Regional Sports

McSorley named starting QB at Penn State

STATE COLLEGE (AP)- Trace McSorley will start at quarterback for Penn State when the Nittany Lions open against Kent State on Sept. 3.Coach James Franklin settled on the sophomore after McSorley battled redshirt freshman Tommy Stevens for the job through the spring and summer."We're excited ...

Endwell wins wild game to advance to United States championship

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Jude Abbadessa was 5-for-5 with six RBIs to lead Endwell, New York past Bowling Green, Kentucky 13-10 on Wednesday night for a place in the U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series.Abbadessa hit a two-run homer to center field to give New York a ...

Cole struggles again as Pirates fall to Astros

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A solid road trip kept the Houston Astros on the right path toward a playoff spot.Evan Gattis hit his 20th home run and Carlos Correa got two hits and scored twice, leading Collin McHugh and the Astros over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4.The Astros won the interleague matchup ...

Heyward ready to work on d-line

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh defensive end Cameron Heyward isn't opposed to a rotation along the line. He's also OK with playing as many snaps as necessary.The Steelers made it a goal in the offseason to give Heyward and Stephon Tuitt support at end."Whatever cards we're dealt, we're going to ...

Injuries plagued Bills at training camp

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - As if the series of headline-grabbing suspensions and injuries weren't enough, Bills coach Rex Ryan couldn't get through one of his final news conferences at training camp without distraction.Ryan was explaining what Buffalo needs to improve when he was drowned out by ...

400,000 fans gather for Penguins parade

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins turned around a once-disappointing season and fired a coach before winning a fourth Stanley Cup, adversity that seemed to make Wednesday's city-wide celebration that much sweeter.Fans lined the victory parade route more than 10 deep as the players, ...

Pirates ace Cole expects to return for ‘majority of season’

NEW YORK (AP) - Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole expects to come back from a strained right triceps in time to pitch "a majority of the season."Cole was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to June 11. There is no specific timetable for his return, but it sounds as though he ...

LeBron, Cavs pushing for ‘best words ever Game 7’

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James has watched "The Godfather" trilogy over and over during these playoffs. The Oscar-winning films about crime, family, honor - and revenge - soothe and motivate him. He can't get enough.But while he's not tired of the classic films, there's a final scene in the NBA ...

Smith easing into her role as Bills assistant

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - With Buffalo Bills special teams coordinator Danny Crossman barking orders at the kickoff return players at one end of the practice field, Kathryn Smith stands at midfield overseeing the coverage unit.Once the players are lined up in their proper positions on each side ...

Rookie Taillon takes no-hitter into 7th, Pirates blank Mets 4-0

NEW YORK (AP) - Jameson Taillon took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning of his second major league start, dominating the New York Mets while pitching the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-0 victory that snapped their five-game losing streak Tuesday night.Jung Ho Kang and Starling Marte each hit a ...

Harrison back to win another Super Bowl ring

PITTSBURGH (AP) - James Harrison's main motivation for returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers is a third Super Bowl ring.The former NFL Defensive Player of the Year briefly mulled retirement before announcing last month he would be back for a 14th season.The 38-year-old linebacker insisted during ...

Gilmore reports for Bills mandatory practices

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - After skipping the Buffalo Bills' entire spring schedule of voluntary workouts, cornerback Stephon Gilmore provided one good reason why he showed up for practice on Tuesday."It's mandatory," Gilmore said.Rather than risk being fined by the Bills for refusing to report, ...

Penguin paradise:

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A turnaround season for the Pittsburgh Penguins ended with Sidney Crosby once again holding the Stanley Cup.Crosby set up Kris Letang's go-ahead goal midway through the second period and the Pittsburgh Penguins won the fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history by beating ...

Sullivan pushing all the right buttons for Pens

PITTSBURGH (AP) - There is no magic button, even if the correlation between Mike Sullivan's deft attempts to a get player's attention and that player almost immediately elevating his game is unmistakable.The Pittsburgh Penguins coach insists he's just doing his job, one that has brought the ...

On the brink: Penguins take Game 4 to move within 1 win of Stanley Cup title

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Bounce-back performances from two key players moved the Pittsburgh Penguins to the brink of winning the Stanley Cup.Evgeni Malkin scored his first goal of the series and Matt Murray made 23 saves after a shaky Game 3 to lead the Penguins to a 3-1 victory over the San ...

Crosby back on top of his game for Pens

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby does not have an off switch. If there was one, Patric Hornqvist believes he would have found it by now.Not once over the last two years while playing alongside one of the NHL's most popular players has Hornqvist seen an exasperated sigh, a roll of the eyes or so ...

Marlins top Pirates as Fernandez outduels Cole

MIAMI (AP) - Jose Fernandez pitched seven scoreless innings to help the Miami Marlins beat Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Tuesday night.Christian Yelich had a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh, J.T. Realmuto had three hits for the Marlins, and A.J. Ramos pitched a shaky ninth ...

Obama congratulates Villanova for winning NCAA championship

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama congratulated the Villanova University men's basketball team Tuesday for winning what he described as "maybe the best title game of all time" in this year's NCAA tournament.Forward Kris Jenkins provided the winning shot with a 3-point field goal as time ...

Position-by-position look at the NBA Finals

A position-by-position look at the matchups in the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers:CENTER: Andrew Bogut vs. Tristan Thompson. The Warriors turned around the finals last year once they benched Bogut and went small, so who knows how much time he gets now after ...