Pittsburgh Sports News and Rumors
Starkey: Can Steelers’ Mitchell find Carolina cure?pittsburghlive.com Updated 1 hour agoMaybe playing in Carolina will help Mike Mitchell play like he did in Carolina. Or maybe he needs to be used differently. Something better change, ...Upvote Share Tweet
Steelers notebook: Panthers LB Kuechly making an impressionpittsburghlive.com 1 hour agoCarolina 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 ...Upvote Share TweetYour 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Leader of new wave of NFL quarterbacks awaits Steelerspost-gazette.com 22 hours agoNo 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.Upvote Share TweetSidney Crosby wasn’t wearing a no-contact jersey.Upvote Share Tweet
Martin's late blast moves Bucs even closer to playoffsMLB.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…Upvote Share Tweetpittsburghlive.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 ...Upvote Share Tweet
Steelers notebook: Ravens DL fined for hit on Roethlisbergerpittsburghlive.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. ...Upvote Share Tweet
Penguins notebook: Determining depth chart in the net not an easy taskpost-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.Upvote Share Tweet
TNF ratings plummet for Week Threeprofootballtalk.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.…Upvote Share Tweet
Penguins present plans for former Civic Arena sitepost-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…Upvote Share Tweet
The top 10 goalies most likely to have a down yearthehockeynews.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…Upvote Share TweetINT – 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Bryant, Glasnow are Pipeline Prospects of the YearMLB.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…Upvote Share TweetESPN.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…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.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…Upvote Share Tweet
Infield single hits Jemile Weeks in back and ruins Red Sox rallyyahoo.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…Upvote Share TweetESPN.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.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates Rally Past BrewersSep 19Yovani 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.
Pirates Rally Past BrewersSep 19Baseball 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.
Pirates Sweep Red SoxSep 18Gerrit Cole struck out seven batters over seven innings as the Pirates defeated the Red Sox 3-2.
DDFP TV: Bell or Bernard?Sep 18Dave 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?
Questions Unanswered as the Focus ShiftsSep 19NEW 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 19The premiere of a documentary on Dirk Nowitzki drew teammates, ex-teammates, coaches and more all the way to Germany.
Rematch of the MismatchSep 19How 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 GameSep 18Week 3: A Super Bowl Rematch, But a Much Closer Game