NASCAR Weekend Channel Changes for this weekend.

NASCAR has been switching around on the NBC family of networks due to the Olympics the last couple of weeks and this week is no different . Below is a listing on where you can get your racing fix for the weekend.

1-2:25 p.m.: NASCAR XFinity Series first practice, NBC Sports App 

3:30-4:25 p.m.: NASCAR XFinity Series final practice, NBC Sports App
FRIDAY, AUG. 19:

10-11:25 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup  Series first practice, NBC Sports App

12:30-1:55 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, NBC Sports App & USA Network

3:15 p.m.: NASCAR XFinity Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBC Sports App

5:45 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, USA Network

7:30 p.m.: NASCAR XFinity Series Food City 300 (300 laps, 159.9 miles), USA Network

SATURDAY, AUG. 20: 

8 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (500 laps, 266.5 miles), NBC Sports Network

Pens Sign Matt Cullen to One year deal.

Pittsburgh PenguinsThe Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed forward Matt Cullen to a one-year, $1 million contract Wednesday for his 20th NHL season. The 39-year-old Cullen helped the Penguins win the Stanley Cup last season.  Are all the pieces of the puzzle back together for another run at the Stanley Cup?? Tune into WBVP/WMBA  Saturday morning from 8 am to 10 am to the Saturday Sports Slam as Frank and Greg will discuss the chance of a repeat and also take calls with your opinions.

Ben Kennedy gets first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Win in Bristol.

AP904959152305 Ben Kennedy took the lead from William Byron with 20 laps to go in Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 and later withstood an intense six-lap shootout withBrett Moffitt to earn his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Bristol Motor Speedway last night.

With two laps to go, Moffitt, driving the No. 11 Toyota Tundra — the truck piloted earlier this season by Kennedy — gave the Daytona Beach, Florida, native a shot in the bumper, but Kennedy refused to be rattled and stretched his lead to 0.274 seconds at the checkered flag.

Moffitt, who earned a career-best second-place finish, didn’t have quite enough for Kennedy’s No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado when it counted most.

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Bucs sweep Giants!!! Keep pace with Cardinals

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The Pittsburgh Pirates Finished off a three game sweep of the San Francisco Giants yesterday afternoon and completed their west coast road trip with a 5-1 record and are now one game back of the Cardinals for the second wild card spot and only three games behind the Giants to be the first wild card. The Bucs are off today and start a home stand at PNC Park on Friday night against the Miami Marlins who the Pirates have a one game lead over in the wild card race. Airtime is 6:40 on WBVP/WMBA and first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm.  The Marlins will send Tom Koehler (9-8, 3.86 ERA) to the hill and the Pirates will start  Gerrit Cole (7-8, 3.25 ERA).

Click on the play button below for Greg Brown’s recap of yesterdays victory.

 

Steelers Veterans to sit again this week.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for their second preseason game when they host the Philadelphia Eagles at Heinz Field on Thursday night. And for the second consecutive week Coach Mike Tomlin will sit some of his offensive stars.
Running backs Le’Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams , quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and receiver Antonio Brown will not play.  Center Maurkice Pouncey  who didn’t play last week, will return to the field this week for the first time after missing the entire 2015 season. Tune into WBVP/WMBA for all the action live from Heinz Field this Thursday night.

 

 

 

 

Pirates on Fire on West coast !!!!!!

The Pittsburgh Pirates continued their hot west coast trip by beating the San Francisco Giants for the second game in a row and are now 4-1 on this trip. The Bucs won two out of three against the Dodgers last weekend and now have another series win after taking the first two games from the Giants.  The St. Louis Cardinals won beating the Houston Astros 8-5 keeping the Bucs at bay one game back for the second wild card. The Miami Marlins lost to the Reds 6-3 and are now tied with the Pirates.  The Giants are now the first wild card after falling into second place in the National League West with last nights loss and the Los Angeles Dodgers thumping of the Phillies 15-5.  Both the Giants and Cards have played two more games than the Pirates at this point in the season. The Pirates finish the west coast trip this afternoon as they go for a series sweep and a 5-1 road trip before they return home to PNC Park for the beginning of a six game home stand on Friday night against the Miami Marlins. The Bucs will send Ivan Nova to the mound looking for his third consecutive win since being acquired by the Yankees at the trading deadline. Nova is 9-6 with a 4.68 ERA overall on the season and will oppose Matt Cain who is 4-7 with a 5.47 ERA.  First pitch on WBVP/WMBA is scheduled for 3:45 this afternoon with pre-game starting at 3:20 pm.

Polanco leads Bucs with Four RBI’s

The Pittsburgh Pirates are now only one game out of the second wildcard after Gregory Polanco lead the Pirates to victory with a home run and four  RBI’s Monday night from AT&T Park in San Francisco.  Andrew McCutchen  put a stop to a seventh inning rally with a sportscenter top 10 catch of the day.  Ryan Vogelsong picked up his first win in three starts since returning from the disabled list earlier this month . It was an emotional return to San Fran for Vogelsong as this is the first time he has been back since leaving San Fran as a player. The series continues tonight as the Bucs look to continue their hot west coast trip winning 3 of 4 so far. The Bucs will send rookie Jamison Taillon (3-2, 2.85 ERA) to the hill against Jeff Smardzija (10-8, 4.23 ERA). Tune into WBVP/WMBA tonight. First pitch scheduled for 10:15 PM EDT.

Jack Fullen to be on Saturday Sports Slam 08/13/16

Jack Fullen will join Frank Sparks and Greg Benedetti this week on the Saturday Sports Slam to update us on his new position in the WPIAL and his thoughts on the new Classification alignment starting with some fall sports this year. They’ll  also talk about the Bucs and their chances at making a playoff run and analyze the Steelers and Lions game from Friday night. The phone lines will be open at 724-843-1888 and 724-774-1888.

Big Ben to sit out Steelers game Friday

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told Teresa Valley, from Steelers.com and other reporters today that Friday’s opening pre-season game against Detroit will be a chance for a lot of younger players to show case their talents as many of the Steelers veteran starters will not be playing. Topping the list of players that will not play is quarterback  Ben Roethlisberger. Even though Coach Tomlin has not ruled any one out the likely hood of players such as   receiver Antonio Brown, running backs Le’Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams, and center Maurkice Pouncey playing is  marginal. Tomlin did go on to say that it’s ‘reasonable’ receiver Markus Wheaton, cornerback Artie Burns, linebacker Travis Feeney and defensive tackle Roy Philon will not play because of lack of time on the field due to their injuries. “I’m going to put together a schedule of participation for those guys but that schedule probably won’t be in this first preseason game,” said Tomlin. “We’re going play it by ear and deal with their overall readiness toward the regular season on a week-to-week basis, but they won’t be participating this week.”
Tune into Beaver County Radio WBVP/WMBA Friday August 12, 2016 for Steelers pre-game at 5pm followed by the Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers live from Heinz Field for Game one of the Steelers pre-season.

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