Pittsburgh Sports News and Rumors

  • Starkey: Can Steelers’ Mitchell find Carolina cure?

    Starkey: Can Steelers’ Mitchell find Carolina cure?

    pittsburghlive.com Updated 1 hour ago
    Maybe playing in Carolina will help Mike Mitchell play like he did in Carolina. Or maybe he needs to be used differently. Something better change, ...
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  • Steelers notebook: Panthers LB Kuechly making an impression

    Steelers notebook: Panthers LB Kuechly making an impression

    pittsburghlive.com 1 hour ago
    Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is only in his third NFL season, yet he’s already been chosen as the Defensive Player of the Year. He’s ...
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  • Russell Martin's home run beats Brewers, clinches playoff berth…

    Russell Martin's home run beats Brewers, clinches playoff berth for Dodgers

    Your browser does not support iframes. Russell Martin once played for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He now plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Yet with one mighty swing on Friday night, he managed to improve the postseason outlooks for both. With Pittsburgh tr…
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  • Leader of new wave of NFL quarterbacks awaits Steelers

    Leader of new wave of NFL quarterbacks awaits Steelers

    post-gazette.com 22 hours ago
    No one in NFL history threw for 10,000 yards and rushed for 2,000 yards in their first four seasons before Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did it in three.
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  • Penguins open training camp with a surprise
  • Martin's late blast moves Bucs even closer to playoffs

    Martin's late blast moves Bucs even closer to playoffs

    MLB.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Pirates catcher Russell Martin knocked a three-run homer in the eighth inning off Jonathan Broxton to stun the Brewers, 4-2, in front of 37,974 revelers Friday night at PNC Park. With their fifth straight win, the Bucs reduced their magic number for cli…
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  • Moore hopes to see red (zone) in Steelers debut

    Moore hopes to see red (zone) in Steelers debut

    pittsburghlive.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    A solid No. 3 receiver is a must in the NFL these days, and the Steelers finally will get theirs on the field Sunday night ...
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  • Steelers notebook: Ravens DL fined for hit on Roethlisberger

    Steelers notebook: Ravens DL fined for hit on Roethlisberger

    pittsburghlive.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Ravens DL Courtney Upshaw was fined for his hit on Ben Roethlisberger, but Troy Polamalu and Mike Mitchell averted fines for their hits last week. ...
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  • Penguins notebook: Determining depth chart in the net not an ea…

    Penguins notebook: Determining depth chart in the net not an easy task

    post-gazette.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Determining who will be the No. 2 goaltender is fairly simple. Barring injury or other unforeseen circumstances, incumbent Jeff Zatkoff or free-agent signee Thomas Greiss will claim that role.
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  • TNF ratings plummet for Week Three

    TNF ratings plummet for Week Three

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Last Friday morning, the NFL thumped its chest over the enormous ratings generated by the Steelers-Ravens Thursday Night Football debut, broadcast jointly by CBS and NFLN. Roughly 20.8 million viewers tuned in, on average, for the 26-6 win by Baltimore.…
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  • Penguins present plans for former Civic Arena site

    Penguins present plans for former Civic Arena site

    post-gazette.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Houses, townhouses, office and apartment towers, a 150-room hotel, sidewalk cafes, retail and a huge outdoor plaza with a large video screen to watch playoff hockey games or movies — it’s all part of the Penguins’ $440 million vision for redeveloping th…
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  • The top 10 goalies most likely to have a down year

    The top 10 goalies most likely to have a down year

    thehockeynews.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    No one has ever understood goaltenders. From Hall of Fame puker Glenn Hall to wall-kicking Josh Harding, they’re a breed apart and considering the dangerous occupation they chose, perhaps they can be forgiven for their eccentricities. Recently, it’s bee…
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  • Pass or Fail: Pittsburgh Penguins rock the gold in new third je…

    Pass or Fail: Pittsburgh Penguins rock the gold in new third jersey

    yahoo.com thehockeynews.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    INT – PENGUINS FRONT OFFICE [Mario Lemieux, heralded owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins, sips a glass of wine next to the phone receiver on his ear. A voice on the other end is filled with concern.] PHONE: “Seriously Mario: $104 million for Sidney and $76…
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  • Bryant, Glasnow are Pipeline Prospects of the Year

    Bryant, Glasnow are Pipeline Prospects of the Year

    MLB.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    One led all of the Minors in home runs and slugging percentage. The other topped all pitching prospects in batting average against while finishing third in ERA. It's for those reasons that Kris Bryant of the Cubs and Tyler Glasnow of the Pirates have be…
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  • Steelers vs. Panthers preview

    Steelers vs. Panthers preview

    ESPN.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    The Carolina Panthers are 2-0 despite playing their opener without starting quarterback Cam Newton and their second game without Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy, who on Wednesday was placed on the commissioner's exempt list. The Pittsburgh Steelers ar…
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  • Cam Newton says Greg Hardy case not a distraction

    Cam Newton says Greg Hardy case not a distraction

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    The Panthers are off to a 2-0 start, and have a chance to improve on it in prime time against the Steelers Sunday night. And they hope, by then, we’re talking about the guys on the field. With the Greg Hardy situation settled for now with his double-sec…
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  • Infield single hits Jemile Weeks in back and ruins Red Sox rall…

    Infield single hits Jemile Weeks in back and ruins Red Sox rally

    yahoo.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    The Boston Red Sox put runners at the corners with nobody out in the ninth inning Thursday night, and with Will Middlebrooks batting, they appeared to be in great shape to tie the score or even go ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates. A rare moment of succes…
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  • Pirates edge Red Sox on lucky break in 9th

    Pirates edge Red Sox on lucky break in 9th

    ESPN.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    he Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant race.
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  • Video - Pirates Rally Past Brewers 01:06

    Pirates Rally Past Brewers

    Sep 19
    Yovani Gallardo struck out 11 over seven scoreless innings, but Russell Martin's three-run homer in the eighth lifted the Pirates to a 4-2 win over the Brewers.
  • Video - Pirates Rally Past Brewers 02:07

    Pirates Rally Past Brewers

    Sep 19
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Yovani Gallardo struck out 11 over seven scoreless innings, but Russell Martin's three-run homer in the eighth lifted the Pirates to a 4-2 win over the Brewers.
  • Video - Pirates Sweep Red Sox 01:01

    Pirates Sweep Red Sox

    Sep 18
    Gerrit Cole struck out seven batters over seven innings as the Pirates defeated the Red Sox 3-2.
  • Video - DDFP TV: Bell or Bernard? 02:05

    DDFP TV: Bell or Bernard?

    Sep 18
    Dave Dameshek, Elliot Harrison and Handsome Hank debate which sophomore running back they would rather have: the Pittsburgh Steelers' Le'Veon Bell or Cincinnati Bengals' Giovani Bernard?

Sports Columnists

  • Questions Unanswered as the Focus Shifts

    Sep 19
    NEW YORK—The most important news conference of Roger Goodell’s eight-year reign as NFL commissioner, days overdue, lasted 44 minutes and was peppered with various forms of apology over the original light sentence in the Ray Rice case. Goodell used much …
  • Documentary on Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki draws a big crowd in Ge…

    Sep 19
    The premiere of a documentary on Dirk Nowitzki drew teammates, ex-teammates, coaches and more all the way to Germany.
  • Rematch of the Mismatch

    Sep 19
    How did the Broncos respond to the 35-point Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks? By changing two-thirds of their regular lineup. The proof of the makeover is stunning, especially with 10 of 12 changes to the defensive regulars. Heading into Super Bowl remat…
  • Week 3: A Super Bowl Rematch, But a Much Closer Game

    Sep 18
    Week 3: A Super Bowl Rematch, But a Much Closer Game