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  • 'Lucky' La Russa among six inducted into baseball Hall of Fame

    'Lucky' La Russa among six inducted into baseball Hall of Fame
    "Being really lucky is a Hall of Fame credential," former manager Tony La Russa said Sunday during the annual ceremonies in Cooperstown that inducted La Russa and five others into Baseball's Hall of Fame. … The NFL is defending the two-game suspension of Baltimore's Ray Rice against critics who believe the penalty was too light for domestic abuse, maintaining that "the message has been sent." … Tony Gwinn's death from cancer earlier this summer has led to some major leaguers kicking the chew habit. … Is this the year former first-round choice Brandon Graham puts it all together for the Eagles? … Central Catholic's 2010 state football champions has been judged the best team in the Lehigh Valley Conference's 12-year history. The league will give way to the expanded Eastern Pennsylvania Conference beginning this fall. … An emotional Jeff Gordon won his fifth Brickyard 500 Sunday at Indianapolis. … Northampton's football glory years under legendary coach Al Erdosy were remembered Saturday at a reunion of former Konkrete Kid athletes. … Coming in Tuesday's print and on-line editions of The Morning Call, a preview of the task North Parkland faces in Boyertown this week in the American Legion state tournament. … Sandy Barbour, who oversaw an athletic department at California that was successful on the field but had financial and graduation problems off it, is the new athletic director at Penn State. … The Phillies, who beat Arizona Sunday behind Ryan Howard's home run open a four-game series tonight at CitiField against the New York Mets (7 p.m., Comcast). … The IronPigs, who lost their eighth straight game Sunday afternoon look to snap that streak and avoid a four-game sweep tonight in Buffalo (7:05 p.m.).
  • Public records raise questions about Corbett education advisor Tomalis' time on the job

    When Ron Tomalis stepped aside as state education secretary 14 months ago, he landed what seemed like a full-time assignment in a state struggling to boost college access and curb ever-rising tuition prices. As special adviser to Gov. Tom Corbett for...

    PSU's Franklin taking long way home

    PSU's Franklin taking long way home
    James Franklin is at ease in public, telling one reporter of his “hair envy” and cracking a joke after stepping to the mic Monday in his first Big Ten media day. Penn State’s first-year coach said he has been taking the stairs at the...

    Fitzgerald, NU players own up to failing late in games

    Fitzgerald, NU players own up to failing late in games
    At Northwestern, the term "ownership" normally refers to upperclassmen taking control of the team. When NU coach Pat Fitzgerald used the word Monday, he meant it in a different way. His coaches and players have "owned" up to failing to come through late...

    Franklin believes in having fun at Penn State

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Franklin believes in having fun at Penn State CHICAGO -- James Franklin says he'll put as much effort and hours as it takes to make Penn State football successful. But he also wants to have fun....