This is the April 2, 2014 news archive. View today's Pittsburgh Sports rumors and news.

Pittsburgh Sports News and Rumors

Hurdle, Pirates lose strike-out challenge

Hurdle, Pirates lose strike-out challenge

MLB.com Updated Apr 2
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle's challenge record fell to 1-1 in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the Cubs, when a call confirmed that Starling Marte had struck out by bunting a two-strike pitch foul.
Upvote Share Tweet
  • Gene Collier: Pirates offense proving to be a struggle

    Gene Collier: Pirates offense proving to be a struggle

    You sure don’t want to be drawing many conclusions based on the first 1/81st of the Pirates season, so let’s not go any further onto the rhetorical limb than to say this whole National League Central campaign is going to be pretty easy so long as the op…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Another receiver bolsters a thin spot for Steelers; college pro…

    Another receiver bolsters a thin spot for Steelers; college prospects visit

    Like Pittsburgh Public Works trucks scurrying to patch potholes, the Steelers have kept busy filling out the gaps in their roster for another season this spring.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Penguins defenseman Maatta getting rookie of year buzz

    Penguins defenseman Maatta getting rookie of year buzz

    The NHL has recognized each season’s top rookie since 1937. Defensemen have won it 11 times, and goalies have won it more often.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Pirates notebook: Wandy Rodriguez returns to rotation today.

    Pirates notebook: Wandy Rodriguez returns to rotation today.

    The old Wandy — as Pirates manager Clint Hurdle called him — is back.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • 20 things to love about Jaromir Jagr after 20 seasons

    20 things to love about Jaromir Jagr after 20 seasons

    Just when we thought Jaromir Jagr was out, he pulled us back in. It appeared No. 68 was done being relevant when he petered out with 22 goal-free playoff games as a Boston Bruin last spring. Signing with the New Jersey Devils meant he’d toil in obscurit…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Rumor Roundup: Kesler sweepstakes to resume in June?

    Rumor Roundup: Kesler sweepstakes to resume in June?

    Leading up to the March trade deadline there were reports the Anaheim Ducks pursued Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler. CBC’s Elliotte Friedman said the Ducks were among six teams Kesler was believed willing to waive his no-trade clause for. Lance Pug…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Feeding the Penguins: The hockey team gradually is eating bette…

    Feeding the Penguins: The hockey team gradually is eating better and more healthfully

    Tanner Glass of the Pittsburgh Penguins eats more for breakfast than most people eat all day. On a typical morning, the 30-year-old left-winger eats oatmeal enriched with chia seeds, coconut, "Hemp Hearts," and heavy cream. It's served alongsi…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Penguins' playoff fate looks dark, Rangers lose another star, m…

    Penguins' playoff fate looks dark, Rangers lose another star, more must-read stories

    CNNSI.com Apr 2
    In today's must-read stories: the Penguins' playoff fate looks dark; reasons to can Adam Oates; more
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Sidney Crosby Gets Whacked In The Face By A Linesman

    Sidney Crosby Gets Whacked In The Face By A Linesman

    deadspin.com Apr 2
    The Penguins, playing for absolutely nothing but trying to turn around a .500 run since the Olympic break, fell 4-1 to Carolina last night. It was this sort of game all around. [Gif by Mike Darnay/PensBurgh]Read more...
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Kiper Jr., McShay talk Steelers' draft

    Kiper Jr., McShay talk Steelers' draft

    ESPN.com Apr 2
    ESPN draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay talked in-depth about the Steelers' draft earlier this week, and the two agree that cornerback is probably the team's biggest need. But McShay isn't as enthused as Kiper is about the Steelers taking one …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - WR Heyward-Bey Signs With Steelers 01:19

    WR Heyward-Bey Signs With Steelers

    Apr 2
    Damien Woody discusses what he likes about the Darrius Heyward-Bey signing by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Video - Pirates Top Cubs In 16-Inning Marathon 01:13

    Pirates Top Cubs In 16-Inning Marathon

    Apr 2
    Highlight Of The Night: Tony Sanchez's RBI single in the 16th lifted the Pirates to a 4-3 walk-off win over the Cubs.

Sports Columnists

  • Robert Ayers agrees to deal with New York Giants

    Apr 2
    The New York Giants signed former Denver Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers on Wednesday, the team announced.