The Pirates shut out the Phillies yesterday, 6-0, dropping the Fightin’s 2.5 games behind Atlanta in the NL East with just a week of regular season baseball to play. Philadelphia and the Braves are off today to prepare for the start of tomorrow’s huge series in Atlanta. The Bucs are in Cincinnati this afternoon.

While the rest of the AFC North sits at 2-1, the Steelers are 1-2 after losing to Cincinnati yesterday, 24-10. Cleveland beat Chicago, 26-6, and Baltimore stunned Detroit with an NFL-record 66-yard field goal in the game’s waning seconds for a 19-17 victory.

Penn State is up two more spots to #4 in the latest AP rankings. Alabama is one, Georgia two and Oregon three.

Denny Hamlin won NASCAR’s South Point 400, earning an automatic bid to the next round of the playoffs. Chase Elliott ran second and Kyle Busch third.

Making his season debut, Mifflin County alum Chayce Macknair, running for Shippensburg University, finished second overall at the Dickinson College Short Invitational cross country event.

The annual Goose Day race went off on Saturday morning in downtown Lewistown. Travis Cohenour was the overall winner. For a full list of results, chick here.

And the United States dominated Europe to win golf’s Ryder Cup, 19-9.