Three links from the world of sports and entertainment:
- Thanks to solid pitching and three solo home runs — two by catcher Russell Martin — the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 in the NL wild card game.
- The NHL season opened last night with three games, including a 6-4 win by the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks over the Washington Capitals.
- The Miami Heat’s Greg Oden participated in his first NBA practice in four years yesterday. As an Ohio State men’s basketball season ticket holder, I’ll always have a soft spot for Oden. Here’s to a healthy season, Greg.