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August 21, 2018 RSS feed / Sports

Leechburg Borough man hopes his actions inspire others to persevere

Brendan Beck recently won six medals in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games

For Brendan Beck, it was not about winning.  The 44-year-old Leechburg man said his drive for competition and ability to perform was meant to inspire others in a similar situation.  Beck, who grew up in neighboring Vandergrift, competed i More...

Deep, experienced group of Pitt running backs looks for big season

Nine months and 223 miles removed from Blacksburg, Va., Pitt senior running back Darrin Hall stepped into the huddle Thursday morning, the football on the 4 and a goalline drill upcoming.  He looked his 10 teammates in the eye and said only two More...

Puerto Rico team that endured hurricane makes LLWS run

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — After a five-inning, 14 strikeout, nohit performance, Roberto Joubert stepped off the mound and made his way toward the Puerto Rico dugout.  More...

Kittanning Lions Club golf chipping contest results released

FOR THE LEADER TIMES  The Kittanning Lions Club recently held a golf chipping contest during the Armstrong County Folk Festival.  The winner of the 13 – Adult level was Scott Fleming of Creekside.  More...

No. 1 Alabama tops preseason Top 25; Clemson, Georgia next

Alabama will begin its quest for a second consecutive national championship with a rare three-peat.  The Crimson Tide is just the second team to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for three straight seasons. More...

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20-year-old Wilson pitches Braves past Pirates 1-0 in debut

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryse Wilson worked five solid innings, becoming the third 20-year-old pitcher to start in his big league debut for Atlanta this season in the Braves’ 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. More...

Deer Lakes School District receives nearly $4K grant from NFL, American Dairy Association

The Deer Lakes School District has received a nearly $4,000 grant to help fund healthy food options and physical education equipment for students.  More...

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL GOLF SCORES

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Pirates pitcher Archer appears to hurt leg while batting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates righthander Chris Archer has left his start with left leg discomfort.  Archer was removed after four innings Monday night against the Atlanta Braves. More...

Jaguars’ Ramsey, Fowler return, mum on weeklong suspensions

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler are back from suspension, but neither is talking about what got them banned for a week or how they spent their time away.  More...

Bills announce rookie QB Allen to start against Bengals

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