Frazier out for
year with injury
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State point guard and leading scorer Tim Frazier will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured left Achilles tendon, a devastating blow for the rebuilding Big Ten program.
Frazier was injured about six minutes into the Nittany Lions’ 85-60 loss Sunday to Akron at the Puerto Rico Tipoff.
Coach Patrick Chambers said Frazier was undergoing surgery Tuesday, with a recovery period of 6-12 months. The team plans to apply for a fifth year of eligibility for Frazier on a medical redshirt, but cannot officially turn in the paperwork until after the season.
“Obviously, my heart goes out to Tim Frazier ... He’s done everything I’ve asked him to do and then some,” said Chambers, the second-year coach. “He will rebound from this injury. He will come back bigger, better and stronger, which is scary.”
Seattle trades Robinson to
Orioles for Andino
SEATTLE (AP) — Looking to add depth to the infield, the Seattle Mariners have acquired versatile Robert Andino from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for reserve outfielder Trayvon Robinson.
The trade was made Tuesday and instantly gives the Mariners an experienced infielder who can play second base, third base and shortstop. Despite struggling at the plate, Andino has played in 266 games the last two seasons for the Orioles. Andino started 106 games last season for the Orioles, including 96 at second base.
Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik says the ability to add a versatile infielder with proven experience was appealing.
Robinson played in 90 games over the past two seasons for the Mariners. He hit .215 in his limited major league time, but was caught in a log-jam of outfielders seeking playing time in Seattle.
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Miners pad streak to 44
Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. When you’re as good as Mountain Ridge, that means sometimes it takes a lot of luck, and on Friday afternoon the Lady Miners blended hard work and serendipity beautifully to collect their second straight Class 1A West Region title with a second consecutive 5-4 over North Carroll in a nine-inning thriller at Kemp Mills Park.
Allegany advances to state tournament
Trenton Eirich doubled to lead off the seventh inning and scored the winning run on a throwing error, lifting Allegany to a 2-1 win over Clear Spring for the Class 1A West Region baseball championship Friday evening at McCurdy Field.
Freeburn, Amtower win state tennis title
Keyser’s Megan Freeburn and Kari Amtower headed to Charleston as undefeated region tennis champions.
Venturi, US Open champion and CBS analyst, dies
Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82.
Bradley maintains lead at Nelson
Keegan Bradley again bogeyed Nos. 1 and 18 in the second round of the Byron Nelson Championship.
Unlike the first round, Bradley didn’t set a course record. But he still finished with a three-stroke lead.
Seahawks DE Bruce Irvin suspended 4 games
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season on Friday after the league announced he violated the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Favored Orb ready, raring to go at Preakness
Everything’s a go for Orb.
The Kentucky Derby winner was in a playful mood the day before the Preakness, making faces for photographers between nibbles of grass outside his stall at Pimlico Race Course.
Moorefield earns trip to state tournament
Brooke Riggleman and Beth Cook homered in a three-run first inning and Taylor Zuber fired a three-hit shutout Thursday night as Moorefield overpowered South Harrison, 9-0, to win the Region 2 championship and a trip to next week’s Class A state softball tournament.
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