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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 ...

Fleury stands tall in relief, Penguins rally by Sabres 4-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — His team flat, listless and basically overwhelmed during a miserable first period against Buffalo on Sunday, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan looked down his bench searching for a jolt. He found one in Marc-Andre Fleury, who wondered in recent weeks if his time with ...

Jok heats up, Hawkeyes throttle Penn State 90-79

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Senior star Peter Jok scored 20 of his 21 points in the second half and Iowa throttled Penn State 90-79 on Sunday, closing the regular season with four straight wins. Nicholas Baer added 20 with 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (18-13, 10-8 Big Ten), who finished above ...

Jerry Sandusky transferred to a medium-security prison

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been moved from a maximum-security prison to a medium-security facility in western Pennsylvania. State prison officials say the 73-year-old was initially assigned to the State Correctional Institution-Greene ...

Brown gets new contract; Bell receives franchise tag

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert stressed earlier this month one of the team’s biggest goals during the offseason was to make wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell vital parts of the organization “for life.” Done and well, on its way ...

Conspiracy charge added against Penn State ex-administrators

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday allowed prosecutors to add a conspiracy charge against three former Penn State administrators, increasing their possible penalty if convicted of crimes for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Judge John ...

Injured 76ers rookie Ben Simmons won’t play this season

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Ben Simmons won’t make his NBA debut this season. His surgically repaired right foot hasn’t healed sufficiently for the No. 1 overall pick to play in the final 26 games, the team said Friday. Simmons fractured the fifth metatarsal bone during the final training camp ...

Penn State fires women’s gymnastics coach; no reason given

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State women’s gymnastics coach has been fired. Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour says Jeff Thompson was fired on Thursday. Two assistants will take over interim head coaching duties while the university searches for a new coach. A Penn State news ...

Son of Jerry Sandusky arrested on child sexual abuse charges

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — One of Jerry Sandusky’s sons was arrested Monday on multiple sexual offense charges involving children, more than five years after the former Penn State assistant coach was himself first arrested. Jeffrey S. Sandusky, 41, a stalwart supporter who attended many of his ...