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Au revoir, Froome: Tour champ drops out in Stage 5

Jul 9

ARENBERG, France — An injured wrist was just too much for Tour de France champion Chris Froome, in one of the most memorable and crash-marred stages in recent race history.

Mountain Top topples Plains in Little League matchup

Jul 9

PLAINS — Aiden Murphy tossed 5.2 innings and allowed three runs in the winning effort for Mountain Top in the District 16 10-11 year old Little League game on Wednesday. Murphy, Zach Andrews, Shea Makowski and Brennan Magin all...

Penn State's strength will have to come from TE spot

Jul 9

Two words, spoken two years ago, have followed Jesse James ever since.Penn State's top tight end received perhaps the most impressive bit of public praise from Bill O'Brien.

NITTANY NOTES: Jay Paterno looks back at the chaos

Jul 9

The ongoing and exhausting legal battle between the Paterno family and the NCAA doesn't look like it'll be ending any time soon.

The T.L. Express

Jul 8

The RailRiders dropped their second straight to Charlotte on Tuesday night falling 11-6 at PNC Field in the resumption of Monday night's suspended game.

Swoyersville Legion finishes undefeated

Jul 8

SWOYERSVILLE — Bill Gregory pitched a three-hitter as Swoyersville defeated Plains 3-1 Tuesday to finish undefeated in the regular season of American Legion Baseball.

NBA free agent LeBron James says little about meetings

Jul 8

LeBron says little about meetings
LAS VEGAS — LeBron James worked out and had a meeting agenda Tuesday.In another summer of NBA Free Agent Frenziness, if James knows where he will be playing next season, he still isn't saying.

Eagle nests at an all-time high both statewide and locally

Jul 8

Another year, another record for Pennsylvania's bald eagles.

Rain can't save RailRiders this time

Jul 8

MOOSIC — For the second consecutive night, the RailRiders' night was cut short due to heavy thunderstorms.

Donald Sterling appears in court for Clippers sale trial

Jul 8

LOS ANGELES — Donald Sterling, fighting his wife's planned $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, arrived in court Tuesday to give testimony but sat stolidly as a psychiatrist testified that he's mentally...

World Cup hospitality exec released from jail in Brazil

Jul 8

RIO DE JANEIRO — A World Cup corporate hospitality executive suspected of involvement with a ticket-scalping ring was released from police custody early Tuesday and returned to work.

Marcel Kittel wins 4th Tour de France stage as Chris Froome takes a spill

Jul 8

LILLE, France — Marcel Kittel sprinted to his third stage victory at the Tour de France on Tuesday, while defending champion Chris Froome had a scare in a crash that scuffed up his left side and wrist before a tough day ahead on...

Defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome hurts wrist

Jul 8

LILLE, France — Back on the race's home turf after three days in England, the Tour de France faces a first possible shakeout Wednesday over the bone-rattling cobblestones in northern France.

NCAA suggests contact limits for football practice

Jul 8

The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.

Michelle Wie, Stacy Lewis: friends linked by golf

Jul 8

SOUTHPORT, England — The friendly matches in South Florida can involve as many as eight players, with teams decided by drawing names from a hat.

Receiver Mahone no longer enrolled at Notre Dame

Jul 8

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Receiver Will Mahone has no chance of returning to Notre Dame while facing felony charges of assault on a police officer, intimidation of a public servant and vandalism, his attorney said...

Old Forge Manor staff receives training

Jul 8

Janine Starinsky, executive director, Oakwood Terrace memory care community in Moosic, recently conducted 'Dementia 101' training for the staff at Old Forge Manor. Participants, from left, first row, are Sara Sohn, Debbie...

FIFA decides not to take action against Carlos Zuniga

Jul 7

RIO DE JANEIRO — FIFA will not take action against the Colombia player who injured Neymar and ended the Brazil star's World Cup.

LeBron James to meet with Heat

Jul 7

MIAMI — Before LeBron James makes his next decision, Pat Riley will get a chance to convince him to stay in Miami.

Fans frustrated over Daytona's early ending

Jul 7

When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 out of its misery.

Fans hope IndyCar returns to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond

Jul 7

LONG POND — As the IndyCar crews loaded up the haulers late Sunday afternoon at Pocono Raceway, the big question was whether they would be unloading them next year at the track.

Tour field trying to catch Germany's Marcel Kittel

Jul 7

LONDON — Germany's Marcel Kittel showed he may be the sprinter to beat at the Tour de France, speeding to his second stage win this year in Stage 3 on Monday as cycling's biggest race entered London before leaving...

RailRiders pitching staff gets reprieve with suspended game

Jul 7

MOOSIC – Having to use a pair of position players to pitch during a game on Sunday, the RailRiders needed some sort of lift for the rest of their series against Charlotte.

Novak Djokovic back on top of tennis world

Jul 7

LONDON — Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic replaced Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the ATP rankings Monday, while runner-up Roger Federer rose one spot to No. 3.

Lionel Hollins ready for second shot with Nets

Jul 7

NEW YORK — Lionel Hollins isn't after power or prestige. Doesn't seem interested in fame and fortune.

Nanticoke 9-10 team advances to District 16 championship game

Jul 7

NEWPORT TWP. — A seven-run sixth inning rally sent Nanticoke to a 10-4 win over Mountain Top and advanced the Nanticoke 9-10 squad to the District 16 championship game on Wednesday.

Shane Greene earns first big league win after callup from RailRiders to Yankees

Jul 7

CLEVELAND — Shane Greene allowed two runs in six innings for his first major league win, All-Star Dellin Betances earned his first career save and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 on Monday night.

Outfielders Taylor Dugas, Antoan Richardson take the mound in RailRiders loss to Charlotte

Jul 6

MOOSIC — Here's how bad things got on the mound for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.The center fielder Taylor Dugas was pitching by the end of the seventh inning.

Back Mountain American claims D31 Little League title

Jul 6

KINGSTON — The turnaround for Back Mountain American to recover from Saturday's loss was minimal. A group of 11 and 12-year-olds were somehow expected to rebound, suit up less than 24 hours after seeing a four-run lead turn...

Ganassi has up-and-down day at Pocono

Jul 6

It appeared Tony Kanaan had the best car in the Pocono IndyCar 500 Sunday.

Juan Pablo Montoya wins Pocono IndyCar 500 race

Jul 6

Former Cup driver wins first race since returning to IndyCar
LONG POND — One IndyCar victory won't erase what was nine mostly frustrating seasons in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Djokovic beats Federer in epic Wimbledon finale

Jul 6

LONDON — Novak Djokovic's large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer's regal presence and resurgent play.

Nanticoke captures D16 crown in extras

Jul 5

NANTICOKE — Jake Krupinski paused to think.

Juan Pablo Montoya wins Pocono IndyCar 500 pole

Jul 5

LONG POND — Success never came in a stock car at Pocono Raceway for Juan Pablo Montoya. Perhaps 500 miles in an open-wheel car starting at 1 p.m. today will be different.

Federer, Djokovic ready to battle again

Jul 5

LONDON — For all their time on the world's biggest tennis stage — Roger Federer in 24 Grand Slam finals and Novak Djokovic in 13 — two of the sport's “Big 4” have met in only one major final:...

Sock, Pospisil win men's doubles crown

Jul 5

LONDON — American Jack Sock and Canadian Vasek Pospisil could have trouble improving on their first tournament as a doubles team.

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