MUNSTER'S POULOS COMMITS TO PURDUE CALUMET: Munster's Mike Poulos has committed to Purdue Calumet's baseball team. The 6-foot-5 right-hander was a three-year letter winner for the Mustangs.
COOPER, HOPKINS TO PLAY AT GEORGIA PERIMETER: Forwards Claudia Cooper of Boone Grove and Mariah Hopkins of West Side have both signed to play basketball at Georgia Perimeter. Both are members of the Lady Baylor Basketball program.
ANNOH COMMITS TO PURDUE CALUMET: Ghana's Nana Kwesi Annoh has committed to the Purdue Calumet men's soccer program. Annoh attended Pemberton Township (N.J.) High School, playing with current Peregrine Papa Otoo.
PARRILLI TRANSFERS TO PURDUE CALUMET: College of DuPage defender Isabella Parrilli has transferred to Purdue Calumet. Parrilli was a two-time First Team All-North Central Community College Conference and NJCAA All-Region IV selection.
STREET STOCK SPECIAL TODAY AT ILLIANA: A Street Stock Special takes place today at Illiana Motor Speedway. Gates open at 4 p.m.; time trials are at 5:30, and the first race is at 7. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children aged 8 to 12. For details, call (219) 322-5311, or go to www.illianaspeedway.com.
LIRIANO LEADS PIRATES PAST CUBS: Francisco Liriano pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and the Pirates beat the Cubs 2-0 Friday for their major league-leading 10th shutout, matching Pittsburgh's total for all of last season.
Liriano (4-2) walked five, his most since Sept. 1 last year, but struck eight to help Pittsburgh stop a three-game losing streak.
Mark Melancon pitched the eighth, and Jason Grilli finished the five-hitter for his major league-leading 23rd save in as many chances.
DONALDSON SLAM POWERS A'S PAST SOX: Josh Donaldson hit his first career grand slam; Josh Reddick made a homer-saving catch in the ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied from a three-run deficit Friday night for a 4-3 victory over Chris Sale (5-4) and the White Sox.
Donaldson's ninth home run of the season came in the sixth inning and helped Oakland right-hander Jarrod Parker (5-6) earn his fourth win in five decisions.
Reddick made a leaping catch to take away a home run from Chicago's Conor Gillaspie with one out in the ninth to preserve the win.
MCQUAID'S GOAL SENDS BRUINS TO STANLEY CUP FINALS: Adam McQuaid scored early in the third period; Tuukka Rask posted his second shutout of the series, and the Boston Bruins swept their way to the Stanley Cup finals with a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.
Boston will face either the Blackhawks or Los Angeles Kings when the Bruins shoot for their second Stanley Cup title in three years.
ENGLISH TAKES ST. JUDE LEAD: Harris English shot a 6-under 64 on Friday to open a two-stroke lead in the St. Jude Classic.
Shawn Stefani was second after a 65. Paul Haley II and Scott Stallings each shot 68 to reach 5 under.
CHOI OWNS 1-SHOT ADVANTAGE AT LPGA: Chella Choi, who has never won on the LPGA Tour, shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to take a one-shot lead over Morgan Pressel after the first round of the rain-delayed LPGA Championship. Brittany Lincicome was tied for third at 69 with Jiyai Shin.
SILVER STARS BEAT SKY: Danielle Robinson had 18 points and seven assists, and the San Antonio Silver Stars rolled to an 81-69 victory Friday night, handing heralded rookie Elena Delle Donne and the Sky their first loss. Delle Donne was held to 17 points.
Around the horn
Rain washed out Friday's Sprint Cup qualifying at Pocono Raceway. Points leader Jimmie Johnson will automatically sit on the pole for the start of Sunday's 400-mile race. ... Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is anticipated to have a speedy recovery and successful outcome after having surgery to remove cancer from his upper jaw, according to doctors who performed the operation. ... Duffy Waldorf shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead over Jeff Sluman after the soggy, weather-delayed second round of the Regions Tradition, the second of five Champions Tour majors. ... Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott will play together the opening two rounds of the U.S. Open next week at Merion.For the third straight year, U.S. Open officials have put the top three players in the world ranking in the same group.