TUESDAY, MAY 21
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL:
Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 2-5) at Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 4-2), 7:05 p.m.
Philadelphia (Cloyd 0-0) at Miami (Fernandez 2-2), 7:10 p.m.
Sanabia outpitches Hamels; Marlins beat Phils 5-1
MIAMI (AP) - Alex Sanabia outpitched Cole Hamels in a matchup of struggling starters, leading the Miami Marlins past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Monday night.
Justin Ruggiano and Nick Green each drove in two runs for Miami in front of a season-low crowd of 13,231 at Marlins Park. Sanabia (3-6) allowed one run and seven hits over 6 1-3 innings.
Hamels (1-7) struck out 10 in six effective innings but has not won since April 28 at the New York Mets. Domonic Brown homered for the Phillies.
Miami had 11 hits and struck out 13 times on its way to scoring more than three runs for just the second time in 13 games. The Marlins have won two straight after dropping seven in a row and 10 of 11.
Carlos Ruiz to go on DL; Howard is day to day
MIAMI (AP) - Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and first baseman Ryan Howard is day to day with a sore left knee.
Both players had MRI exams on Monday before Philadelphia's game against Miami.
Ruiz has a Grade 2 hamstring strain. He has played in 16 games and is hitting .235 with two RBIs.
"Right now he'll probably be out three to four weeks - relative time frame," Phillies trainer Scott Sheridan said. "That's kind of what we're thinking right now based on the size of the tear and location."
Howard has had symptoms for the past couple of weeks and is hitting .179 in 16 games this month.
Steelers sign 6th-round pick Vince Williams
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed sixth-round draft pick Vince Williams to a 4-year contract.
Terms were not disclosed. Pittsburgh selected Williams with the 206th overall pick, the team's second pick of the sixth round.
The 23-year-old Williams recorded 140 tackles with three sacks during his junior and senior seasons at Florida State and was an All-ACC honorable mention selection last fall. He is expected to compete for a backup position behind Lawrence Timmons and Larry Foote.
Williams is the second of Pittsburgh's nine draft picks to sign. Fourth-round pick Shamarko Thomas agreed to terms last week. Thomas is expected to be the main backup at safety behind Ryan Clark and Troy Polamalu.
The Steelers begin organized team activities on Tuesday.
Federal judge weighs fate of Corbett suit vs. NCAA
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A federal judge in Pennsylvania says she'll decide in the next couple weeks whether to dismiss Gov. Tom Corbett's antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA over penalties against Penn State.
U.S. Judge Yvette Kane had pointed questions for both sides during a nearly two-hour hearing Monday.
Corbett says the NCAA went too far in getting Penn State to agree last summer to a $60 million fine, a multiyear ban on postseason football play and a temporary reduction in scholarships.
The university agreed to the sanctions over its handling of the child molestation scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Penn State isn't a party to the lawsuit.
Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence after being convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
UConn trio headline U19 World Championship team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - UConn will be well-represented at the U19 World Championship.
Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson all made the team which will compete in Lithuania from July 18-28. The trio just completed their freshman season at Connecticut and helped the Huskies win their eighth national championship in April. Stewart was the NCAA tournament's most outstanding player.
Stewart, Tuck and Alexis Jones (Duke) all helped the Americans win the U19 title two years ago. They are the first players ever to play on two U19 teams.
Joining them are Candice Agee (Penn State), Bashaara Graves (Tennessee) as well as high schoolers Linnae Harper, Brianna Turner, Nia Coffey, Gabby Green, Kelsey Plum and A'ja Wilson.
The team will be coached by Miami's Katie Meier. She'll be assisted by Gonzaga's Kelly Graves and LSU's Nikki Caldwell.
The Americans have won the last four U19 titles.
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