Pittsburgh athletic director Heather Lyke doesn’t want the 100th football game between the Panthers and Penn State to be the last.

Lyke said Wednesday that Pitt has sent the Nittany Lions a contract that would renew the series for four years starting in 2026, but has yet to hear from Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour.

“We just stayed within ourselves,” said Mitchell, who topped Karl Malone for the most ever by a Jazz rookie in a playoff game. “We always say the strength of our team is the strength of our team. I said this morning we’re not really worried about one individual comment. I think if we get caught up in that, it takes us out of our own game, and our play showed tonight that we really just focused on each other and made the right plays when we needed to.”

VanVleet has been the primary ball handler for one of the league’s most impressive reserve units this season. In 20 minutes per game this season, VanVleet averaged 8.6 points, 3.2 assists and 2.4 rebounds with a true shooting percentage of 55.6.

The Raptors lead the series 3-2.

Miller won’t know what to think when he sees Cobb wearing the orange and black of the Orioles.

“It’s definitely going to be weird seeing him on the mound,” Miller said. “I miss Cobb a lot. He was the ultimate competitor.”

And that, Miller contends, is what sets Cobb apart from most pitchers.

“He’s a bulldog. Really intense, kind of an old-school throwback starting pitcher,” Miller said. “He’s going to go out there and do anything he can for his team. So that, for me, is obviously his biggest trait.”

Kyle Soppe: Few people (Eric probably being one of them) bank on veterans more in fantasy than I do, but even I can’t paint a rosy picture from this point forward for Lowrie. The A’s shortstop leads the big leagues in multihit games (12), has matched a career high for home runs in a month (six), and has an absurd 1.077 OPS with men on base this year. That’s all great, but it’s also all in the past and won’t help you moving forward.
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