Tiebreaking home run in 7th pushes Cubs past Pirates
Journeyman Cody Ransom may have finally found a home.
Ransom hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the seventh inning and Edwin Jackson pitched the Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
Bylsma: Fleury to regain starting job
As the Pittsburgh Penguins embark on an offseason that figures to include significant changes, coach Dan Bylsma insists the goalie position won’t be one of them.
Bylsma called Marc-Andre Fleury “a franchise goalie ... this franchise’s goalie” on Sunday, one month to the day after Tomas Vokoun made his Penguins postseason debut in place of Fleury as Pittsburgh’s starter.
Arizona drafts Roberts
George Roberts spent much of Saturday waiting for the phone to ring or watching online as Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft progressed through its second day.
The Kent State first baseman from Summerhill was anxious to hear or see word of a selection that would impact his future.
LaRod catching on to ways of the Steelers
Running back LaRod Stephens-Howling basically figured that he was just coming up in the world.
That’s how the Greater Johnstown High School product initially viewed playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, mostly because he could park in the lot next to the team’s offices.
Bucs’ Burnett stifles Cubs
Only the complete game and shutout eluded Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett in a stadium where he loves to pitch.
Burnett pitched into the ninth inning and Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin homered to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
Penguins face difficult questions
Ray Shero left little doubt at the trade deadline, with the Pittsburgh Penguins general manager telling anyone who would listen his team was “all in” for the Stanley Cup after giving stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin accomplished sidekicks in Jarome Iginla and Brenden Morrow.
The roster built to bookend the championship the franchise won in 2009 instead went bust against Boston in the Eastern Conference finals.
Bruins sweep past Penguins
Adam McQuaid scored early in the third period, Tuukka Rask posted his second shutout of the series, and the Boston Bruins swept their way to the Stanley Cup finals with a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.
The Bruins won the Eastern Conference finals 4-0 and held the high-scoring Penguins to just two goals in the stunning sweep.
Pirates shut out Cubs
Francisco Liriano wasn’t quite sure where his pitches were going. The one thing he did control was his emotions.
Liriano pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 Friday for their major league-leading 10th shutout, matching Pittsburgh’s total for all of last season.
Penguins improving, but time running out
The Penguins are improving at putting more shots on net. They just need to put more into the net.
Gradkowski pleased with supporting gig
Bruce Gradkowski knew exactly what he was getting into when he signed to be the backup quarterback for the Steelers.
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