Dawn D'Alessandro holds Jack Ham’s Steelers helmet inside her Pittsburgh home. On the table is Jack Lambert’s helmet with a personalized autographed photo signed by the Hall of Fame linebacker.

Pittsburgh woman auctioning trove of sports treasures

Dawn D’Alessandro’s step-grandfather spent years collecting memorabilia as a locker room equipment manager for the Steelers and Pirates.

6 days ago

 The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Korean infielder Jung Ho Kang (pronounced “GAHNG”) to a four-year deal.

Pirates drop infielder to make room for Jung Ho Kang

Jake Elmore is designated for assignment, and if he clears waivers the club has 10 days to make a move.

6 days ago

 Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker hit .271 with 23 home runs in 2014.

Pirates notebook: Nine players settle arbitration cases

Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez and Vance Worley likely will be headed to hearings next month.

1 week ago

 Jung-ho Kang hit .356 with 40 home runs and 117 RBI in 117 games last year with the Korean Baseball Organization's Nexen Heroes.

Optimism soars after Pirates sign Korean shortstop

The 27-year-old Jung Ho Kang leaves the Korean Baseball Organization as a four-time Gold Glove Award winner and a four-time All-Star.

1 week ago

 Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez makes his way to the bullpen to warm up before the Pirates faced Toronto in spring training action in March.

Pirates catcher Sanchez not a big hit in Dominican Republic

Tony Sanchez continues push to improve as a catcher and fully understands he is not a fan-favorite in the Dominican Republic.

1 week ago

 Pirates starter Vance Worley posted a 2.85 ERA in 110 2⁄3 innings last season.

Pirates starter Vance Worley seeks quick start this season

Right-hander eyes first full season with Pirates after a slow start in extended spring training a year ago.

1 week ago

 Clayton Richard hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013 with the San Diego Padres.

New Pirates pitcher Clayton Richard puts comeback in 'good' hands

Pitcher Clayton Richard thinks the Pirates are perfect fit for him as he mounts comeback from complicated medical issues.

1 week ago

 Charlie Morton delivers a pitch for the Pirates against the Cubs last season.

Pirates notebook: Charlie Morton takes first steps back

Charlie Morton throws off a mound for the first time since September hip surgery, with an eye on being ready by opening day for the Pirates.

1 week ago

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Pirates close to landing Korean shortstop

Jung-ho Kang reportedly will travel to Pittsburgh for physical before final agreement.

2 weeks ago

Pirates notebook: Team names new special assistant

Former 12-year major leaguer Jamey Carroll, who played for Hurdle, joins staff.

2 weeks ago

 Jung-ho Kang at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Gene Collier: Pirates' Kang deal wouldn't be a home run

Questions surround the viability of South Korean infielder Jung-ho Kang, such as how good is he and where would the Pirates put him?

2 weeks ago

 Already memorialized in statue and near-myth, might Roberto Clemente have a case for sainthood?

Saint Roberto Clemente?: Former Pittsburgh pastor seeks sainthood for the Pirates great

Richard Rossi, who directed a film about Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, is making a pitch for sainthood.

2 weeks ago

 Right-hander Wilfredo Boscan

Pirates invite eight to spring training in Bradenton, Fla.

Pitchers Wilfredo Boscan and Charlie Leesman sign minor league deals, get invited to camp along with six others.

2 weeks ago

 Jung-Ho Kang of South Korea scores during the final between South Korea and Chinese Taipei during the 2014 Asian Games at Munhak Stadium in September in Incheon, South Korea.

Korean shortstop's agent confident of deal with Pirates

Alan Nero believes contract for Jung-ho Kang will be struck by Jan. 20 deadline.

2 weeks ago

 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle talks with home plate umpire Sean Barber during an August game against the Cardinals.

Pirates' Hurdle set for another hip surgery

The Pirates manager had a surgical procedure to replace his right hip shortly after the season.

2 weeks ago

 The Pirates' Doug Mientkiewicz and Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson argue during a 2008 game. Johnson was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame today.

Pitchers Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz lead baseball Hall of Fame class

Baseball writers elected four players for the first time since 1955.

2 weeks ago

 Pirates fans stand in line for will-call tickets before the first game of a double header at PNC Park in July 2013. The Pirates ticket sales team includes a lot of millennials.

Pirates VP sees potential, challenges in millennials

From large corporations to small, the workplace is adjusting to the influx of millennial workers.

1 month ago

 Jung-ho Kang, 27, hit .356 with a .459 on-base percentage and 40 home runs for the Nexen Heroes this season.

Pirates post winning bid for Korean shortstop

Team has 30 days to come to an agreement with Jung-ho Kang, who reportedly is seeking a multiyear contract worth $6 million per year.

1 month ago

 General manager Neal Huntington and the Pirates have made PNC Park more appealing for potential free agents.

Huntington, Pirates make PNC Park a destination for free agents

Back-to-back playoff appearances have thrust the Pirates back in the spotlight, and executives believe Pittsburgh is becoming a destination.

1 month ago

 These Steelers slippers are available for less than $15 at Target.

Shop Holiday: Gifts for the biggest Pittsburgh sports fans

Add to someone’s collection with this Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Pitt gear.

1 month ago


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AP source: Yanks thinking of not making $6M payment to A-Rod

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home



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