Plenty to learn about NFL playoff contenders come December

Call it “December Definition.” We’ll learn plenty about the various playoff contenders this week when the Eagles visit the Rams, the Vikings take on the Panthers, the Seahawks meet the Jaguars, the Raiders play at the Chiefs, and the Ravens head to Pittsburgh. The Eagles, Rams, Jaguars, Vikings and Steelers all have ways of clinching […]

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Game Commission protecting winter bat habitat

While few people think of a cold, dark, and wet cave as animal “habitat,” that’s exactly what it is for many of Pennsylvania’s bats — at least for about half of the year. Six of Pennsylvania’s nine bat species enter natural or man-made caves each winter when their food supply of insects disappears. It is […]

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Boys Basketball: Dallas opens season with win

Joey Parsons scored 16 of his game-high 29 points in the first half as Dallas defeated Boys Latin 65-53 Saturday afternoon in a boys basketball non-conference game. Jay Bittner added 21 for the Mountaineers. Holy Redeemer 65, Hunter College 40 Colin Cook scored 20 points and Nick Prociak added 16 more as the Royals came […]

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Girls Basketball: MVP Reese Mensinger takes Berwick to another Nespoli title

SALEM TWP. — The start of a new girls basketball season brings new goals, and some new faces, to the returning District 2 finalist Berwick Bulldogs. Same old Reese Mensinger, though. The senior sharpshooter drilled 14 of her game-high 24 points in the first half Saturday as Berwick cruised past Hanover Area 51-33 in the […]

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Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield wins in landslide

NEW YORK — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football. The brash, flag-planting Sooners star became the sixth Oklahoma player to the win Heisman in one of the most lopsided votes ever. Stanford running back […]

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Anticipated return for Sixers’ Markelle Fultz unlikely before Christmas

CLEVELAND — Markelle Fultz basically got the clearance to ramp up his workload. The 76ers announced Saturday in a statement that the first-overall pick in June’s NBA draft is no longer experiencing soreness in his right shoulder and the scapular muscle imbalance is resolved. As a result, he’ll be involved at practice. Then after “approximately” […]

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H.S. Wrestling: Lake-Lehman strikes gold at tournament

Lake-Lehman started the season in grand fashion, winning the team title at the Rough Rider Tournament at Catasauqua High School by crowning four champs including the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler. Freshman Hunter Burke claimed the OW award en route to winning a gold medal in his first varsity tournament. Bobby Long, Garrett Kolb and Kaleb Konigus […]

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Ahmad Bradshaw’s late touchdown lifts Army over Navy, 14-13

In the middle of a lazy December snowfall, before a crowd of 68,625 at Lincoln Financial Field, Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw dashed Navy’s hopes of victory in one of the nation’s best college football rivalries for a second straight year. Bradshaw marched the Black Knights on a 65-yard drive in a little over 7{ minutes […]

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Flavor of the Week: Playoffs!?! Don’t talk about playoffs! Are you kidding me?

We’re finally here. The fantasy football playoffs. Playing for all the marbles. In honor of the first week of the fantasy playoffs, I went back in time and talked to former Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Mora about fantasy football. Here was our conversation: JM: And that was a disgraceful performance in my opinion. DJ: […]

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AP sources: Yankees set to reel in Giancarlo Stanton from Marlins

AP sources: Yankees set to reel in MVP Stanton from Marlins AP Photo NY113, NY112, NY114, NY115 Eds: Updates with Aaron Judge tweet. With AP Photos. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Yankees and Marlins have agreed to a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York. The person spoke to […]

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