Pittsburgh celebrates another Stanley Cup...Warriors celebrate tomorrow...Sabathia to get an MRI
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh is celebrating the Penguins’ second consecutive Stanley Cup with a parade this morning. Hundreds of fans had lined up before dawn along downtown Pittsburgh streets and in Point State Park. Planners say as many as 500,000 people could turn out. That would surpass the estimated 400,000 who attended last year’s celebration, which was the biggest for any of the team’s five Stanley Cup championships.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors will celebrate their latest NBA title tomorrow with a parade and rally in downtown Oakland. The parade will follow the same route as the 2015 parade celebrating the team’s last title. Fans are encouraged to line up as early as 5 a.m., five hours before the parade starts.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — CC Sabathia (suh-BATH’-ee-uh) could land on the disabled list after straining his hamstring during last night’s 3-2 loss to the Angels in Anaheim. The 2007 AL Cy Young Award winner, who is 5-0 with a 0.99 ERA in his last six starts, felt his left hamstring grab on his second-to-last pitch in the fourth. He finished the inning before leaving the game. He expects to have an MRI today.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The agent for Matt Jones hopes Washington Redskins release the former starting running back sooner rather than later. Hadley Engelhard told The Associated Press this morning that Jones’ camp “asked very politely” for him to be released because “he has no future there.” Jones was the starter going into the 2016 season but fumbled three times in seven games and was inactive the final nine games. He was replaced by undrafted rookie Robert Kelley.
KENT, Ohio (AP) — A freshman football player at Kent State University has died following a workout. The university says paramedics transported Tyler Heintz to a hospital yesterday following football conditioning drills at Dix Stadium. The Portage County coroner confirmed his death that evening. Heintz was recruited from Kenton High School as an offensive lineman.