Blount and Long brought winning ways to the Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — When Chris Long and LeGarrette Blount joined the Philadelphia Eagles after winning a Super Bowl in New England, both players envisioned another title run with a team on the rise. They had more faith than most, but the Eagles are two wins away from a parade. “I knew we’d be a playoff team […]

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Governor Wolfe Places a Wager on the Birds

It’s not every day that politicians go on the record to wager on sports, unless it is friendly. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton have made a friendly wager on Sunday’s NFC Championship game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles. Governor Dayton wagered a five-pound Pearson’s Salted Nut Roll if […]

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The final prep: Berwick native Jayson Terdiman priming for big Winter Olmpics

Even though the Winter Olympics are still a little under a month away, Jayson Terdiman is in the middle of one of the most important stretches of his luge career. With two races left in the World Cup season, and before the Olympics, the Berwick native has just a couple more chances to solidify he […]

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Wilkes basketball controls the boards to rally past rival King’s

WILKES-BARRE — King’s stunned Wilkes with quickness and two sharp shooters early in Saturday afternoon’s Freedom Conference men’s basketball game. But Wilkes overpowered King’s throughout the second half by using its height advantage and strong board work of three players. Zach Brunner, Mark Mullins and Marcus Robinson all produced double-doubles in points and rebounds as […]

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Oklahoma’s Young, Duke’s Bagley lead list of top performers

RALEIGH, N.C. — Duke’s Marvin Bagley III and Arizona’s Deandre Ayton have met every expectation as college freshmen with star potential. And Oklahoma’s Trae Young has managed to top them both. Those rookies are among a standout group across college basketball as the season crosses its midway point. Here’s a look at the season’s top […]

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Not-household-name players get All-Star votes from NBA peers

Semi Ojeleye, Cedi Osman and Royce O’Neale have never started in an NBA game. Cameron Payne last played in April. Matt Costello has scored two points in his NBA career. They’re not stars. Yet somehow, someone in an NBA locker room apparently thought they should start in this year’s All-Star Game. Only 10 players will […]

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Wyoming Seminary boys basketball holds off Holy Redeemer

WILKES-BARRE — Wyoming Seminary made sure the evolving two-horse race remained that way Friday night. The Blue Knights used a big second quarter and withstood a Holy Redeemer rally attempt in the second half for a 46-41 victory that flipped the teams in the Division 3 standings in Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball. Seminary (5-2 […]

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Providence end WBS Penguins’ eight-game winning streak

Zane McIntyre and Providence did it again. The Bruins and their standout goalie managed to stymie the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the playoffs last spring. On Friday night, they ended the Penguins’ eight-game winning streak with a 1-0 win in Rhode Island. McIntyre stopped all 28 shots against him, and Providence limited Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to just seven […]

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Match No. 1, win No. 1: Misericordia men’s volleyball wins in program’s debut

DALLAS TWP. — Ryan Miller came to Misericordia to create a legacy. The Mullica Hill, N.J., native was head men’s volleyball coach Rob Wingert’s very first commit. Miller knew joining a first-year program would be a challenge. But it was a challenge he wanted to be a part of. Miller and his teammates started the […]

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Autopsy: Roy Halladay had amphetamine, morphine in system

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year. The Tampa Bay Times reports that an autopsy released Friday shows the former Toronto Blue Jays […]

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