WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the struggling Washington Capitals 3-2 last night. Sidney Crosby had a hand in both early goals and Pittsburgh converted on two of its first three shots. Chris Kunitz scored twice for the Penguins. The teams play each other again tonight at Pittsburgh.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks defeated Philadelphia 123-110 last night, sending the 76ers to their 17th straight loss. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 28 points for New York. Amar'e Stoudemire added 23 points and J.R. Smith and Carmelo Anthony each had 22. Michael Carter-Williams recorded a triple-double with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, while Tony Wroten also had 23 points for the struggling 76ers.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1 yesterday in exhibition baseball. Brandon Beachy became the second straight Atlanta starting pitcher forced to leave early, exiting because of tightness around his right elbow. Beachy had been scheduled to throw four innings. He left after pitching two scoreless innings, giving up two hits and two walks.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the Pittsburgh Steelers will part ways with linebacker LaMarr Woodley. The 29-year-old Woodley will be designated for a post-June 1st salary cap cut, but will be allowed to sign with another team when the new league year begins this afternoon.
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