PS Coach Suspended: AP PA Headlines, Scores, and Skeds


AP PA Headlines 1/6/19

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State has suspended basketball coach Patrick Chambers for one game for shoving a player during a timeout Thursday night in a loss at No. 2 Michigan Midway through the first half in the 68-55 loss, the ESPN broadcast showed footage of a fired-up Chambers in a huddle, reaching out with one arm and pushing freshman guard Myles Dread in the chest.

Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour announced the suspension Friday.  “Coach Chambers and I have spoken about what occurred during the Michigan game and he is very remorseful,” Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said in statement. “His actions were unacceptable, which he recognized, and he apologized to Myles Dread last night and his family today. His actions do not reflect the values of Penn State and the expectations we set for our programs and must not occur again.”

Chambers will miss Nittany Lions’ home game Sunday against Wisconsin.  “I apologized to Myles after the game and I have spoken with his family. My actions were inappropriate; that’s not what Penn State stands for or what I stand for,” Chambers said Friday in a statement. “I told Myles I was sorry that it happened. Sandy and I have spoken and agreed there are some things I need to address. I’ve assured her this won’t happen again and understand my actions last night come with consequences.”

Chambers addressed the incident in his postgame news conference, without being asked about it Thursday night.  “I absolutely love, love Myles Dread. He committed to us as a sophomore. So I’ve known him forever, him and his parents,” Chambers said. “Absolutely love him. I apologize to him. I was just trying to challenge him, just trying to get the best out of him, and hopefully I’ll do it differently next time. No, not hopefully. I will do it a different way next time.”

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area woman faces criminal charges for allegedly receiving $200,000 in public assistance while operating a business that was paid $1 million from the state Department of Human Services.  Kimberly Coleman, of Cranberry Township, faces three counts of welfare fraud. Each carries a maximum seven-year prison sentence.

The Office of Inspector General says Coleman and her husband leased a property for $8,900 per month during the same time period.  She also allegedly submitted falsified pay stubs to make it look as though her husband worked at a pizza restaurant, in order to continue receiving benefits.  Authorities say Coleman received about $195,000 in fraudulent benefits between 2014 and 2018.  A state spokesman didn’t have information on whether Coleman had an attorney. Two phone numbers listed for her were out of service.

PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of breaking into a music store and stealing guitars tells reporters he has one thing to say: “Go Eagles.”  WNEP-TV reports 49-year-old Dale Sourbeck, of Pittston, was charged Thursday with burglary.  Police say Sourbeck used a hammer to break into the Rock Street Music store in Pittston around 3 a.m. Thursday. He was captured on surveillance taking two guitars.

Police say Sourbeck returned to the store and grabbed three more guitars.  TV cameras caught Sourbeck being escorted to a cruiser. When asked by a reporter if there was anything he wanted to say, he paused then replied, “Go Eagles.”  The Philadelphia Eagles have a tough road trying to defend their Super Bowl title, starting with a wild-card game against the Bears on Sunday.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.



NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the rest of America winds down from the parties, overeating and merriment of Christmas and New Year’s, New Orleans keeps the party going. Mardi Gras season officially kicks off Sunday. Jan. 6 is often referred to as Epiphany, Twelfth Night or Three Kings’ Day and commemorates the day the Bible says the three wise men reached the baby Jesus. For weeks, the city is taken over by elaborate parades and people stuffing their faces with sugary king cake. The party culminates on Fat Tuesday, which this year falls on March 5.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Kid Rock has hit another sour note with some in Nashville, this time over a large sign planned for his recently opened bar.  News outlets report the 20-foot-tall (6-meter-tall) neon sign will feature a giant guitar in which the base of the instrument is intentionally shaped like a woman’s buttocks.

Metro Council approved the necessary aerial encroachment to allow for construction and installation of the sign.


Mayor David Briley signed into law the council resolution authorizing the sign Friday.  But its approval didn’t sit well with several council members, who called the sign tacky and bemoaned that Lower Broadway has steered further away from a place for family fun. In November, Kid Rock’s profane comments on live TV got him booted from leading the Nashville Christmas Parade.


NEW YORK (AP) — The National Society of Film Critics on Saturday chose Chloe Zhao’s low-budget debut feature, “The Rider,” as best picture of 2018.  Director Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white “Roma” period piece set in modern Mexico won the most awards — as best picture runner-up, best foreign-language film and for best cinematography. Cuaron also got the award for best director.


The society of leading movie critics voted for Olivia Colman as best actress in “The Favourite,” and Ethan Hawke as best actor in “First Reformed.” The top accolade for best supporting actor went to Steve Yeun of “Burning,” while Regina King of “If Beale Street Could Talk” nabbed best supporting actress. About 40 of the society’s 64 members voted.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producers behind hits “Black Panther,” ”Crazy Rich Asians,” ”A Star Is Born” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” are among the 10 nominees for the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards.

The Producers Guild of America announced its selections Friday for it 30th installment, which also included “BlacKkKlansman,” ”The Favourite,” ”Green Book, “A Quiet Place,” ”Roma” and “Vice.”


Notably absent from the nominees were “First Man” and “If Beale Street Could Talk.”  The winner of the PGA award has often gone on to win the best picture prize at the Oscars as happened last year with “The Shape of Water.” It diverged, however, in the two previous years.  Animated nominees included “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and “Incredibles 2.”  Winners will be unveiled at a ceremony in Beverly Hills on Jan. 19.


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A large purple penguin statue that was swiped from a hotel in Oklahoma City apparently managed to waddle back home after police released surveillance camera images of a man with the $3,000 piece of art tucked under his arm.  Oklahoma City police on Friday announced that the statue, which disappeared Sunday night from the 21c Museum Hotel, had been “returned home.”


No arrests have been announced.  Hotel staff speculated that it was stolen by someone visiting a guest. Surveillance images show a man carrying the artwork by its head. The penguin is about two-thirds the height of the statue thief.  A spokeswoman for the hotel said she was “thrilled the penguin has been returned to our flock.”

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved

PA Sports Stories, Scores & Skeds


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — After winning the NFC North, the Chicago Bears host the defending Super Bowl champions in a wild-card game. Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will be making make his first playoff appearance. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will again be filling in for Carson Wentz. Chicago is in the playoffs for the first time since the 2010 team won the division, making a huge jump in coach Matt Nagy’s first season after four straight last-place finishes. Philadelphia has won five of six.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Ben Simmons had 20 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 106-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Embiid hit two key free throws late for Philadelphia, which was without Jimmy Butler for the second straight game due to an upper respiratory infection.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia coach Brett Brown denied a report that Jimmy Butler was disrespectful while questioning his role in the 76ers offense. A report published on Friday said that Butler recently challenged Brown in a disrespectful way and wants to be utilized differently in the coach’s offensive scheme. Brown dismissed the report before Saturday’s game against Dallas.


NFL Wild Card Weekends continues today on WKOK! At 12:30 p.m., coverage of the Chargers and Ravens begins, followed by the Eagles and the Bears at 4:15 on WKOK and Eagle 107. WKOK is your home for the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl LIII!


Penn State Men’s Basketball continues today on WKOK! At 7:00 p.m., coverage of Penn State hosting Wisconsin begins. WKOK is your home for Penn State Men’s Basketball!


Saturday’s High School Hoops Scores




Camp Hill 62, Halifax 51


East Juniata 46, Line Mountain 41


Greenwood 51, Juniata 37


Hazleton Area 60, Berwick 38


Lourdes Regional 67, Lewisburg 44


Milton 64, Jersey Shore 53


Montoursville 57, North Penn-Mansfield 56


Mount Carmel 83, North Schuylkill 77


Penns Valley 51, Bloomsburg 43


Pottsville 54, Williamsport 50


Warrior Run 56, Central Columbia 17





Danville 56, Milton 22


Jersey Shore 59, Wellsboro 50


Loyalsock 70, North Schuylkill 55


Mahanoy Area 48, Mount Carmel 34


South Williamsport 44, Minersville 25


Warrior Run 56, Meadowbrook Christian 17


Williamsport 68, Montoursville 54



Saturday’s High School Wrestling Scores


SoCo Shuffle duals tournament at Southern Columbia High School

Round 1

Southern Columbia 58, Honesdale 18

Chambersburg 49, Milton 27

Round 2

Southern Columbia 77, Pen Argyl 6

Gettysburg 64, Milton 11

Round 3

Southern Columbia 59, Blue Mountain 18

Penncrest 53, Milton 28

Round 4

Southern Columbia 47, Gettysburg 24

Honesdale 60, Milton 21

Round 5

Milton 37, Pen Argyl 36


Saturday’s College Basketball Scores


Boston University 87, Bucknell University 80

Susquehanna University 89, Goucher 63



Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:
Final Denver 123 Charlotte 110
Final Utah 110 Detroit 105
Final Philadelphia 106 Dallas 100
Final New Orleans 133 Cleveland 98
Final Toronto 123 Milwaukee 116
Final San Antonio 108 Memphis 88
Final Portland 110 Houston 101
Final Golden State 127 Sacramento 123
Final OT Calgary 3 Philadelphia 2
Final Minnesota 4 Ottawa 3
Final OT Columbus 4 Florida 3
Final Toronto 5 Vancouver 0
Final Nashville 4 Montreal 1
Final Boston 2 Buffalo 1
Final N-Y Islanders 4 St. Louis 3
Final L.A. Kings 4 Edmonton 0
Final San Jose 5 Tampa Bay 2
Final Indianapolis 21 Houston 7
Final Dallas 24 Seattle 22
L.A. Chargers at Baltimore 1:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at Chicago 4:40 p.m.
Final (1) Duke 87 Clemson 68
Final (3) Tennessee 96 Georgia 50
Final (4) Virginia 65 (9) Florida St. 52
Final Iowa St. 77 (5) Kansas 60
Final New Mexico 85 (6) Nevada 58
Final (7) Gonzaga 91 Santa Clara 48
Final (8) Michigan St. 86 (14) Ohio St. 77
Final (10) Virginia Tech 77 Boston College 66
Final (11) Texas Tech 63 Kansas St. 57
Final Alabama 77 (13) Kentucky 75
Final (15) North Carolina 85 Pittsburgh 60
Final (23) Oklahoma 74 Oklahoma St. 64
L.A. Lakers at Minnesota 3:30 p.m.
Orlando at L.A. Clippers 3:30 p.m.
Brooklyn at Chicago 3:30 p.m.
Miami at Atlanta 6:00 p.m.
Washington at Oklahoma City 7:00 p.m.
Indiana at Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Charlotte at Phoenix 8:00 p.m.
Carolina at Ottawa 1:00 p.m.
N-Y Rangers at Arizona 4:00 p.m.
New Jersey at Vegas 4:00 p.m.
Washington at Detroit 5:00 p.m.
Dallas at Winnipeg 5:00 p.m.
Edmonton at Anaheim 8:00 p.m.
Chicago at Pittsburgh 8:00 p.m.
Final Indianapolis 21 Houston 7
Final Dallas 24 Seattle 22
L.A. Chargers at Baltimore 1:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at Chicago 4:40 p.m.
(21) Indiana at (2) Michigan 4:30 p.m.
Xavier at (16) Marquette 12:00 p.m.
Memphis at (19) Houston 6:00 p.m.
(22) Wisconsin at Penn St. 7:30 p.m.
(24) Nebraska at (25) Iowa 5:30 p.m.





Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

About The Author