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Pets at risk for Lyme disease as weather warms

Party a century in the making for Wrigley

Apr 23

CHICAGO — There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.The famed marquee had a message, too.

Champion Seahawks open vs. Packers

Apr 23

NEW YORK — As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4.

Ramos slams Nanticoke to victory

Apr 23

WEST PITTSTON — As a freshman, Nanticoke's Leandra Ramos will have many more opportunities to top Wednesday's performance. Doing so will be quite a task.

Northwest track remains unbeaten

Apr 23

SHICKSHINNY — Tyler Burger won four events (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 3200, and high jump) as Northwest continued its undefeated season with a with over Holy Redeemer 119-31 in a boys track-and-field...

Coughlin baseball rallies in seventh

Apr 23

PLAINS TWP. — Coughlin rallied for five runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out a dramatic 9-8 win over Wyoming Area on Wednesday at Hilldale Park in WVC baseball action.

PSU fans plan new statue of Paterno

Apr 23

STATE COLLEGE — With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university.

Senators' Grant ready to face old team

Apr 23

Facing a former team is nothing new to Binghamton defenseman Alex Grant.He's already done it twice this year.

Petty returning after tragic loss

Apr 23

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Richard Petty is scheduled to return to the race track this weekend for the first time since the March 25 death of his wife, Lynda.

Flyers look to solve Rangers' shot-blockers

Apr 23

NEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist was busy while stopping 31 of 32 Philadelphia shots that got through to him in the New York Rangers' Game 3 playoff win over the Flyers.

Columbus rallies for another OT win

Apr 23

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory...

LeBron, Heat take 2-0 series lead

Apr 23

MIAMI — LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference...

Crestwood wins girls lacrosse thriller

Apr 23

DALLAS — Down 4-3 after a low scoring first half, Crestwood bounced back in the second and scored with less than four seconds to go to defeat Dallas 11-10 in Wyoming Valley Conference girls lacrosse on Wednesday.

Giants win on 11th-inning grand slam

Apr 23

DENVER — Hector Sanchez hit two of San Francisco's six homers, including a grand slam in the 11th inning Wednesday that gave the Giants a wild 12-10 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Pineda ejected in Yankees loss

Apr 23

BOSTON — Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Wednesday...

Jackson won't be Knicks' new coach

Apr 23

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated.Phil Jackson won't be hiring himself to coach the Knicks.

Mannino not thinking too far ahead

Apr 23

Last season Peter Mannino was injured while he watched his Manchester Monarchs head into the playoffs. The year before with the Portland Pirates, Mannino's squad narrowly missed a postseason berth at the end of the regular...

Pokrinchak pitches complete game in win

Apr 23

NANTICOKE — Kyle Pokrinchak pitched a complete-game shutout and allowed just two hits as Nanticoke defeated Meyers 5-0 Tuesday in Wyoming Valley Conference baseball.

Randle to enter NBA draft

Apr 23

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.

Meyers defeats GAR in softball

Apr 23

WILKES-BARRE — Sarah McCann was 2-for-2 with a double to lead the Meyers' offense in an 8-3 victory over GAR in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 3 softball game Tuesday.Gina Strillacci...

Pacers rally to even series

Apr 23

INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George scored 27 points and George Hill had all 15 of his points in the second half, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 101-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff...

Popovich gets coaching honors

Apr 23

The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training camp in October, less than four months after a devastating loss to Miami in the NBA...

Canadiens sweep Lightning

Apr 23

MONTREAL — Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa...

Pujols hits 500th in Angels' win

Apr 23

WASHINGTON — Albert Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night.

Wie ready to ride momentum

Apr 23

DALY CITY, Calif. — A beaming Michelle Wie explained her oversized visor as a necessary new addition after recently discovering wrinkles at age 24, then good-naturedly defended her unique, hunched-over putting stroke because Jack...

Ellsbury stars in Fenway return

Apr 23

BOSTON — Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night.

The T.L. Express

Apr 21

Despite a stellar outing by the RailRiders' bullpen, the IronPigs defeated Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4-2 on Monday night at PNC Field.

A late Penguins revival

Apr 21

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Jussi Jokinen scored in a span of 2:13 of the third period to revive the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday...

First inning dooms RailRiders

Apr 21

MOOSIC – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre pitchers threw eight shutout innings on Monday night.Unfortunately for starter Chris Leroux and the rest of the team, the opening inning was shaky.

Patriots outlast Warriors in Ashby Game

Apr 21

WEST PITTSTON — A year ago, Joe Champi wasn't even on Pittston Area's roster. On Monday, he received a big honking trophy from Andy Ashby and is already an early MVP candidate in the Wyoming Valley...

Bobynskyj, Popson lead Crestwood's surge

Apr 21

MOSCOW — Andrew Bobynskyj and Jay Popson led the Comets with six goals apiece in their win over North Pocono, 18-8 in a make-up game.

Murray in the Pens goaltedning mix

Apr 21

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins netminder Matt Murray came into his first start as a pro Saturday just trying to make an impression.

Hockenbury sets school mark in win

Apr 21

LEHMAN TWP. — Dominic Hockenbury picked up where he left off at the Shippensburg Track and Field Invitational on Saturday.

Knicks send Woodson walking

Apr 21

NEW YORK — Mike Woodson had the Knicks on top of their division and in the second round of the playoffs, destinations that had become unreachable and practically unimaginable in New York.

Bucknell's Muscala heading to NBA Playoffs

Apr 21

ATLANTA — It really hit Mike Muscala a few days ago when he was listening to the Nets' starting lineup at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.


Apr 21

Furman fuels Bucknell's charge to first
The Bucknell University baseball team stands in first place in the Patriot League and a big reason why the Bison hold such a lofty position is the hitting of senior Corey Furman.

Raiders trade Pryor

Apr 21

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders have traded away the final player drafted by late owner Al Davis.

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