SPORTS DIGEST || YSU soccer teams falls to Detroit on the road

YSU soccer teams falls to Detroit on the road


The Youngstown State women’s soccer team dropped a 5-1 decision to Detroit on Wednesday afternoon at Titan Field.

The Penguins fall to 2-8-1 overall and 0-3 in the Horizon League while the Titans improve to 6-5-1 overall and 2-0-1 in the league.

The Titans scored early and often recording three goals in the first 28 minutes of the match. Detroit went up 4-0 less than a minute into the second half on Carly Rice’s second goal of the year. In the 79th minute,

Detroit’s Anna Mindling put the Titans up 5-0. Junior Marissa Martin scored her second goal of the season with just 12 seconds remaining to avoid the shutout.

The Penguins return home to host Wright State, at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Farmers National Bank Field.

Pens beat Chicago in exhibition game


Chris Kunitz scored two third-period goals in the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2-0 exhibition victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.

Kunitz scored on a power play 2:31 into the third, and added his second 6:48 later.

Tristan Jarry made 30 saves for Pittsburgh for the shutout.

Chicago’s Scott Darling stopped 33 shots.

Pete Rose appeals to HOF for eligibility


Pete Rose is appealing directly to baseball’s Hall of Fame to restore his eligibility, arguing the lifetime ban he agreed to in 1989 was never intended to keep him out of Cooperstown.

A seven-page letter to Hall president Jeff Idelson on Tuesday makes the case that the settlement agreement reached by Rose and then-Commissioner Bart Giamatti didn’t include a provision that he be ineligible for election to the Hall of Fame.

“At the time Pete agreed to the settlement, the consequences of being placed on the ineligible list were clear and specific — and did not include a Hall of Fame prohibition,” according to the letter, signed by Rose’s longtime attorney Raymond C. Genco and attorney Mark Rosenbaum.

The Hall of Fame changed its bylaws two years after Rose’s banishment to make permanently banned players ineligible for the Hall, which shut out the career hits leader as long as he remained barred from baseball.

Cowboys’ Bryant has hairline knee fracture

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Dez Bryant has a slight hairline fracture in a bone in his right knee, though Dallas coach Jason Garrett says the receiver might not miss a game.

Bryant didn’t practice Wednesday, three days after getting hurt in a win over Chicago, and the same day the team got back results of an MRI.

“We’ve had players with this kind of injury who missed no time in the past and other players who have missed up to a week or more than that,” Garrett said. “We’ll see how he does. When he comes in (Thursday), see how he feels and we’ll make our evaluations there as we go forward.”

Bryant injured the knee on his first catch on the opening series against the Bears, but came back in the first quarter. He caught his first touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter of the 31-17 win.

Moore scores 31 in WNBA semifinals

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Maya Moore scored 31 points, including 15 in the second quarter, as the Minnesota Lynx opened their WNBA title defense with a 113-95 win over the Phoenix Mercury in the first game of the WNBA semifinals on Wednesday night.

Lindsay Whalen added 19 points and seven assists for top-seed Minnesota, which has beat Phoenix in all four meetings this season. Center Sylvia Fowles scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Lynx broke the WNBA record for points in a regulation playoff game.

Diana Taurasi scored 25 points for the Mercury, who won the matchup between the two teams in 2014 on the way to their own championship. Brittney Griner added 16 points for Phoenix.

Staff/wire report

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