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Al Pacino will play Penn State coach Joe Paterno in upcoming HBO movie

Al Pacino will play Penn State coach Joe Paterno in upcoming HBO movie

After suspending production back in 2014, it was reported today that an HBO movie about Joe Paterno is moving forward again with Academy Award winner Al Pacino cast as the disgraced former Penn State football coach, with Barry Levinson serving as director and executive producer. Levinson previously directed another HBO project, “You Don’t Know Jack,” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pirates and Cardinals will play special regular season game in Williamsport during Little League World Series

Pirates and Cardinals will play special regular season game in Williamsport during Little League World Series

From a press release: The Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals will play a special regular season game to celebrate youth baseball during the 2017 Little League World Series in Williamsport on Sunday, Aug. 20, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today. The game will air nationally on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Elite Spine and Sports holds grand opening of new Wilkes-Barre fitness and physical therapy center on Jan. 14

Elite Spine and Sports holds grand opening of new Wilkes-Barre fitness and physical therapy center on Jan. 14

From a press release: Elite Spine and Sports and Elite Custom Fitness, the most cutting edge fitness and physical therapy center in Wilkes-Barre, will host the grand opening of its new location on Saturday, Jan. 14. The event will take place at 182 Butler Street in Wilkes-Barre between 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Guests will be treated […]

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders announce 2017 promo schedule, including ‘Star Wars’ night

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders announce 2017 promo schedule, including ‘Star Wars’ night

From a press release: The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Triple-A minor league baseball team and New York Yankees affiliate has announced the initial highlights of their 2017 promotional schedule at PNC Field in Moosic. The campaign will sport the return of Glow-in-the-Park Fridays, with this year’s edition sporting black-out jerseys for home Friday games only. Other returning […]

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Harlem Globetrotters debut 4-point line in return to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on March 12

Harlem Globetrotters debut 4-point line in return to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on March 12

From a press release: The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will bring their spectacular show to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 3 p.m. during their 2017 World Tour. New this season, for the first time ever, the […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Pennsylvania Golden Gloves boxing at Mall at Steamtown in Scranton, 03/19/16

PHOTOS: Pennsylvania Golden Gloves boxing at Mall at Steamtown in Scranton, 03/19/16

Live boxing returned to the Electric City after many years on Saturday, March 19 in a very unconventional venue, breathing new life into a Scranton mall that many assumed had tapped out. The Pennsylvania Golden Gloves held its Central District quarterfinals in the food court of The Mall at Steamtown, drawing close to 1,000 excited […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Misericordia student will play with Harlem Globetrotters at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on March 5

Misericordia student will play with Harlem Globetrotters at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on March 5

From a press release: Misericordia University student Michael Gombita, who won the Harlem Globetrotters’ “Draft Me” contest, will meet up with Globetrotters star Wun “The Shot” Versher, but that’s only the beginning of his reward. Gombita, a native of Equinunk, Pennsylvania, will also participate in the Globetrotters’ game at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey […]

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Athlete, coach, sports analyst, and storyteller Yogi Roth speaking in Tunkhannock on July 2

Athlete, coach, sports analyst, and storyteller Yogi Roth speaking in Tunkhannock on July 2

From a press release: On Thursday, July 2, former Lackawanna Trail/University of Pittsburgh student-athlete/USC football coach and current media personality Yogi Roth will be in attendance as Tunkhannock Area English teacher Katie Wisnosky presents “A Conversation with Storyteller Yogi Roth” at 7 p.m. in the Tunkhannock Area High School auditorium (135 Tiger St., Tunkhannock). Roth, […]

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Harlem Globetrotters return to Wilkes-Barre to face ‘Washington Generals’ Revenge’

Harlem Globetrotters return to Wilkes-Barre to face ‘Washington Generals’ Revenge’

From a press release: The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” tour. The Globetrotters will face a […]