Pirates in race, hope for late surge
The Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in an average, every day – if still heated – pennant race.
A season after shedding the yoke of two decades of failure with a stirring run to a playoff berth, the Pirates are just another solid if not spectacular team trying to keep pace in the jam-packed NL Central.
- Cespedes wins again, beating Frazier in HR derby
- Pitching matchup features two of game’s most dominant arms
- Derek Jeter, an All-Star for the last time
Cleveland Browns getting 'Swagger’ with new dog mascot
Johnny Manziel’s newest teammate with the Browns has four legs and can roll over on command.
- Liriano shaky in first start off of DL stint
Quarrick wins ARCA race at Jennerstown
The inaugural visit of the ARCA Truck Series to Jennerstown Speedway Saturday night brought out the largest crowd of the season at the Laurel Highlands oval.
The spectators – estimated at close to 3,000 – witnessed the biggest field of trucks in the series with Keystone state driver Cody Quarrick of Uniontown taking the 50-lap win, his first in the series.
Pirates victorious in extras
Andrew McCutchen tied the game with a solo homer in the ninth inning Saturday night, then connected again in the 11th inning, rallying the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
The Pirates blew a four-run lead for the second straight night, but managed to come back behind McCutchen, who has more homers against Cincinnati than anyone else since 2009.
- Reds rally past snakebitten Pirates
Lightning sign ex-Penguin Morrow to 1-year deal
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Brenden Morrow to a one-year contract.
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