Pittsburgh Sports News and Rumors
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The Kevin Shattenkirk trade speculation that surfaced during the recent NHL draft gained momentum during the opening day of free agency. Jeremy P. Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the defenseman’s agent denied claims his client was bein…Share Tweet
Tribe battles rain, Bucs for 5th straight winMLB.com 7 hours agoA trio of early runs and another solid start led the Indians to their fifth straight win, a 5-2 victory over the Pirates on a rainy Friday night at PNC Park.Share Tweet
Pirates lose to Cleveland Indians, 5-2, after a 2-hour rain delaypost-gazette.com 9 hours agoIn the very beginning, the Pirates bats were red hot as the team, coming off a sweep of Detroit and hoping to build on that momentum, began a 10-game home stand Friday at PNC Park against the Cleveland Indians.Share Tweet
Pirates notebook: Offense breaks out in Detroitpost-gazette.com 9 hours agoThe Pirates bats got extremely hot in Detroit and the result was a three-game series against the Tigers in which they produced 49 hits and scored 22 runs.Share Tweet
With roster almost in place, Penguins trying to be proactive against conventional injuriespost-gazette.com 10 hours agoPenguins general manager Jim Rutherford is putting together a team he hopes will be able to compete for the Stanley Cup in 2015-16.Share TweetPirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon was nearing another milestone in his recovery from Tommy John surgery last week, preparing to pitch for one of Pittsburgh's Minor League affiliates for the first time since 2013.Share Tweet
Pirates trade Clayton Richard to Chicago Cubspost-gazette.com 16 hours agoTOLEDO, Ohio — Clayton Richard is headed back to the majors, but not with the Pirates. The veteran left-hander was scratched from his start Friday for Class AAA Indianapolis and traded to the Chicago Cubs for cash.Share Tweet
Steelers WR Antonio Brown Up For ESPY For ‘Best NFL Player’steelersgab.com 21 hours agoMany feel that Steelers superstar wide out Antonio Brown is the best pass catcher in the game. It will now be up to voters to see if he’s flat out the best player in all of the NFL. ESPN has their annual votes up for their ‘ESPY’ awards, an event that h…Share Tweet
Tajh Boyd settling in with Steelerssteelersgab.com 21 hours agoFormer Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd didn’t make a big splash when he entered the NFL after being selected in the sixth round of the 2014 Draft by the New York Jets. Despite spending time setting college football records, Boyd found himself looking for …Share TweetThe Phil Kessel trade was, in many ways, an eventuality. The Maple Leafs only had to find a team with the cap space — or in this case, cap space facilitated through salary retention — and will to take on a guy who had come to be perceived as a “problem”…Share Tweet
AFC North Q&A: Who is the Steelers' most feared defensive player?ESPN.com Jul 3 (yesterday)AFC North Q&A: Who is the Steelers' most feared defensive player?Share Tweet
Pirates notebook: Polanco fails to take advantage of start vs. left-handerpost-gazette.com Jul 3 (yesterday)DETROIT — With Gregory Polanco coming off a 3-for-4 performance Wednesday night, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle stayed with the hot hand Thursday and started Polanco against a left-handed pitcher for just the second time this season.Share TweetThe story told by former Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sticking a rookie with a $25,000 tab was interesting. It would have been even more interesting if it were, you know, accurate. Per a source with knowl…Share Tweet
Liriano's gem sets tone in Bucs' Detroit sweepMLB.com Jul 2 (yesterday)Francisco Liriano tossed seven scoreless innings, and a four-run ninth weathered a late comeback attempt as the Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Tigers with an 8-4 win on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park.Share TweetDETROIT — A tamed Detroit Tigers offense finally roared to life late Thursday, but the answer by the Pirates was even louder.Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jul 2 (2 days ago)When the Steelers hear stories about Ben Roethlisberger in a bar, they have to hold their breath. Actually, this one only ends up poorly for some rookie who went home with a big bar tab. In a profile of former Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall in…Share Tweetpost-gazette.com Jul 2 (2 days ago)DETROIT — Victor Martinez sparked a war of words Wednesday by lashing out at Gerrit Cole for drilling him in the upper back with a 95 mph fastball in the fourth inning of the Pirates’ 5-4, 14-inning win at Comerica Park.Share Tweet
Penguins notebook: Hunt for fourth-line center continuespost-gazette.com Jul 2 (2 days ago)The Penguins’ search for a top-six winger ended when they acquired Phil Kessel from Toronto Wednesday. Their hunt for a fourth-line center continues.Share Tweet
Steelers enter bid to host 2023 Super BowlJul 1Damien Woody discusses whether another potential cold-weather Super Bowl would be problematic for NFL players.
Tight end Heath Miller still a threatJun 26ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler says Heath Miller is still a top-10 tight end and a reliable option in the Steelers' offense.
Despite loaded offense, Steelers' defense brings grade down sligh...Jun 19ESPN Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler explains why he's not issuing a perfect mark for Pittsburgh.
Sport Science: Brown's record catchJun 17Steelers WR Antonio Brown sets a world record by catching a football dropped from 360 feet in the air.
Think smallJul 3What should the Clippers do now that DeAndre Jordan is waving farewell to Lob City? J.A. Adande writes they should take cues from their neighbors 350 ...
One Team, 25 Years OnJul 2Mike Martin (Michael J. LeBrecht II/1Deuce3 Photography) This week The MMQB is running a few stories by Peter King from the pages of Sports Illustrated. This story first appeared in the December 12, 2011 issue. With Special Reporting by Matt Gagne, Joan…
Countdown: A Week in the Life of the ’95 PackersJul 1Favre’s game against the Lions, as well as past injuries, left him battered, bruised and in full recuperation mode on Monday morning. (Focus on Sports/Getty Images) This week The MMQB is running several past stories by Peter King from the pages of Sport…
5-on-5: NBA free agency previewJun 29Who is the best free agent not named LeBron? Which team should we look out for? Our 5-on-5 panel sets the scene for a busy summer.