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Pirates manager Hurdle has strategy for challenging calls

Pirates manager Hurdle has strategy for challenging calls

post-gazette.com Updated 3 hours ago
ST. LOUIS — Entering Busch Stadium for a three-game series a day after a strange ending involving a missed call and a too-late attempt to challenge, manager Clint Hurdle said the Pirates have strategies in place for such a scenario.
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  • Martinez, Holliday, Cards Stay Close in Race, Blank Pirates

    Martinez, Holliday, Cards Stay Close in Race, Blank Pirates

    nytimes.com MLB.com 3 hours ago
    Carlos Martinez pitched seven sharp innings, Jedd Gyorko hit his 29th homer, Brandon Moss homered to break out of a big slump and the St. Louis Cardinals stayed in the middle of the NL wild-card race.
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  • Steelers on pace for a record they don't want to break

    Steelers on pace for a record they don't want to break

    post-gazette.com 3 hours ago
    When the Steelers allowed 272 passing yards per game in 2015, it set a franchise record for futility when it came to stopping the pass. Not only that, they shattered the previous record, which was set the previous season, by 19 yards.
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  • Pirates lose to Cardinals in Glasnow's final start

    Pirates lose to Cardinals in Glasnow's final start

    post-gazette.com 3 hours ago
    ST. LOUIS — As Sean Rodriguez’s throw found its way into John Jaso’s glove, Tyler Glasnow walked off the mound, his season in the books. Displaying both the tantalizing talent and the rough edges still in need of work, Glasnow’s rookie year exemplified …
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  • Penguins notebook: Fleury tracks his way to shutout in preseaso…

    Penguins notebook: Fleury tracks his way to shutout in preseason win

    post-gazette.com 4 hours ago
    Of the pressing issues confronting the Penguins, goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury’s performance is not particularly high on the list.
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  • Penguins defenseman Pouliot bounces back after "shaky"…

    Penguins defenseman Pouliot bounces back after "shaky" preseason debut

    post-gazette.com 5 hours ago
    In a preseason where the Penguins brass has made no secret about its expectations for him, Derrick Pouliot knew he didn’t meet his own standards in the team’s preseason opener in Detroit earlier this week.
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  • Receiving balance is chief concern for Steelers

    Receiving balance is chief concern for Steelers

    pittsburghlive.com 7 hours ago
    The Steelers talked incessantly about achieving offensive balance. They didn’t come close to reaching that goal in an embarrassing loss to Philadelphia last Sunday. Surprisingly, ...
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  • Game Over: The 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

    Game Over: The 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

    yahoo.com 9 hours ago
    Sorry, Pittsburgh Pirates, your World Series trophy is in another castle. And she’s trapped in the NL Central too! The Pirates won’t make their fourth straight playoff trip this season, which has to be looked upon as a disappointment since many pundits …
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  • Emmanuel Sanders not fined for Antonio Brown-style move

    Emmanuel Sanders not fined for Antonio Brown-style move

    profootballtalk.com 10 hours ago
    Key & Peele got it right; two pumps are allowed. Two weeks after Steelers receiver Antonio Brown drew a flag and a fine for a pelvic-thrust celebration that included three (maybe four) pumps, Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders escaped both by stoppin…
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  • Antonio Brown planning to wear Arnold Palmer’s image on his cle…

    Antonio Brown planning to wear Arnold Palmer’s image on his cleats

    profootballtalk.com 12 hours ago
    Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was fined after Week One for wearing blue cleats, which is a violation of the league’s uniform rules, and he changed cleats at halftime last weekend after an official told him he wouldn’t be allowed to return to the …
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  • Jamaal Charles questionable, Charcandrick West out for Chiefs

    Jamaal Charles questionable, Charcandrick West out for Chiefs

    profootballtalk.com 13 hours ago
    The Chiefs have good news and bad news at running back. Jamaal Charles is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Steelers. That means he has a shot at playing for the first time this season, after missing Weeks 1-3 while recovering f…
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  • Bet On The Steelers To Iron Out The Kinks

    Bet On The Steelers To Iron Out The Kinks

    steelersgab.com 13 hours ago
    Touted as the Super Bowl contenders entering the 2016 NFL season, the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently on the fringe of actualizing that forecast. Though they won two of their first three games and still possess the third best Super Bowl odds in the le…
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  • Ryan Shazier, Eli Rogers among seven Steelers ruled out

    Ryan Shazier, Eli Rogers among seven Steelers ruled out

    The Steelers had a lengthy list of injuries coming into the start of this week’s practices and the list remains long heading into Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs. Pittsburgh has ruled out seven players for the game, including several starters. Li…
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  • Steelers notebook: WR Brown plans to keep images on shoes, will…

    Steelers notebook: WR Brown plans to keep images on shoes, will honor Palmer on Sunday

    pittsburghlive.com 13 hours ago
    Antonio Brown has decided to stop breaking the rules when it comes to wearing different-colored shoes. That doesn’t mean he won’t keep modifying his gameday ...
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  • Penguins notebook: Malkin, Cullen, Hornqvist return to practice

    Penguins notebook: Malkin, Cullen, Hornqvist return to practice

    post-gazette.com 14 hours ago
    Matt Cullen cracked a joke with Eric Fehr. Evgeni Malkin squatted to stretch in front of his stall.
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  • Rain causes Cubs-Pirates game to end in MLB's first tie since 2…

    Rain causes Cubs-Pirates game to end in MLB's first tie since 2005

    yahoo.com 14 hours ago
    Rain storms have been wreaking havoc on baseball games this week, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs are the weather’s latest victim. On Thursday night, they played a game that actually resulted in a tie. Not a suspended game or one that has to…
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  • Paul Zeise: Pirates third base coach Rick Sofield's job is toug…

    Paul Zeise: Pirates third base coach Rick Sofield's job is tougher than it seems

    post-gazette.com 14 hours ago
    Pirates third base coach Rick Sofield has been criticized a lot over the past two seasons because of his perceived penchant for being over-aggressive in sending runners home and getting them thrown out.
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  • Examining great ties in Pittsburgh sports history

    Examining great ties in Pittsburgh sports history

    post-gazette.com 18 hours ago
    The Pirates and Chicago Cubs played to a 1-1 tie Thursday night at PNC Park, which got us thinking about the great stalemates of Pittsburgh sports history. Here’s a list of our favorites.
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  • Todd Haley: Steelers don't want to be 'slapped around' again

    Todd Haley: Steelers don't want to be 'slapped around' again

    ESPN.com post-gazette.com 20 hours ago
    Todd Haley: Steelers don't want to be 'slapped around' again
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  • Steelers notebook: New defensive contributors hope to fill void…

    Steelers notebook: New defensive contributors hope to fill void left by injuries

    post-gazette.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    There was no hesitation in defensive coordinator Keith Butler’s voice Thursday when he was asked what the Steelers defense must correct Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Steelers need a stronger pass rush, he replied, better tackling and …
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  • Goaltender Leland Irving is learning about Pittsburgh and hopin…

    Goaltender Leland Irving is learning about Pittsburgh and hoping for another win in his life

    post-gazette.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    In Penguins training camp on a pro tryout contract, Leland Irving is beginning to find what Pittsburgh is all about.
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  • Video - Brown focused on bettering game, not contract 00:41

    Brown focused on bettering game, not contract

    Jul 31
    Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown explains how his focus is not on a contract, but getting better at his game. He also offers his take on some of the Steelers' top playmakers facing suspensions or possibility of suspension in two consecutive year
  • Video - SC Cartoons: DeAngelo Williams and Goliath 01:41

    SC Cartoons: DeAngelo Williams and Goliath

    Jul 29
    Former Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams tells the story of his battle with Kris Jenkins from his rookie year.
  • Video - Steelers' plans to offset loss of Le'Veon Bell 01:46

    Steelers' plans to offset loss of Le'Veon Bell

    Jul 29
    ESPN Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler explains the team's mentality without Le'Veon Bell and how they're going to focus their efforts on Antonio Brown.
  • Video - Riddick wants to see improvement from Steelers' D 01:42

    Riddick wants to see improvement from Steelers' D

    Jul 29
    Louis Riddick says his focus in Pittsburgh is on the defensive side of the football and improving the pass rush as the start of the season nears.