WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
SCORES:
NEWS ITEMS:
F Y I :

Baseball:
Pirates 8
Blue Jays 7

NHL:
New Jersey 3
Nashville 1

Washington 5
Columbus 3

Dallas 3
NY Islanders 2 (OT)

Calgary 3
Philadelphia 2 (OT)

College Basketball:
Kansas 76
Wet Virginia 69

Kentucky 72
Georgia 64

Villanova 76
Creighton 72

Maryland 60
Rutgers 50

N. Carolina 81
Georgia Tech 49

Georgetown 60
Butler 54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pirates Power Past Blue Jays
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run shot and Korean rookie Jung Ho Kang connected for his first major league homer, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday in the exhibition opener for both teams. Alvarez's drive came in the first inning off Aaron Sanchez after Gregory Polanco singled and Starling Marte reached on an error by new Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson. Sanchez, a candidate for the starting rotation, yielded four hits, five runs - two earned - and walked one in 1 1-3 innings. Alvarez added an RBI double in the fifth. The 2013 All-Star missed the final three weeks of last season with a stress fracture in his left foot and was left off Pittsburgh's postseason roster. The Pirates bid $5 million for the rights to Kang then signed him to a four-year $11 million contracts. The shortstop hit 40 homers in Korea last year.

Islanders Grab Lead
UNDATED (AP) - The New York Islanders have regained the lead in the NHL's Metropolitan Division, but the Rangers are just one point back with three games in hand following the Isles' 3-2 overtime loss at Dallas. The Islanders trailed 2-1 until Anders Lee scored on a deflection with just 1.1 seconds left, allowing New York to steal a point. Cody Eakin scored the game-winner at 2:18 of OT.

The Pittsburgh Penguins return to the ice tonight, playing Colorado in Denver.

Eagles Shipping McCoy To Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Bills new head coach Rex Ryan has said he wants his offense to rely heavily on a running attack. That attack now includes a former rushing champion. A person familiar with the deal has confirmed to The Associated Press that the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade star running back LeSean McCoy to the Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso. ESPN first reported that the Bills were acquiring McCoy, who had an inconsistent season last year after leading the NFL with 1,607 yards rushing in 2013. Buffalo is expected to lose running back C.J. Spiller to free agency next week. Alonso played college football in Oregon under Eagles coach Chip Kelly. The Eagles also released cornerback Cary Williams, who started all 32 games after signing with Philadelphia in 2013. The move will save the Eagles about $6.5 million against the salary cap.

PIAA Basketball Playoffs Sites/Times Set, State Wrestling Begins Thursday
The winter sports seasons come to a quick conclusion now that the calendar has turned to March. Sunday, the PIAA basketball playoff brackets were released, including the opening-round games for the three remaining Washington County teams, girls squads from McGuffey, Chartiers-Houston and California. We'll have all three first round games on WJPA-FM this weekend. In addition, several neighboring teams are also moving to the state tournaments: Mt. Lebanon, Chartiers Valley, South Fayette, Seton-La Salle and Monessen boys, plus Chartiers Valley, South Fayette, Elizabeth-Forward, South Park and Seton-La Salle girls. The PIAA Basketball Finals are March 20-21 at the Giant Center in Hershey. Click for WPIAL / PIAA Brackets.

PIAA Girls Playoffs--First Round
Friday, 6:00 pm--Chartiers-Houston vs. Harbor Creek at Mercyhurst Prep HS
Saturday, 1:00 pm--McGuffey vs. South Fayette at Chartiers Valley HS
Saturday, 5:30 pm--California vs. Venango Catholic at Clarion University

PIAA Wrestling Championships
The PIAA Individual Wrest ling Championships get underway Thursday morning at the Giant Center with Double-A preliminaries. Triple-A schools start Thursday afternoon. The three-day tournament is the conclusion of a four-week tournament run and wraps up with the consolation and championship finals on Saturday. Follow the action all weekend on WJPA-AM. Click Here for complete schedules and tournament details.

 

(WJPA 2015 Wrestling)

ON AIR:
Thursday
High School Wrestling
PIAA Championships

WJPA-AM (1450)
9 am AA Preliminaries
4 pm AAA Preliminaries

WJPA-AM (1450)
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Friday
High School Wrestling
PIAA Championships

WJPA-AM (1450)
9 am AA Quarters
1:30 pm AAA Quarters
6:30 pm AA Semifinals

WJPA-AM (1450)
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PIAA HS Basketball--
AA Girls First Round

Chartiers-Houston vs.
Harbor Creek
WJPA-FM (95.3)
6:00 pm
-- Listen Here!

Saturday
High School Wrestling
PIAA Championships

WJPA-AM (1450)
9 am AAA Semifinals
2 pm AA Finals
7 pm AAA Finals

WJPA-AM (1450)
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Click Here!

PIAA HS Basketball--
AAA Girls First Round

McGuffey vs.
South Fayette
WJPA-FM (95.3)
1:00 pm
-- Listen Here!

PIAA HS Basketball--
Class A Girls First Round

California vs.
Venango Catholic
WJPA-FM (95.3)
5:30 pm
-- Listen Here!


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