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Wood improves to 5-0, Yastrzemski HR as Giants beat Pirates

May. 16, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alex Wood pitched six innings while keeping his perfect record intact and Mike Yastrzemski hit a game-sealing home run as the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Sunday. Wood (5-0) gave up one run while scattering eight hits. He...

Palmieri's OT winner lifts Isles by Penguins 4-3 in Game 1

May. 16, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The New York Islanders brought Kyle Palmieri home at the trade deadline believing his mix of grit and scoring touch would make a difference in the playoffs. So far, so very good. Palmieri knocked a fluttering puck past Tristan...

Stallings hits game-ending, 2-run HR, Pirates top Giants 8-6

May. 16, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jacob Stallings hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the San Francisco Giants 8-6 on Saturday night. The catcher had a two-run double that capped four-run comeback with two out in the seventh that...

Stalling hits game-ending, 2-run HR, Pirates beat Giants 8-6

May. 15, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jacob Stallings hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the San Francisco Giants 8-6 on Saturday night. Stallings had a two-out, two-run double that capped four-run comeback in the seventh that made it...

Car found on train tracks, couple freed by first responders

May. 15, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — First responders freed a man and woman from a car found on railroad tracks in Pittsburgh over the weekend, police said. A Pittsburgh officer noticed the four-door vehicle on the tracks shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday, police said. ...

Sunshine State showdown: Lightning-Panthers in NHL's Round 1

May. 15, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

There used to be a thing called the Governor’s Cup, a trophy presented to whichever team won the annual regular season series between the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning. It was supposed to be a way of drumming up hockey interest around the Sunshine State. It...

Fast-finishing Penguins open playoffs against Islanders

May. 15, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Letang has never missed the playoffs during his 15-year career. Still, the Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman knows not all postseason opportunities are equal. “Sometimes you have that feeling inside you like ‘This year is a good year,’ like you...

At synagogue targeted by violence, vision for transformation

May. 15, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When he was working on the master plan for the post-9/11 World Trade Center site in New York City, architect Daniel Libeskind confronted a dilemma much like the one he will now face in helping revive another target of terrorist violence, the Tree of Life synagogue in...

Pennsylvania's spring primary: ballot issues, judicial races

May. 15, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Beyond a slew of local races on ballots, Pennsylvania's primary election on Tuesday will determine the future of a governor's authority during disaster declarations and a Republican nominee aiming to keep a state Supreme Court seat in GOP hands. ...

Frazier rallies Pirates past Giants 3-2 in 11 innings

May. 14, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier tripled home the tying run in the 11th inning with his fourth hit of the game and scored the winner on Gregory Polanco’s sacrifice fly as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. ...