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Arrieta makes triumphant return as Cubs beat Pirates 5-1

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched six solid innings in a triumphant return to the Cubs, Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward homered, and Chicago beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. Arrieta (1-0) got a warm reception prior to the game, then ...

Rust’s hat trick leads Penguins past Islanders 6-3

By WILL GRAVES ÀP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust sat in the penalty box as the New York Islanders trimmed a three-goal deficit to two, then flirted with cutting it to one as the clock ticked down. When the Pittsburgh Penguins forward hopped out, however, he found another ...

Leonard leads Clippers past 76ers in Rivers’ first game back

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points, Terance Mann added a season-high 23 and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-112 on Saturday night in their first game against former coach Doc Rivers. The Clippers won their fifth ...

Close range: Baylor grinds to Elite 8 in 62-51 win ova ‘Nova

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — That ice that seemed to be forming across the 3-point arc was hardly enough to throw Baylor off course. Some rugged defense and a newly discovered love for points in the paint helped the top-seeded Bears find the formula for a 62-51 ...

Barrier falls: Woman officiate men’s World Cup qualifiers

By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer Kathryn Nesbitt ran the sidelines, waving a flag, blending in for all the right reasons. The 32-year-old from Philadelphia became a pioneer as FIFA appointed women to work on-field officials for men's World Cup qualifiers, serving as an assistant referee ...

Morin’s 1st career goal lifts Flyers past Rangers 2-1

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Morin was slammed against the boards, suffocated by a mob of his Flyers teammates that smacked his helmet in celebration and wouldn't let him wiggle free. Morin's first NHL goal, yes. A game-winner for a team in desperate need of a ...

Malkin records 1,100th NHL point, leads Pens to win

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored on a power play for his 1,100th career point and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Monday night. Malkin is the third Russian-born player to reach 1,100 points in the NHL, joining Alex Ovechkin and ...

DeSmith stops 24 in Penguins’ 3-0 win over skidding Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — With goals at a premium Saturday night, the prolific Pittsburgh Penguins proved they can win with a low-scoring, tight-checking approach. Casey DeSmith stopped 24 shots, and the Penguins handed Buffalo its 10th straight loss with a 3-0 ...

Ovechkin leads Capitals past Flyers for fourth straight win

By AARON BRACY Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Peter Laviolette loves this season's schedule, but probably hates that the Capitals don't get yet another game against the Flyers. Alex Ovechkin scored, Carl Hagelin had a goal and an assist and Washington held on late for its fourth ...

AP source: Embiid could miss up to 2 weeks with knee injury

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid has a bone bruise on his left knee and could miss at least two weeks, according to a person with knowledge of the injury. Embiid did not suffer structural damage to his knee and will be evaluated ...