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RailRiders starter Bryan Mitchell mows down red-hot PawSox

Jul 27

MOOSIC — For the last two nights, Bryan Mitchell sat and watched a potent Pawtucket team roll up runs while flooding the basepaths with danger for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.

Utilizing a resource

Jul 27

Rob Rosencrans raised a nearly three-pound bass and ignited a vocal reaction from the crowd that had gathered around his tent.

Franklin set to take the stage in Chicago

Jul 27

CHICAGO — On Saturday, James Franklin stayed out of the spotlight. The Penn State coach stuck to the side of the room at Beaver Stadium as the school's new athletic director, Sandy Barbour, was introduced up...

Outdoor notes

Jul 27

The Factoryville Sportsmen's Club will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse. A limited number of “SuperGun” tickets are available; please see Board Chairman Bruce...

THE T.L. EXPRESS

Jul 27

How do you stop a streaking team? Bryan Mitchell found the simple answer: don't let runners reach base. Mitchell pitched a gem through seven innings Sunday, limiting Pawtucket to three hits without a walk. The RailRiders offense...

The Big Hurt and Torre headline HOF class

Jul 27

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

Vick embracing role as mentor to Smith with Jets

Jul 27

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Michael Vick dropped back, peered down the field and flicked his wrist.

James ditches No. 6 jersey, will sport No. 23 again

Jul 27

LeBron James is finished with the Miami Heat. He's also finished with the No. 6 he has worn during the past four NBA Finals and to celebrate his only two NBA championships.

Strahan goes from DE to TV to HOF

Jul 27

Michael Strahan had one objective in mind when he came to the New York Giants as a second-round draft pick in 1993 out of Texas Southern.

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

Jul 27

INDIANAPOLIS — With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line Sunday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.

Caught on Camera

Jul 27

Since an overflowing crowd turned out to the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Northeast Office in Dallas last week to hear a program on black bears, we figured it was a good time to hop on the bruins'...

RailRiders fall to Pawtucket

Jul 26

The sixth inning proved to be the difference as Pawtucket topped the Railriders, 8-5, on Saturday night at PNC field.

Nanticoke ace powers victory

Jul 26

BRIAR CREEK — The difference in Saturday's second round game was a common theme in youth softball — bases on balls. And Kasidy Slusser doesn't like to give out any.

Barbour a surprise choice as new PSU AD

Jul 26

After 10 years in Northern California, Sandy Barbour found herself in Beaver Stadium on Saturday, being coached up by James Franklin on the proper hand signals to use when posing for a photograph.

Pride runs deep with former Wyoming Area Warriors

Jul 26

WEST PITTSTON — Many hours were spent on the same grass, sweating through practices under a blazing sun all for 48 minutes of football on Friday nights on the manicured field nearby.

Railriders Notebook RailRiders spinning a Webb

Jul 26

Since joining the RailRiders little more than a week ago, pitcher Tyler Webb has been providing shots of instant relief.

No. 6: The catch to save the playoffs

Jul 26

Twenty-five years ago, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons stepped on the field for the first time. In honor of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre franchise's 25th year anniversary, The Times Leader is counting down the Top 25...

Still time to take part in Endure ride

Jul 26

I've pedaled a lot of miles in my 20-plus years of riding since rediscovering the sport.So many, in fact, I may actually break down and buy my second pair of cycling shoes soon. (I'm on my fourth bike.)

Chipping away at a huge undertaking

Jul 26

(This is the second part of a series examining an effort by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to assess all of the state's waters for populations of wild trout. Last Sunday we joined members of the Western Pocono...

A semi-wrong idea

Jul 26

A lot of times during the rifle deer season the shots tell the story.A single shot often means a successful hunter who made a quick, clean kill.

Game Commission hires second dep. executive director

Jul 26

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has a new deputy executive director of administration.Bryan J. Burhans, a native Pennsylvanian with 25 years experience working in conservation, stepped into his new role this week.

Local bass tournament scene

Jul 26

Bass tournament results and standings. To submit results, email them to tvenesky@timesleader.com

Birder's Corner

Jul 26

Highlights of recent sightings conducted throughout northeastern Pennsylvania by area birders. For a complete list along with area hot spots, visit the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society website at:...

Eagles dealing with suspension of Johnson

Jul 26

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly opened training camp Saturday dealing with an issue he never faced before — one of his top players being suspended.

Big Ben OK with choice to wait on new deal

Jul 26

PITTSBURGH — There are days when Ben Roethlisberger can feel every single hit he's absorbed during a decade as one of the NFL's most fearless quarterbacks.

NBA Notebook Lakers negotiating with Scott

Jul 26

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Lakers are getting closer to hiring their third head coach since Phil Jackson left their sidelines in 2011, engaging in negotiations with Byron Scott, according to a person familiar with the...

Browns fans flock to see Johnny Football

Jul 26

BEREA, Ohio — There were No. 2 jerseys everywhere, ringing the practice fields in various shapes, sizes and colors.

Harvick grabs yet another pole with big run at IMS

Jul 26

INDIANAPOLIS — The season-long rivalry between Hendrick Motorsports and Team Penske heads into the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Kevin Harvick will try to crash their party.

Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium

Jul 26

PERIGUEUX, France — Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on...

Penn State hires former Cal athletic director Barbour

Jul 26

Penn State's board of trustees has approved the hire of former UC Berkeley athletic director Sandy Barbour to fill that same role with the Nittany Lions.

Ichiro's home run lifts Yankees over Blue Jays 6-4

Jul 25

NEW YORK — Ichiro Suzuki homered for the first time since last August, prolonging extended slumps against the New York Yankees for Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays.

With Vincenzo Nibali in command, Tour de France is about 2nd place

Jul 25

BERGERAC, France — Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France. Now cycling's great showcase is reduced to this — the race for second place behind Vincenzo...

Juan Pablo Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

Jul 25

INDIANAPOLIS — Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.

THE T.L. EXPRESS

Jul 25

With one out in the fourth inning, Adonis Garcia dumped a double into the right field corner for the RailRiders first hit of the night. By then, Pawtucket had a 10-run lead. That's the way it went for the RailRiders, who stumbled...

A very merry Christmas for PawSox against RailRiders

Jul 25

MOOSIC - On Christmas in July day at PNC Field, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders brought plenty of gifts to give away.Pawtucket was more than happy to accept.

Nanticoke 10-11 softball rolls in state opener

Jul 25

BRIAR CREEK — In a clever back-and-forth behind the plate, the home plate umpire handed over his whisk broom to Nanticoke catcher Allison Keener. Keener bent down and wiped the plate for the crew...

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