PHOENIX (AP) - Andy Marte hit a two-run home run and Aaron Hill added a solo shot in the sixth inning to power the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 last night. Nick Ahmed hit the Diamondbacks' third home run, an eighth-inning solo shot that was the first of his major-league career.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates struck out at the trade deadline yesterday, but general manager Neal Huntington remains bullish as the team pushes for a second straight playoff berth. Huntington says "the right move was no move."
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 10-4 yesterday, despite starter Cliff Lee leaving in the third inning with an elbow injury. Grady Sizemore had three hits and three RBIs as the Phillies pounded out 17 hits. After the game, the Phillies announced Lee had a recurrence of the flexor pronator strain that sidelined him in May.
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is aiming for a repeat of 2013. Brown is the longest-tenured receiver on the Steelers and one of the NFL's rising stars. He set a franchise record with 1,499 yards receiving last year and became the only player in league history to have at least five receptions and 50 yards receiving in all 16 games.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins and restricted free agent forward Nick Spaling have agreed to a two-year contract worth $4.4 million. The Penguins acquired Spaling and forward Patric Hornquist in a trade with Nashville in June that sent All-Star forward James Neal to the Predators.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - The director of Penn State's renowned Blue Band is retiring. O. Richard Bundy says the upcoming football season will be his last. He says he will remain in charge through the end of the 2014-15 academic year. The 66-year-old Bundy played in the band as an undergraduate and joined the faculty in 1983. He became band director in 1996.
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