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Pittsburgh rolls past No. 19 Georgetown 73-45

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Pittsburgh rolls past No. 19 Georgetown 73-45

WASHINGTON (AP) Talib Zanna scored 15 points, and Pittsburgh rediscovered its shooting touch Tuesday night, hitting 55 percent from the field in a 73-45 win over No. 19 Georgetown.

Zanna went 7 for 9 from the field, Tray Woodall added 11 points and seven assists for the Panthers (13-3, 1-2), who dominated the Hoyas from the opening tip to bounce back from two Big East losses that knocked them out of the Top 25.

No player scored in double figures for the punchless Hoyas (10-3, 0-2), who shot 35 percent to lose by more than 20 points at home for the first time in 13 years. They have lost their first two Big East games for the first time since 2001-02.

Georgetown has failed to score at least 50 points four times this season, including a 49-48 loss at Marquette on Saturday.

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Reds-Pirates games postponed after Cincinnati player tests positive for coronavirus

Reds-Pirates games postponed after Cincinnati player tests positive for coronavirus

The two remaining games in the Cincinnati Reds-Pittsburgh Pirates series has been postponed after a Reds player tested positive for coronavirus. 

While the player who tested positive has not been disclosed, the Reds have reportedly started the contact tracing process. 

Cincinnati thwarted the Reds, 8-1, on Friday night and the two were scheduled to play two more games on Saturday and Sunday before the positive test. 

Now with the Reds season put on pause, the club remains stuck in limbo until further widespread testing finds the scope of the issue. Cincinnati is five and a half games back behind the NL Central's leading Chicago Cubs. 

Major League Baseball has had a difficult time controlling the spread of COVID-19 and this is yet another example of some of the shortcomings of not playing in a bubble like some of their professional league counterparts. 

While the past two weeks have been otherwise quiet for the MLB in terms of additional positive tests, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported there was an 18th positive test yesterday before St. Louis traveled to Chicago as the Cardinals are still playing to Chicago to play the White Sox today. St. Louis has only played five games entering the day.

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Bruins G Tuukka Rask opts out of NHL playoffs over COVID-19

Bruins G Tuukka Rask opts out of NHL playoffs over COVID-19

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has opted out of the team's playoff run.

The Vezina Trophy finalist -- and winner of the top goaltender award in 2014 -- said in a statement Saturday morning before Game 3 of Boston's playoff series against Carolina that "at this moment there are things more important than hockey in my life, and that is being with my family."

Rask led the NHL with a 2.12 goals-against average and was second in save percentage and shutouts. 

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Boston and Carolina are tied 1-1 in the best-of-seven series. After a 3-2 loss on Thursday night, Rask said he complained that the NHL's fan-free playoffs lacked the usual intensity.

"It doesn't feel like playoff hockey out there. There's no fans, so it's kind of like an exhibition game," he said. "It just feels dull at times."

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