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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

By The Associated Press

SOCCER

PARIS (AP) – England coach Roy Hodgson and captain Wayne Rooney have appealed to supporters to behave after the team was threatened with being kicked out of the European Championship because of fan violence.

Video messages were published one day after UEFA warned the English and Russian soccer federations that the teams risk being disqualified for a repeat of days of disorder which blighted their opening match in Marseille on Saturday.

Monday, June 13, 2016

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Bryan Robinson has died, the team said Monday. He was 41.

Robinson was found at a Milwaukee motel Saturday night. An autopsy done Monday by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office found no trauma, and the cause of death is pending results of toxicology tests. Robinson, of Gurnee, Illinois, was pronounced dead at the Midpoint Motel about 10:15 p.m., the medical examiner's office said in a statement.

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Carbon Monarchs outscored Northern Valley in a matchup of area legion teams over the weekend.

LEHIGH VALLEY LEGION

Northern Valley-Carbon

The Carbon Monarchs jumped out to a big lead Saturday and then held on to post a 12-8 victory over Northern Valley.

Derek Joyce had three hits and scored three runs for the winners, who raced to a 12-1 advantage after three innings.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Northern Valley and North Parkland played Sunday’s Lehigh Valley Legion game in windy conditions that helped to turn the game into a wild affair, with the Chargers beating Parkland 9-8 in extra innings.

The winning run scored in the bottom of the ninth when Isaac Fatzinger lifted a fly ball to center field to score John Taylor from third. Taylor led off the inning with a base-hit, stole second and then moved to third on a wild pitch by Evan McAndrew.

Monday, June 13, 2016

June 13, 1994 - The pitching of Dan Bingaman and the hitting of Geoff Kruczek help Tamaqua gain a 7-2 Schuylkill Legion victory over Schuylkill Valley. Bingaman tosses six innings, allowing just two runs and three hits while striking out 11. Kruczek delivers at the plate with three hits, one a triple, and three RBIs. The winners also receive two hits and two runs scored from Mark Behr, while Daryl Nothstein chips in with an RBI single.

Monday, June 13, 2016

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP — Derek Joyce and about a half a dozen other Carbon County legion baseball players walked into the woods behind the outfield fence at Salisbury High School’s baseball field on Sunday.

The group was looking for Joyce’s two-run home run ball he blasted over the left field wall in the fifth inning. That shot was part of a four-run inning for Carbon County, as the Monarchs’ offense exploded for a 20-8 win over Salisbury.

Friday, June 10, 2016

The passing of three-time heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has awakened memories in the minds of millions all across the world.

Yet few people know that a favorite part of Ali’s world was Deer Lake in Schuylkill County, where he often trained during the early-to-mid1970s.

The conversation

Doyle Dietz, the well-known former sports and outdoor writer for the Reading Eagle and Pottsville Republican newspapers, recalled his experiences with Ali.

Friday, June 10, 2016

(Warning: The sentiment expressed in the quotation that inspired this column may strike you as extreme. Do not stop reading simply because of that. The advice derived from it is not.)

Would I like you to be healthy? Without question. But there’s something else I’d like for you just as much.

To be happy.

Despite the fact I sometimes sound like a just-smitten schoolgirl when I gush about the benefits of eating right and working out, you shouldn’t find that too surprising. I believe being happy and being healthy go hand-in-hand.

Friday, June 10, 2016
The best gift for a father is a day in the field. Gifts that will help him save time will translate to more time in the field. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Forget the tie and cologne. Those traditional Father’s Day gifts are acceptable but a little trite, don’t you think? Especially if you have a dad who loves to hunt, because there are literally hundreds of gifts he would like.

There’s a saying – “There’s only one best dog in the world, and everybody has it.” The same could be said for dads. Your dad is the best in the world. There are so many things he would love to receive as a Father’s Day gift.

And that’s the problem. How do you choose from those hundreds of choices?

Friday, June 10, 2016

June 11, 1950 - Charlie Hontz collects four hits, one a double, and scores a run to help Coaldale gain a 7-5 Panther Valley League win over Tamaqua. Winning pitcher Tony Adamec tosses all nine innings, allowing six hits and three walks while striking out four. Steve Sterzen chips in with two hits for Coaldale, who uses a five-run third inning to take the lead for good. The winners also receive a hit and run scored from Johnny Danyo and Mike Gregus. For Tamaqua, Jimmy Young finishes with two hits and a run.