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It's really happening: The Pittsburgh Pirates are going to the playoffs. For the first time since Jim Leyland's Barry Bonds/Bobby Bonilla/Andy Van Slyke-era squad found heartbreak at the 1992 NLCS, the Bucs have clinched life beyond the regular season. …Upvote Share Tweet
Rough outing may have been Locke's last in '13MLB.com Updated Sep 23, 2013Beyond Wrigley Field, the Pirates have a short-sighted rotation. But Jeff Locke has a sense his sights already have to be on 2014. One possible scenario omits Locke, whose August-September ERA shot to 7.05 with his one-inning, five-run turn on Sunday ag…Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates Clinch PlayoffsSep 23The Pirates clinched the playoffs for the first time since 1992 following a 2-1 win over the Cubs and a Nationals' loss.
Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins close to extension, sources saySep 23Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins is on course to see his contract extended before the Oct. 31 extension deadline for 2010 first-round picks, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.
Strange Days Are Ruling the Season’s StartSep 23The Giants are 0-3, the Jets are 2-1 and the Saints’ defense is shining. Who knew? (Evan Pike/CSM/Landov :: Rich Kane/Icon SMI :: Stacy Revere/Getty Images) “You never pick up where you left off from one year to the next,’’ Bill Parcells used to say. (M…