• Versatile Whitehead eyeing larger role at Pitt

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — With 10 retired jerseys, 105 men on the team and only 99 options, there’s bound to be some duplicate numbers on the Pitt sideline every year. As the Panthers wrap up their 2016 training camp, over two dozen numbers are worn by both and offensive and a defensive player.

  • New York Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrates as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp heads to meet with starting pitcher Adam Morgan after Cabrera hit a home run during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Phillies flop minus Ruiz as Morgan loses again, 9-4 to Mets

    NEW YORK (AP) — In their first game since trading longtime catcher Carlos Ruiz, the Philadelphia Phillies looked like a team without its “quarterback.”

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Jordy Mercer watches his grand slam against Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Benny Sieu)

    Jordy Mercer hits grand slam, Pirates hold off Brewers 5-3

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jordy Mercer’s first career grand slam capped a five-run sixth inning that started with two errors by Milwaukee third baseman Jonathan Villar, and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on for a 5-3 win on Friday night over the Brewers.

  • In this Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, shows Esther Cohen-Eskin's garbage can that was defaced with a large swastika and then she repainted as a flower in Havertown, Pa. The neighborhood has rallied around the Jewish family and also painted their trashcans to show their support. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Town rallies around Jewish family hit by swastika graffiti

    HAVERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Jewish woman in suburban Philadelphia woke up last week to a spray-painted swastika on her trash bin, and now her neighbors and strangers from other countries are rallying to support her by painting their own garbage cans with flowers, hearts, birds and butterflies.

  • In tis July 30, 2016, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz runs a drill during NFL football training camp in East Rutherford, N.J. Cruz returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, for the Giants and earned the Odell Beckham Jr. seal of approval.  It marked the first time in almost two weeks that the oft-injured 29-year-old wide receiver practiced with the team, and slightly increases the hope he will be able to resume his career after two frustrating seasons. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

    Victor Cruz to make preseason debut for Giants against Jets

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Barring an injury, Victor Cruz is going to play for the New York Giants on Saturday in the annual preseason game against the Jets.

  • Philadelphia Phillies' Tommy Joseph, center, celebrates in the dugout after his home run off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher James Shields during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Joseph, Hernandez homer as Phillies beat White Sox 5-3

    CHICAGO (AP) — Battered in back-to-back games, the Phillies came out swinging this time.

  • Endwell, N.Y., left fielder Justin Ryan just misses a three-run home run by Bowling Green, Ky.'s Carson Myers during the first inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    New York secures spot in U.S. championship game of LLWS

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Jude Abbadessa was 5 for 5 with six RBIs to lead Endwell, New York past Bowling Green, Kentucky 13-10 on Wednesday night for a place in the U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series.

  • Mexico's Jose Angel Leal delivers during the first inning of an International elimination baseball game against Australia at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Angel Leal strikes out 10 of 11, Mexico beats Australia 10-0

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Jose Angel Leal struck out 10 of 11 batters in 3 2/3 innings and Mexico eased past Australia 10-0 in four innings on Wednesday in an elimination game of the Little League World Series.

  • Steelers sign ILB Vince Williams to three-year deal

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Linebacker Vince Williams signed a three-year contract Tuesday with the Steelers that will keep him in Pittsburgh through the 2018 season.

  • Australia pitcher Clayton Campbell delivers during the third inning of an international elimination baseball game against Curacao at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Clayton Campbell strikes out 14, Australia advances in LLWS

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Clayton Campbell pitched a complete game and struck out 14 to help Australia beat Curacao 2-1 on Tuesday in an elimination game of the Little League World Series.