Steelers trounce Panthers...Syracuse hosts Louisville, Fresno State visits Boise...Curry to have MRI
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Carolina Panthers saw their three-game winning streak come to an abrupt halt last night in Pittsburgh, where they’ve never won. The Steelers pounded the Panthers 52-21 in what Carolina quarterback Cam Newton described as “a humbling piece of pie.” It was the fifth straight victory for the Steelers, who improved to 6-2-1. The Panthers fell to 6-3 this season and 0-4 all-time in Pittsburgh.
UNDATED (AP) — There are two college football games tonight featuring Top 25 teams. No. 13 Syracuse hosts Louisville and No. 16 Fresno State visits Boise State. Syracuse is unbeaten at home and a win would complete the Orange’s fourth undefeated season at home since the Carrier Dome opened in 1980 and keep them in the running for a first-tier bowl game. Fresno State has never beaten Boise State on the blue turf.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry has counted on staying healthy after injuries limited him to 51 games last season. Everything was going according to plan for the Golden State star — until last night. The two-time MVP left with a leg injury and the Warriors were unable to recover in a 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that snapped their eight-game winning streak. Curry is expected to have an MRI today.
TOKYO (AP) — The MLB All-Stars have lost the opener of a six-game exhibition series in Japan. Yuki Yanagita hit a two-run walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Japan to a 7-6 win. The series continues this weekend with two more games in Tokyo followed by one game in Hiroshima on Tuesday and two games in Nagoya on Wednesday and Thursday.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick’s crew chief says Stewart-Haas Racing modified the spoiler on Harvick’s car because other teams were already doing similar alterations. Rodney Childers is suspended for the final two races of the season as Harvick tries to overcome a devastating penalty issued this week against the team. NASCAR believes SHR built its own spoiler and tried to pass it off as one distributed by the vendor on the car Harvick drove to victory last week at Texas.