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Team may be taking a Swan dive

Apr 17

Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.

Pens look to claim division

Apr 17

Forget the fact that there's two games left in the regular season. For the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the playoffs have already started.

A call from Wilkes-Barre changed it all

Apr 17

Heading into the 2006-07 season, coach Todd Richards cast a net for an assistant coach with the Penguins' American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

RailRiders take double-dip of Bisons

Apr 17

Carmen Angelini laced a single to center field to drive home Ronnier Mustelier with the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders swept a doubleheader from Buffalo with a 2-1 victory in the...

A tourney sure to bring out their best

Apr 17

MIAMI — Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.It took the entire season to fill out those brackets.

Duke's Parker going pro

Apr 17

/Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

NBA Playoff Preview Capsules

Apr 17

A look at the eight first-round series in the NBA playoffs:———EASTERN CONFERENCE

No panic in Pittston for unbeaten Patriots

Apr 17

HUGHESTOWN — Panic would have been the byproduct last year. Not so on a cold Thursday afternoon for the Pittston Area softball team.The Patriots worked out of a jam in...

Price if right for Yankees

Apr 17

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — CC Sabathia pitched seven innings for a rare win at Tropicana Field, leading the New York Yankees past David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 10-2 Thursday night in a matchup of former AL Cy Young Award...

Burnett puts a strain on Braves

Apr 17

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A.J. Burnett's injury helped him improve his pitching.

Lehman baseball outlasts Dallas in extras

Apr 17

DALLAS TWP. — Cahil Carey came through in two big spots to help Lake-Lehman knock off rival Dallas 6-4 in eight innings on Thursday in a WVC Division 2 baseball game.

Crestwood downs Wyoming Area

Apr 17

MOUNTAIN TOP — Robby Keenan and Robbie Shovelin each picked up wins in singles to help Crestwood earn a close 3-2 win over Wyoming Area in boys tennis.

Big start helps Bisons down SWB

Apr 17

BUFFALO, N.Y. — It was not a good RailRiders debut for Chris Leroux.

More former NHL players sue over concussions

Apr 17

MINNEAPOLIS — Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought...

Penguins welcome back some familiar faces

Apr 17

Throughout the regular season the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins frequently lost their top players due to call-ups to Pittsburgh.Now, with the playoffs on the horizon, the parent club is giving back.

Manning holds on to heartache of Super Bowl

Apr 17

DENVER — Broncos fans may want to move on from Denver's Super Bowl debacle. Not Peyton Manning. He's holding on to the heartache to stoke his competitive fire.

Spieth ready for more after Masters success

Apr 17

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can't wait for another chance at that green jacket.

Hopes high Negro League stadium will make comeback

Apr 17

PATERSON, N.J. — The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium.

Jets sign RB Chris Johnson

Apr 17

NEW YORK — Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson found a new job pretty quickly, too.

Officer: Sharper's DNA found on 1 Arizona victim

Apr 17

PHOENIX — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper's DNA was found in an examination of one of two women who accuse him of drugging and sexually assaulting them at a Tempe apartment, a detective said Wednesday.

Patriots prevail over Royals in tennis

Apr 17

HUGHESTOWN — Trent and Tyler Woodruff scored victories in singles as the Patriots prevailed over Holy Redeemer 4-1 in boys tennis action on Wednesday.

Yankees unveil plaque for Nelson Mandela

Apr 17

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees honored Nelson Mandela on Wednesday night during their rain-delayed celebration of the legacy of Jackie Robinson, another icon of social change.

Tanaka shines as Yanks dominate Cubs

Apr 17

NEW YORK — Masahiro Tanaka allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings on a frigid Wednesday, Carlos Beltran homered for the third straight game and New York welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the current Yankee Stadium with a 3-0...

Penguins hold off Blue Jackets in opener

Apr 17

PITTSBURGH — Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference...

Top-seeded Pacers cruise in finale

Apr 17

ORLANDO, Fla. — Rasual Butler and Chris Copeland each scored 19 points as the Indiana Pacers rested their key players and cruised to a 101-86 victory over the Orlando Magic in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Rangers look to make most of home ice vs. Flyers

Apr 17

NEW YORK — It's Broadway vs. Broad Street for the first time in 17 years.

Smith pitches complete game, earns win for Tunkhannock

Apr 17

NANTICOKE — Erin Smith earned the win on the mound, pitching a complete game and giving up only two runs in Tunkhannock's 9-2 win over Nanticoke in a Wyoming Valley Conference softball game on Wednesday.

Bulldogs squeeze out a victory

Apr 17

TUNKHANNOCK — Tunkhannock and Berwick split the 18 events during Wednesday's girls track and field event, but the Bulldogs came on out top with a 75-74 victory. Olivia Seely took the win in the discuss event for the...

Chilly lake will greet triathletes

Apr 16

On Sunday, I had a column about the area's newest triathlon — the Wally Man Triathlon.

Rain a blessing for Phillies, Braves

Apr 15

PHILADELPHIA — Rain gave a pair of depleted bullpens a little boost.

A season of frustration for Adelman, Wolves

Apr 15

MINNEAPOLIS — As the clock ticks down on the Minnesota Timberwolves' regular season finale on Wednesday night, one of the most quietly successful coaching careers the NBA has ever seen could be coming to a close right with...

Deng wins NBA citizenship award

Apr 15

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Luol Deng has never once forgotten home.

Top-seeded Pacers to rest starters in finale

Apr 15

INDIANAPOLIS — The Pacers finally have a chance to relax.

Marlins snap 8-game skid

Apr 15

MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton tied a career high with five RBIs, including a three-run homer off Stephen Strasburg, and the Miami Marlins broke an eight-game losing streak by beating the Washington Nationals 11-2 Tuesday...

Yankees comfortable with current roster

Apr 15

NEW YORK — Despite a string of infield injuries, Yankees fans shouldn't expect New York to add free-agent Stephen Drew.

Selig calls replay start 'remarkable'

Apr 15

NEW YORK — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport's new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.

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