Tuesday, May 3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Goals just a minute apart by Patric Hornqvist and Tom Kuhnhackl helped the Pittsburgh Penguins get a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals last night, giving the Pens a 2-1 lead in their NHL playoff series. Matt Murray stopped 47 shots for the Penguins. Game four comes Wednesday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates fell to the Chicago Cubs last night, 7-2. The Cubs have the best record so far in the major leagues and got their fifth win over their last 6. Gerrit Cole was roughed up for 6 runs, five of them earned, and fell to 2-3. Jordy Mercer went 3 for 3 for Pittsburgh.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainright pitched 6 innings and hit a 3-run home run as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies last night, 10-3. Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson was chased after 5 1/3 innings, giving up 6 runs in taking the loss, which ended a 6-game winning streak for the Phillies.
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Imprisoned sex abuser Jerry Sandusky is pressing an appeal his child molestation conviction was unfair. A hearing was held in Sandusky's case yesterday, with a judge questioning the former Penn State coach's attorney on several issues. Sandusky appeared in court for the hour-long hearing but played no active role.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Linebacker James Harrison and backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski will be with the Steelers again this coming season. Harrison announced on his Instagram page Monday that he plans to play this fall. The Steelers also signed Gradkowski to a one-year deal. He'll compete with Landry Jones for the No. 2 spot behind Ben Roethlisberger.
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere has been named a finalist for the Calder Trophy for the NHL's top rookie. Gostisbehere led rookie defensemen with 17 goals and 29 assists in 64 games. The award will be handed out June 22 in Las Vegas.