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Curry Wins NBA MVP Honor

Stephen Curry, point guard for the Golden State Warriors, has been voted the National Basketball Association’s Most Valuable Player. Curry averaged 23.8 points, 7.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2 steals per game, and broke his own three-point record by making 286 shots from “beyond the arc.”  He led the top-seeded Warriors to a franchise-record 67 wins.…

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Cards Sweep Pirates With Three Straight Extra-Inning Victories

Kolten Wong homered over Radhames Liz (1-2; 3.60 ERA) with one out in the bottom of the 14th inning on Sunday, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates and a sweep of a three-game series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The weekend marked the first time in ninety years…

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Earnhardt Wins At Talladega

Dale Earnhart, Jr. picked up his sixth victory at Talladega Supersp3eedway, but his first since 2004, winning Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Geico 500 race. Earnhardt led a race-high 67 laps on Sunday, taking the checkered flag for the first time this season.  Jimmie Johnson finished second, and Paul Menard placed third.  Earnhardt now ranks fifth…

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McIlroy Wins Match Play Championship

Having to play seven matches in five days due to the tournament’s new round-robin format, the world’s number-one ranked golfer, Rory McIlroy, captured the Match Play Championship on Sunday at the Harding Park Golf Course near San Francisco. McIlroy beat Gary Woodland 4-and-2 for his second World Golf Championship and his 10th PGA Tour victory. …

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Mayweather Defends Against Pacquiao; Still Undefeated At 48-0

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. successfully defended his welterweight boxing title on Saturday night with a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. With the win, Mayweather remains undefeated as a professional at 48-0.  One of three ringside judges scored the bout 118-110, and the other two had Mayweather winning 116-112. Mayweather…

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Koyack Drafted By Jacksonville; Howsare Signs With The Jets

Oil City High School graduate Ben Koyack was selected Saturday by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round (#229 overall) of the annual NFL draft. The Notre Dame tight end (6-5; 255 lbs.) was the sixteenth tight end selected in this year’s draft.  Koyack caught 30 passes for 317 yards and two touchdowns as a senior, and…

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Clarion Man Hospitalized In Pittsburgh After Having Been Struck By Car

A Clarion man was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital on Saturday night after he was struck by a car as he crossed a Clarion highway. 43 year-old Herbert Long was reportedly being treated on Sunday for major injuries. Police officials say Long was crossing South Fifth Avenue in Clarion at about 10:00 PM Saturday when…

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Local Chambers Of Commerce To Host Legislative Breakfast On Friday

Two local Chamber of Commerce bodies have announced that they will host a legislative breakfast involving a panel discussion with candidates in two of the races in the upcoming primary elections. The Franklin Chamber and Venango Area Chamber will host the candidates in the county commissioner and district magisterial judges races on Friday morning (May…

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Justin Moore Announced As Crawford County Fair Performer

The Crawford County Fair Board has reported that country performer Justin Moore has been signed to appear at the second officially-announced concert at the 2015 edition of the fair in Meadville. Moore will perform along with Mickey Guyton and Chris Higbee on Wednesday, August 26 at 7:30 PM.  Fair officials had earlier announced that Jake…

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NHL/NBA Playoff Results – May 1 Through May 3

NHL Playoff Results  (best-of-seven second-round series):   Friday, May 1 Tampa Bay 2, Montreal 1  (2 OT) Chicago 4, Minnesota 3   Saturday, May 2 NY Rangers 3, Washington 2  (series tied 1-1)   Sunday, May 3 Tampa Bay 6, Montreal 2  (Lightning leads series 2-games-to-0) Chicago 4, Minnesota 1  (Blackhawks lead 2-0) Anaheim 3,…

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