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Olympian Orozco leading in men’s all-around at P&G Gymnastics Nationals

By Karen Price
Olympian John Orozco turned in the top all-around performance of Day 1 of the senior men’s competition at the P&G Gymnastics Nationals at Consol Energy Center, but it was Danell Leyva who provided perhaps the biggest surprise. Since earning the …

Gymnastics Championships notebook: Olympian Douglas talks future, medals

By Karen Price and Andrew Erickson
Reigning Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas looks as if she could jump into Saturday’s competition and give current leader Simone Biles a run for her money. In fact, there was a time not too long ago when Douglas had every …

Biles dominates Day 1 of P&G Gymnastics Championships

By Karen Price
In some ways, Simone Biles is an average teenager, staying up late talking to her friends, texting pictures of the pizza she just ate and …

Former Olympian Horton still has goals to accomplish

By Karen Price and Andrew Erickson
Two-time Olympian Jonathan Horton hasn’t competed since the London Olympics in 2012, but he hopes his comeback and road to Rio in 2016 begins Friday in Pittsburgh. At 28, Horton has six years on his four teammates from London, all …

Gymnast Biles alters path, emerges as one to beat at championships

By Karen Price
Simone Biles walked into the grocery store with her sister in their hometown of Spring, Texas, last week and heard someone call her name. Biles …

Gymnastics Championships notebook: Olympic hopeful Gowey fractures ankle in practice

By Karen Price
• Rachel Gowey, 16, broke her ankle dismounting from the balance beam at the women’s training session on Wednesday and is out of this week’s P&G Gymnastics Championships. Gowey, who was expected to compete for a spot on the U.S. …

Jeannette native Mahoney motivated to lead Mount Union football team

By Brian Knavish
They can’t escape the memory. Nor do they want to. With the start of the football season just beyond the horizon, Pat Mahoney and his …

Arnold Palmer has pacemaker implant surgery

By Wire Reports
Latrobe native Arnold Palmer had a pacemaker implanted to correct an abnormal heartbeat. According to his website, Palmer had successful surgery Monday at UPMC Presbyterian. The 84-year-old was to remain in the hospital overnight for observation. He is expected to …

Rossi: Finding a fix by siding with Everton

By Rob Rossi
Sports reporters have it hard. Really. The luckiest ones get to cover the teams they grew up watching only to usually end up hating those …

Fan takes free kick in English Premier League game

By The Associated Press
LONDON — A fan ran onto the field during Saturday’s English Premier League game between West Ham and Tottenham and took a free kick before …

Rossi: Few vacancies in esteemed Owners Club

By Rob Rossi
Sport is great because sometimes it leaves us in a state of disbelief. Somebody just paid $2 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers. …

McIlroy rallies, wins PGA Championship

By The Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship. On a back …

McIlroy (67) holds 1-shot lead at PGA

By The Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rory McIlroy played the kind of golf Saturday that typically would put him in control at a major championship. Staked to a …

McIlroy surges to lead at PGA Championship

By The Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rory McIlroy is making this PGA Championship feel like 2000 all over again at Valhalla. Back then, it was Tiger Woods who …

Judge rules NCAA players can get share of revenue

By The Associated Press
A federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA can’t stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over. In a landmark …

Power conferences get a boost

By Staff and Wire Reports
INDIANAPOLIS — The biggest schools in college sports are about to get a chance to make their own rules. Up first likely will be finding a way to spend millions of dollars in new money — either in the form …