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TV Book | September 19, 2014
Senate rivals do reality TV show
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle spent a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show, “Rival Survival.” Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., say they hope their adventure, which is scheduled to air O...

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TV Book | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Scott Bakula joins big ‘NCIS’ franchise that isn’t easy
One of the most recognizable faces on TV, Scott Bakula has played prominent roles on shows such as “Quantum Leap,” “Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Chuck,” “Men of a Certain Age,” “Behind the Candelabra” and “Looking.” Now the 59-year-...

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TV Book | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
‘Queen Latifah’ promises ‘juicy’ 2nd season
LOS ANGELES — Queen Latifah is making changes in her daytime talk show for its second season. The biggest, she said, involves her. “Everything at the end of the day comes down to me being myself,” Latifah said. “My whole goal this year is to be more loose, more playful, more...

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TV Book | September 19, 2014
Television Q&A
QUESTION: Is “Hostages” coming back? I noticed that Dylan McDermott is going to star in “Stalker.” Was that the one and only season of “Hostages”? ANSWER: Hostages has ended after a single season. Stalker, a repellent drama with McDermott and Maggie Q, begins its...

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TV Book | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
TV NOTES & NEWS
CHICAGO — Daredevil Nik Wallenda's next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River. Wallenda, 35, will attempt the feat without a net or harness. It will be broadcast live on the Discovery Channel at 7 p.m. Nov. 2, the networ...

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TV Book | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Fox, ‘Gotham’ put new spin on Bat legend
With Batman being reinvented every few years, logic dictates that nothing new is left to mine. Yet Fox’s stunning take on the masked crusader, “Gotham’’ premiering at 8 p.m. Monday, sheds light onto the darkest shadows of the story. The prequel chronicles the lawlessness of ...

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Chuckle of the day | September 19, 2014
Today’s Chuckle
The best way to get a head start in life is to actually use your head. ...

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Town & County | September 19, 2014
Town and County
Items for Town & County should be submitted on weekdays no later than 4 p.m. the day before requested publication. ...

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Business Features | September 19, 2014
Home Depot breach affected 56M cards
NEW YORK — Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers. The size of the theft at Home Depot trails only that of TJX Companies&#...

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Business Features | September 19, 2014
Yahoo rakes in jackpot
SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in China’s Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon. The latest windfall will be delivered with Alibaba’s record-setting IPO completed Thursday, which is ex...

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Business Briefs | September 19, 2014
IN BRIEF
PITTSBURGH — Energy company Range Resources has agreed to pay a $4.15 million fine for problems at a Western Pennsylvania site that handled natural gas drilling waste. It’s the largest penalty the state has ever imposed on the shale gas industry. Range, which is based in Fort Worth, Tex...

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Livestock | September 19, 2014
LIVESTOCK
The Mercer Livestock Auction provided the following report on Tuesday’s auction. Commercial bulls, $125. to 140.; commercial cows, 100. to 117.; feeder steers, 185. to 240.; feeder heifers, 190. to 250.; feeder bulls, 185. to 240.; calves, 270. to 340. ...

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Bulletin Board | September 19, 2014
BULLETIN BOARD
Soup and bread sale order deadline,call 724-526-3242. Pick up Tuesday by 4 p.m., Sugarcreek Township Fire Department, 110 Rodgers Road, East Brady. Fresh-baked bread and vegetable beef, beef noodle and chicken noodle soups by the quart will be available. No deliveries. FREE HOT MEAL, 11:30 a.m. to ...

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Our Opinion | September 19, 2014
Mergers, doubt sparked by ACA, changing health care economics
This week’s news that the Jameson Health System in New Castle intends to merge with the Pittsburgh-based health care giant, UPMC, came on the same day as a story in the New York Times reporting that the Federal Trade Commission is challenging some hospital mergers on the grounds that consumers...

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Charles Krauthammer | September 19, 2014
The jihadi logic? Trick the U.S. into war
WASHINGTON — What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) — sure to inflame public opinion? There are two possible exp...

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Other Voices | September 19, 2014
OTHER VOICES
The Treasury Department this past Thursday released its monthly statement of the federal government’s receipts and outlays. Tax revenues in August were $194 billion. Federal spending was $323 billion. Altogether, that amounted to a shortfall of $129 billion. With the August monthly deficit, P...

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Other Voices | September 19, 2014
Just right: Action on Ebola, caution on ISIS
Whether intentional or not, President Barack Obama sent an unmistakable message Tuesday: I may not be prepared to put boots on the ground to stop the Islamic State, but I will to stop the Ebola outbreak. While sending 3,000 troops to Liberia to help with logistics shows that the U.S. is finally get...

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Focus Features | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Students transition to Next Step
JACKSON TWP — Many young adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities finish high school and don't know what to do next. This was the situation Lynn Pukylo faced with her daughter, who has a disability on the autism spectrum. “When she finished high school, there was nowhere ...

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Local News | September 19, 2014
Association addresses state audit
ZELIENOPLE — The Volunteer Firefighters Relief Association was recently notified of three findings in an audit done by the state. A report released by the Department of the State Auditor said the association has failed to maintain a complete and accurate equipment roster, has undocumented exp...

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Local News | September 19, 2014
IN BRIEF
BUTLER TWP — The next meeting about the results of the Butler School District facilities study will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Intermediate High School Auditorium. Jon Thomas of Thomas and Williamson Project Management of Pittsburgh will delve further into details his company studied over th...

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Local News | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
A sidewalk to nowhere
SLIPPERY ROCK — The borough will survey its sidewalks for violations. On Tuesday night, borough council decided that Professional Code Services, the company that does the borough’s code enforcement, should survey sidewalks and present a list of violations to the borough in October. Thi...

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Local News | September 19, 2014
I-79 ramps will close in Marshall
MARSHALL TWP, Allegheny County — PennDOT will close ramps this weekend at the Warrendale interchange on Interstate 79 in Marshall Township. The on-ramp from Warrendale Bayne Road to southbound I-79 at the Warrendale interchange will be closed from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday night...

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Local News | September 19, 2014
Other state officials visit Butler County
CRANBERRY TWP — The secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development visited Zelienople Thursday, but he was not the only state official in Butler County this week. Jack Cohen, the president of the Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau, said he hosted the executive dir...

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Local News | September 19, 2014
Pens start scheduling use at complex
CRANBERRY TWP — The Pittsburgh Penguins have begun scheduling programs and events at the new UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex for August 2015 and are anticipating an opening date around that time. The $70 million structure is taking shape near the intersection of Route 228 and Interstate 79 in Cr...

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Local News | September 19, 2014
County man dies in Route 68 crash
DONEGAL TWP — State police suspect a Butler County man killed Thursday night in a three-vehicle crash on Route 68 was speeding and impaired by marijuana. The wreck about 6:40 p.m. left another man hospitalized with injuries. Timothy William Pears, 26, of Goosetown was pronounced dead at Butl...

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Local News | September 19, 2014
South Butler virus case unconfirmed
JEFFERSON TWP — The South Butler School District told parents about a potential case of the Enterovirus D68, but the state Department of Health said nothing has been confirmed. According to a letter sent to parents Thursday by Superintendent Mike Leitera, an “identified case” of t...

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Local News | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
State official tours Zelie
ZELIENOPLE — During his visit to the borough Thursday, Alan Walker said he was reminded of his hometown of Clearfield, a borough in Clearfield County. Walker, the secretary of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, spent about an hour Thursday touring Zelienople and talki...

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Pennsylvania | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Police: Ambush suspect probably hiding in woods
SCRANTON — Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer — a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland. Police say they are elimina...

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Pennsylvania | September 19, 2014
IN BRIEF
FRANKLIN — A woman has been convicted of third-degree murder for shooting her live-in boyfriend while she was packing up to move out. Tina Louise Shaffer, 39, of Plum Township was convicted Thursday after a Venango County jury deliberated less than three hours. State police in Franklin say ...

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Pennsylvania | September 19, 2014
Judge sets hearing in Spanier suit
HARRISBURG — A federal judge has scheduled a Nov. 14 hearing to determine whether former Penn State president Graham Spanier’s defamation suit against former FBI director Louis Freeh should be heard in federal court or in Centre County where it was filed. U.S. District Judge Malachy Mann...

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National | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
6 children, 2 adults dead in mass shooting
BELL, Fla. — A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past. The...

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National | September 19, 2014
700,000 have lost insurance coverage
WASHINGTON — Roughly 700,000 of the more than 8 million people who enrolled in marketplace health insurance plans have lost their coverage, Medicare administrator Marilyn Tavenner testified Thursday before Congress. Her surprise disclosure came during a House Oversight and Government Reform C...

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National | September 19, 2014
Families buying fewer calories
American families with kids bought 101 fewer calories per person per day in packaged foods in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to an analysis of a pledge by big food companies to reduce calories in the marketplace. It’s an “impressive” accomplishment but not sufficient to reve...

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International | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Scots vote to remain in United Kingdom
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to Bri...

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Police Reports | September 19, 2014
POLICE REPORTS
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Tomorrow's Headlines | September 19, 2014
Web promos for Sunday
1. Carmine Scotece has run the county’s human services department since 1987 and is starting to wrap up his career. 2. It’s still weeks away from the Nov. 4 election, but volunteer poll workers already are busy getting their training. ...

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News Extra | September 19, 2014
Long funeral procession shows love of young boy
SUMMIT TWP — A four-year-old boy’s love of tractors, trucks, and the outdoors was incorporated Friday in his funeral. Colbee Lovich died Monday a few days after an all-terrain vehicle accident Sept. 12 at his family’s home on Herman Road in Summit Township. He was the son of Derek...

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News Extra | September 19, 2014
White House starts drive to prevent campus sexual attacks
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden today launched a new public awareness campaign at campuses across America to prevent sexual assaults. Called “It’s on Us,” the new campaign will try to get students and others on college and university campuses...

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News Extra | September 19, 2014
Officials out early searching for police killer suspect
CANADENSIS, Pa. — Authorities who spent the night in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents donned bulletproof vests and gathered heavy rifles before fanning out Saturday morning. The burst of activity follow...

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News Extra | September 19, 2014
Contract talks go on for joint police force
EVANS CITY — The new joint police department for Evans City and Seven Fields should be operating on Jan. 1 as planned, but the details of the contract with union police officers still must be worked out. Seven Fields uses Cranberry Township police for coverage. That contract will end Dec. 31,...

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News Extra | September 19, 2014
Blowouts, close calls dominate Friday football
It was a Friday night of either blowout games or narrow battles in high school football. Mars won by 38, Moniteau won by 48, and Slippery Rock won by 42. But Seneca Valley lost by 2, Knoch fell by a point, and Freeport won by 2. Here are the scores: North Hills 16, Seneca Valley 15 Gateway 8, Kn...

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Death Notices | September 19, 2014
death notices
Carolyn Sue Crispin, Greenville, formerly of East Butler Josephine A. Janick Wenzelburger, Zelienople ...

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Birthday Tributes | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Julia Lardin
In loving memory of our beloved mom, Julia Lardin, whose birthday is September 19. Thinking of You with Love Birthday thoughts of you today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. All we have are ...

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Birthday Tributes | September 19, 2014
Arianne Reinsel
In loving memory of our beloved Arianne Reinsel whose birthday is September 19. Though nothing ever separates Two hearts that really care, Especially on your birthday I wish you could be here, To share this special day with you To talk for just a while, To hear what you’ve been up to A...

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In Memoriams | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Roy (Sonny) Waugaman
In loving memory of Roy (Sonny) Waugaman who passed away one year ago on September 19. Forever in our hearts. We love and miss you. ...

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In Memoriams | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Shirley Patten
In loving memory of our beloved Shirley Patten, wife and mother, who passed away 11 years ago today. ...

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In Memoriams | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Jean A. Harbison
In loving memory of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Jean A. Harbison, who passed away September 19, 2011. Mum, the day we lost you A bright light dimmed Our lives forever changed. Your kind and gentle wisdom made all the difference In the beauty and heartbreak of our lives. ...

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Professional Baseball | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Catching a break
PITTSBURGH — It might be way too early to call the Pittsburgh Pirates a team of destiny. But after what manager Clint Hurdle witnessed Thursday night, he had to stop and wonder. “Sometimes, you're just meant to win,” he said. The Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner...

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Professional Baseball | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Bucs' power spread in record numbers
PITTSBURGH — Some teams have power hitters. The Pittsburgh Pirates simply have power. When Ike Davis drilled a knuckleball over the center field fence in the fifth inning Wednesday night, he launched the 2014 Bucs into history. It was Davis 10th homer as a Pirate this season and he became th...

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Professional Football | September 19, 2014
Falcons roll past Tampa Bay, 56-14
ATLANTA — Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have played well twice at home and looked terrible in one road game. But following Thursday’s 56-14 victory over Tampa Bay, Ryan was delighted to head into a long weekend without having to worry about starting the season poorly for a second st...

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Professional Hockey | September 19, 2014
Crosby, Malkin hurting
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will be held out of the start of training camp as a precaution with what the team described as minor injuries. First-year coach Mike Johnston said both players were injured in the lead-up to camp, which begins Friday. ...

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College Football | September 19, 2014
Rock looks to avoid ‘trap’
SLIPPERY ROCK — Trap game? You could call it that. Second-year Millersville football coach Greg Breitbach won’t. His Marauders (0-2) host Slippery Rock (2-0) at 4 p.m. Saturday in Biemesderfer Stadium. SRU is coming off a stunning 56-24 win at East Stroudsburg and has its homecoming ga...

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High School Football | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Knoch homecoming court
KNOCH— Homecoming queen candidates at Knoch High School include, from left, freshman attendant Paige Misitis, Kiley Hajek, Katie Gannon, Lucy Knappenberger, Ashlyn Carlsson, Colleen Smith, Cydney Critchlow, Katie Bozzo, Mackenzie Rodgers, junior attendant Jordan Luntz, sophomore attendant Laur...

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High School Football | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Mars homecoming court
MARS — Homecoming court candidates for Mars High School are, first row, from left, Angela Perri, Shannon McChesney, Casey Merritt, Sabrina Edwards, Reilly Butler, Haley Chioda, Katie Resosky and Sydney Cole. Back row, from left, are Luke Rouda, Ben Luce, Ori Rinaman, Tyler Grove, Mitch Verplan...

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High School Football | September 19, 2014 Butler Eagle Online
Gallagher's new attitude sparks Union
RIMERSBURG — Dugan Gallagher doesn't tense up when he's carrying the football and sees a defender charging toward him. The 5-foot-9, 160-pound Union junior running back was never afraid of being hit. He would have preferred to avoid it as possible. This season, he's started to focus on bei...

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High School Round Up | September 19, 2014
SR soccer wins in overtime, 2-1
Nate Popejoy took a pass from teammate Matt Dempsey and scored the winning goal in overtime as host Slippery Rock upended Hickory 2-1 in boys soccer action on Thursday. Josh Jones scored in regulation for the Rockets (4-2, 2-0), with Mark Cessar earning an assist. Seneca Valley 4, Hampton 1 ̵...

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In Brief | September 19, 2014
IN BRIEF
Former Butler BlueSox second baseman Jason Radwan has been selected as the Prospect League team’s new manager. Radwan, a two-time league all-star with the BlueSox in 2011 and 2012, served as an assistant coach with the team the past two years. He replaces Anthony Rebyanski at the helm. Reb...

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Mike Kilroy | September 19, 2014
NFL does have its good side
Flip on ESPN or ESPN2 or FOX Sports 1 or the NFL Network these last two weeks and you see nothing but negative news about pro athletes, particularly those in the National Football League. It’s been more like the National Felon League. But I’m here to tell you it isn’t all bad. F...

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Trivia | September 19, 2014
trivia
What four former Penguins accumulated more than 2,500 penalty minutes in their NHL careers? ...

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Scoreboard | September 19, 2014
BASEBALL
National League All Times EDT East Division W L Pct GB x-Washington 88 64 .579 — Atlanta 76 76 .500 12 Miami 74 78 .487 14 New York 73 80 .477 15 Philadelphia 70 83 .458 18 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 85 68 .556 — Pittsburgh 82 70 .539 2 Milwaukee 79 74 .516 6...

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Scoreboard | September 19, 2014
FOOTBALL
All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Buffalo 2 0 0 1.000 52 30 Miami 1 1 0 .500 43 49 N.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 43 45 New England 1 1 0 .500 50 40 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 2 0 0 1.000 47 20 Tennessee 1 1 0 .500 36 36 Jacksonville 0 2 0 .000 27 75 Indianapolis 0 2 0 ....

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Scoreboard | September 19, 2014
GOLF
Thursday At Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Capitol Hill, The Senator Prattville, Alabama Purse: $1.3 million Yardage: 6,599; Par 72 First Round Mi Jung Hur 32-32—64 -8 Stacy Lewis 33-31—64 -8 Paula Reto 33-32—65 -7 Cydney Clanton 32-34—66 -6 Karin Sjodin 34-32—...

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Scoreboard | September 19, 2014
HORSESHOES
Championship Match Roadhouse 9, O’Donnell’s 3 Individual Results Roadhouse: Ivan Gizienski 43-66 (65.2 percent), Phil Doyle 43-66 (65.2), Butch Gizienski 36-66 (54.5), Nancy Rankin 35-66 (53.0), John Lefevre 32-66 (48.5), Jeremy Lefevre 32-66 (48.5), Crista Ross 27-66 (40.9), Bullet T...

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Scoreboard | September 19, 2014
DEALS
BASEBALL American League HOUSTON ASTROS — Signed a two-year player development contract with Fresno (PCL) though the 2016 season. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Signed a four-year player development contract with Nashville (PCL) through the 2018 season. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Sig...

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Scoreboard | September 19, 2014
ON THE AIR
AUTO RACING 9:30 a.m. NBCSN — Formula One, practice for Singapore Grand Prix Noon FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for SYLVANIA 300, at Loudon, N.H. 1:30 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Truck Series, practice for UNOH 175, at Loudon, N.H. 3 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Truck Series, final...

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Scoreboard | September 19, 2014
EVENTS
Football Seneca Valley at North Hills, 7:30 p.m. Gateway at Knoch, 7 p.m. Greensburg Salem at Mars, 7 p.m. Brentwood at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, 7 p.m. West Shamokin at Freeport, 7 p.m. Clarion at Karns City, 7 p.m. Moniteau at A-C Valley, 7 p.m. Punxsutawney at Union, 7 p.m. S...

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