Veteran wideout pens heartfelt statement: 'My life's purpose is bigger than football'
Josh Bell homered and drove in four runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in the Little League Classic on Sunday night. The teams played at renovated Bowman Field, a minor league ballpark located 5 miles from where the Little League World Series is taking place. Sitting in the front rows were admiring Little Leaguers who got to mingle with the big league stars earlier in the day, part of a Major League Baseball initiative to celebrate youth baseball. After the final out of the first regular-season game in Williamsport, the Pirates shook hands on the field as usual after a victory. And then, in a nod to Little League baseball, both teams lined up at home plate and
The Baltimore Orioles enjoyed a 9-7 walk-off win against the Los Angeles Angels thanks to Manny Machado.The Orioles third baseman came into the ninth inning with a two for four night with three RBIs and two home runs in MLB on Friday.That would have already
PITTSBURGH • It happens every time there’s a rain delay and the Cardinals flock back to the clubhouse. The 25 players are replaced, in manager Mike Matheny’s words, by “25 meteorologists,” armed with weather apps on their smartphones and push-button expertise they are all eager to predict when and if the game will resume. Matheny prefers they keep it to themselves. He didn’t need an app to forecast what was ahead Saturday. He had lived Friday’s box score. In what he called “a bind” because of the late-game scramble to win Friday, the Cardinals stayed with starter Michael Wacha after a 1-hour, 56-minute delay. They needed his innings. He didn’t have his feel. The Pittsburgh Pirates pounced for