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Parker returns to WVC with different team, similar goals for success

WILKES-BARRE — The last time the Wyoming Valley Conference saw Chris Parker, he was coaching the Holy Redeemer girls basketball team to a third straight state quarterfinal game. The team he’s with now would be thrilled with three consecutive wins. Yet, Parker’s every bit as excited about coaching a rebuilding Hanover Area team as he […]

Comments - 10:00 am

Russell Wilson, Seahawks snap Eagles’ nine-game winning streak

SEATTLE — Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, the last a 15-yard strike to J.D. McKissic with 7:29 left, and the Seattle Seahawks stayed in the NFC playoff hunt with a 24-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. Seattle (8-4) snapped Philadelphia’s nine-game winning streak thanks largely to another masterful performance by its […]

Comments - 12:31 am - updated: 12:34 am.

Bourque and Hershey push past WBS Penguins at the finish in overtime

HERSHEY — At least the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Penguins gained a much-needed point. But Chris Bourque and the rival Hershey Bears made a point of their own. They’re not going away anytime soon. In the end, Bourque was too much for the Penguins, working a nifty pass for an assist on a tying third-period goal Sunday before […]

Comments - 9:02 pm

Penn State earns New Year’s Six bid to Fiesta Bowl to play Washington

Plenty of projections had Penn State facing off against Washington in the postseason. Just not in Arizona. The Nittany Lions’ second straight 10-win regular season earned them a second straight berth in a prestigious New Year’s Six game. This time it will be the Fiesta Bowl against Washington, with the game scheduled for 4p.m. on […]

Comments - 3:11 pm - updated: 9:03 pm.

Harveys Lake resident pursues goal to become a pro bass angler

Cody Cutter burned all of his time off from work this year fishing. The Harveys Lake resident used his days off not so much to vacation at the beach, but to moonlight for his other career. Fishing. Cutter, 24, has been working on becoming a professional bass angler for several years, and this year he […]

Comments - 2:10 pm

Alabama edges Ohio State to join Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia in Playoff

Alabama is in. The Crimson Tide got the nod over Ohio State and will play Clemson in the College Football Playoff on Jan. 1 in the Sugar Bowl. Oklahoma and Georgia will meet in the Rose Bowl semifinal a few hours earlier. Tide or Buckeyes was the question facing the selection committee, the toughest call […]

Comments - 1:04 pm - updated: 1:30 pm.

Broncos’ Jamaal Charles shares story of ‘outcast’ childhood

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — For most of his NFL career, Jamaal Charles hid the challenges of his childhood when he was badgered over his reading disability before finding a lifeline in the Special Olympics. “I feel like I was an outcast, I was left out because so many people made fun of me. But when they […]

Comments - 11:50 am

Eagles bring 10-1 record to Seattle to face Seahawks

SEATTLE — It took a moment for Bobby Wagner to recall four years ago and what it felt like to be on a team that was 10-1 at one point of the season. “That was a long time ago. I just remember a lot of winning and a lot of laughter,” Wagner said. “It kind […]

Comments - 9:45 am

Former SWB RailRiders catcher Eddy Rodriguez staying busy in retirement

Sure, Eddy Rodriguez is retired, but you wouldn’t be able to tell if you were around him. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders catcher announced his retirement from the game on Friday, but he’s already found a way to game himself busy. Two ways, actually. Rodriguez is working on a pair of endeavors — with a baseball analytics […]

Comments - 4:44 am

Buckeyes claim Big Ten title over Badgers, seek playoff spot

INDIANAPOLIS — J.T. Barrett looked just fine Saturday. Now it’s up to college football’s selection committee to decide whether No. 8 Ohio State has done enough to earn a playoff bid. Six days after having surgery on his right knee, Barrett threw two touchdown passes, ran for another and had a crucial fourth-down conversion late […]

Comments - 12:52 am

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