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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
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 TweetLike 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 TweetThe 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.The old Wandy — as Pirates manager Clint Hurdle called him — is back.Upvote Share Tweet
20 things to love about Jaromir Jagr after 20 seasonsthehockeynews.com Apr 2, 2014Just 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?thehockeynews.com Apr 2, 2014Leading 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 better and more healthfullyTanner 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, more must-read storiesCNNSI.com Apr 2, 2014In today's must-read stories: the Penguins' playoff fate looks dark; reasons to can Adam Oates; moreUpvote Share Tweet
Sidney Crosby Gets Whacked In The Face By A Linesmandeadspin.com Apr 2, 2014The 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' draftESPN.com Apr 2, 2014ESPN 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
WR Heyward-Bey Signs With SteelersApr 2Damien Woody discusses what he likes about the Darrius Heyward-Bey signing by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Pirates Top Cubs In 16-Inning MarathonApr 2Highlight Of The Night: Tony Sanchez's RBI single in the 16th lifted the Pirates to a 4-3 walk-off win over the Cubs.