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PITTSBURGH (AP) — After having little success in his first three times up, Starling Marte came up in the eighth inning with two men on base and the score tied. This time, Stephen Strasburg wasn’t on the mound and Marte took advantage.

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STATE COLLEGE — Penn State’s women’s soccer team topped all Big Ten programs to check in at No. 1 in the Big Ten Women’s Soccer preseason poll released Monday. Teams were selected by league coaches.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Asdrúbal Cabrera hit the last of Washington’s four home runs and drove in five runs, and three relievers combined for 62/3 innings of one-hit ball as the Nationals thumped the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-0 Monday night.

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Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock told disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown it’s time to decide whether he’s “all in or all out” about playing this season after losing a fight with the NFL and NFLPA over his helmet.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The winner climbed from his car and immediately apologized for denying an underdog his first career victory. The runner-up, in tears over his near miss, was raucously embraced by the crowd for his oh-so-close effort.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pinch-hitter Cole Tucker drew a bases-loaded walk and Kevin Newman hit an RBI single, all with two out in the ninth inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 last night.

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MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama has never missed the Tour Championship since his first full year on the PGA Tour. He played yesterday like he doesn’t want the streak to end.

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BUTLER — The Butler County Community College Education Foundation’s 24-year-old golf outing fundraiser that supports scholarships and opportunities at BC3 eclipsed $1 million raised since 1996 when 113 players and 60 sponsors Aug. 2 generated a single-year record of $95,000.

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Clemson, in some ways, has become a darling of a football program for those outside of the southeastern region of the country. It’s probably safe to say college football fans in many parts of the southeast (I’m looking at you, Auburn and LSU), have also delighted in the Tigers’ rise.

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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing yesterday near Bristol Motor Speedway.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Ramirez hit two early homers, including his first career grand slam in a seven-run opening inning, and the Cleveland Indians pummeled the New York Yankees 19-5 last night in the start of a four-game series between American League pennant contenders.

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STATE COLLEGE — Penn State fans could be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the inner-workings of the Nittany Lions’ football team this season.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols had two hits and three RBIs last night and set the major league record for career hits by a foreign-born player, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — Sun Yi Lei hit a home run over the right field scoreboard in the top of the seventh at Lew Hays PONY Field last night, as Chinese Taipei defeated Youngstown, 5-4 in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pony World Series semifinals.

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 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mitch Keller earned his first major league victory, Jacob Stallings had a homer and a two-run double, and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped their eight-game losing streak with a 10-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels last night.

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown lost his grievance with the NFL yesterday over his use of an old helmet that is no longer certified as safe to use for practice or play.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After watching their All-Star closer lose a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Cleveland Indians bounced right back to win their four-game series in Minnesota and forge another tie for the AL Central lead.

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The harder he worked, the farther Patrick Reed felt he was falling behind. That’s when the people around him sought drastic measures by making him leave his golf clubs alone for 10 whole days.

Obituaries

Blanche E. Davy, 99, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio passed away Aug. 20, 2019. Born in New Castle, she has been an area resident for many years. Miss Davy was the first resident manager of Akron Ronald McDonald House, and held that position for 15 years. She also served as director of Christian edu…

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