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BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had what the team called a “significant setback” while rehabbing his left knee, the latest blow to the four-time All-Star’s attempt to return to the field.

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STATE COLLEGE — Early Wednesday morning, while many in Happy Valley remained deep in slumber, Penn State’s recruiting staff trickled into the Lasch Football Building well before the sun peaked over Mount Nittany.

STATE COLLEGE — Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke’s 25-yard touchdown pass with 19 seconds left in regulation last year secured a 21-17 win against Penn State. It also gave the Spartans their fourth consecutive win in State College.

BOSTON — Mike Yastrzemski’s 11-letter last name — the one that ties him to his Hall of Fame grandfather, Carl — had a lot to do with his arrival at Fenway Park this week in a San Francisco Giants uniform.

STATE COLLEGE – During his first weekly press conference of the season Tuesday, Penn State head coach James Franklin repeated a statement issued from Penn State Health administrators about a lawsuit filed alleging the coach try to pressure doctors to clear players to return to the field.

Former Penn State athletic physician Dr. Scott A. Lynch has sued the university for more than $50,000 in damages, claiming he was removed from his position as director of athletic medicine after telling athletic officials head football coach James Franklin attempted to persuade him to clear …

With more than 50 of Dwight Galt's former players occupying space on current NFL rosters, the Penn State strength and conditioning coach's resume for preparing his players for the next level speaks for itself.

HARRISBURG – Adult survivors of child sex abuse perpetrated by former Johnstown pediatrician Johnnie "Jack" Barto came to the state Capitol on Wednesday afternoon to call for action on legislation that would allow victims like them to sue even if their cases are beyond the existing statute o…

The Kentucky Derby was stricken with historic controversy as race stewards spent nearly 30 minutes reviewing video of apparent winner Maximum Security, who led wire-to-wire Saturday at Churchill Downs, for a foul near the end of the 1 1/4-mile race.

Hats of 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday. Photo by Joe Ullrich

Race fans look at the program prior to making bets during the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday. Photo by Joe Ullrich

Jeff Jenkins enjoys a cigar during the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday. Photo by Joe Ullrich

Country music star Travis Tritt is interviewed on the Red Carpet during the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday. Photo by Joe Ullrich

Fans in the Paddock during the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday. Photo by Joe Ullrich

Hats of the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday. Photo by Joe Ullrich

Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller walks the Red Carpet during the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday. Photo by Joe Ullrich

Country music star Tracy Lawrence talks with the media during the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday. Photo by Joe Ullrich

Musician Joey Fatone on the Red Carpet during the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday. Photo by Joe Ullrich

Fans enjoy mint juleps prior Kentucky Derby 145 at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday. Photo by Joe Ullrich

A fan dispays his patriotism during the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday. Photo by Joe Ullrich

S R Blackinton, creator of this years derby trophy, on the Red Carpet during the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday. Photo by Joe Ullrich

Serengeti Empress went wire-to-wire to take the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks on Friday before a crowd of 105,719 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Trained by Tom Amoss for owner Joel Politi, jockey Jose Ortiz and Serengeti Empress absolutely dominated the 1 1/8 mile route restricted to 3-year-old fillies. It was the first Kentucky Oaks win for all connections.

LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Derby is the one race people all over the world recognize, whether they follow horse racing or not. It is the race that everyone in the horse industry wants to win, but it is also the most difficult. The race is restricted to 3-year-olds, limited to 20 horses, and e…

LOUISVILLE — The 145th Longines Kentucky Oaks, which will run today at Churchill Downs highlights talented 3-year-old fillies in a 1 1/8 mile race as they vie to wear the garland of lilies and pick up a purse of $1.25 million. In addition to the 14 thoroughbred fillies in the Kentucky Oaks s…

LOUISVILLE — Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach will be scratched from Saturday’s race due to an entrapped epiglottis, according to Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella.

The Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks always offer interesting and, often, valuable betting options. A field of 14 fillies will run for $1.25 million in Friday’s Longines Kentucky Oaks and 20 horses will run for $3 million in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. But bettors have the opportunity to win …

BOSTON – Popular legislation to ban tackle football in Massachusetts for kids through seventh grade has stirred vigorous opposition from youth league players, coaches and parents.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine – Pastor Mark Tanner doesn’t claim spiritual clairvoyance.  Nevertheless he’s under pressure for his Super Bowl score in the aftermath of his precise prognosis of the New England Patriots 37-31 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday.