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Pennsylvania team falls short in Little League World Series final

By The Associated Press
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning of the Little League championship game against Lewisberry. That brought out manager Junji Hidaka’s inner Yogi Berra and ...

Unlike during his time at Florida, Ohio State’s Meyer learning to enjoy his success

By The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Victory meal is a tradition for Urban Meyer’s teams and pretty much a weekly occurrence during football season since the coach got ...

Good byes hard to find in college football this season

By The Associated Press
TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona won last season’s Pac-12 South title by reeling off five wins in six games following a bye week. If the Wildcats are going to repeat this season, they’ll have to do it without the benefit of ...

Walk-off single moves Pennsylvania team into LLWS title game

By The Associated Press
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — It’s safe to say 12-year-old Chayton Krauss never before caused 46,000 people around him to erupt into screams of euphoria. Krauss hit ...

Program teaches sport of kings to at-risk youth in Philadelphia

By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — Carmen Sharpe does not let her children play outside their home in a dangerous, gritty section of Philadelphia she refers to as “The Badlands.” So her 9-year-old daughter Marisol Jimenez cherishes the periodic escapes she gets through Work ...

Federal ban on sports betting upheld by appeals panel

By Bob Cohn
Proponents of legalized sports betting in New Jersey said they were disappointed but not deterred by Tuesday’s court decision upholding a federal ban. “We’ll live to fight another day,” said New Jersey Sen. Ray Lesniak, sponsor of a 2014 bill signed ...

IndyCar driver Wilson dies from head injury

By The Associated Press
IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement Monday night at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilson is a British driver who lived outside Denver ...

College football notebook: Florida State RB found not guilty of battery

By Tribune-Review
Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was found not guilty Monday of punching a woman who testified that he said he would be able to buy her in a couple of years once he went pro. The seven-member jury delivered its ...

Former California (Pa.) star Knox takes skills to CFL

By Jeremy Sellew
Even though the Saskatchewan Roughriders are winless, Cal U alum Jeff Knox Jr. is making a name for himself north of the border. Knox played ...

Franklin Regional wrestling’s Lee dominates en route to 2nd world title

By Michael Love
When Spencer Lee didn’t qualify for a return trip to the FILA Cadet World Championships — he won his first world title there last summer ...

NLRB ruling blocks college athletes from unionizing

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO — The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation’s first college athletes union, dealing a blow to a labor movement that could have transformed amateur sports. In a ...

Day delivers record-setting effort, wins PGA Championship

By The Associated Press
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Given a third straight chance to win a major, Jason Day promised a fight to the finish in the PGA Championship. Turns out ...

U.S. women blow out Costa Rica in Heinz Field friendly

By Matt Grubba
The Women’s World Cup champions played like champions, and the hometown star had her perfect homecoming. Pine-Richland grad Meghan Klingenberg joined in on an American goal ...

Iwata’s 63 ties record for major before storms suspend 2nd round of PGA Championship

By The Associated Press
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Hiroshi Iwata tied a major championship record with a 63. Jordan Spieth put himself into the mix for another major. John Daly ...

Dustin Johnson shoots 66 for 1st-round lead at PGA Championship

By The Associated Press
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Rory McIlroy was nervous about his game. Jordan Spieth was frustrated with his putting. Not so surprising about the opening round of the ...

College football notebook: Florida will pay assistants $3.325 million this season

By Tribune-Review
• Florida will pay its assistant coaches a combined $3.325 million in base salary in 2015, slightly up from what the school doled out under former coach Will Muschamp. The coaching contracts were released Wednesday, hours before the team’s annual …