THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016
SCORES:
NEWS ITEMS:
F Y I :

NHL:
Washington 4
Boston 3 (OT)

Ottawa 4
San Jose 2

Minneota 3
Toronto 2

Anaheim 6
Carolina 5 (SO)

College Basketball:
Pitt 84
Buffalo 79

West Virginia 90
W. Carolina 37

Kentucky 87
Valparaiso 63

North Carolina 83
Davidson 74

Gonzaga 98
Washington 71

Louisville 74
S. Illinois 51

Pitt Tops Buffalo
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Six Panthers broke into double digits, including Cameron Johnson and Michael Young, who each scored 17 as Pittsburgh survived a late scare from Buffalo to win, 84-79 Wednesday night. Pitt was looking to move on from a loss against crosstown rival Duquesne and had seemingly done that, going up by 26 points midway through the first half. But the Bulls clawed back with a 16-2 run to end the first half and got as close as one point in the second half. Buffalo (4-5) got 23 points and eight rebounds from forward Nick Perkins. Blake Hamilton scored 18. All 11 bench points for Pitt (7-2) came from forward Ryan Luther. Overall the Panthers shot a crisp 54.5 percent from the field in the game, hitting 30 of 55, including 7 of 18 from beyond the arc while hitting 17 of 25 from the line. Buffalo shot 49.2 percent (30 of 61).

Nationals Trade For Center Fielder
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - The Washington Nationals have picked up a starting center fielder by acquiring Adam Eaton from the White Sox. The 28-year-old Eaton is a lifetime .284 hitter who last season batted .284 with 14 home runs, 59 RBIs, 14 steals and a major league-leading 18 outfield assists. The White Sox get pitchers Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning.

Cubs Get Davis For Soler
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Chicago's two baseball teams continue to utilize opposite strategies at the winter meetings. The Cubs hope they've bolstered their shot at a second straight World Series appearance by replacing closer Aroldis Chapman. The White Sox continue their rebuilding effort by dealing their starting center fielder, one day after trading ace pitcher Chris Sale. The Cubbies have picked up right-hander Wade Davis from the Royals for outfielder Jorge Soler. Davis was a key piece in Kansas City's World Series run last year and was 2-1 with 27 saves and a 1.87 ERA last season. Davis is coming off a forearm injury that limited him to 43 1/3 innings this year. The 24-year-old Soler batted .238 with 12 homers and 31 RBIs in 86 games this year, missing about two months with a strained left hamstring. Meanwhile, the White Sox have shipped Adam Eaton to the Nationals for three pitching prospects, including highly-touted Lucas Giolito. Eaton is a lifetime .284 hitter who compiled a .284 average with 59 RBIs, 14 steals and a major league-leading 18 outfield assists this year. Chicago also gets Reynoldo Lopez and Dane Dunning.

Locke Heading To Miami
Two people familiar with the negotiations tell The Associated Press that free-agent lefty Jeff Locke and the Marlins have worked out a one-year deal worth just over $3 million. Locke was an All-Star in 2013 but went just 9-8 with a 5.44 ERA in 19 starts and 11 relief appearances for the Pirates this year. One of the people with information on the Marlins' moves says the team has also worked out one-year pacts with catcher A.J. Ellis and right-hander Dustin McGowan.

Former Cowboy Dies
WHITNEY, Texas (AP) - Former Dallas Cowboy Dave Edwards has died at the age of 76. Tim Edwards says his brother was recently diagnosed with a heart condition and was set to undergo surgery this week. Edwards was on one Super Bowl winner and played in two other NFL title games while with the Cowboys from 1963-75.

Basketball, Wrestling Seasons Set to Begin
The high school winter sports seasons open play Friday with basketball and wrestling tournaments around the area. With PIAA's move to six classes in basketball, there are a number of new section alignments.
Boys
Class 6A: Canon-McMillan, Peters Township
Class 5A: Ringgold, Trinity
Class 4A: McGuffey
Class 3A: Beth-Center, Burgettstown, Charleroi, Washington
Class 2A: Bentworth, California, Chartiers-Houston, Fort Cherry
Class 1A: Avella

Girls
Class 6A: Canon-McMillan, Peters Township
Class 5A: Ringgold, Trinity
Class 3A: Charleroi, McGuffey
Class 2A: Burgettstown, Chartiers-Houston, Fort Cherry, Washington, Bentworth, Beth-Center, California
Class 1A: Avella

Wrestling, despite staying with two classes, also has seen several changes, most notably South Fayette moving to Double-A Section 3.
Class 3A, Section 2: Peters Township, Ringgold
Class 3A, Section 4: Canon-McMillan, Trinity

Class 2A, Section 1: Avella, Burgettstown, Chartiers-Houston, Fort Cherry, Washington
Class 2A, Section 2: Bentworth, Beth-Center, McGuffey

ON The AIR:

Tonight
8:00 pm --
Oakland Raiders at
Kansas City Chiefs

Friday
Trinity Girls BB
Tip-Off Tournament
Canon-McMillan vs.
Moon Area
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:00 pm -- Listen Here!

Chartiers-Houston vs.
Trinity
WJPA-AM (1450)
7:30 pm -- Listen Here!

Saturday
Trinity Girls BB
Tip-Off Tournament
Consolation Game
WJPA-AM (1450)
5:00 pm -- Listen Here!

Championship Game
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:30 pm -- Listen Here!

Sunday
12 noon --
Pittsburgh Steelers at
Buffalo Bills

7:30 pm --
Dallas Cowboys at
New York Giants

Monday (12/12)
7:45 pm --
Baltimore Ravens at
New England Patriots

Thursday (12/15)
8:00 pm --
Los Angeles Rams at
Seattle Seahawks

Saturday (12/17)
8:00 pm --
Miami Dolphins at
New York Jets

Sunday (12/18)
12 noon --
Pittsburgh Steelers at
Cincinnati Bengals

7:30 pm --
Tampa Bay Bucs at
Dallas Cowboys

Monday (12/19)
7:45 pm --
Carolina Panthers at
Washington Redskins

Thursday (12/22)
8:00 pm --
New York Giants at
Philadelphia Eagles

Saturday (12/24)
12:30 pm --
To Be Determined

3:45 pm --
To Be Determined

Sunday (12/25)
2:30 pm --
Pittsburgh Steelers vs.
Baltimore Ravens

8:00 pm --
Denver Broncos at
Kansas City Chiefs

Monday (12/26)
7:45 pm --
Detroit Lions at
Dallas Cowboys

Tuesday (12/27)
Peters Twp. Boys
BB Holiday Tourn.
Wash High vs.
Upper St. Clair

WJPA-AM (1450)
6:00 pm -- Listen Here!

Peters Township vs.
South Fayette

WJPA-AM (1450)
7:30 pm -- Listen Here!

Wednes. (12/28)
Peters Twp. Boys
BB Holiday Tourn.

South Fayette vs.
Upper St. Clair

WJPA-AM (1450)
6:00 pm -- Listen Here!

Wash High vs.
Peters Township

WJPA-AM (1450)
7:30 pm -- Listen Here!

Thursday (12/29)
PowerADE Wrestling
Quarterfinals/Consos.
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:00 pm
-- Listen Here!

Thursday (12/29)
PowerADE Wrestling
Semifinals/Consos.
WJPA-AM (1450)
9:30 am
-- Listen Here!

Consolation Finals
WJPA-AM (1450)
4:30 pm
-- Listen Here!

Championship Finals
WJPA-AM (1450)
7:00 pm
-- Listen Here!

Sunday (1/1)
12 noon --
Pittsburgh Steelers vs.
Cleveland Browns

7:30 pm --
To Be Determined

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