Pittsburgh Sports News and Rumors
Gregory Polanco broke out of a slump with a solo home run and a tiebreaking two-run single, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 12-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Polamalu enters training camp as Steelers’ longest tenured playerpittsburghlive.com 10 hours agoNFL training camps are something to be tolerated and not necessarily enjoyed by veteran players. Troy Polamalu is no exception. What is different as Polamalu ...Upvote Share Tweet
Selig visits PNC, pleased with balance in MLBMLB.com 11 hours agoBud Selig's tenure as Major League Baseball's ninth Commissioner will not officially end until Jan. 24, 2015. But as far as he is concerned, his job, at least in one important sense, was accomplished last Oct. 1. On that day, the Pirates were hosting th…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 12 hours agoEditor's note: The Stew's Trade Talk Tracker will be following the juiciest rumors in MLB until the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. We'll give you the day's most important links about who may (or may not) be changing teams in the 10 days.PIRATES W…Upvote Share Tweet
McCutchen makes wish come true for ailing boypost-gazette.com 13 hours agoWith the Pirates looking to cut into the 21/2 games that they trail the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers and with commissioner Bud Selig in attendance, Tuesday was a big day.Upvote Share Tweet
Steelers to honor Noll with initials on helmetsESPN.com 16 hours agoThe Pittsburgh Steelers will wear Chuck Noll's initials on their helmets this year as a tribute to the only coach to win four Super Bowls.Upvote Share Tweet
Andrew McCutchen hangs with 100-year-old fan during batting practiceyahoo.com 18 hours agoAndrew McCutchen and Regene Green finally met face to face Monday. She wore a turtleneck with "Cutch 22" on it and kissed his hand. He gave her a big hug, as he took a break from batting practice with the Pittsburgh Pirates. That's the kind of…Upvote Share Tweet
They said it: Training camp primer IESPN.com 20 hours agoPITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers report to training camp in three days and it looks like coach Mike Tomlin has pre-ordered heat and humidity, two of his favorite ingredients for the practices that will take place at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, …Upvote Share Tweet
Gibbons says Blue Jackets were 'a good fit'NHL.com 20 hours agoBrian Gibbons must have left quite an impression on the Columbus Blue Jackets. The speedy forward scored a pair of first-period goals for the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against Columbus. When Gi...Upvote Share Tweet
Lawrence Timmons taking on leadership role with Steelersprofootballtalk.com 22 hours agoThe Steelers defense has seen several of their top veterans leave the team over the last couple of years, leaving only a handful of players who were key parts of the two AFC Champions of the Mike Tomlin era. Some of them, like safety Troy Polamalu and c…Upvote Share TweetHyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night.Upvote Share TweetHyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Ron Cook: Shortstop Jordy Mercer cannot be overlooked in contributing to the Pirates’ recent resurgencepost-gazette.com Jul 21 (yesterday)Give the Mercer kid credit; he put in a lot of extra work Sunday. An hour after a Pirates win against the Colorado Rockies, he was on the PNC Park lawn, taking batting practice, picking up slow-rolling groundballs and running the bases, all under the cl…Upvote Share Tweet
Hurdle loses challenge on play at second in firstMLB.com Jul 21 (yesterday)The Pirates lost a first-inning challenge in Monday's game against the Dodgers on a safe call at second base. Facing Pirates starter Edinson Volquez with two outs, Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez laced a line drive off the right-field wall, which …Upvote Share Tweet
Ron Cook: Mark Melancon firmly belongs as Pirates closerpost-gazette.com Jul 20 (2 days ago)The routine changed Sunday at PNC Park for Pirates closer Mark Melancon. He pitched again against the Colorado Rockies, the first time this season he has worked on three consecutive days. The results didn't change at all for Melancon. He worked a 1-2-3 …Upvote Share TweetThe Bucs came from behind for the third time in as many games and beat Colorado, 5-3, Sunday afternoon at PNC Park. Andrew McCutchen's RBI single in the seventh was the difference, and it was actually the earliest of the Pirates' three game-winning hits…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Jul 20 (3 days ago)PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenceman Simon Despres to a two-year contract worth $900,000 per season. The 22-year-old Despres appeared in a career-high 22 games for the Penguins last season, finishing with five assi...Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jul 20 (3 days ago)Earlier on Sunday, we shared Giants co-owner John Mara saying that he didn’t think winning two Super Bowls gave Tom Coughlin the right to decide when his run as Giants coach comes to an end. Based on his comments on his own job security in Pittsburgh, S…Upvote Share Tweet
Tulo sits with left thigh injuryMLB.com Jul 20 (3 days ago)Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said his left thigh felt the same Sunday as it did Saturday night, when he suffered a cramp in the fourth inning and had to leave the 3-2 loss to the Pirates.Upvote Share Tweet
Kemp, Dodgers Top PiratesJul 21Matt Kemp drove in a run as the Dodgers snapped the Pirates' three-game win streak with a 5-2 victory.
Pirates Sweep RockiesJul 20Andrew McCutchen's seventh-inning single scored the go-ahead run for the Pirates, who beat the Rockies 5-3.
Pirates Walk Off In 11Jul 19Jordy Mercer's RBI double in the 11th inning gave the Pirates a 3-2 victory over the Rockies.
NFL Nation Buzz: SteelersJul 16Pittsburgh Steelers reporter Scott Brown says tight end Heath Miller is poised for a big season, taking part in all of the offseason practices after missing them the previous season.
Dallas Mavericks in serious talks with free agent Jameer NelsonJul 22The Dallas Mavericks are hosting free agent Jameer Nelson on a recruiting visit Thursday as part of ongoing negotiations with the former Orlando Magic point guard, according to sources close to the situation.
Chicago Bulls join Cleveland Cavaliers in Kevin Love trade pushJul 22The Cleveland Cavaliers are firmly in the lead to acquire Kevin Love, but the Chicago Bulls are making a renewed push to get into the trade mix for the All-Star power forward, according to sources close to the process.
The Sammy ShowJul 22PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Over coffee Monday morning, Buffalo general manager Doug Whaley told me a story about first-round receiver Sammy Watkins reporting, alone, for an offseason practice at the Bills training center at 6:45 a.m. “He wanted to get his footwo…
Bills Report: Watkins Wows, But in the End It’s Up to E.J.Jul 21I’m in Pittsford, N.Y., summer home of the Buffalo Bills, on the campus of St. John Fisher College, 78 miles east of Orchard Park. I watched the first practice of camp, on Sunday night, and then an afternoon session on Monday. The Bills are in this Roch…