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Phillies fire back to sweep Brewers

Jul 10

MILWAUKEE — Jimmy Rollins broke up Matt Garza's no-hit bid with a single in the seventh before sparking a seven-run outburst an inning later, helping the Philadelphia Phillies complete a four-game sweep of the Milwaukee...

Argentina, Germany gear up for fierce finale

Jul 10

RIO DE JANEIRO — The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world's biggest stage.

Brazil's misery worsens with Argentina in final

Jul 10

SAO PAULO — After their own World Cup hopes fell apart in the most humiliating way, Brazilians must now grapple with the prospect that things could get even worse.Argentina could win.

Tanaka's elbow lands him on DL

Jul 10

CLEVELAND — Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who is on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow, was expected to meet with a team doctor Thursday night in Seattle.

Much of NBA quiet as free agency opens

Jul 10

Signing day arrived Thursday in the NBA, though the biggest free agents didn't rush to grab their pens.

Greipel wins 6th Tour stage in a sprint

Jul 10

REIMS, France — Sprint specialist Andre Greipel won a drizzly sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, as crashes again thinned the pack of support riders for rivals hoping to strip Vincenzo Nibali of the yellow...

Uehara leads Women's British Open

Jul 10

SOUTHPORT, England — Ayako Uehara of Japan felt confident with the putter and played in the best weather Royal Birkdale has to offer. It was the right combination to take the lead Thursday in the Women's British Open. And...

Helton: Talladega races still have impact

Jul 10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Mike Helton has seen Talladega Superspeedway's capacity expand in boom times and shrink along with the crowds at one of NASCAR's signature tracks, moving in tandem with the sport's ebbs and...

Penguins re-sign Megna, Samuelsson

Jul 10

The Penguins re-signed two of their restricted free agents on Thursday. The only question is whether they will both be spending the bulk of next season in Pittsburgh or Wilkes-Barre.

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.

Wyoming Area among WVC teams participation in passing scrimmages

Jul 9

Passing scrimmages essential to success
WEST PITTSTON — Dunmore gets set at the line of scrimmage, and the Wyoming Area defense responds.

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.

Penguins welcome Phantoms to division

Jul 9

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will have a new division rival close to home for the 2014-2015 season. The American Hockey League's Board of Governors announced on Wednesday that the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, formerly the...

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.

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

Jul 8

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.Nobody ever expected this.

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.

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