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West Wins In Highest-Scoring NBA All-Star Game Ever

Players put up 133 three-point attempts Sunday night in the highest-scoring NBA All-Star Game ever, a 163-158 victory for the Western Conference over the East at Madison Square Garden in New York. 48 treys were successful with the West going 25-for-65 (38.5%) and the East converting 23-of-68 (33.8%). Russell Westbrook scored 41 points to lead…

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Snedeker Breaks The Record – His Own – At Pebble Beach

Brandt Snedeker finished up with a 5-under-par 67 on Sunday to win the AT%T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, breaking the tournament record he set two years ago by finishing at 22-under-par 265 (64-67-67-67) in a tourney played on three courses in the Pebble Beach, California area. He won $1.224 million. Snedeker finished three strokes ahead…

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Jeff Gordon Earns Pole Position For Daytona 500

Jeff Gordon has earned the pole position for the first race of his last full NASAR Cup season, the Daytona 500, to be run next Sunday (Feb. 22). Gordon and Jimmie Johnson qualified for the spots on the front row for the “Great American Race.”  The other positions will be finalized Thursday night in the…

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Fleury Loses Fourth Straight Shootout

The Chicago Black Hawks (35-18-4) won a 3-2 shootout on Sunday afternoon to defeat the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in NHL action in Chicago. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp tallied the shootout goals for the Black Hawks.  Niklas Hjalmarsson had scored during regulation play. Pittsburgh’s Nick Spaling tied the game with Pittsburgh’s only…

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Pitt Beats #12 North Carolina 89-76

The Pitt Panthers shot 65 percent from the floor on Saturday afternoon and defeated 12th-ranked North Carolina 89-76 in Atlantic Coast Conference action at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Sheldon Jeter scored a career-high 22 points for the Panthers (17-9; 6-6 ACC), and Cam Wright rebounded from an ankle injury with 15 points and…

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Newbill Scores 25, But Penn State Loses 76-73 To Maryland

Despite a 25-point day by the Big Ten Conference’s leading scorer, D.J. Newbill, the Penn State Nittany Lions (15-11; 3-10 Big Ten) dropped a 76-73 decision to 19th-ranked Maryland on Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. Starting guards Dez Wells and Melo Trimble paced the Terrapins (21-5; 9-4) with 22 and 20…

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Coldest Weather Of The Season Hits On Presidents’ Day

Oil Region temperatures as low as 19 degrees below zero greeted those who rose early on President’s Day, marking the coldest day of the winter for everyone and, for some, the coldest mark since 1994.  The temperature did fall one day last winter to 17 below. Most schools closed for the day.  Some had no…

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Reaction Mixed To Governor’s Decision To Halt Executions In Pennsylvania

Reaction has been mixed to the announcement Friday by Pennsylvania’s new Governor, Tom Wolf, to place a moratorium on the death penalty in the Commonwealth. Saying Pennsylvania’s execution system is “riddled with flaws,” Wolf said the decision will remain in effect at least until he receives a report from a state legislative commission that has…

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Sandycreek Township Man Gets Up To Two Years In County Jail For Sharing Child Pornography

A Sandycreek Township man was sentenced Friday to eleven-and-a-half months to two years in the Venango County Jail for downloading and sharing child pornography. 50 year-old Kevin Donnell must also serve three years of probation.  Donnell entered guilty pleas to twelve charges in November.  He had been arrested in July at his home in a…

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$2 Million Lottery Ticket Sold In Slippery Rock

Pennsylvania Lottery officials say a two million dollar lottery ticket was sold last week at a pharmacy in Slippery Rock. The winning ticket was not for the much-publicized $564 million dollar Powerball Lottery drawing conducted on Wednesday night, but was sold for the following night’s drawing in the state’s Match Six lottery game.  The winning…

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