Crusaders for Christ to start at Thunder Lanes

Crusaders for Christ, a multi-denominational Christian bowling league, announced Tuesday that it will begin its 2014-15 season on Monday at Thunder Lanes.

Bowling will take place each Monday with practice starting at 6:15 p.m. and matches beginning at 6:30. Teams are made up of four members with weekly bowling fees paying for three games, merit awards and also going towards an end-of-the-year banquet.

According to a press release, the first-place team at the end of the season will receive a minimum of $500.

For registration and league information, call or visit Thunder Lanes.


Hunter, Tigers edged out by Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Edinson Volquez pitched six strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates continued their home domination of the Detroit Tigers with a 4-2 victory Tuesday night.

Travis Snider had a pair of hits and an RBI for Pittsburgh, which has won five of its last seven games and continues to put pressure on NL Central-leading Milwaukee.

Volquez (10-7) yielded five hits and a pair of runs, and had five strikeouts. The right-hander is 6-1 over his last nine starts.

Pittsburgh has beaten Detroit 10 of the last 12 times they have played at PNC Park. This was the second of four straight meetings between the clubs. Detroit hosts contests Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon.

Pine Bluff native Torii Hunter flew out with runners on first and second during his only at-bat, a pinch-hit AB with one out in the ninth.


Orioles’ Machado has sprained knee ligament

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has a sprained ligament in his right knee.

Machado’s injury was diagnosed following an MRI on Tuesday, according to

He was hurt in the third inning of Monday night’s game against the Yankees on a broken-bat swing.

"There’s a chance we dodged a bullet," Showalter said after the game.

Machado was an All-Star last year but missed the last week of the season after tearing a ligament in his left knee. He made his season debut this year on May 1.

Suns’ Tucker suspended three games

NEW YORK — Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2014-15 after pleading guilty to driving while under the extreme influence of intoxicating liquor, the NBA announced Tuesday.

Tucker was sentenced on Aug. 4 to three days in jail and 11 days of home detention for an arrest on May 10 in Scottsdale.

The Suns signed Tucker to a three-year contract in July.

The three-year NBA veteran averaged career highs of 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds in 81 games last season for the Suns.