Friday, August 26
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a home run along with a pair of RBI singles as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Brewers 3-2 in 10 innings, ending the Bucs' 9-game skid at Milwaukee. Antonio Bastardo picked up the win in relief while Tony Watson got the save.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have swapped catchers with the Los Angeles Dodgers, with Carlos Ruiz headed west and A.J. Ellis now a Philly. The Dodgers also got cash as part of the deal along with minor league pitcher Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Saints tonight in New Orleans with Ben Roethlisberger expected to see playing time. Saints coaches say they expect a big test, particularly from the Steelers' offense.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison met yesterday with NFL investigators looking into allegations linking him to PEDs. The players' union says Green Bay defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers also met with league reps on Wednesday.
UNDATED (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby will be the Canadian national team's captain for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Crosby also was captain of the national team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Today is an off day for teams still in the Little League World Series at South Williamsport. A team from Tennessee beat Kentucky last night 8-4 to advance to Saturday's U.S. title game against New York. South Korea beat Mexico 7-0 yesterday to advance to the international championship game, against Panama.