• Japan's Kabu Kikuchi delivers during the first inning of an International pool play baseball game against Venezuela at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Japan beats Venezuela, reaches LLWS bracket title game

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Tokyo got down to its final strike before tying it in the bottom of the sixth inning with a single, then rallied again to overcame a two-run deficit in the eighth for a 5-4 victory over Venezuela on Wednesday and a berth in the International bracket title game at the Little League World Series.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick stretches during practice for the NFL football team, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers signed Vick to a 1-year deal to replace backup Bruce Gradkowski, out with a hand injury. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Humbled Vick at peace in reserve role with Steelers

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The crowd around the backup quarterback’s locker was three or four deep. Somewhere in the middle, underneath the bright lights that never seem to go away, Michael Vick spent 13 minutes answering the same questions that never seem to go away.

  • Mexico's Raul Leon (24) celebrates as he rounds third after hitting a three-run home run off Taiwan's Yen Cheng Yu during the first inning of an International elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Mexico keeps going in LLWS, gets to pose with Rivera, too

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mexico catcher Raul Leon, three teammates and their manager were waiting in the narrow hallway for their turn at the interview room inside Lamade Stadium. They spotted one of baseball’s greatest players walking toward them.

  • Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera throws out the first pitch before a United States elimination baseball game between Bonita, Calif. and Bowling Green, Ky. at the Little League World Series, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. Rivera was inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence on Tuesday night between games of its World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Mariano Rivera hated pitching in Little League

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mariano Rivera remembers his Little League days fondly. What he remembers most: He hated to pitch.

  • In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, right, watches from the bench during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla.. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

    Steelers confident offensive line can hum without Pouncey

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Doug Legursky wants to get something straight. The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t lure the veteran offensive lineman off the couch and back into the locker room to do his best Maurkice Pouncey impersonation while the four-time Pro Bowl center recovers from a broken left ankle.

  • Mexico's Raul Leon (24) celebrates as he rounds third after hitting a three-run home run off Taiwan's Yen Cheng Yu during the first inning of an International elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Mexico’s 11-1 win eliminates Taiwan from Little League WS

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Catcher Raul Leon drove in five runs with a homer and a single, and Mexico eliminated Taipei, Taiwan with an 11-1 victory on Tuesday at the Little League World Series.

  • Watford the only PL casualty on big-scoring League Cup night

    LONDON (AP) — On a frenzied, big-scoring night in the League Cup, Jermain Defoe’s hat trick settled Sunderland’s nine-goal thriller as Premier League teams were given a rough ride by lower-league opponents on Tuesday.

  • Penguins to start camp with Kessel next to Crosby

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t wasting any time with Phil Kessel.

  • Pair found asleep in garage after homeowner reports burglary

    NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say officers found a couple asleep in a garage with the light on after a homeowner reported a burglary.

  • Devrin Weathers, of Webb City, Mo., pitches during the first inning of a consolation baseball game against Canada at the Little League World Series, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Missouri beats Canada 18-6 in LLWS consolation game

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Devrin Weathers pitched into the fifth inning and hit a two-run homer on Tuesday, leading Webb City, Missouri to an 18-6 victory over Canada in a consolation game at the Little League World Series.