NASCAR: Johnson make case as an all-time great with sixth crown
It took Jimmie Johnson just 13 races into his rookie season with Hendrick Motorsports to prove to his team he was a rare talent.
He had just won at Dover for his second victory in four weeks and was debriefing with crew chief Chad Knaus when he brought up a sensation he felt in the car that day that he was certain came from wind blowing through a gap in the grandstands.
NFL: Steelers soar with Big Ben in control
The referee spotted the ball and Ben Roethlisberger waved his hands, urging his teammates to get to their spots.
No looking at the sideline. No pressing his helmet against his ear. No glancing at the call sheet on his wrist.
Instead, the Steelers’ quarterback looked at the Detroit Lions defense before barking out a play. He took the snap and handed off to Le’Veon Bell for a 12-yard gain.
COLLEGE ATHLETES: Urbana’s Baker has career game
This past week saw the fall season come to an abrupt halt for many local athletes as the winter schedule begins to take full control of the athletic world.
That does not mean our local collegiate athletes are done making news. In fact, many are just starting to get some of the accolades that will come. Others, meanwhile, are just getting the season’s résumé started ...
Big Ben, Steelers rally past Lions 37-27
Backed up and fed up, Ben Roethlisberger provided a vivid reminder to his critics and the Detroit Lions of just how dangerous he and his suddenly surging team remain.
The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback passed for 367 yards and four touchdowns, including two in the final 5 minutes as the Steelers rallied to beat the Lions 37-27.
Browns stumble in key game against Bengals
Back on top with only two NASCAR greats left to catch, Jimmie Johnson won his sixth championship in eight years Sunday and staked his claim as one of the most dominant competitors in sports history.
Winter sports return for first day of practice
The volleyball nets have barely been taken down and rolled up and already the wrestling mats and basketball hoops are taking their place as the fall sports season gives way to winter.
The cold-weather trio of basketball, wrestling and swimming (indoors, of course) has its first official day of practice today throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
Brianna Layman perseveres on and off field
When Brianna Layman was in the fifth grade, her coach told her soccer wasn’t her game.
Women's College Basketball: Lady Gators roll past Fredonia State
The aim for the Allegheny College women’s basketball team was to get off to a modestly good start against Fredonia State.
College Soccer: Allegheny falls to Thomas More 2-1 in NCAA opener
The Allegheny women’s soccer team’s run in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament came to an end Saturday, as the Gators fell to Thomas More College 2-1 in the opening round at The Bank of Kentucky Field in Cresview Hills, Kentucky.
Men's College Basketball: Gators rebound their way to 58-44 victory
Allegheny College senior forward Clark Tritto took a look at the stat sheet after Saturday night’s game against Michigan’s Adrian College and saw that his team had out-rebounded the visiting Bulldogs 55-27.
“That’s outstanding,” he said, his face lighting up.
The Gators are a team that had struggled with that facet of the game just a season ago.
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