College Corner: Coughlin grad Madisyn Hawkins providing depth for Lehigh indoor track and field

Veteran Lehigh track coach Matt Utesch has a problem. But it’s a good problem. The Mountain Hawks have a talented pole vaulter in junior Kaitlyn Toman. They also have a talented freshman pole vauler in Madisyn Hawkins, and Hawkins, a Coughlin grad, broke Toman’s school indoor record at Lehigh’s Fast Times Before Finals meet last […]

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As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — South Korean officials have ruled out turning a state-of-the-art Olympic skating arena into a giant seafood freezer. Other than that, not much is certain about the country’s post-Winter Games plans for a host of expensive venues. As officials prepare for the games in and around the small mountain town of Pyeongchang, […]

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WBS Penguins look to continue win streak on the road

There’s a reason why the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are happy to hit the road this weekend for a pair of games in Connecticut. Granted, the Penguins record against this weekend’s opponents — Hartford and Bridgeport — was a combined 13-0-1-0 last season and 30-9-1-0 over the last five years, but that successful track record isn’t the […]

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College Football: Penn State’s Saquon Barkley gets another honor

UNIVERSITY PARK– Junior running back Saquon Barkley was unanimously selected to the NCAA Consensus All-America team, becoming the 42nd student-athlete in program history to earn the honor. Barkley is also the 14th player to be a unanimous selection. Barkley garnered first-team All-America honors from five outlets that comprise the NCAA Consensus All-America team: Walter Camp […]

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Local Roundup: Mike Piscotty paces Hanover Area boys hoops past Coughlin

Mike Piscotty scored a game-high 22 points as Hanover Area defeated Coughlin 51-43 Thursday in high school boys basketball. Tyler Thomas added 13 and Desmond Cannon tossed in 10 for the Hawkeyes. Dominique Flippen scored 14 to pace Coughlin. Tony Egidio added 10. Shamokin 62, Berwick 55 Berwick was outscored 23-8 in the third quarter […]

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Parade of relievers keeps rolling as winter meetings end

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Much like the postseason, the baseball winter meetings became a parade of relievers. Steve Cishek and Fernando Rodney were on the move Thursday, joining Brandon Morrow, Luke Gregerson, Bryan Shaw, Joe Smith and other setup men, middlemen and specialists going to new teams this week. The bullpen gates figure to […]

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Putin accuses US agencies of manipulating doping testimony

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused U.S. agencies of manipulating evidence from the main whistleblower on doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Putin said Thursday that former Moscow anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov — who is under witness protection after fleeing to the United States last year — is “under the control” of the […]

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Colts, Broncos believe plenty at stake other than playoffs

INDIANAPOLIS — Denver and Indianapolis find themselves in the same place with three games left. Both teams have been eliminated from the playoffs, both coaches face questions about their futures and players from both teams are fighting to keep jobs. No, it’s not how the Broncos or Colts envisioned this season playing out. But neither […]

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Nick Foles ready for challenge of replacing Carson Wentz

PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles is stepping into a pressure situation with a team that has enormous expectations in a city desperate for its first Super Bowl title. He’s no ordinary backup quarterback. Foles had tremendous success as a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 and he experienced failure as the No. 1 quarterback for […]

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SWB RailRiders’ Anyelo Gomez, Nestor Cortes and Mike Ford taken in Rule 5 draft

Sporting one of baseball’s top farm systems, the New York Yankees were bound to get hit hard in Thursday’s Rule 5 draft. That’s exactly what happened. There were 61 players taken between the major league and Triple-A phases of the Rule 5 draft. Six of them came from the Yankees organization, including a trio of […]

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