Police: TSO concerts will add to Black Friday traffic woes

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Black Friday shopping and Trans-Syberian Orchestra concerts will be teaming up to make for one perfect storm of traffic congestion this Friday, police warn.The Wilkes-Barre Township Police Department has issued a Traffic Advisory for Friday, noting that two Trans-Siberian Orchestra concerts are scheduled at the Mohegan Sun Arena, which is surrounded by popular shopping destinations.The first show is at 3 p.m. and the second is at 8 p.m.

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Some leftovers from the football season

The final serving of Wyoming Valley Conference football takes place Saturday with the UNICO All-Star Football Classic. Game time is 1 p.m. at Lake-Lehman High School, with all proceeds going to local charities.Until then, here are some leftovers to chew on before some of the WVC top seniors take the field for a final time.UNICO GAMEPrior to kickoff, a 5K run will be held at noon on the campus of Lake-Lehman High School. Fee is $10 and gets you...

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WVC football coaches select all-stars

Crestwood running back Frank Aigeldinger was named the Wyoming Valley Conference Big School Player of the Year and GAR running back Anthony Maurent gained the same honor on the Small School team as the WVC football coaches selected their all-star teams.Aigeldinger led the entire WVC in rushing yards with 1,678, yards-per-carry with a 12.6 average and rushing touchdowns with 20. The senior helped Crestwood to the WVC Division 3A and District 2 Class 3A championships.Maure...

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NFC East Thanksgiving Showdown

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tony Romo still talks about wishing he had been on the field instead of at home following back surgery when the Cowboys lost a playoffs-or-bust finale to Philadelphia last season.Eleven months and yet another back injury later, the Dallas quarterback will be out there Thursday against Mark Sanchez when these NFC East rivals play on Thanksgiving for the first time in 25 years with the division lead on the line.No postseason fates will be sealed th...

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Snow delays Pa., NJ rivals’ Thanksgiving game

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. — A snowstorm is disrupting one of high school football’s great Thanksgiving traditions.The annual Turkey day rivalry game between neighboring Easton, Pennsylvania and Phillipsburg, New Jersey is being postponed until Saturday.Officials at host Phillipsburg said Wednesday they’re making the change to ensure fans and players are safe.Forecasters are expecting 5 to 10 inches to fall on the region by Wednesday night....

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Scott, McIlroy inspire each other to better golf

SYDNEY — On the eve of the Australian Open — and their first tournament together since September — Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott were doing their best Wednesday to sound like a mutual admiration society.Shortly after they played off the same tee in a pro-am at The Australian Golf Club, McIlroy credited Scott with giving him the confidence to have the 2014 that he’s had — two majors and winner of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. And those are just...

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Redeemer grad to represent USA in softball

WILKES-BARRE — Abby Staskiel’s reaction was justified.A former standout at Holy Redeemer and now junior at Penn State-Berks, Staskiel was just like any college student, preparing to log-in to her email.In a day and age where most people receive more spam than actual readable information from family, friends and professional associates, one message caught her in a double-take.An email from USA Athletes International. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity...

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Redskins to start Colt McCoy over RG3

WASHINGTON — Move over, RG3. It’s Colt vs. the Colts.The Washington Redskins plan to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a person familiar with the decision, the latest development in a stunning slide for the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because coach Jay Gruden had yet to announce the news to his team. He planned to do so We...

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Valcke: FIFA faces ‘years’ to rebuild reputation

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke acknowledged Tuesday that it will take “years to rebuild our reputation” following the World Cup bidding corruption investigation.But Valcke insisted that Sony and Emirates airline are not ending their FIFA sponsorships to protest against allegations of bribery and favor-seeking that have engulfed world football in the four years since Russia was awarded the 2018 World Cup and Qatar was voted the 202...

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Rivalry week will be last stand for some coaches

Will Muschamp knows he will be coaching his last game for Florida this weekend. There are a few more coaches who will be doing the same thing without knowing it — at least for sure.The coaching carousel will start spinning fast when the regular season ends for many teams on Saturday.While you’re keeping track of rivalries and games with playoff implication, here are a few coaching hot spots to keep an eye on this weekend.Michigan at No. 7 O...

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