Thursday, May 28
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 yesterday for their sixth straight win. Jung Ho Kang capped a late rally with a two-run single. Josh Harrison and Pedro Alvarez added RBI singles during Pittsburgh's five-run seventh as the Pirates won for the first time this season when trailing after six innings. Gerrit Cole struck out seven in seven efficient innings.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-0 yesterday to complete a three-game sweep. Noah Syndergaard pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning and connected for his first major league home run, and Lucas Duda homered twice.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — DeAngelo Williams is ready to begin the second act of his NFL career in Pittsburgh. The longtime Carolina Panthers running back signed a two-year deal to join the Steelers in March. While the 32-year-old Williams is Carolina's all-time leading rusher, he understands he will serve as a backup to All-Pro Le'Veon Bell in Pittsburgh.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the Buffalo Sabres have interviewed former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma for their head-coaching vacancy. The meeting took place in Buffalo yesterday afternoon, and included Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula and general manager Tim Murray.
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Philippe Desrosiers made 27 saves and the Rimouski Oceanic beat the host Quebec Remparts 4-0 last night to stave off elimination in the Memorial Cup and force a tiebreaker game. Michael Joly had a goal and three assists, and Justin Samson and Chris Clapperton also scored for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Oceanic.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — John Siegal, an end who helped the Chicago Bears win three NFL titles in the 1940s and was their oldest former player, has died. He was 97. The Bears say Siegal died this week at his home in Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania. He spent his entire five-year career with the Bears and was selected to three Pro Bowls.