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Pittsburgh hires Heather Lyke as athletic director

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Heather Lyke spent nearly four years overhauling the athletic department at Eastern Michigan, aggressively courting donors and generating buzz for a program that lacked plenty of both. The results were startling on the field and off. The football team shook off decades of ...

Steelers sign RB Knile Davis, CB Coty Sensabaugh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent running back Knile Davis and free agent cornerback Coty Sensabaugh on Monday, regrouping after missing out on coveted linebacker Dont’a Hightower by finding depth at two areas of need heading into 2017. Davis played three-plus ...

Penn State reveals plans to renovate iconic Beaver Stadium

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State plans to overhaul 23 athletic facilities, including its football stadium, though renovations to the program’s iconic facility won’t begin for at least five years. Once completed, the 106,572-seat, nearly six-decade-old Beaver Stadium could include a ...

2 ex-Penn State officials plead guilty in child-sex scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two former Penn State administrators admitted Monday to mishandling child-sex allegations against Jerry Sandusky, pleading guilty more than five years after the scandal rocked the university and led to the downfall of football coach Joe Paterno. Tim Curley, a ...

Eagles sign Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith

Carson Wentz gets to throw to a pair of accomplished receivers next season. The Philadelphia Eagles agreed on a one-year deal with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, a few hours after giving wideout Torrey Smith a three-year deal on Thursday. Jeffery was considered the top receiver available in ...

Michigan St beats Penn State 78-51 in Big Ten Tournament

WASHINGTON (AP) — It didn’t matter that Michigan State had no momentum, or that the Spartans were playing a team that beat them soundly in January. This was the Big Ten Tournament, when the past usually doesn’t matter and Michigan State is almost always at its best. Miles Bridges and ...

Watson embracing closer’s role with Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — From the moment Tony Watson first stepped onto a big league mound for a regular-season game, he’s felt the trust and faith of his manager. A couple of poor outings late last season aren’t going to change that. Midway through his first spring training as ...

Mount St. Mary’s beats Saint Francis 71-61 to win NEC title

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Elijah Long scored 24 points, Junior Robinson added 22 and Mount St. Mary’s rallied past Saint Francis University 71-61 Tuesday night to win the Northeast Conference championship and earn an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. Down 31-23 at halftime after going 0 ...

Pitt gives Georgia Tech push off bubble at ACC tournament

NEW YORK (AP) — Three days after being scolded with a seat on the bench to start a game, Pitt’s senior leaders responded by playing with the type of urgency coach Kevin Stallings was hoping to see. With their renewed effort, the Panthers might have pushed Georgia Tech off the NCAA ...

Roy Halladay returns to Phillies as guest instructor

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Roy Halladay is back wearing a Philadelphia Phillies uniform. The two-time Cy Young Award winner returned Tuesday to serve as a guest instructor in spring training. Halladay, who threw a perfect game in his first season in Philadelphia in 2010 and a no-hitter later ...