News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Zettel ready to tackle anything Back when he was playing baseball, there were times when Anthony Zettell admittedly lost his cool. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:13:07 EST Tackling lost in era of supreme offenses ATLANTA — Jessie Tuggle knows a thing or two about tackling. They didn't call him the “Hammer” for nothing.When the retired linebacker gets together with other former players, one subject inevitably comes up.These guys today just don't tackle like we used to. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:57:11 EST TCU’s Patterson wins AP coach of the year TCU coach Gary Patterson embraced changed and joined an exclusive club.Patterson was voted college football coach of the year by The Associated Press on Wednesday, joining Nick Saban as the only two-time winners. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:36:15 EST Navy edges hometown San Diego St. SAN DIEGO — So much for San Diego State having the home-field advantage in the Poinsettia Bowl.The Aztecs had a chance to win their hometown bowl on Tuesday night but Donny Hageman was wide right on a 34-yard field goal attempt with 20 seconds left allowing Navy to take a 17-16 victory. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:35:13 EST The shots that defined the majors One putt gave Bubba Watson a rare sense of calm. One swing reminded Martin Kaymer he finally had all the shots. One pitch proved to Rory McIlroy he could master links golf.These were not the defining shots from the majors this year. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:35:09 EST Injured Parker remains positive Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker said he plans to stay positive after suffering a torn left anterior cruciate ligament that will keep him out the rest of his rookie season. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:34:13 EST Cavaliers center Varejao out for season CLEVELAND — A person familiar with the injury says Cavaliers starting center Anderson Varejao tore his Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:34:12 EST Narduzzi looks like Pitt’s choice Pitt appears to be focused on hiring Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi as its next football coach, according to several national and social media reports.If staff and contractual details are worked out, Narduzzi could be introduced later this week as Pitt's 39th coach. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:34:11 EST LeBron set for Christmas homecoming against Heat MIAMI — LeBron James doesn't have any apprehension for this homecoming. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:34:10 EST Christmas truce remembered PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium — On the side of a wind-swept field covered with scorpion weed, a simple wooden cross marks a unique event in football history.At its base, amid wreaths of poppies, lie a smattering of balls and various club pennants, all in remembrance of the Christmas Truce of 1914. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:19:10 EST PA grad Mia Hopkins shines on Monmouth basketball team Mia Hopkins has become the super-sub on the Monmouth University women's basketball team. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:10:09 EST Remembering 2014: Greater Pittston athletes shine throughout the year This past year was full of district championships, state playoff runs and a pair of bronze medals.Athletes from the Greater Pittston area made heavy strides throughout 2014. Here is a recap of some of the most memorable sports stories and moments of the past year:1. Jallen wins bronze in Sochi Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:44:09 EST WA grad Andy Schutz makes seamless transition to Division 1 wrestling He left his mark at Wyoming Area. Now, Andy Schutz is leaving a lasting impression at the Division 1 college wrestling ranks. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:28:16 EST “Dear Santa” Fantasy Football players send Santa their wish list Santa will be here soon and everyone has a list. From little kids who want the latest toys and video games to adults with the need for another tie, pair of socks or a gift card to their favorite restaurant. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:01:09 EST Upon Further Review: Argento, Devers pace WA girls in ‘94 December 2004Pittston Area's ice hockey team made it to the championship of the Casey Classic. The Patriots got to the title game by going 3-0 in pool play. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:17:12 EST