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April 19th

Pets at risk for Lyme disease as weather warms


Flyers' Mason to sit out Game 2 vs. Rangers

Apr 19

NEW YORK — Steve Mason still isn't feeling well enough to play, so Ray Emery will be back in the net for the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 2 against the New York Rangers.

Heat open quest for another title

Apr 19

MIAMI — If the Miami Heat are going to watch their season and reign atop the NBA end at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats, then fates of the franchises will have to change in a hurry.

Hometown favorite wants to win Boston, for Boston

Apr 19

BOSTON — Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday.

Penguins anxious for the playoff grind

Apr 19

Harry Zolnierczyk is about to do something he's never done as a pro: play in the postseason.

Warriors edge Clippers in playoff opener

Apr 19

LOS ANGELES — The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team.

Alabama defense dominates spring game

Apr 19

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Blake Sims' bid to replace AJ McCarron as Alabama's starting quarterback hit a snag Saturday afternoon when the Crimson Tide defense dominated the annual A-Day game at Bryant-Denny...

Jimenez leads Langer by 1 shot

Apr 19

DULUTH, Ga. — Fun-loving Miguel Angel Jimenez might turn the Champions Tour into his personal cigar-and-wine club. Ever-serious Bernhard Langer keeps churning out sub-par rounds. Bad back and all, Fred Couples is thriving in the...

Federer beats injured Djokovic to reach final

Apr 19

MONACO — Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 Saturday, and the second-ranked Serb said he plans to take a break to let his injured wrist heal.

Donald shoots 66, takes lead at Heritage

Apr 19

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course — and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage.

Hockenbury sets record at invitational meet

Apr 19

Lake-Lehman's Dominic Hockenbury set school and event records Saturday in the 3,200-meter run at the 88th annual Jack Roddick/Shippensburg University High School Track and Field Invitational.

WVW baseball prevails in 11 innings

Apr 19

DALLAS TWP. — Facing another marathon game for the second straight Saturday, Wyoming Valley West flipped the script.

Former RailRiders find new teams

Apr 19

Despite struggling, the 2013 RailRiders will always be well-known around the area for making history as being part of the first RailRiders team.

SWB finally breaks through on the road

Apr 19

A trip to Buffalo was just what the RailRiders needed to halt their road woes.After all, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre hasn't lost a season series to Buffalo since becoming affiliated with the Yankees.

SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE'S TOP 25 MOMENTS

Apr 19

No. 22-No. 21: Barons break out the 'Bat(s)'
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 memorable...

Pacers George making play for endorsements

Apr 19

INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George already has a winning resume.

D'Antoni's future with Lakers uncertain

Apr 19

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Mike D'Antoni was still the Los Angeles Lakers' coach when he left their training complex to spend the Easter weekend out of town with his family.

76ers owner calls 19-win season 'success'

Apr 19

PHILADELPHIA — Billions of dollars couldn't console Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris this season. Ok, maybe just a little.

Nowitzki's groove has Mavericks back in playoffs

Apr 19

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki has the spring back in his pogo stick of a jump shot.

TICK THREAT

Apr 19

Pets at risk for Lyme disease as weather warms
Rick Koval ventured into the woods on a cold, overcast day in late March not even thinking about ticks.He should've been.

Couple makes face paint for wild turkey hunters

Apr 19

RED WING, Minn. — You could call it man makeup.

The positive side of trout season

Apr 19

There's a positive vibe that comes along with the opening day of trout season.

Caught on Camera

Apr 19

Maybe the opening day of trout season didn't bring a complete end to the cold, rainy weather that we had hoped for after a long winter. But let's hope the upcoming gobbler season serves as an official end to the...

Outdoor Notes

Apr 19

Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a beginners Adult Fly Fishing Camp on Sunday, May 4, at the American Legion in Mountain Top beginning at 10 a.m. All adult men and women interested in leaning the...

Cards capitalize on Nats' errors

Apr 19

WASHINGTON — Lance Lynn won his fourth straight start and delivered an RBI double after yet another error by Washington, and the St. Louis Cardinals scored three unearned runs to beat Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals 4-3...

Another OT winner for St. Louis

Apr 19

ST. LOUIS — Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis were in trouble Saturday before a vicious hit by Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook provided an opening for the Blues.

Penguins blanked in Utica

Apr 19

UTICA, N.Y. — With a chance at the division title lost in Friday night's loss to Binghamton, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins had little to play for Saturday night in Utica.

The T.L. Express

Apr 19

The RailRiders picked up a 4-3 win over Lehigh Valley on Saturday night at PNC Field and improved to 8-7 this season.

Red Sox top Orioles

Apr 19

BOSTON— Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning and scored on Jonathan Herrera's suicide squeeze, lifting the Boston Red Sox over the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Saturday.

RailRiders take advantage of miscues

Apr 19

IronPigs error leads to 2 runs in RailRiders win
MOOSIC – It was a week ago that Bruce Billings admitted to not having good stuff in a victory over Syracuse when he allowed just one hit.It's funny how baseball works.

Blue Jackets edge Penguins 2 OTs

Apr 19

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday...

Pirates make deal, lose to Brewers

Apr 19

PITTSBURGH — Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.

Rays rally to beat Yankees late

Apr 19

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — James Loney's two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to an 11-5 win over the New York Yankees on Friday.

Pens lose in bid for division title

Apr 19

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goaltenders haven't had much luck on the road against the Binghamton Senators this season.

Choi leads rain-delayed Heritage

Apr 19

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.

WVC baseball teams still thawing out

Apr 19

What had originally been scheduled as a leisurely holiday weekend for Wyoming Valley Conference baseball has turned quite busy indeed.

New wave helping propel Redeemer girls

Apr 19

Holy Redeemer's girls track and field team had four seniors who earned All-Star honors last season.Now there will be new girls to step up and fill their shoes.

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