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Rays Use Long Ball To Beat Bucs 6-2

Evan Longoria and Ben Zobrist both slammed two-run home runs on Monday night, and the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 in preseason baseball action in Port Charlotte, Florida. Both homers came in a four-run fourth inning against Pirates starter Kyle McPherson, who lasted five innings, allowing five runs and seven hits.   Shelley…

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Woods Number One Again – Wins For 8th Time At Bay Hill

Tiger Woods won his 8th PGA tournament at Bay Hill in Orlando on Monday, capturing the rain-delayed Arnold Palmer Invitational by two strokes over Justin Rose, and catapulting back to the number-one position in the World Golf Rankings. After playing just two holes of the final round on Sunday because of an inch-and-a-half rainstorm, wind…

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Penguins Involved In Pair Of Trades

In fewer than 24 hours, the Pittsburgh Penguins, currently on a 12-game winning streak, have traded for a pair of veterans to bolster their roster for the final 15-game stretch to the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. On Sunday evening, Pens general manager Ray Shero announced that Pittsburgh had dealt 2011 first-round draft pick Joe Morrow,…

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Hamlin Treated For Compression Fracture In Back – Kyle Busch Wins California Race

Denny Hamlin is being treated at a California hospital for a compression fracture in his lower spine following a crash on the last lap of NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 run Sunday at the Auto Club Speedway of Southern California in Fontana, California. Joey Logano’s car slammed into Hamlin’s vehicle, sending Hamlin into the inside wall. …

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Convicted Supreme Court Justice Melvin Resigns

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, who was convicted last month of utilizing her office’s staff for campaign work, has resigned from the high court. In making her announcement in a letter her attorneys released to Governor Tom Corbett on Monday, Republican Melvin also said she intends to appeal her verdict. Melvin and her sister,…

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Pennsylvania Deer Harvest Up About Two Percent

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says the 2012 state deer harvest was about two percent higher than the previous year’s. The commission estimates that hunters in Pennsylvania took 343,110 deer, up from 336,200 in 2011. Those numbers include more than 209,000 antlerless deer and nearly 134,000 antlered deer.  The hunter success rate remained at about 25…

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Kennedy’s OT Goal Extends Pens’ Win Streak To 12

Tyler Kennedy scored the deciding goal halfway through overtime on Sunday night, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to their 12th consecutive victory, a 2-1 decision over Philadelphia. With assists by Matt Niskanen and Pascal Dupuis, Kennedy recorded his fifth goal of the season at 2:23 of the extra period. Team captain Sidney Crosby had tied the…

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17 Hits Not Enough For Pirates In 12-10 Loss To Orioles

The Pittsburgh Pirates slammed 17 hits on Sunday afternoon in a Grapefruit League game in Bradenton, Florida, but an 8-run first inning for visiting Baltimore eventually led to a 12-10 victory for the Orioles. Andrew McCutchen homered, and went 2-for-3 with 3 runs scored.  Gaby Sanchez and catching hopeful Lucas May both recorded three hits.…

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Penn State Wins 3rd Straight NCAA Wrestling Title – Edinboro’s Port Places Second

Penn State wrestlers won two gold medals and three silvers in Des Moines on Saturday night, and the Nittany Lions captured their third consecutive NCAA title. Ed Ruth and Quentin Wright won championships at 184 pounds and 197 pounds, respectively. At 165 pounds, defending champion David Taylor dropped his long-awaited title match with Cornell’s Kyle Dake…

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PIAA Basketball Championship Results

Results – PIAA State High School Basketball Championship Games “AAAA” Boys Lower Merion 63, Chester 47 “AAA” Boys Imhotep Charter 54, Archbishop Carroll 45 “AA” Boys Beaver Falls  69, Holy Cross 63 “A” Boys Vaux  83, Johnsonburg 63 “AAAA” Girls Spring-Ford 60, Cumberland Valley 45 “AAA” Girls South Park 53, Bethlehem Catholic 38 “AA” Girls…

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