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Brewers blanked by Williams, bullpen in 3-0 loss to Pirates

Sep. 22, 2018 10:41 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee's offense was stymied when Trevor Williams combined with three relievers on a five-hitter that led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-0 victory Saturday night, slowing the Brewers' playoff push. Seeking to reach the postseason for the first time since 2011, the Brewers had their...

Cullen powers Penguins past Blue Jackets

Sep. 22, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Cullen scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-3 preseason win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Zach Trotman, Garrett Wilson, Adam Johnson, Juuso Riikola and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh. Fourteen Penguins players recorded at...

McKinzie wins $1M Pa Derby off 6-month break for Baffert

Sep. 22, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — McKinzie returned from a six-month layoff to win the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby by 1 3/4 lengths for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. Ridden by Mike Smith, McKinzie ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:52.05 on Saturday at Parx. The colt paid $6 to win as the 2-1 favorite. It was the second...

Braves clinch 1st NL East crown since 2013, top Phillies 5-3

Sep. 22, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman stood soaked in champagne with music blaring and his teammates jamming in celebration. This was just how the longtime star first baseman envisioned it when the Atlanta Braves began spring training seven months ago. "You could tell after the first week of workouts that we had...

Cosby to fight 'sexually violent predator' tag at sentencing

Sep. 22, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a sexually violent predator. The stakes are high given the lifetime counseling, community alerts and public shaming the...

Steelers G DeCastro out against Buccaneers

Sep. 22, 2018 3:15 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without All-Pro guard David DeCastro for a second straight week when they visit Tampa Bay on Monday night. DeCastro is still recovering from a fractured right hand suffered during Pittsburgh's Week 1 tie against Cleveland. B.J. Finney will start in...

Some Democrats warn of dangers of election overconfidence

Sep. 22, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the House majority is over. At least that's the sense from a growing number of Democrats who are increasingly confident in their quest to seize control of at least one chamber of Congress six weeks before Election Day. The surging optimism among Democrats, usually shared in...

Brewers use home run barrage to gain ground in NL Central

Sep. 22, 2018 1:43 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A long rain delay did not dampen the Milwaukee Brewers' hopes of catching the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central. Travis Shaw, Mike Moustakas and Erik Kratz homered during a six-run sixth inning, and the Brewers rallied for an 8-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Milwaukee...

Tavares scores twice as Maple Leafs down Sabres 5-3

Sep. 21, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

John Tavares scored his first two goals on home ice with the Maple Leafs and Toronto defeated the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 in preseason play on Friday night. Ron Hainsey, Pierre Engvall and Chris Mueller also scored for the Leafs. Curtis McElhinney stopped all 20 shots he faced after replacing Garret Sparks, who made...

Fugitive accused of threatening Trump arrested in Ohio

Sep. 21, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials has been arrested in Ohio. They say Shawn Richard Christy was arrested at 4:45 p.m. Friday in Mifflin Township, near Columbus, by marshals and task force...