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McCutchen, Mercer back Burnett's sharp effort

McCutchen, Mercer back Burnett's sharp effort

MLB.com Updated May 3, 2013
The Pirates continued to raise the mark of any good baseball club -- another day, another hero -- to ridiculous heights on Friday. They have been on a pretty good extended tear, with relatively little of the load being carried by the usual heavy-lifters…
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  • Jarvis Jones: I’m not James Harrison, but I love his game

    Jarvis Jones: I’m not James Harrison, but I love his game

    profootballtalk.com May 3, 2013
    In March, the Steelers cut outside linebacker James Harrison. In April, the Steelers spent their first-round draft pick on outside linebacker Jarvis Jones. Jones understands that makes people view him as Harrison’s heir apparent. But Jones won’t compa
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  • Nats take Zimmerman off DL, send down Rendon

    Nats take Zimmerman off DL, send down Rendon

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com May 3, 2013
    PITTSBURGH -- The Washington Nationals activated third baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list on Friday and he was in the starting lineup in the weekend series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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  • Pirates place 2B Walker on DL, call up Contreras

    Pirates place 2B Walker on DL, call up Contreras

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com May 3, 2013
    PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates placed second baseman Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday night's game against the Washington Nationals due to an injured right hand.
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  • Wake-up: Bengals to practice with Falcons

    Wake-up: Bengals to practice with Falcons

    ESPN.com May 3, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers start their three-day rookie minicamps today, and the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals will hold theirs next weekend. I'm planning to stop by to see the newest Ravens this afternoon. It's crazy to see …
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  • Unusual move in NFL draft lands a hard-hitting safety for the S…

    Unusual move in NFL draft lands a hard-hitting safety for the Steelers

    post-gazette.com May 3, 2013
    The Steelers think former Syracuse star Shamarko Thomas can be a solid, hard-hitting free safety in NFL despite lack of height.
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  • Video - Pittsburgh Steelers' rookie class impact 02:59

    Pittsburgh Steelers' rookie class impact

    May 3
    Daniel Jeremiah, Charley Casserly and Charles Davis break down the Pittsburgh Steelers' incoming rookie class and explain what kind of impact to expect from the group in 2013.
  • Video - Steelers rookie minicamp report 02:02

    Steelers rookie minicamp report

    May 3
    Aditi Kinkhabwala has the latest from Pittsburgh and how 2013 draft picks LB Jarvis Jones and RB Le'Veon Bell performed on the first day of Steelers rookie minicamp.
  • Video - Burnett Fans Nine As Pirates Roll 00:31

    Burnett Fans Nine As Pirates Roll

    May 3
    A.J. Burnett struck out nine over seven solid innings and Andrew McCutchen homered in the Pirates' win over the Nationals.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NBA playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder get by Houston Rockets

    May 3
    The Thunder are glad to be done with the Rockets ... for now, writes Marc Stein.
  • Don Banks: Greg Schiano and other Buccaneers coaches visiting Bill Belichi…

    May 3
    Although the two coaching staffs will be squaring off in Week 3 of the 2013 regular season, the friendship and bonds shared by New England head coach Bill Belichick and his Tampa Bay counterpart, Greg Schiano, will produce a rather unconventional twist …
  • Don Banks: Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu pick epitomizes effect of relationshi…

    May 3
    One of the more subtle trends emerging from last week's NFL Draft could loosely be described as the 'Power in Numbers' theory. Some teams took a more-the-merrier approach in targeting particular schools and positions in the process of building their roo…
  • Getting some answers from Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs, Part 1

    May 3
    With so much drama and so many subplots, we need some answers for the first round of the NBA playoffs.