Thursday, July 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The hot-hitting Milwaukee Brewers won their season-best fourth straight game, 9-5 over the Philadelphia Phillies last night. Maikel Franco had three doubles and two RBIs for Philadelphia, which lost its sixth in the last seven to fall to 27-53. The Phillies have the worst record in baseball. Aaron Harang lost his eighth straight game in his worst outing of the season.
DETROIT (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 last night. Neil Walker homered twice, including a two-run shot in a five-run third. The Pirates finished with 21 hits, their most since May 13th, 2004 in Colorado. A.J. Burnett got the easy win, giving up two runs on seven hits in seven innings. He struck out four and didn't walk a batter.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are interested in hosting the Super Bowl. The team submitted an application at the owner's meetings in May for the right to bid on the 2023 Super Bowl. It's the first time the franchise and city have sent in an application to host the title game. The NFL will not open up the actual bidding for the game until 2018. The vote on who will host the 2023 Super Bowl won't come until 2019.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Phil Kessel from Toronto, giving stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin some help. Pittsburgh sent forward Nick Spaling, defenseman Scott Harrington, former first-round pick Kasperi Kapanen and a draft pick to the Maple Leafs for Kessel, defenseman Tim Erixon, forward Tyler Biggs with other conditional picks involved.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have signed goaltender Michal Neuvirth to a multiyear contract. Neuvirth replaces Ray Emery as Philadelphia's Number 2 goalie behind Steve Mason. Neuvirth split last season with the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Islanders. He went 7-20-4 with a 2.98 GAA and .914 save percentage.
UNDATED (AP) — A person with knowledge of the trade tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the Sacramento Kings have agreed to send Nik Stauskas, Jason Thompson and Carl Landry to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a salary-shedding move to pursue free agents. It wasn't immediately clear who the Kings were receiving in return or if draft picks were involved.
FLOURTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Matt Dobyns has won the PGA Professional National Championship for the second time in four years to top the 20 qualifiers for the PGA Championship. Dobyns took advantage of playing partner Ben Polland's closing double bogey for a three-stroke swing and a one-shot victory at windy Philadelphia Cricket Club yesterday. The PGA Championship is next month at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh star wide receiver Tyler Boyd has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on drunken driving and several related citations and hopes to enter a probation program for first time offenders. His defense attorney says that if Boyd eventually completes the probation program he will be able to ask the court to expunge the record of his June 12th arrest in Jefferson Hills.