Pirates trade for right-hander Joe Blanton from Kansas

The Pirates acquired right-hander Joe Blanton from the Kansas City Royals early this morning in exchange for cash considerations.

about 1 hour ago

 Former Chicago Blackhawks player and Pittsburgh native Brandon Saad poses for photograph with Chief Master Sergeant Richard Lundy and two-year-old Blake Lundy. The Cup was on display yesterday for military members and their families.

Busy offseason brings Saad to Pittsburgh with Stanley Cup

After winning the Stanley Cup with the Chicago, Gibsonia native Brandon Saad is ready for a new start with Columbus.

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 Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen during workouts this week at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Cortez Allen looks ahead, not back, as Steelers rebuild secondary

Cornerback Cortez Allen is hopeful he can learn from a rough 2014 season and play a role in a rebuilt Steelers secondary.

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 Top Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow pitches for the West Virginia Black Bears against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers last month at Monongalia County Ballpark.

Pirates notebook: Top prospect Tyler Glasnow promoted to Class AAA

The Pirates promoted top prospect Tyler Glasnow, a right-handed pitcher, from Class AA Altoona to Class AAA Indianapolis Wednesday.

about 2 hours ago

 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell scampers down the sidelines during drills Sunday at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers notebook: Bell glad appeal process is over and suspension has been reduced

Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell is happy to have a definite and reduced time frame for his suspension at the start of the upcoming regular season.

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 Steelers defensive lineman Cam Thomas endures a very hot day at training camp.

Gene Collier: Nowhere to hide as sun, thudding pads dominate Steelers camp

Under searing sun, the Steelers make contact with the reality of summer training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

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 Pittsburgh Passion players before they take the field in District 3 Stadium in Rock Hill, S.C. on July 25, 2015. They went on to win the 2015 IWFL Championship Game against Utah Falconz.

After championship, Passion plans for future

The Passion won its third league title last week, but retirements could jeopardize its dynasty.

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 Elite runners race in the Liberty Mile on Aug 1, 2014 in Downtown Pittsburgh. Winner Jordan McNamara, center, was timed at 4:0293 at the finish line on Liberty Ave.

Liberty Mile looks to heat up in fourth year

Nearly 1,500 runners will compete in 2015’s record field for the dying 1-mile distance.

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 Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen smiles after scoring and hitting a four-run single against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday in Minneapolis. Pirates left fielder Jaff Decker and first baseman Travis Ishikawa also scored on the play and accompany him back to the dugout.

McCutchen leads way as hot bats set up sweep of Minnesota

The Pirates’ offense continues to roll, setting stage for fifth win in the past six games.

about 6 hours ago

 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Steelers warned of NFL commissioner's dominion long before Brady rift

Steelers voted against the agreement giving Roger Goodell leeway as judge, jury and executioner of player conduct policy.

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RMU women's hockey slate features 16 home games

The Colonials kick off their 2015-16 preseason Sept. 25-26 at Bemidji State.

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 Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates picks up yardage during drills Monday at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 7.29.15

Steelers, Pirates, Penguins & Pitt all on the agenda in this week’s online forum with the Post-Gazette’s sports editor.

about 11 hours ago

 Why does James Harrison wear a full sweatsuit during miserably hot training camp workouts at St. Vincent College in Latrobe? In his chat, Gerry Dulac (jokingly) suspects Harrison may not be human.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 7.29.15

The heat is on -- for real, it’s sweltering -- in Latrobe, and Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers first week of training camp.

about 13 hours ago

 Dewayne Hendrix, a University of Tennessee transfer, is now a Pitt Panther.

Tennessee transfer faces unusual year on Pitt's scout team

Defensive end Dewayne Hendrix, a transfer from Tennessee, hopes to use year off to his advantage at Pitt

1 day ago

 Gregory Polanco seems to be hitting his stride in the Pirates lineup after a period of struggles.

Pirates notebook: Polanco's improvement starts with short swing

Right fielder Gregory Polanco has hit better for the Pirates the past 2½ weeks, thanks in part to shortening his swing.

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 Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats eyes up wide receiver Dri Archer during workouts this week at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers linebacker Moats says starting job is his to lose

Though the Steelers drafted outside linebacker Bud Dupree in the first round, Arthur Moats is confident he can keep his starting role.

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Steelers notebook: Team goes full pads today

The Steelers will go live with hitting and tackling after two days of practicing without pads.

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 Patriots quarterback Tom Brady: From deflating footballs to destroying a cell phone to now not knowing when to give up?

Gene Collier: Tom Brady shouldn't blow up over his 'Deflategate' suspension

The NFL rejected Tom Brady’s appeal over his four-game suspension, and the Patriots quarterback should just accept it.

1 day ago

 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi talks with Rori Blair during a spring practice on the South Side.

Adam Bittner: Pat Narduzzi evokes Joe Paterno in WVU comments

Renewing the Pitt-West Virginia rivalry doesn’t seem to be a top priority for Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi.

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Bob Smizik: Brady unmasked

Nobody asked me, but . . .

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Shields overcomes heat and late-round glitches to win Tri-State PGA championship

Kevin Shields holds on to win the Tri-State PGA championship by one shot Tuesday at Valley Brook Country Club.

1 day ago

 Meghan Klingenberg, recent World Cup winner and Pittsburgh native, greets fans during halftime at Saturday's Riverhounds soccer game.

Meghan Klingenberg, U.S. soccer teammates will make appearance next month

A few days before Richland’s Meghan Klingenberg and a couple of her U.S. teammates play at Heinz Field, they’ll be at the Mall at Robinson.

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Meadows releases draw for Adios race Saturday

Adios favorite Dude’s the Man draws Post 2 for Saturday’s big race at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino.

1 day ago

Cleveland Indians pick up Pirates' pitcher Jayson Aquino

The Pirates had designated Aquino for assignment July 22 to make room for Pedro Florimon on the 40-man roster.

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 Brandon Sutter celebrates after scoring the game-winner against the Hurricanes during a game in December.

Penguins ship Brandon Sutter to Canucks, sign center Eric Fehr

The Penguins also acquired center Nick Bonino and defenseman Adam Clendening from Vancouver.

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 Jung Ho Kang, left, celebrates with right fielder Gregory Polanco, center fielder Andrew McCutchen and  left fielder Jaff Decker after Tuesday's win at Minnesota.

Kang's 9th-inning homer gives Pirates 8-7 win over Twins

Jung Ho Kang homered off Twins closer Glen Perkins in the ninth, giving the Pirates an 8-7 victory at Target Field.

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 Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will miss the first four games of the 2015 season, including the Sept. 10 opener against the Steelers.

Tom Brady loses appeal of 4-game suspension from NFL

Brady and the Patriots have denied knowingly using deflated footballs in the AFC title game win over Indianapolis.

1 day ago

 Gerrit Cole pitches against the Nationals Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.

Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 7.28.15

Bill takes your questions on the Pirates, who open a six-game road trip tonight against the Twins in Minneapolis.

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 Le'Veon Bell will miss the Steelers' opener Sept. 10 against New England and the home opener Sept. 20 against San Francisco.

Steelers running back Bell gets suspension cut to two games

Le’Veon Bell will now be available to play when the Steelers visit the St. Louis Rams Sept. 27.

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 Steelers left tackle Kelvin Beachum signs autographs after workouts Monday at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 7.28.15

The Steelers are off today, but Ed isn’t and he takes your questions about what’s going on up in Latrobe.

1 day ago

 Steelers linebackers Lawrence Timmons just misses intercepting a pass from Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith in the fourth quarter of a December game at Heinz Field.

Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons hopes to make impact at buck linebacker position

And a healthy Ryan Shazier should get freedom to roam as Timmons’ inside linebacker partner.

2 days ago

 “I know all players wish they could have a day game on getaway days, but you understand the economics behind the night games, drawing a bigger crowd and whatnot,” Chris Stewart said.

For Pirates, traveling after night games poses unique problems, forces unique solutions

MLB teams and players find different methods to mitigate the effects of late night traveling.

2 days ago

 The Pirates' Jung Ho Kang throws out the Padres' Derek Norris during a game earlier this month at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: Kang in Rookie of the Year conversation

Jung Ho Kang’s remarkable transition, progress and impact on Pirates makes him a candidate for the award.

2 days ago

 Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant makes a catch during OTAs last month at the Steelers South Side facility.

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant discovers many perks to being mentored by Antonio Brown

“I’m coming into it with more confidence, more focus, more attention to detail, so I can become a better player,” Bryant said.

2 days ago

 Steelers quarterback Tajh Boyd practices during rookie minicamp, May 8, 2015, on the South Side.

Steelers notebook: First-year QB Tajh Boyd looks to make his mark

Bruce Gradkowski’s shoulder injury opens a door of opportunity for first-year quarterback Tajh Boyd.

2 days ago

 A flag is unfurled on the field of PNC Park at the Pirates' home opener April 13 against the Detroit Tigers.

Which ballpark hits a home run with fans?

More than 90,000 voters responding to a survey ranked PNC Park as the best ballpark in the country by a margin of 65-35.

2 days ago

Pitt volleyball coach learns a lot while leading Team USA to gold at Pan Am Games.

Pitt women’s volleyball coach Dan Fisher is excited to bring lessons to Pitt he learned while coaching Team USA.

2 days ago

Tony Traci leads Tri-State PGA tournament after first round

Traci builds one-shot lead over five others after first first round of Tri-State PGA.

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Former Cal U football player files malicious prosecution suit

James Williamson was one of six players charged in an attack in October, but a judge dismissed the charges in May for lack of evidence.

2 days ago

 The Steelers' Tyler Murphy signs autographs after afternoon workouts.

Steeler fans still get their kicks at Saint Vincent workouts

The beginning of this year’s training camp marks the 50th anniversary the team has held practices at the Latrobe site.

3 days ago

 Steelers offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum signs autographs after afternoon workouts at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

With an uncertain future, Steelers' Beachum is 'here to play football'

Left tackle Kelvin Beachum is not concerned with his contract status heading into this season.

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 Esther McNeal, 93, of Harrison City, meets Pirates manager Clint Hurdle before Sunday's game Sunday at PNC Park. With Mrs. McNeal are granddaughter Cindy Shtur of San Diego and Ms. Shtur’s parents, Jane and Michael Shtur of Harrison City.

First game in 50 years worth the wait for longtime Pirates fan

The family of 93-year-old Pirates fan Esther McNeal planned a day at the ballgame, her first at PNC Park.

3 days ago

Iceoplex adding safety line to prevent head, neck injuries

Iceoplex at Southpointe hockey arena will be installing a new safety feature, called a Look-Up Line, to help prevent board-related injuries.

3 days ago

Art Rooney speaks on Bell hearing, Super Bowl bid

The Steelers president said he hasn’t heard from the NFL about when it would have a hearing on running back Le’Veon Bell’s suspension.

3 days ago

 Class AAA Indianapolis pitcher Casey Sadler is now a part of the Pirates' list of injured potential replacement starters.

Pirates notebook: Sadler's season likely finished

The Pirates pitching depth took another hit when Casey Sadler got an injection that could end his season.

3 days ago

 Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown stretches during afternoon workout  at St Vincent College in Latrobe.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 7.27.15

Training camp is underway and Ray takes your questions on the Steelers prospects for 2015.

2 days ago

 Gregory Polanco is mobbed after hitting the winning single in the 10th inning July 12 against the Cardinals, one of the many big plays the Pirates right fielder had made this month.

Ron Cook: Hurdle's belief in Polanco is paying off

The Pirates right fielder was struggling entering this month, but his manager’s encouraging words have made a difference.

3 days ago

 Shadows of organizers and reporters pass a video display screen prior to a news conference by organizers of Boston's campaign for the 2024 Summer Olympics in January.

Boston drops out of Olympic bid race

Mayor Marty Walsh’s decision was a harsh blow to the city’s chances for the Summer Games.

2 days ago

 In Jeff Locke's past eight starts, his ERA is 2.53.

Bob Smizik: And the Pirates' next move is . . . ?

General manager Neal Huntington said on his radio show that the trading for Aramis Ramirez, are not necessarily through dealing.

2 days ago

 The Pirates' Chris Stewart scores against the Nationals' Wilson Ramos in the third inning.

Pirates beat Nationals, 3-1, for series win

Gerrit Cole pitched 7 2/3 strong innings and Neil Walker homered to help the Pirates hold off Washington.

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