Frazier out for
year with injury
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State point guard and leading scorer Tim Frazier will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured left Achilles tendon, a devastating blow for the rebuilding Big Ten program.
Frazier was injured about six minutes into the Nittany Lions’ 85-60 loss Sunday to Akron at the Puerto Rico Tipoff.
Coach Patrick Chambers said Frazier was undergoing surgery Tuesday, with a recovery period of 6-12 months. The team plans to apply for a fifth year of eligibility for Frazier on a medical redshirt, but cannot officially turn in the paperwork until after the season.
“Obviously, my heart goes out to Tim Frazier ... He’s done everything I’ve asked him to do and then some,” said Chambers, the second-year coach. “He will rebound from this injury. He will come back bigger, better and stronger, which is scary.”
Seattle trades Robinson to
Orioles for Andino
SEATTLE (AP) — Looking to add depth to the infield, the Seattle Mariners have acquired versatile Robert Andino from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for reserve outfielder Trayvon Robinson.
The trade was made Tuesday and instantly gives the Mariners an experienced infielder who can play second base, third base and shortstop. Despite struggling at the plate, Andino has played in 266 games the last two seasons for the Orioles. Andino started 106 games last season for the Orioles, including 96 at second base.
Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik says the ability to add a versatile infielder with proven experience was appealing.
Robinson played in 90 games over the past two seasons for the Mariners. He hit .215 in his limited major league time, but was caught in a log-jam of outfielders seeking playing time in Seattle.
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Mountain Ridge rolls in opener
Anna Broadwater poured in 23 points and Mountain Ridge opened the season with a big first quarter and kept the lead the rest of the way in a 65-47 victory over Fort Hill in high school girls basketball Thursday night.
Broadfording powers past Calvary Christian
Four players scored in double figures and Broadfording caught fire from outside and left Calvary behind in a 90-38 win over the Eagles in their Mason-Dixon Christian Conference opener.
Fort Hill’s approach is all-inclusive
After Fort Hill opened everybody’s eyes last season in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year (*1), it was a pretty sure bet that the Sentinels, given all of their returning resources, would be making a run for the state championship this year (*2).
Frostburg State skid hits six
An early second-half surge proved too much for Frostburg State as it dropped its Capital Athletic Conference opener to Mary Washington, 75-48, Wednesday evening at Bobcat Arena.
Fearer League to begin 66th season
The Senior Divisions I and II of the Fearer Memorial Church Basketball League begins their 66th season on Saturday, tipping off with five games. The church-derived league is made up of two Senior High School divisions.
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NASCAR changes Hall of Fame eligibility process
NASCAR announced sweeping changes to the Hall of Fame election process Thursday, including tweaks that make Bill Elliott and Mark Martin immediately eligible for enshrinement.
Sports world mourns death of Mandela
When it came to sports, Nelson Mandela had the ability to inspire inspirational figures and leave global stars star-struck.
The former South African president, Nobel Peace Prize winner and anti-apartheid icon died Thursday at the age of 95, leading to a vast outpouring of emotional tributes from sporting bodies and the world’s best-known athletes.
North Carolina beats No. 1 Michigan State 79-65
J.P. Tokoto had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 1 Michigan State 79-65 Wednesday night, giving the Tar Heels another impressive victory in their inconsistent season.
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