Sports

Kang leads in hunt for first pro win — and it would be major

National Sports

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Danielle Kang won back-to-back majors as an amateur yet she’s never cracked the winner’s circle in her half-dozen years as a pro. The 24-year-old Californian took a big step in the right direction, grabbing a share of the second-round lead in the morning wave ...

OKC lands George; Rubio sent to Jazz

National Sports

Two people with knowledge of the details say the Indiana Pacers have agreed to trade Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis in a stunning deal that gives MVP Russell Westbrook a new running mate. The people said teams came together on the trade Friday ...

Earnhardt lands pole at Daytona

National Sports

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement tour is making an emotional stop at NASCAR’s most famous track. Earnhardt won his first pole Friday since Sept. 29, 2013, and will lead the field to the green flag in what could be his final Cup Series race at Daytona ...

Summer session

Local Sports

Assistant coach Aaron Lundmark calls a play for the Eisenhower offense during a 7-on-7 football game Thursday at War Memorial Field. The Knights were joined by Warren, Sheffield, Brookville, Ridgway and Corry in the second of four meetings in Warren this summer.

Pennsylvania woman will make polo history in top-tier event

National Sports

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shariah Harris says the stares, the inappropriate comments and the whispering that comes with being a black woman playing polo can be discouraging at times, but it won’t stop her from riding. The 19-year-old from southwest Philadelphia, who plays collegiately at ...

Buffalo hockey marathon raises $1 million, many blisters

National Sports

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — It was just past 4 a.m. on Thursday when Andrew Tokasz decided it was time to inject some energy into a hockey game that was entering its seventh consecutive day. Shortly after Team White’s Kenny Corp scored on a backhander from the slot to cut Team Blue’s lead to ...

Florida racing greyhounds test positive for coke

National Sports

At least 12 greyhound racing dogs in Florida have tested positive for cocaine, and their trainer has had his license suspended. It’s at least the second instance this year of racing greyhounds testing positive for cocaine. The dogs raced at Bestbet Orange Park in northeast Florida near ...

IOC VP: Tokyo 2020 targets youth, gender equality

National Sports

TOKYO (AP) — IOC Vice President John Coates says the addition of new sports at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will attract youth and create gender equality without driving up costs. In an effort to give the games a more youthful and urban appeal, the IOC has added 3-on-3 basketball and BMX ...

Tour de France opens in ‘Grand Return’ to Germany

National Sports

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The Tour de France calls its start the “Grand Depart.” This year it feels more like the “Grand Return.” Six years after German TV stopped broadcasting cycling’s showpiece event because of a series of doping scandals and three decades after it last ...

Doping is always part of the story

National Sports

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — A scene from Godfather III about sums up where the Tour de France is with doping as the 2017 edition begins on Saturday. In the movie, Al Pacino’s character Michael Corleone laments that his efforts to become a bona fide businessman are being undermined by his ...

Post 135 tops Youngsville for third win of the week

Local Sports

It’s been a pretty good week for Post 135. Behind a complete game shutout from Dominick Funari and three runs batted in from Drake Gens, Post 135 won its third game in two days with a 6-0 victory over Youngsville Wednesday at Old Legion Field. The hosts got all the offense they would need ...

Blair takes one of two at Corry

Local Sports

Blair split an American Legion baseball double-header against Corry Northwest Savings Bank on Wednesday, winning 3-1 in the first game before dropping the second by a score of 6-5 at the Ballpark in Columbus. After Blair scored three in the first, Colby Johnson took it the rest of the way on ...

A salute to the paddlers

Outdoor

“Some good percentage of the land must be kept free from exploitation of its commodity resources and commercial exploitation of its recreation resources.” On Thursday evening, June 22, Friends of Allegheny Wilderness executive director Kirk Johnson provided a presentation to the Allegheny ...

The taming of the crow

Outdoor

Monday was a morning like most. I was up by 4:00 a.m. When the newspaper arrived soon after, I made a cup of Bigelow Irish Breakfast Tea, then went onto the front porch to read by the light of a headlamp. Birds sang in the dark. The air was pleasantly mild. Twilight came without notice. ...

OUTDOORS

Outdoor

To get your items in the Outdoors Calendar contact mikeb73@verizon.net or phone (814) 726-1035 - Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m.: trap and skeet practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club - Thursdays, must arrive before 9:30 a.m.: one round only sporting clays practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club - ...

Apply electronically for goose-blind hunts

Outdoor

Goose hunters in the 2017-18 license year must apply online or in person to enter the drawing to hunt from goose blinds at Middle Creek and Pymatuning Wildlife Management Areas. An electronic goose blind application has replaced the paper application traditionally found within the ...

Post 135 takes two vs. Corry

Local Sports

Post 135 picked up a pair of American Legion wins over Corry Northwest Savings Bank on Tuesday, 7-3 and 3-2. The teams played two five-inning games to compensate for a rain-out earlier in the season. In the first game, Seth Baldensperger went 2-for-3 with a home run and a double while Lance ...

Next Youngsville AD to come from outside building

Local Sports

It looks like the new athletic director for Youngsville High School will not be a teacher there. Traditionally, in Warren County School District, the athletic coordinators for each attendance area have been teachers in buildings in those attendance areas. At Monday’s meeting of the ...

Sluggers cruise to first place

Local Sports

The Kinzua Sluggers 15U baseball team took first place this past weekend in the Action Graphics 15U Shootout, in Clearfield. They outscored their opponents 40-4 in three games against Clearfield, Punxsutawney and Venango Vipers. Team members include, front row, left to right: Micah Passmore, ...

Sports briefs…

Local Sports

Fighting Tigers earn awards The Fighting Tigers Karate Team competed in the King Cobra Summer Slam Saturday in Fairview. The nationally rated PKA and PKRA competition drew teams from across the tri-state area. The following team members won awards in forms, fighting and weapons. Emma Gray ...