Pittsburgh Sports News and Rumors
NEWARK, N.J. - Defenceman Simon Despres scored 2:21 into overtime, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied late and beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Friday night. Chris Kunitz tied the game with a power-play goal with 3:11 left in regulation, sp...Upvote Share Tweet
pittsburghlive.com 5 hours agoPHOENIX — Tony Dungy defied the old school. Kevin Greene defined it. Both men, each with ties to the Steelers, are among 18 finalists for ...Upvote Share TweetNHL.com 6 hours agoNEWARK, N.J. - Defenceman Simon Despres scored 2:21 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied late and beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Friday night. Chris Kunitz tied the game with a power-play goal with 3:11 left in regulation, spo...Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 7 hours agoThe Twins' Byron Buxton, coming off an injury-filled 2014 season, has topped the MLB.com Top 100 Prospects list in back-to-back years. The Pirates (seven players), Twins and Cubs (six players each) had the most representatives on the list.Upvote Share TweetRight-hander Josh Wall and catcher Wilkin Castillo were signed to Minor League contracts on Friday by the Pirates, who also added them to the list of non-roster players invited to Spring Training.Upvote Share Tweetsteelersgab.com 11 hours agoPittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell edged out teammate Ben Roethlisberger as ESPN’s AFC North Most Valuable Player today. Receiving 12 points from a panel of judges that included Jamison Hensley, Scott Brown and three other sports writers, Bel…Upvote Share TweetProsecutors have dropped a marijuana charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from an August arrest with former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Le'Veon Bell.Upvote Share Tweet
2015 Hall of Fame finalist: Jerome BettisESPN.com 17 hours ago"The Bus" is poised to make his final stop in football. Jerome Bettis is one of 18 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- the latest class will be announced Saturday night -- and the former Pittsburgh Steelers and St. Louis Rams runnin…Upvote Share Tweet
Penguins notebook: Former adversaries are now teammatesNEWARK, N.J. — Sidney Crosby’s battles with Maxim Lapierre for more than a decade were real, and often nasty.Upvote Share Tweet
Ron Cook: Former Steelers great Jack Ham sees greatness in Seattle's Richard ShermanPHOENIX -- Steelers Hall of Famer Jack Ham played with Mel Blount, the best cornerback in NFL history. Ham knows greatness at the position. He sees it when he looks at Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. He imagines New England Patriots quarter…Upvote Share Tweet
Former Steelers Tackle Max Starks Retiressteelersgab.com Jan 29 (yesterday)Early Thursday morning, former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Max Starks announced he was officially retiring from professional football. Via social media site, Twitter, Starks posted the following: It’s official! I’ve retired from the @NFL & …Upvote Share Tweet
Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat: Live from Super Bowl XLIXEd Bouchette: Good afternoon from Phoenix. We'll begin our chat a tad early because I have to leave a tad early. Fire awayUpvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jan 29 (yesterday)It’s a well-worn adage in sports that if you’re not cheating, you’re not trying. As we sit back and watch the NFL’s Deflategate with a certain amount of schadenfreude, we should be careful not to let our smug meter edge too high. Hockey isn’t as lily wh…Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jan 29 (yesterday)If you thought the Pittsburgh Penguins had it bad with injuries this season, imagine being a fan of the Columbus Blue Jackets. With six Blue Jackets already on the shelf with injuries ranging from groin, to back, to knee, to triceps, Jeremy Morin is joi…Upvote Share Tweet
Contract extension amounts to a Wing and a prayersteelersgab.com Jan 29 (yesterday)Last week’s announcement that the Steelers signed punter Brad Wing to a one-year contract extension is puzzling to say the least. No matter how you sort the 2014 punting statistics in the key categories, Wing’s first year with the Steelers was underwhel…Upvote Share Tweet
Former basketball star could be draft option for Pittsburgh SteelersESPN.com Jan 29 (yesterday)The Pittsburgh Steelers made one of their best draft picks in franchise history in 2004 with the 11th overall pick when they selected a big, talented quarterback by the name of Ben Roethlisberger. Might the Steelers’ need to upgrade at cornerback lead t…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 29 (2 days ago)No. 1 Star: Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals The Caps star sniper pumped in two goals in a 4-0 Washington victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The victory for the Caps broke a four-game losing streak. The two scores gave Ovi the NHL-lead at 29 on the…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jan 29 (2 days ago)Ovi gets 2; Crosby struggles as Capitals blank Penguins 4-0Upvote Share Tweet
Penguins Win In OTJan 30Simon Despres' second goal of the season gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 win over New Jersey.
Penguins Break Jets' Win StreakJan 27The Penguins scored three unanswered goals in the third period to defeat the Jets 5-3 and break Winnipeg's five-game win streak.
Steelers' SecurityJan 26Pittsburgh Steelers director of security Jack Kearney is also a full-time Allegheny County Sheriff's Deputy, prompting some to question whether there is a conflict of interest in cases concerning Steelers players.
Stars Missing From The All-Star GameJan 23Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and Craig Custance react to all the stars missing the All-Star Game because of injuries.
Darrell Bevell on the Chess Match with Belichick and Russell Wilson’s Unsh…Jan 30Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
ESPN NowJan 30NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been in office for a year. How would Mavs owner Mark Cuban grade Year 1? "A-plus," Cuban said. "Love everything he's...
The Key to Super Bowl 49? Guy by the Name of GronkJan 30TEMPE, Ariz. — Did Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright’s sly smile tell it all? I’ve got this theory about Super Bowl 49 that isn’t exactly breaking news: Rob Gronkowski is the key player. If he blows up, New England wins. If Seattle manages to beat him up …
Pau Gasol exit a colossal blunder by Los Angeles LakersJan 29Pau Gasol's L.A. homecoming was a reminder how the Lakers have nothing to show for his departure, J.A. Adande writes.