LITKE: Thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations warms up Major League Baseball

12/18/2014 01:39 PM EST
If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it's hard to see the downside. 
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SNYDER: Every old gun has a tale to tell
12/18/2014 01:13 PM EST - There's something about this time of the year that makes me yearn for old guns. Maybe it's all the talk about traditions. Full Story

COLLIER: Pitt football to receive complete reboot under Johnny Neutron
12/18/2014 11:54 AM EST - The people who were hoping that Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson would be kept at a respectful distance from the habitual football coaching search that begins again today got their wish Wednesday. Full Story

STROHECKER: Central York ice hockey team sacrifices playoffs to field competitive program
12/18/2014 11:56 AM EST - Too often in sports, we tend to only look at the outcome of games, rather than the big picture of teaching athletes how to become better. Full Story

SCHMUCK: In unpredictable NFL, don't expect cakewalk to playoffs for Ravens
12/17/2014 01:47 PM EST - If this wasn't one of the craziest, mixed-up NFL seasons in recent memory, it would be easy to look at the way December is working out and believe that the football gods are finally smiling on the Ravens. Full Story

HEISER: Great Pennsylvania high school football game endures ugly finish, but class prevails in end
12/16/2014 07:40 PM EST - Occasionally, a sports event that only holds marginal interest at the start will eventually grab your attention and won't let go. Full Story

COOK: Emerging Steelers star Heyward says he owes everything to Keisel
12/16/2014 11:53 AM EST - It is clear now why Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward was nearly in tears when teammate Brett Keisel went down and out for the season with a torn triceps Nov. Full Story

HOUSEHOLDER: Rahmer still stands No. 1 on all-time area win list
12/16/2014 12:20 AM EST - With another local racing season in the record books, it's again time to look at how the all-time winners' list has changed on the area dirt track circuit. Full Story

COOK: Steelers' Brown incredible on field and generous off it
12/15/2014 05:41 PM EST - ATLANTA -- We know Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is talented, the NFL's best according to the numbers. Full Story

WALK: Defense carries Red Lion to strong early start in boys' basketball
12/14/2014 08:41 PM EST - If you were to check the scoreboard this past Friday, you might have been caught off guard when you came across one boys' basketball final in particular. Full Story

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Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own. Full Story
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From Scratch: Afraid to fry? Stir up your menu

I think most people like to eat. When I taught ESL classes, I incorporated this idea in an English Through Cooking class. Full Story
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'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut

NEW YORK (AP) — While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell. Full Story