Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut NLCS deficit to 3-1

CHICAGO — Javier Baez sensed he was ready to bust out of his slump and give the Chicago Cubs the lift they needed. As breakthroughs go, this was a big one. Just in time to keep the season going for the defending champs. Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis hung […]

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OT victory lifts Wyoming Seminary to WVC Division 1 field hockey title

WRIGHT TWP. — For 60 minutes, the Crestwood Comets and their suffocating defense had Wyoming Seminary out of sorts and a little perplexed. It took about six minutes for the tables to turn. Aubrey Mytych scored a disputed goal 5:54 into overtime Wednesday, completing a perfect regular season for Wyoming Seminary and lifting the Blue […]

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Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS

NEW YORK — This time, it was Masahiro Tanaka who was untouchable on the mound. And when the New York Yankees sent Houston ace Dallas Keuchel to an early exit, their rollicking crowd let loose with a cathartic roar that must have boomed all over the Bronx. One more big win, and these Yankees are […]

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Defending champions rule the day at WVC cross country title meet

MESHOPPEN – The Wyoming Valley Conference’s regular-season unbeatens ruled the day Wednesday at the Wyoming County Fairgrounds. Again. All four defending champions repeated as Dallas took three titles and Holy Redeemer’s Lindsey Williams joined Jack Zardecki and the two Mountaineers teams as champions when the WVC Coaches conducted their Ed Narkiewicz Conference Championship Meet. The […]

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Local roundup: Wilkes women’s soccer tops Misericordia in key match

Wilkes handed Misericordia its first MAC Freedom Conference loss on Wednesday, winning a battle of regionally ranked women’s soccer teams 1-0. The Lady Colonels’ Nicolette Towlen scored the lone goal in the 29th minute, and Courtney Stanley made five saves for the shutout. Misericordia had a 16-4 shot advantage and a 7-3 edge in corner […]

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Penn State-Michigan features a showdown between nation’s top defenses

Before James Franklin reunited with Brent Pry at Vanderbilt, he had Don Brown to learn from. For the last nine years now, the Penn State coach has been able to work with some of the most successful defensive coordinators in the country. In his seven seasons as a head coach, he had Bob Shoop and […]

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WBS Pens’ rookie Adam Johnson enjoyed first 3-in-3 weekend

WILKES-BARRE — In a span of eight days, Adam Johnson has already played nearly a 10th of the games he appeared in during the six-month duration of his college hockey schedule last season. And it’s just going to get busier from here. Johnson, who cut his college career at the University of Minnesota-Duluth short by […]

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Roger Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy

NEW YORK — In the face of fan unrest and accusations from the president about the league being unpatriotic, the NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand. Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners said Wednesday at the league’s fall meetings that altering the policy language from “should stand” to […]

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Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested for years by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, abuse she said started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive career. Maroney posted a lengthy statement on Twitter early Wednesday that described the allegations of abuse against Dr. Larry Nassar, who […]

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Dodgers push Cubs to the brink with convincing Game 3 NLCS victory

CHICAGO — Yu Darvish pitched sparkling ball into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday night to open a commanding 3-0 lead in the NL Championship Series. Andre Ethier also went deep and Taylor added an RBI triple in the fifth as Los […]

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