Associated Press Sports Minute
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby recorded his second playoff hat trick and Brenden Morrow provided the eventual game-winner as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Ottawa 4-3.
Paul Martin and Kris Letang each had two assists for the Pens, who outshot the Senators 42-22 in taking a two-games-to-none lead in the NHL’s Eastern Conference semifinals. Game 3 is Sunday in Ottawa.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The NBA Kings aren’t going anywhere. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson says a deal has been signed that ensures the franchise will not relocate. Earlier in the week the league made it known that it had rejected a bid to move the club to Seattle.
UNDATED (AP) — Andy Pettitte has become the 13th player to land on the New York Yankees’ disabled list, one day after straining an upper back muscle during a 3-2 loss to Seattle. Vidal Nuno is being recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to replace Pettitte in the rotation. Nuno beat the Indians in his first major league start on Monday.
UNDATED (AP) — Former U.S. Open champion Ken Venturi has died at age 82 just 12 days after he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Venturi had been hospitalized the last two months for a spinal infection, pneumonia and an intestinal infection. He won the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional despite playing with severe dehydration, and overcame a childhood stuttering problem to spend 35 years in the broadcast booth with CBS Sports.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Mike Goodson is facing drug and weapons charges following a traffic stop in New Jersey. A police spokesman says both Goodson and the man driving were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and three weapons charges stemming from a handgun found in the vehicle.