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:
Blood Sports episode 85.
Xavier Grimble, Nate Washington, Jack Youngblood Rams, Notables, Antonio Gates, Chad
Johnson (ochocinco). Pens, Petr klima 1997. Pirates, Lastings Milledge.
Riverhounds- last Saturday the Hounds trveled to Indy to take on the 11 and suffered a 2-1
loss Indy dominated the stat line in all catorgies as I assume that they were looking for a bit of
revenge after the Hounds knocked them out of the US Open Cup just a few days prior. The
Hounds have Ottawa Fury in town in regular season play and next Wednesday the 11th the
Hounds head to Columbus to take on the Crew in the 4th round of the US Open Cup.
International Soccer- The Champions Cup was won by Liverpool last Saturday with a 2-0 score
Tottenham had several chances especially in extra time.
PGA tour- last week at Jacks place in Dublin OH at the Memorial Tournament Patrick Cantlay
came away with the win -19 with Adam Scott in second -15 Speith and woods both had a
good showing with top 10 finishes Tiger made up most of his ground on day 4 with 4 birds on
the front 9. This week the tour heads north of the border to the Canadian Open at Hamilton
Golf and CC in Ontario bout 40 mins west of the falls. Lot of big names in this weeks
tournament and Rorys first time playing in Canada.
NHL- Stanley Cup Finals, the Bruins and Blues are back n forth and tied 2-2 in the series
headed back to Boston for game 5. Zeno Chara received a puck to the face in the 2nd pd of
game 4 and has a broken jaw, questionable for game 5 but expected to play. Robert Bortuzzo
is expected to be back in the line up for game 5 after being a healthy scratch for game 4. The
Blues have rotated him, Edmundson, and Dunn at D all season, Edmundson had an shaky
game 4 opening the window for Bortuzzo .
Pens- the Penguins have a lot to figure out in the off season. The Pens biggest issue last
season was Offense, not the defense, the D and goal tending could have been better, nut the
lack of goal scoring with the top players on the team was atrocious. Keep your eyes out for a
big move in the off season.
NBA- the NBA Finals has the Raptors Up 2-1 after game 3, where Steph Curry drops 47, Green
17 for warriors, Pascal Siakam, 18, Kyle Lowry 23, Fred VanVleet 11 Kawhi Leonard 30
NFL- Cleveland isn’t putting up with shit, Desmond Harrison, LT missed his flight amid was a
day late for mandatory MiniCamp, was cut the next day, he was a starter last season, but was
benched in week 9 as starter, but still saw significant playing time. Duke Johnson request
trade, Bakers comments were awesome. Lev Bell robbed 520K Jewelry by town women.
Colts Draft pick 89th over all Bobby Okereke LB Stanford is being questioned in a title 9 sexual
assault case from 2015.
Steelers – The team is currently in OTA’s and Voluntary work outs, June 11th is a mandatory
Mini Camp and will be the last time the whole team is together before training camp on July
26th. So far in OTA’s it has been all football and no drama, the team feels like they are gelling
and enjoying just getting to work. JUJU, Just a ham.
Pirates- Making more news on the inter webs for the announcers than their play and lack there
of. Steve Blass made head head lines around the Baseball world with his comments of
Jewelry and Stuff, and how a your player like that back in the day when Greg Brown interjected
in regards to Ron Acuna jr. last week it was Greg Brown and John Wehner took heat for the
comment that Derek Dietrich.s Grandfather was rolling over in his grave because of the
demieinor of his HR Trots. The Team has a -68 run differential and the offense is sporadic,
the Pitching which was thought of as a top in the NL if not the division has had its issues with
Injury and just not preforming. Draft, Pitch Quinn Priester was the Number one selection 18th
overall, he is slated to go to TCU, but we will see, also 7th rd pick Blake Sabol OF, Cousin with
MLB- Cutch done for season with ACL tear in left knee, Orioles #1 overall, C Adley Rutschman
Oregon St, Krimbrel signed by cubs 3yr 47mill, Dallas Keuchel Braves, Yanks, Cards.
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