Friday, August 28
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Al Arbour, who coached the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships, has died. He was 82. The cause of death is unclear. Arbor was battling a lengthy illness and had been living in Florida.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays ended Minnesota's six-game winning streak, beating the Twins 5-4 last night. Relievers Brandon Gomes, Alex Colome and Brad Boxberger combined for 4 2-3 scoreless innings. The loss dropped the Twins a half-game behind Texas for the second AL wild-card spot.
MIAMI (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates held on to beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 last night. Gerrit Cole snapped the longest winless drought of his career, and Pedro Alvarez homered. Justin Nicolino gave up two runs and six hits in six innings for the Marlins, who got two hits apiece from Marcell Ozuna and Martin Prado.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Colorado State and Florida will play in 2018 as part of coach Jim McElwain's hefty buyout. The schools will play in Gainesville on Sept. 15, 2018, with the Rams getting $2 million for the game. The game is part of the $7 million buyout the Gators agreed to pay Colorado State when they hired McElwain in December.