Pittsburgh Penguins’ Cullen, Lovejoy, and Rust celebrate after Cullen scored a goal

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Pittsburgh Penguins’ Cullen, Lovejoy, and Bernie Kosar Jersey Rust celebrate after Cullen scored a goal during the third period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey series against the New Rangers Tuesday, 19, New. The Penguins won 3. Pittsburgh Penguins Fehr and Cullen celebrate a goal by Letang as New Rangers’ Mats Zuccarello watches during the third period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey series Tuesday, 19, New. The Penguins won 3. The Pittsburgh Penguins got back to playing the style that made them one of the NHL’s best teams after Christmas. They played defense. They got goals from their stars, a game-winner from 39-year-old Cullen and a solid effort from rookie goaltender. They also got the benefit of a video review on offside call that saved them a goal a 3 win Game 3 of the first-round playoff series with the New Rangers on Tuesday night. Even the return of Rangers captain McDonagh could not slow down the Penguins or prevent them from taking a 2 lead their first-round playoff series. We understand if you want to win, that’s how you’re going to have to win them this time of year, said Penguins Crosby, whose power-play goal late the second period tied the game at 1-all. Our mindset is playing the right way, doing the things that have got us here, The past is the past. Right now we want to make sure we are better every game. I think we took a good step here tonight. Game 4 is Thursday night New. The Rangers have lost four consecutive playoff at Square Garden going back to last ‘s Eastern Conference final against Tampa Bay The Penguins dominated this one, limiting the Rangers to 17 shots. Most were not very good and Rangers did little after Nash scored short-handed early the second period. We kept saying it, we kept telling ourselves, we had to lay it and shoot it, said McDonagh, who missed the first two of the series with a upper-body injury. I’m sure we’ll look at some things when we watch the game and wish we had put more pucks on the net especially because it was his first game a while. was barely tested playing for the first time the series. He was hurt the final weekend of the regular and Zatkoff started the first two with – Fleury out with a concussion. The nerves were definitely going at the start of the game. That’s understandable, said. It was first playoff game, at MSG no less. I was able to control it and that was all I could ask for. The Penguins made all the big plays after Nash scored. Crosby gave the team a lift scoring late the second period and Cullen made the big play early the third, beating Henrik Lundqvist on a semi-breakaway after beating two defensemen at 4. Cullen’s game-winner was as much a good play by him and a bad one by defensemen Yandle and Boyle. Cullen took a pass and entered the Rangers zone. Yandle and Boyle converged on him and ran into each other. It was kind of a tough puck, Cullen said. It was bouncing a lot tonight. That one just went to a perfect spot. I was the right spot and was able to poke it by. I was just happy to it go. Letang added empty-net goal to ice the game. This was a game which the Rangers seemed to lose momentum after a first-period goal by Kreider was nullified because of offside call after a challenge. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said it was the right call. Nash still gave New the lead early the second period, but the Penguins took control when Crosby tied the game and Cullen scored early the third to give them the lead. Pittsburgh went into a defensive posture at that point and shut the Rangers down. For some reason it was hard for us to create the big chances, Lundqvist said. We were hoping to come home and to get the building energized and to get ourselves energized. They just played very well defensively. They didn’t give up much. I ‘t know what to say. Nash’s goal snapped New ‘s scoreless playoff drought at home at 166 minutes, 22 seconds, dating to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against Tampa Bay last. The Lightning shut out New Games 5 and 7 to win the series. Crosby got his second goal of the series after Staal took a hooking penalty with a minute left the period. The Penguins needed 18 seconds to convert, with Crosby redirecting Phil Kessel’s attempt into the net from about two feet away. An offside review on the Kreider non-goal showed that J.T. entered the zone a split second before the puck and the goal was waved off. The Rangers had more than three minutes remaining on a double minor to Conor Sheary and the reversal took the air out of them and the crowd. NOTES: With McDonagh back, Dylan McIlrath was scratched…. Crosby and Malkin each played their 103rd playoff game, tying Kevin Stevens for third team history…. Nash’s goal was his first short-handed the playoffs…. Crosby’s goal was his 45th the playoffs, one shy of tying Stevens for third place on the team’s all-time list.

Pistons make one of first four

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FINAL Pacers 114, Pistons 82:27 p.m. — Pistons suffer worst loss of the a game they once trailed by 47:23 p.m. — Slava Kravtsov with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Pacers lead 106 with 2 left. 9 p.m. — This one is out of hand even ‘s box score can’t keep up with it. Sorry, I have no stats for you. Pacers lead 99 with 8 left. THIRD QUARTER Pacers 90, Pistons 52:56 p.m. — Only 12 more minutes and the carnage is mercifully over. 8 p.m. — This one is getting ugly a hurry.

Pacers lead 81 with 2 left. 8 p.m. — One Jay McClement Jersey bright spot for the Pistons: Kravtsov with seven points, trailing only Stuckey’s 11 among the Pistons. Five rebounds for Kravtsov, too. Pacers lead with 73 with 5 left. 8 p.m. — Second half underway. HALFTIME 8 p.m. — Quick Pistons stats: Stuckey with nine points to lead Detroit. Shooting 15-for-42 from the field. Not much else to say. 8 p.m. — Quick Pacers stats: with 14 points, West with 10 points, five rebounds and five assists. Shot a blistering 20-for-32. with five of their 10 turnovers. SECOND QUARTER Pacers 60, Pistons 36:12 p.m. — Mercifully, the first half is over. 8 p.m. — They really have done little wrong tonight, Greg Kelser says of the Pacers. That about sums it up. Pacers lead 54 with 2 left. 7 p.m. — Orlando comes off the bench to make all four shots from the field and all three throws he attempts. Has a dozen as the Pacers lead 48 lead with 5 left. FIRST QUARTER Pacers 34, Pistons 17:38 p.m. — End of one. Horrible start for the Pistons, who are short-handed and it shows as they’re doubled up. Stuckey’s five points lead the Pistons. Pacers have four players with at least six points. 7 p.m. — Not a good start for the Pistons. All five starters have already scored at least three points for the Pacers, who are shooting 71 percent from the field. Pistons shooting 25 percent. Pacers lead 26 with 3 left. 7 p.m. — Pacers make five of first six shots.

Pistons make one of first four. Pacers lead 11 with 9 left. 7 p.m. — Indiana wins the tip and the Pistons-Pacers are underway. PREGAME There will be no pregame drama for the Detroit Pistons tonight. At least not like the last time they ventured south to Indianapolis. When the Pistons last visited Indiana, it was Jan. 30 and coach Lawrence summoned Tayshaun and Austin Daye to his office about an hour before game time team president Dumars could tell them they’d been traded to Memphis. Of course, the Wizards aren’t the Pacers by any stretch. Washington had the worst record the NBA when the Pistons posted those back-to-back victories while Indiana is one of the best teams the Eastern Conference. Join David Mayo and Savage to discuss all the action from start to finish.

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Forensics experts were examining the Range Rover on Saturday at a police precinct Washington Heights

Allred, the celebrity lawyer hired by Mieses’ relatives, appeared at a press conference New to claim Mieses would probably be permanently paralysed from the waist down, after his spine was crushed. She said he was an innocent victim who also suffered broken ribs and legs. He told everyone to move on and go back to riding. His sole intention was to defuse the situation, she said. Watch that huge vehicle, SUV, blast off, and watch it as it is lifted several feet off the as it rolls over Mieses. Mieses’ family and supporters have called for to be prosecuted.

Forensics experts were Red Bryant Jersey examining the Range Rover on Saturday at a police precinct Washington Heights, where the chase ended. Photographs showed the vehicle with its front and tailgate windows smashed and with three flat tyres. On Thursday, Rosalind Ng, ‘s wife, released a statement claiming that it was a life-threatening situation and that her husband had no choice but to drive off when angry bikers surrounded their vehicle. We know our hearts that we could not have done anything differently, she said, adding that the family was placed grave danger by a mob of reckless and violent motorcyclists.

39-year-old takes first step towards management Ricardo Lockette Jersey Giggs has been appointed player-coach by Manchester United. Photograph: Peters Man Utd via Getty Images Often linked with the United manager’s job at some point the future, the 39-year-old has been taking his coaching badges and is due to earn the Uefa Pro Licence next . He signed a new one-year deal March and combine playing with his new duties. It’s no secret that I have been taking qualifications and I this as the first step future career, said Giggs. I’m really looking forward to working alongside Moyes and the team. Moyes said: I’m delighted that has accepted the to become player coach. His success and ability to adapt his game over a number of years gives him an unrivalled perspective on the modern game.

His career is an example to any aspiring player and I’m sure that both he and the players benefit from his new role. Giggs, who won a record 13th Premier League title last , be an invaluable aid to Moyes as he learns the ropes, with the Scot due to face the media alongside skipper Nemanja Vidic on Friday afternoon. Having confirmed Round, Chris Woods and Lumsden were following him from Everton, concern had been expressed about the lack of United experience Moyes’s backroom team following his appointment as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor.

Here’s a scary thought: Clayton Kershaw has added to his arsenal

Less is often more, so it is a delicate endeavor when making additions to perceived greatness.

Would Disneyland really be better with an extreme roller-coaster? Would golf’s U.S. Open benefit from hostile Ryder Cup crowds? Should In-N-Out Burger offer bacon for its double-doubles?

But the playoffs are a Buster Posey Jersey completely different thing, and 37,762 Cleveland fans embraced the opportunity to emote on the big stage Thursday night. They got all dressed up in red, waved red towels and willed their team to a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the American League Division Series.

Several Cleveland players have attributed the team’s regular-season success at home to a roster-wide comfort level at Progressive Field. In the series opener against Boston, the Indians looked more inspired than comfortable.

“It was awesome,” Indians closer Cody Allen Dave Dravecky Jersey said. “The only thing a lot of guys in this clubhouse are able to compare it to is the 2013 playoff game [against Tampa Bay], and then Opening Day every year. There are some nights in between when it gets packed and it gets crazy. But this was definitely a special atmosphere.”

“I kind of like his emotions. I like when I see a Yu Darvish that’s excited. I think that’s when we get his best,” Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. “Look, this is a pitcher that’s an extremely accomplished pitcher. I feel comfortable with where he’s at mentally, physically.

Some additions make more sense than others.

Clayton Kershaw is starting to tinker with what some believe is the best arsenal of pitches in the game. The bacon to his new pitch mix is something of a three-quarter delivery that the Los Angeles Dodgers’ ace sprinkles in every so often for a little flavor.

Kershaw already gave hitters enough to deal with as it was: a precise fastball, a 12 o’clock-6 o’clock curveball and a sweeping slider. Now there is this, that little doubt that creeps into the back of your mind and only grows stronger, like when the plane takes off for vacation and you can’t remember if you’ve turned off the stove.

That’s really all you can say about a pitcher who gave up six hits and seven runs — six earned — in 3? innings, which just happened to be the shortest start of Hamels’ postseason career.

With balanced Nats bats, walk-a-Bryce strategy is risky business

WASHINGTON — For the Washington Nationals, the fact that opposing pitchers are starting to intentionally walk Bryce Harper again is good news. The fact that his teammates are making them pay is even better news.

In the second inning of Washington’s 8-1 rout over the Mets, Harper came up with two outs and a runner on second and received an intentional pass from New York starter Rafael Montero. The next batter, Anthony Rendon, blasted a 421-foot, three-run homer over the left-field wall that gave the Nats a 6-1 lead and all but ended the game. The sequence represents a welcome change for the Nats on two fronts.

For starters, teams are once again proceeding with caution when Harper is in the batter’s box. Last year, the reigning MVP led the majors with 17 intentional walks. Through the first two months of this season, he had 12 IBBs, including four during a four-game series with the Cubs in which they walked him a total of 13 times. But following the Chicago series, with Harper mired in a deep funk that may or may not have been induced by the Cubs’ unwillingness to give him anything to hit, teams stopped blatantly avoiding him. In fact, from July 10 to Sept. 6, a span of nearly two months, the Nats slugger didn’t receive a single intentional walk. But over the past week, Harper has been purposely passed twice, and with good reason: Since returning from a neck injury on Aug. 14, the reigning MVP is slashing .307/.413/.535, with 24 RBIs in 28 games.

“It’s just making a bigger deal out of it than it is,” said Justin Turner, who had a sixth-inning single off Sabathia and went 1-for-4. “We know there are lefties in our division and we have to win games. Just to sit around and talk about it all the time isn’t a solution to fix anything, so hopefully we don’t have to spend too much time talking about it.”

This even-keel temperament wasn’t always a calling card for Upton, who exited Monday’s game with a left calf strain but will potentially return to the lineup Tuesday night. Even recently, there have been reminders of his fiery tendencies (i.e. the eminently Gif’able time he spiked his helmet and inadvertently hit San Diego Padres teammate Yonder Alonso last season). Maintaining control over his emotions has been something he has had to consciously work at, especially since his younger days when, he admitted, “I was a bit of a firecracker.”

“Early in my career, I wore my emotions on my sleeve and I had to learn from that,” Upton said prior to Monday’s game. “It was too much. I had to learn how to be more even-keel and, as these guys have seen, I’ve gotten as pissed off as anybody this year, but I try not to treat my teammates any differently.”

Pirates place Gerrit Cole on 60-day DL with inflamed right elbow

The Pittsburgh Pirates placed pitcher Gerrit Cole on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday with a right elbow injury, effectively ending his season.

The team announced his injury as right elbow posterior inflammation. Cole returned to the mound Monday after missing three weeks, and he gave up five runs on four hits and four walks in two innings of a 6-2 loss to Philadelphia.

In the big picture, Cole’s health and future are of vital importance to the Pittsburgh organization. Last year, Cole graduated to the ranks of baseball’s elite starters when he finished among the National League’s top 10 in wins (19), innings (208), ERA (2.60), WHIP (1.09) and strikeouts (202). He fanned Mike Trout in the All-Star Game and finished fourth behind Jake Arrieta, Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw in Cy Young Award balloting.

Right-hander Lance McCullers, meanwhile, hasn’t thrown off a mound as he tries to come back from a sprained elbow suffered Aug. 2.

“It’s going to depend on where we’re at as a team and where they’re at,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Monday, according to the Houston Chronicle. “Our idea is to continue positive progress with these guys and not set a timeline or a necessary deadline for them to have to meet. Otherwise we’ll threaten further injury. One more setback for any of these guys, and it’s over.”

Keuchel, 28, won 20 games and the Cy Young last season for an Astros team that advanced to the division series, losing to the eventual World Series champion Royals. McCullers, 22, was counted on to be a big part of the Astros this season after an encouraging rookie campaign.

Astros starters are struggling at the wrong time. Houston is 3? games out of the second wild card and 4-6 in its past 10 games. Hinch acknowledged that the team is walking a tightrope with the two pitchers.

“They’re not doing enough to be ruled in or out,” Hinch said, according to the newspaper. “McCullers is the closest guy, but you can play catch all you want — until you get on the mound, it’s when you really get serious about pitching. Keuchel’s not throwing yet, so there’s certainly some concern on both of theirs for different reasons because of where we are on the schedule, but we’ll go day-to-day.”

Circus act: Star-crossed Mets foolishly bring Tim Tebow sideshow back to Big Apple

Tim Tebow is going to mentor young prospects for the New York Mets, if only because he did such a wonderful job of that for the New York Jets. This is what Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was selling Thursday morning, and if you were buying, then you are likely among the precious few who still believe John Elway should never have replaced Tebow with Peyton Manning.

Alderson said he’s mindful of “the novel nature” of signing Tebow to a minor league contract, but that the decision “was strictly driven by baseball” and that the former Heisman winner “has demonstrated more than rudimentary baseball skills.”

How does 13-7 sound? Very doable. That’s why the Yankees have to get greedy. Win all four and they’re not in terrible shape.

You have to wonder if the Yankees have enough pitching to be so dominant. Thursday night, CC Sabathia (8-12, 4.20 ERA) goes against Alex Cobb (0-0, 3.60), which, numbers-wise, doesn’t really tilt in the Yankees’ favor. You wonder if Sabathia can lean on the muscle memory from all his clutch games of the past to muster enough against a poor Rays offense.

The Rays, mind you, are not total pushovers. Their run differential is -29 for the season, and the Yankees’ is -12. That is not a large discrepancy.

It is baseball, so you never know what will happen. For the Yankees, though, if they sweep the Rays, then this crazy run they are on will get real.

“While I and the organization, I think, are mindful of the novel nature of this situation, this decision was strictly driven by baseball,” Alderson said on a conference call with Tebow and agent Brodie Van Wagenen on Thursday to announce the agreement that includes a $100,000 signing bonus. “This was not something that was driven by marketing considerations or anything of the sort. We are extremely intrigued with the potential that Tim has.

Tebow acknowledged his upcoming baseball journey is “not one that will be necessarily easy.”

“I know this is a tough game,” Tebow said. “But I’m looking forward to putting in the work and I felt like this was the best fit.”

Yasiel Puig rejoins Dodgers after one-month stint in minors

Yasiel Puig returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday after a one-month stint at Triple-A Oklahoma City, going 2-for-4 in a 4-2 loss to the visiting San Diego Padres.

Roberts and Andrew Friedman, president of baseball operations, first discussed bringing Puig back with a handful of veteran players.

“They must’ve had a tough time picking player of the game, because there was a lot of guys you could make a case for,” manager Buck Showalter said. “Just a reminder what guys have been doing most of the year and what we’re capable of.”

Of course, facing rookie Chad Green is a whole lot different than facing a Toronto rotation that’s been the best in the AL. Particularly when you consider that Green might not have been at full strength. After he exited the game in the second inning, the Yankees announced that the 25-year-old righty was experiencing elbow pain. Not that the Orioles were going to let medical minutia mitigate their postgame buzz.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner is expected to throw 50 pitches and three innings against Modesto in a minor league rehab outing as he tries to return to the major leagues at some point this month.

Kershaw has been out since June 26 with a lower-back injury, and it is possible he could return to the Dodgers on the club’s next road trip, which starts next Friday and takes the team to Miami, Yankee Stadium and Arizona.

Depending on when he returns, Kershaw could make as many as four starts with the Dodgers down the stretch. And if the club lines up the starts just right, two of them could come against the division rival San Francisco Giants.

The Dodgers are in first place in the National League West, two games ahead of the Giants, after Los Angeles’ 4-2 loss to the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

Rancho Cucamonga has been a popular landing spot for rehabbing Dodgers players this season. Los Angeles has put a record-tying 27 players on the disabled list this season.

Dodgers players who have made appearances for the Quakes this season include: Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier, Scott Van Slyke, Enrique Hernandez, Howie Kendrick, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Brandon McCarthy, Brett Anderson, Bud Norris, Casey Fien, Josh Ravin and Adam Liberatore.

Anderson also will pitch in Saturday’s game for the Quakes, as he is scheduled to take the mound after Kershaw departs. Anderson is trying to return from a blister issue that has him on the disabled list.

“If they said that they didn’t want him, I would have been surprised,” Roberts said. “They know the character of Yasiel and what he can bring to help us win baseball games and that’s the ultimate goal. I certainly would have been surprised if they had nixed the idea.”

The 35 days of September: Race to the AL East title

Thirty days has September, April, June and November — except for when September has 35 days, like this year.

That’s right, for a limited time only, the baseball gods have extended September to give us 17 percent MORE (MORE, MORe, MOre, More, more …) pennant race baseball in the American League East. Or should I say, the AL Beast. Because starting on Aug. 29 and ending on Oct. 2, super-September is going to be a bear for the Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles (and the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, for that matter), as the three contenders in MLB’s most contentious pennant race will take turns bludgeoning each other repeatedly during the final megamonth of the season.

Stat that matters: .914. That’s the current OPS of Edwin Encarnacion, who’s on pace to finish above .900 again. If he does, he’ll join Mike Trout as the only AL players to do so (assuming Trout doesn’t go in the tank) in each of the past five seasons.

Over the next five weeks, Toronto plays a dozen games against Boston and Baltimore (six each), and Boston plays Baltimore seven times in what should be a supremely entertaining stretch run that will ultimately determine the division champion — and possibly a wild card or two.

Which brings us to Carlos Gomez. He had worn out his welcome elsewhere, but the Rangers promised him a fresh start on Aug. 20. Based on Gomez’s natural talent, it was possible to squint and see the upside, and in Gomez’s first at-bat in Texas, he ripped a home run. He hasn’t recorded a hit since (0-for-11, 6 strikeouts).

It was a terrible decision, even noting that Gordon subsequently scored from third when Paulo Orlando hit a sacrifice fly to center. A run expectancy chart and its derivative, a win expectancy chart, can display mathematically why it was the wrong decision, but relying on those cheat sheets, like a first-time blackjack player, vastly underestimates how poor the decision was. Expectancy charts are based on baseline, league-average situations, but this was not a baseline situation. The Royals were playing the highest-scoring team in the majors, in the American League’s highest-scoring run environment over the last three seasons. You cannot construct a situation in the American League in which a single run has less marginal value for winning a game than what the Royals faced Sunday night.

With 24 outs to go in the game, and two pitchers in the game with 2016 ERAs of 4.27 and 5.11 on the mound, bunting with a runner on first and second and nobody out is foolish.

Are Corey and Kyle Seager having the best brother season ever?

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is having an awesome rookie season, hitting .322 with 22 home runs and on pace to score more than 100 runs. Older brother Kyle Seager of the Seattle Mariners is having a terrific season as well, on pace to hit 30 home runs and top 100 RBIs — not that anybody is talking much about him. In fact, Kyle ranks seventh among all position players in WAR (5.7), and Corey (5.3) ranks 10th.

So, inquiring minds want to know: Where does this rank among the best brother seasons ever? Let’s do some digging. Note that some of the best brother combos never managed to align their best seasons — such as Pedro and Ramon Martinez — and I didn’t consider cases where one brother was a star and the other wasn’t, such as Cal and Billy Ripken.

Paul and Lloyd Waner (1927)

The only brothers in the Hall of Fame, Paul was a legitimate star, but Lloyd is one of the worst Hall of Famers, a singles-hitting outfielder who hit .300 in an era when everyone hit .300. They were longtime teammates with the Pirates, Lloyd in center field, Paul in right.

For their best season, I’d go with 1927, when the Pirates reached the World Series. Paul was in his second season and won NL MVP after leading the league in batting average and RBIs, and Lloyd was a rookie who led the league with 133 runs.

What makes the Seager brothers so impressive is that both are going to pass 6.0 WAR — the only other example I found was the Perry brothers in 1969 — with a chance to reach 7.0 WAR. It’s hard to beat what the Dean brothers did in 1934, teaming up to win a World Series, but Corey and Kyle might be having the best brother season ever.

But there are five other managers whose seats are hot, and the next five weeks may determine their futures:

Robin Ventura, Chicago White Sox

The White Sox’s front office was split at the trade deadline on whether it should buy, sell or stand pat. It selected the latter, with its only significant move being the trade of reliever Zach Duke. Ventura is 357-416 (.462 win percentage) in his five-year stint as White Sox manager with only one winning season, and that was back in 2012, his first year as skipper. The White Sox must decide if they’re going to sell and rebuild and have Ventura start again from scratch, or try to win with this team. If they decide the latter, they might decide to try a different voice in the managerial chair.

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