Pittsburgh Sports News and Rumors
In Bucs-Mets trade, no bigger winner than IkeMLB.com 3 hours agoThe Pirates' trade with the Mets for Ike Davis was a simple one, but a good one. Give Neal Huntington credit for making an early move to improve, and by joining a contender, Davis may feel like he won the lottery.Upvote Share Tweet
Martín Maldonado Tears Cover Off Ball, Gets Infield Singledeadspin.com 5 hours agoWhen you hear the phrase "he tore the cover off the ball," you think about a blistering line drive or a towering home run. In the sixth inning of Milwaukee's 5-3 win over the Pirates, Brewers backup catcher Martín Maldonado literally tore the …Upvote Share Tweet
Penguins notebook: Olli Maatta gets lesson on playoffs' intensitypost-gazette.com 17 hours agoNHL clip files are overstuffed with testimonials of players who had all sorts of advice thrown at them and yet did not fully comprehend how different the postseason can be until they came out of their first playoff game.Upvote Share TweetIt likely would be different -- a lot different -- if the guy wearing No. 19 was, say, Scott Hartnell instead of Ryan Johansen.Upvote Share Tweet
Gene Collier: Dan Bylsma makes his own power playpost-gazette.com 17 hours agoThat search for things the Penguins can improve on from Game 1 to Game 2 in this playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets did not exactly require assistance from trained special ops among the local authorities.Upvote Share TweetKyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 19 hours agoThe Brewers sent pro scout Cory Melvin to monitor right-hander Joel Hanrahan's showcase at the University of Tampa on Thursday, and Melvin was not alone. Various reports indicate that 18-20 teams had officials on hand for a look at the 32-year-old forme…Upvote Share Tweet
Mercer spiked, exits with ankle discomfortMLB.com 20 hours agoPirates shortstop Jordy Mercer exited Friday's game against the Brewers because of discomfort in his right ankle, and he will be evaluated Saturday. He was replaced by Clint Barmes in the top of the fourth inning.Upvote Share TweetThe New York Mets have traded infielder Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for righthanded relief pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.Upvote Share Tweet
With hard work, Volquez finding his strideMLB.com 22 hours agoThe reclamation of Edinson Volquez is starting to pay dividends for the Pirates. Volquez was signed in the offseason to a one-year, $5 million contract with the hopes that pitching coach Ray Searage could help him return to the form he flashed in his fi…Upvote Share Tweet
Hurdle thinks Martin's well-suited for two-spotMLB.com 22 hours agoCatcher Russell Martin was moved back into the second spot in the batting order, and the Pirates' offense perked up with 11 runs on Thursday night against Milwaukee. "It worked out great," manager Clint Hurdle said.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 24 hours agoRunning backs might not be a first round staple anymore, but teams are still going to be selecting the top collegiate runners from 2013 at some point over the three day draft process. One that should be off the board near the top of the list is Boston C…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Apr 18 (yesterday)PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Columbus Blue Jackets hope the return of forward R.J. Umberger will help them draw even with the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Saturday night. Umberger missed Pittsburgh's 4-3 w...Upvote Share Tweet
Pipeline Perspectives: Polanco should get the next callMLB.com Apr 18 (yesterday)While D-backs Minor Leaguer right-hander Archie Bradley, MLB.com's top pitching prospect, certainly has what it takes to pitch in the Majors sooner rather than later, no prospect is more deserving of a promotion to the bigs than than Pirates outfielder …Upvote Share Tweetsteelersgab.com Apr 18 (yesterday)Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell #26 – Photo: Patrick Smith The Pittsburgh Steelers parted ways with Rashard Mendenhall, Jonathan Dwyer, Isaac Redman – all in favor of moving second-year running back Le’Veon Bell to the top of their depth chart. Bell …Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Martin Broduer, Brad Richards and Mikhail Grabovski buzzthehockeynews.com Apr 18 (yesterday)Long-time New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is leaning toward returning next season, but it remains to be seen if it’ll be with the Devils. Brodeur wouldn’t rule out another season with the Devils, but acknowledged their priority is re-signing…Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Apr 18 (yesterday)Once again, I’m privileged enough to receive a ballot for the NHL’s annual individual player awards. It’s a huge honor for any hockey journalist and one I think deserves the respect of full transparency to the public. If we’re supposed to represent the …Upvote Share Tweet
How Much Is At Stake For The Pittsburgh Steelers In The Draft?steelersgab.com Apr 18 (yesterday)NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt, a longtime Vice President of player personnel for the Cowboys, has written a good article about the upcoming NFL Draft that includes some good thoughts about the Steelers. The article, on NFL.com, is entitled 2014 NF…Upvote Share Tweet
Maldonado Rips Cover Off BaseballApr 18Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado hits a grounder to Pedro Alvarez, who can't throw him out because the cover of the ball came apart.
Brewers Win Again On The RoadApr 18The Brewers improved to 7-1 on the road, beating the Pirates 5-3.
Mets Trade Ike Davis To PiratesApr 18Kieran Darcy discusses why the Mets traded Ike Davis and what he will bring to the Pirates.
Tyson Throws Out First Pitch, Re-enacts Biting Holyfield's EarApr 18After throwing out the first pitch at PNC Park, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson pretended to bite off Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez's ear, referencing Tyson's bout with Evander Holyfield in 1997.
Memphis Grizzlies' Nick Calathes mounting defense, calls suspension unfairApr 19Suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes is mounting a defense against a 20-game suspension handed down Friday for violation of the NBA's drug policy, citing it as unfair.
Mike Woodson, coach of New York Knicks, won't have fate decided this weeke…Apr 18While it is widely believed that the New York Knicks have already made the decision to move on from coach Mike Woodson, sources tell ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that nothing will be announced this weekend.
2014 NBA Playoffs: Mark Jackson's game of thronesApr 17Is a trip to the Western Conference finals the only thing that can save Mark Jackson's job?
NBA: Coast to Coast -- Playoff opening-round storylinesApr 17J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss the opening round of the NBA playoffs.