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Local high school roundup: 13 Henlopen grapplers reach individual state semifinal

LEWES — Thirteen Henlopen Conference wrestlers reached the semifinals of the DIAA individual state wrestling tournament on Saturday’s first day of action for the three-day …

Hornets top Howard 17-10 in DSU's first football game in two years

DOVER — Delaware State’s long wait came to an end, finally, on Saturday. The Hornet football had been sidelined since Nov. 23, 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hornets made up …

DSU football: The wait ends Saturday as Hornets host Howard in first game since 2019

DOVER — For most players on the Delaware State University football team, this is as long as they’ve gone without playing in an actual game. The Hornets ended the 2019 season on Nov. …

Seaford boys, Cape girls top DIAA basketball brackets

DOVER — Seaford High’s boys’ team was seeded fifth while Cape Henlopen’s girls were seeded seventh to top the large contingent of Henlopen Conference teams playing in this …

Local roundup: Smyrna downs Dover to finish 14-0 in North

Smyrna High polished off a perfect Henlopen North campaign with a 59-38 victory over Dover on the final night of the boys’ basketball regular season on Thursday. The Eagles will take a 14-0 …
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Pro Sports
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Irv Cross, the former NFL defensive back who became the first Black man to work full-time as a sports analyst on national television, died Sunday. He was 81. The Philadelphia …
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is paving the way for fans at pro sports venues whose stands have been empty for a year or more, easing restrictions on large gatherings to reflect a sustained …
Mets president Sandy Alderson says the team may have been naive to think it could manage Trevor Bauer’s habit of inflammatory social media posts but says he’s happy with New York's offseason …
College Sports
Texas A&M moved up to No. 2, its highest ranking ever in , a day after winning its first Southeastern Conference regular-season title. The on Sunday to win the conference title and then moved up a …
Michigan finally broke the stranglehold of Gonzaga and Baylor atop on Monday, taking advantage of the Bears' loss at Kansas to leap into the No. 2 spot behind the Bulldogs. Gonzaga continued to …
ESPN has re-signed Rece Davis to a multiyear contract that will keep him in place as host of the network’s popular Saturday college football pregame show. The network announced the deal …
Outdoors
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds visitors to Delaware State Parks that 2021 entrance fees will be in effect starting Monday, March 1 through Nov. 30. State …
Wednesday’s 60-degree day is exactly what I needed to get me all fired up for spring fishing. I’m blowing off the rest of the day and heading to the Point to say goodbye for the season. …

Chiefs expect Mahomes by summer; Fisher, Schwartz by fall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs expect Patrick Mahomes to be ready for offseason workouts following surgery on his toe, and they are optimistic that offensive tackles Eric Fisher and …

Vi Ripken, mother of Cal Jr. and kidnap victim, dies at 82

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Vi Ripken, matriarch of the famed Orioles family that includes Hall of Fame son Cal Ripken Jr. and once the victim of a bizarre kidnapping, has died. She was 82. Family …

The Latest: NHL ended February with 4 players on COVID list

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The NHL closed February with a season-low-matching four players on its COVID-19 list. Detroit’s Patrik …

Mets to honor Seaver with 41 patch on jerseys this season

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets will honor the late Tom Seaver by wearing a “41” patch on their home and away jerseys this season. The Mets announced Monday they’ll pay tribute to the …

Cardinals agree to terms with free agent edge rusher JJ Watt

J.J. Watt has agreed to a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. The team announced the deal with the free-agent edge rusher on Monday. Watt was released last month by the Houston Texans, …
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals made official their $25 million, four-year contract with third baseman Hunter Dozier on Monday, ensuring that another member of their young foundation is under …
Roger Federer is withdrawing from this month's Miami Open so he can spend extra time preparing to “work his way back out on tour,” his agent told The Associated Press on Monday. The 20-time …