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Bucs bust out brooms

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Pittsburgh Pirates are red hot heading to Chicago. But their postseason aspirations could hinge on medical examinations off the field over…




‘Cutch stars as Bucs nip Brewers

MILWAUKEE (TNS) – The biggest puzzle for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year has been the way-below-average performance of former MVP and perennial All-Star Andrew McCutchen….


Astros top Pirates, 5-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A solid road trip kept the Houston Astros on the right path toward a playoff spot. Evan Gattis hit his 20th home…


Polanco, Nova power Bucs

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Ivan Nova took a shutout into the ninth inning and finished with a six-hitter while Gregory Polanco hit two home runs to…


Pirates’ slide continues

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Houston Astros got a glimpse of their future while veteran Doug Fister helped keep them in the pennant race in the…


Olympic Games come to close in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazil and the world bid farewell Sunday to the first Olympic Games in South America, a 16-day spectacle that combined…




Steelers struggle again

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Landry Jones threw four interceptions and the Philadelphia Eagles capitalized. Nolan Carroll’s 38-yard interception return for a score was…


Pirates finish off sweep of Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Andrew McCutcheon had two hits, including a two-run homer, pinch-hitter Matt Joyce had a key two-run single, and the Pittsburgh Pirates…


Bell’s appeal, status still a mystery

PITTSBURGH (TNS) – Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell doesn’t know when his appeal of the four-game suspension the NFL handed down for a violation…


NFL threatens to suspend 4 players

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL is still seeking an audience with the four linebackers it’s investigating for an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs. The…


Pirates take rubber game from L.A.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Josh Harrison and Adam Frazier each had four hits, Sean Rodriguez homered and had four RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates spoiled…






Polanco powers Pirates past Padres

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gregory Polanco hit a tiebreaking three-run homer and Chad Kuhl pitched six innings for the win after being called up from the…