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RUGBY WB Club defeats South Jersey

The Wilkes-Barre Rugby Club evened its fall record at 1-1 Saturday by defeating South Jersey R.F.C.

John Pliska, Matt Delibarto and John Filipini all recorded tries for the Breakers with Tony Van Scoy scoring two conversions.

The Breakers return to action Saturday, hosting Philadelphia Whitemarsh at 1 p.m. at Kirby Park. For more information, go to www.wilkesbarrerugby.com

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PSU’s Booker Moore dead at age 50

Former Penn State running back Booker Moore died Sunday of a heart attack while watching football, according to the Web site mlive.com. He was 50 years old.

Moore played for the Nittany Lions from 1977 through 1980, rushing for more than 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns.

He was drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He played with the Bills from 1981 through 1985.

After retiring from football, Moore worked for the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department in Flint, Mich. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie, and his two children, Josh and Rachel.


COLLEGE SPORTS NCAA selects Isch as interim president

The NCAA has picked James Isch to be interim president, a temporary replacement for the late Myles Brand.

Isch joined the national staff in 1998 and has served as the governing body’s vice president for administration and chief financial officer. Among his responsibilities are accounting and budgetary matters for the organization.

NCAA executive committee chairman Michael Adams made the announcement Tuesday morning. Brand died last Wednesday of pancreatic cancer. He was 67.

Since then, the governing body had been run by the president’s cabinet.

Adams gave no timetable for finding a full-time replacement.

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