:18 EST Drazenovic ready to return for Pens After spending the last few weeks watching players leave for Pittsburgh, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are looking forward to welcoming one of their veterans back. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:11:06 EST Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and Joel Maddon take a swing at lifting Hazleton children HAZLETON — The motivation of the children-oriented charity known as the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation is pretty clear.“I like finding worthwhile individual people who want to help communities and kids,” Cal Ripken Jr. said. “Joe Maddon is the best at that.” Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:05:15 EST Lauren Hill to become honorary coach CINCINNATI — Lauren Hill's basketball career is finished. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:04:07 EST Penguins’ Crosby details his mumps experience Penguins captain Sidney Crosby saw the picture.He couldn't believe the size or shape of his face.“That's not what I looked like before I went on the ice,” Crosby said of a screen shot that made it around Twitter last Friday. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:03:06 EST Jones leads Ohio State vs. Alabama as 3rd stringer COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cardale Jones realizes many people weren't even aware he was still playing football. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:02:18 EST No-confidence for UAB head over football scuttling BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Faculty members at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have drafted a no-confidence resolution against the president following his decision to drop the school's football program despite it finishing with its best record in years. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:02:17 EST AP Source: Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks BOSTON — The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:02:16 EST Butler scores 35, Bulls beat Knicks 103-97 CHICAGO — Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 35 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks 103-97 Thursday night in a game missing All-Stars Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:02:14 EST Drug supplier pleads guilty in MLB doping case MIAMI — A man who admitted working as a black market chemist at a garage lab in his suburban home pleaded guilty Thursday to being the main supplier of banned performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball's most recent steroid scandal. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:01:12 EST