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Arrieta makes triumphant return as Cubs beat Pirates 5-1

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched six solid innings in a triumphant return to the Cubs, Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward homered, and Chicago beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. Arrieta (1-0) got a warm reception prior to the game, then ...

Rust’s hat trick leads Penguins past Islanders 6-3

By WILL GRAVES ÀP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust sat in the penalty box as the New York Islanders trimmed a three-goal deficit to two, then flirted with cutting it to one as the clock ticked down. When the Pittsburgh Penguins forward hopped out, however, he found another ...

Leonard leads Clippers past 76ers in Rivers’ first game back

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points, Terance Mann added a season-high 23 and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-112 on Saturday night in their first game against former coach Doc Rivers. The Clippers won their fifth ...

Close range: Baylor grinds to Elite 8 in 62-51 win ova ‘Nova

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — That ice that seemed to be forming across the 3-point arc was hardly enough to throw Baylor off course. Some rugged defense and a newly discovered love for points in the paint helped the top-seeded Bears find the formula for a 62-51 ...

Barrier falls: Woman officiate men’s World Cup qualifiers

By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer Kathryn Nesbitt ran the sidelines, waving a flag, blending in for all the right reasons. The 32-year-old from Philadelphia became a pioneer as FIFA appointed women to work on-field officials for men's World Cup qualifiers, serving as an assistant referee ...

Morin’s 1st career goal lifts Flyers past Rangers 2-1

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Morin was slammed against the boards, suffocated by a mob of his Flyers teammates that smacked his helmet in celebration and wouldn't let him wiggle free. Morin's first NHL goal, yes. A game-winner for a team in desperate need of a ...

Malkin records 1,100th NHL point, leads Pens to win

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored on a power play for his 1,100th career point and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Monday night. Malkin is the third Russian-born player to reach 1,100 points in the NHL, joining Alex Ovechkin and ...

DeSmith stops 24 in Penguins’ 3-0 win over skidding Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — With goals at a premium Saturday night, the prolific Pittsburgh Penguins proved they can win with a low-scoring, tight-checking approach. Casey DeSmith stopped 24 shots, and the Penguins handed Buffalo its 10th straight loss with a 3-0 ...

Ovechkin leads Capitals past Flyers for fourth straight win

By AARON BRACY Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Peter Laviolette loves this season's schedule, but probably hates that the Capitals don't get yet another game against the Flyers. Alex Ovechkin scored, Carl Hagelin had a goal and an assist and Washington held on late for its fourth ...

AP source: Embiid could miss up to 2 weeks with knee injury

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid has a bone bruise on his left knee and could miss at least two weeks, according to a person with knowledge of the injury. Embiid did not suffer structural damage to his knee and will be evaluated ...

NBA has a record day with 5 triple-doubles

The Associated Press undefined An NBA-record five players had triple-doubles Saturday, including former MVPs Giannis Antetokounmpo and Russell Westbrook in the same game. All-Stars James Harden, Julius Randle and Domantas Sabonis also had triple-doubles in victories by their teams. ...

AP Interview: Morey embraces challenges of leading 76ers

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Like any top NBA executive this time of the season, Daryl Morey is trying to better his roster. Sure, NBA Top Shot — sort of a collectible highlight reel — is in its infancy, but Morey is all in on the frenzy stirred by digital dunks ...

Indians’ playoff positioning hurt by 8-0 loss to Pirates

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians will have one eye on the field and one eye on the scoreboard on the final day of the regular season. Cleveland suffered a setback in its bid to host a first-round playoff series and had its six-game winning streak snapped with an ...

Ben’s back and the Steelers believe the playoffs are, too

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger explored all of his options last winter while his surgically repaired right elbow healed. He could have walked off into the sunset with his wife and three children and not endured a lengthy and not particularly fun rehab. ...

Making Micah: Parsons primed to be Penn State’s next star LB

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Micah Parsons could hardly wait to see his face on the massive video board atop Beaver Stadium. He imagined how cool it would be to hear 107,000 fans roar when he was announced as a starting linebacker for Penn State — ...

Steelers’ undrafted Adeniyi draws comparison to Harrison

By DAN SCIFO, Associated Press LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Olasunkanmi Adeniyi is all too familiar with the comparisons to James Harrison. Both undrafted free agents from the Mid-American Conference feature a similar, small, stocky-type build considered by some as ...

Rookie QB Dobbs eager to step in for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Don’t get Josh Dobbs wrong. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie quarterback is amped to take the first snaps of his NFL career on Friday night when the AFC North champions open the preseason against the New York Giants. The fourth-round pick from Tennessee — who may or ...

Steelers have depth, diversity at receiver

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Their All-Pro wide receiver spent the day welcoming newborn son Apollo into the world. Their talented but enigmatic project watched practice in a long-sleeved T-shirt and shorts waiting for the NFL to fully reinstate him after a year away from the game for running afoul of ...

Pirates jump on Lester, Cubs for 10 runs in 1st

CHICAGO (AP) — It started with Josh Harrison's crisp single. It ended with Jose Osuna's fly ball to center field. In between, it was quite a display by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh scored 10 runs in the first inning of its 14-3 victory against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, chasing Jon ...

Penguins crush Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 lead in Stanley Cup

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The night started with a catfish throw. It ended with haymaker after haymaker — both literal and proverbial — from Sidney Crosby and the rest of the resilient Pittsburgh Penguins. The defending champions provided an emphatic reminder ...