FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
SCORES:
NEWS ITEMS:
F Y I :

MLB:
Pirates/Rockies, ppd, cold

Chicago 7
Milwaukee 2

Arizona 3
St. Louis 0

Philadelphia 3
Washington 0

Miami 5
Los Angeles 3

NHL:
Washington 4
Pittsburgh 3 (OT)

NBA:
Atlanta 104
Boston 92

Pirates Extend Coaching Contracts
The Pirates announced Friday that the contracts of their entire coaching staff have been extended through the 2017 season.  General Manager Neil Huntington said that includes pitching coach Ray Searage, base coaches Rick Sofield and Nick Leyva, hitting coach Jeff Branson and bench coach Dave Jauss as well as the bullpen staff.  Huntington called them a "group of quality, talented baseball men."

Cal U Tops Bloomsburg, Moves to PSAC Finals
Natalya Smarra's three-run home run gave California University's softball team a 9-6, extra-inning win over Bloomsburg Friday afternoon, putting the Vulcans into Saturday's PSAC Championship Round.  Twice, Cal U trailed by a pair of runs but rallied to tie it in the top of the seventh, sending the game to extra frames.  Taylor Robblee singled home on run in the seventh and Emilee Downing followed with a sacrifice fly to tie the game.  With one out in the eighth, Megan Jahoda reached on a error and moved to second when Emily Price's bunt was mishandled.  One out later, Smarra homered for the two-time defending champions.  Robblee got the win in relief, allowing just two hits and no runs.  After Cal U tied the game, Robblee held the Huskies to just one base runner over the final two innings. The Huskies rebounded from the loss to Cal U, ousting Lock Haven, 3-2, in the elimination bracket. The championship round is Saturday (12n) at Quakertown, PA. The Vulcans need one win to claim their 9th PSAC title. Bloomsburg must beat Cal U twice to win the championship.

Steelers Draft Cornerback
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers took Miami cornerback Artie Burns with the 25th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night, the first cornerback taken by the club in the opening round in nearly 20 years. The Steelers are looking to revamp a secondary that finished 30th in the league in pass defense in 2015, one of the few weak spots on a club that made the playoffs for a second straight season. The 6-foot, 197-pound Burns gives Pittsburgh size, speed and youth at a position where the club has struggled to develop talent. Burns led the ACC with six interceptions last fall for the Hurricanes. The selection marks the first cornerback selected by the Steelers since they took Chad Scott with the 24th pick in 1997.


Rams Pick Goff
CHICAGO (AP) - The Los Angeles Rams have used the No. 1 selection in the NFL draft to take California's Jared Goff, just before the Philadelphia Eagles pick Carson Wentz of North Dakota State with the No. 2 choice. The San Diego Chargers pulled off a bit of a surprise by taking Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa with the third selection. Dallas also went with an Ohio State product at No. 4, grabbing running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Oshie's Hat Trick Dooms Penguins
WASHINGTON (AP) - T.J. Oshie couldn't have timed his first career playoff hat trick any better. Oshie completed his three-goal performance by scoring 9:33 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals Game 1 of their NHL second-round series, 4-3 over Pittsburgh. He scored consecutive goals to put the Caps ahead 3-2 early in the third period, then ended the game with an unassisted tally. Oshie entered Thursday with just one goal in 36 career postseason games. Ben Lovejoy and Evgeni Malkin scored :57 seconds apart midway through the second period to give the Pens their only lead. Braden Holtby turned back 42 shots for the Capitals, who will host Game 2 on Saturday. Here's the schedule:

Game 2: Saturday, 8 pm, at Verizon Center (NBC)
Game 3: Monday, 8 pm, at CONSOL Energy Center (NBCSN)
Game 4: Wednesday (5/4), 8 pm, at CONSOL Energy Center (NBCSN)
Game 5*: Saturday (5/7), TBD, at Verizon Center (TBD)
Game 6*: Tuesday (5/10), TBD, at CONSOL Energy Center (TBD)
Game 7*: Thursday (5/12), TBD, at Verizon Center (TBD)
*-If Necessary

Davis Wants To Move Raiders
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Raiders owner Mark Davis says he wants to move the team to Las Vegas and is willing to spend a half billion dollars as part of a deal for a new stadium in the city. He told officials in Las Vegas that $200 million of the half-billion would come from an NFL loan. The Raiders have a one-year lease in Oakland for next season, and Davis indicated the team would likely stay there until a new stadium is built.

 

 

 




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6:45 pm--Pirates at
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Wedneday (5/11)
6:45 pm--Pirates at
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1:55 pm--Pirates at
Chicago Cubs

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1:55 pm--Pirates at
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Sunday (5/15)
TBD--Pirates at
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Monday (5/16)
6:40 pm--Pirates vs.
Atlanta Braves

Tuesday (5/17)
6:40 pm--Pirates vs.
Atlanta Braves

Wednesday (5/18)
6:40 pm--Pirates vs.
Atlanta Braves

Thursday (5/19)
6:40 pm--Pirates vs.
Atlanta Braves

Friday (5/20)
6:40 pm--Pirates vs.
Colorado Rockies

Saturday (5/21)
6:40 pm--Pirates vs.
Colorado Rockies

Sunday (5/22)
12:35 pm--Pirates vs.
Colorado Rockies

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