News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Stewart searching for his new normal KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Slowly and somberly, Tony Stewart is trying his best to find his new normal. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:26:15 EST Pirates savoring another playoff push PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle greeted each member of the Pittsburgh Pirates as they walked off the field in Cincinnati on Sunday, telling them he “liked the fight” even after their chances of winning the NL Central evaporated in a loss to the Reds. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:26:11 EST Kempa named MAC Player of the Week King's wide receiver Dan Kempa was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:25:07 EST Local Roundup: Keil helps Crusaders stay unbeaten WILKES-BARRE — Travis Keil scored two goals to help Coughlin remain undefeated in boys soccer with a 5-1 victory over Lake-Lehman on Monday in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division II match. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:24:12 EST Megna to get grittier If Jayson Megna wants to add more grit to his game, he picked the perfect time to do it.Before he was sent down by Pittsburgh on Saturday, Megna had time to work with the big club's assistant coach, Rick Tocchet, and learn from one of the best about what it takes to play with grit. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:07:12 EST Irish receivers do the dirty work The emergence of Will Fuller as Notre Dame's top receiving target continued with another stellar performance in helping the Fighting Irish beat Syracuse 31-15 Saturday at MetLife Stadium. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:41:14 EST Old, overpaid Phillies look ahead to offseason PHILADELPHIA — A franchise-record payroll didn't help the Philadelphia Phillies win many games. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:41:13 EST Tuesday’s local sports schedule TUESDAY, SEPT. 30H.S. BOYS SOCCER(4:15 p.m. unless noted)MMI at MeyersPittston Area at GAR, 7 p.m.Holy Redeemer at Wyoming SeminaryWyoming Area at Wyoming Valley West, 6:30 p.m.H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:03:14 EST Still’s daughter has successful surgery Minnesota Vikings linebacker Gerald Hodges got his first career start in a 41-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, but it was Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still that may have had the best week of all the former Penn Staters in the NFL. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:19:11 EST