Matt and Steve are bringing you this week’s news and updates in Pittsburgh sports. From NCAA hoops coverage to major league content for NFL, NHL, and MLB, if it’s happening in (or in some cases affecting) Pittsburgh, this is where you’ll find out about it. If you’re a fan of soccer or golf, Matt and Steve have some highlights there as well.
This week’s show notes:
The Plax Episode. Jack Butler (Steelers) only HOF DB to wear 80
Riverhounds- last weekend the hounds had a 2-2 draw with Nashville FC the hounds
dominated the stat categories but the tying goal came in extra time at the 92 min. Early in the
season and the hounds are 7 points behind the group leaders Saint Louis FC. The hounds
head to South Carolina to take on Charleston Battery.
international Soccer – Champions League, Ajax Win over Tottenham 1-0. And Liverpool and
PGA Tour- Last week was the Zurich Classic, Team Play, John Rahm and Ryan Palmer take the
win with -26 total in an a ray of different events like best ball, alternate shot. This week the
tour stops at Quail Hollow Golf Course in NC for the Wells Fargo Championship , lots of big
names in this week as they prep for the PGA Championship in 2 weeks at Bethpage Black on
NCAA MB- Sean Miller back in the news after has been investigated and apparently on wire
taps talking about paying Deandre Ayton 10K month while enrolled at Arizona. Reports of other
players and players families requesting Payments as well.
NHL- Blue Jackets are up 2-1, Canes are up 2-0, sharks are up 2-1, Blues are up 2-1
Brad Marchad has been dishing out some dirty punches for the Bruins.
NBA- the Fetured Series is GSW/Rockets GS up 2-0, the refs have been the focus in this series
with a lot of non calls and players being critical. Game 23 had two Techs called back to back
and Chris Paul being ejected.
Penguins – the trade talks have fired up with Names like Malkin,. Letting, Kessel, Johnson, and
mattaa all being tossed around.
Pirates- The team that was here the first few weeks of the season has come and gone, the
Bucs had a 8 game losing streak with series sweeps from the Backs, and the Dodgers, the had
a rebound extra inning win over the rangers last night and followed up with a ??? This
afternoon . Francisco Cervelli took a hit by pitch on the left wrist and left the game. His style
of play seems to get him injured a lot and that has been his downfall . The Bucs did bring up
Renoylds and Tucker to cover Short and Center after the collision between Marte and
Gonzalzes. Both remain with the big club as Marte is back from the DL. highlights in the last
losing streak was Tucker first AB HR in the bigs, and Cabera going 4 for 4 with 2 HR in LA.
MLB- Watching some of the Jr’s reminds me of their name sakes. DeLino DeSheilds for the
rangers, and Vlad Gerro Jr.
NFL Draft- the Draft had its surprises and its shockers and its what were they thinkings.
Tyreek Hill likely done in the NFL.
Steelers- Likely to decline Artie Burns 5th yr option.
BOBBY MO- wins NEC Golf Championship .
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