COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - After an injury-filled regular season, about the last thing the Pittsburgh Penguins needed or expected was a major struggle early in the playoffs. Yet, that's exactly what they're getting from the upstart Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets shocked the Penguins 4-3 in two overtimes on Saturday night to tie their first-round Stanley Cup series at a game apiece. Game 3 is tonight in Columbus.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-2 yesterday. Homer Bailey pitched six scoreless innings at Wrigley Field for his first win of the season and Jay Bruce homered and doubled. Zack Cozart hit a two-run homer for Cincinnati, which took two of three this weekend from the Cubs.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 yesterday to avoid a series sweep. David Murphy hit a three-run double in the sixth inning and John Axford worked out of bases-loaded jam in the ninth.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - American businessman Randy Lerner has raised doubts about his future as Aston Villa chairman by saying he will address "steady rumors of a sale" of the Premier League club at the end of the season. Villa is 15th in the 20-team league, five points above the relegation zone with four matches left. Lerner used to own the NFL's Cleveland Browns. He bought Villa in 2006.
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