Friday, September 4
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Philadelphia (Morgan 5-4) at Boston (J.Kelly 8-6), 7:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Happ 3-1) at St. Louis (C.Martinez 13-6), 8:15 p.m.
Lehigh at CCSU, 7 p.m.
Jungmann, Santana, Brewers beat Pirates for 6th time in row
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Taylor Jungmann pitched six strong innings and the Milwaukee Brewers swept Pittsburgh 5-3 Thursday night, beating the Pirates for the sixth straight time.
The three losses at Miller Park dropped the Pirates 6½ games behind the NL East-leading Cardinals. Pittsburgh opens a three-game series at St. Louis on Friday night.
Domingo Santana homered for Milwaukee, which has outscored the Pirates 39-18 during its run.
Jungmann (9-5) gave up one run and three hits. In three starts against the Pirates this season, he is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA in 20 innings.
Francisco Rodriguez closed for his 33rd save in 34 chances.
Francisco Liriano (9-7) took the loss.
Panthers roll by Steelers in preseason finale 23-6
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jordan Todman ran for a long touchdown and Carolina's defense shut down the Pittsburgh Steelers backups in a 23-6 win on Thursday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
Todman had a 49-yard sprint in the second quarter and Joe Webb found tight end Marcus Lucas for a 23-yard score just before the half as the Panthers rolled. Carolina finished up a 3-1 preseason by outgaining the Steelers 454-191.
Pittsburgh ended an extended exhibition season just 1-4 and has a week to prepare for defending Super Bowl champion New England and quarterback Tom Brady, whose four-game suspension for his role in "Deflategate" was overturned by a judge on Thursday.
Tebow throws 2 TD passes in Eagles' 24-18 loss to Jets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tim Tebow threw two touchdown passes and an interception in his final opportunity to make Philadelphia's roster, and the Eagles fell to the New York Jets 24-18 on Thursday night.
Tebow, competing with Matt Barkley for the No. 3 quarterback job, flashed some of the playmaking and inconsistency that have made him so polarizing. He finished 11 of 17 for 189 yards, and added 32 yards on four rushes.
Barkley was 4 of 9 for 45 yards and an interception for the Eagles (3-1).
Matt Flynn started for the Jets (3-1) and was 10 of 14 for 136 yards with two TDs and an interception.
Both teams rested most of their regular starters, although linebacker Kiko Alonso made his debut for the Eagles and played one series.
UConn holds off Villanova 20-15 in season opener
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bryant Shirreffs threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns in his first start and UConn held off Villanova from the championship subdivision 20-15 on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
Tight end Tommy Myers had a 14-yard touchdown catch on UConn's opening drive and set up a touchdown on the first drive of the second half with a 69-yard catch and run.
Ron Johnson ran 23 times for 69 yards and a score for the Huskies and Arkeel Newsome took a middle-screen pass 27-yards for a touchdown with just under 5 minutes left that proved to be the game winner.
Villanova quarterback Jon Robertson, last season's offensive player of the year in the FCS, completed 17 of 32 passes for 153-yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 66 yards and another score.
The Wildcats converted 9 of 17 third-down attempts, but came up short on a key fourth-and inches in the fourth quarter, when Robertson bobbled the snap at the UConn 36.
EX-STEELER'S ABANDONED DOG
Kennel owner: Ex-Steeler doesn't deserve dog he left there
BALTIMORE (AP) — The owner of a Baltimore kennel where former Pittsburgh Steeler Chris Kemoeatu has left his dog for the past 10 months says he's racked up an $11,000 bill and she may find a new home for the animal.
Pooches and Purrs owner Renee Mason tells WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh that Kemoeatu may be a nice guy, but he's not a good pet owner.
Kemoeatu currently runs a gym in Hawaii.
Kemoeatu's agent, John Bivens, says the ex-player will be in Pittsburgh next week to clean out his old home, then head to Baltimore to pick up Zeus the Cane Corso.
Mason isn't convinced he'll show up, and even if he does, she doesn't believe he should get Zeus back. She says at least two families want to adopt Zeus.