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Bucs blast past Rays with three bombs

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) – Matt Joyce, Francisco Cervelli and Sean Rodriguez homered in the first two innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Tampa…


Pens prey on Predators

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Phil Kessel scored twice and the surging Pittsburgh Penguins moved within striking distance of a 10th straight playoff berth with a 5-2…


Bucs, Red Sox play to tie

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer and Gregory Polanco doubled twice as the Pittsburgh Pirates played to a 4-4, nine-inning tie…


Penguins rattle Sabres in shootout

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel beat Chad Johnson in a shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins inched closer to a 10th straight playoff…



The field is down to four

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Brice Johnson had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead North Carolina to an 88-74 victory over Notre Dame on Sunday night,…


Crosby lifts Pens to win in OT

NEW YORK (AP) – Sidney Crosby scored on a deflection at 4:30 of overtime and the surging Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 3-2…


Flyers fall to the Coyotes, 2-1

GLENDALE, Ariz. — With a chance to move two points ahead in the wildcard race, the Philadelphia Flyers dropped a 2-1 decision to Arizona at…



RG3 signs two-year deal with Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) – Robert Griffin III is getting a chance to revive a career that once seemed unstoppable. One of the NFL’s brightest and flashiest…




Bucs fall to Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) – J.J. Hardy, Jonathan Schoop and Mark Trumbo all homered as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Pittsburgh Pirates to 6-5 on Thursday….



Pirates hang on for 6-5 win

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – Andrew McCutchen homered for the fifth time in seven games, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Wednesday. McCutchen’s…


McCutchen homers for 5th time in 7 games

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Andrew McCutchen homered for the fifth time in seven games, helping thePittsburgh Pirates beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Wednesday. McCutchen’s solo drive…


Sheary comes up big for Pens

PITTSBURGH (TNS) – Conor Sheary got overlooked by a lot of teams when he was in college. And it wasn’t necessarily just because he stands…


Pirates split pair of spring games

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Juan Nicasio kept up his shutout streak, striking out eight in five innings as the split-squad Pittsburgh Pirates beat the…



Penguins throttle Capitals, 6-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Rookie Tom Kuhnhackl had a goal and two assists on his way to a career-best three points and the Pittsburgh Penguins denied…





McCutchen has his power back

BRADENTON, Fla. (TNS) – After launching a mammoth home run that cleared the left-field bleachers at Ed Smith Stadium on Wednesday, Andrew McCutchen opened up…


Nicasio fans 10 Orioles in four innings

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) – Right-hander Juan Nicasio struck out 10 Orioles in four innings in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 9-3 loss to Baltimore on Wednesday. Nicasio,…


NFL links football to CTE

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The NFL is standing behind a top executive’s acknowledgement that the brain disease CTE can be linked to football. The comments by…


Penguins win in shootout

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang scored the only goal of the shootout with a pretty backhand past New York Islanders rookie goalie Jean-Francois Berube…



Pens rough up Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) – With one of their top players out for several weeks, the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to need some help to make…






Johnny Football has been tossed aside

CLEVELAND (AP) — Quarterback Johnny Manziel, the scrambling, Heisman Trophy-winning college star who hasn’t come close to matching his hype in the NFL, was released Friday…


Steelers bring in tight end Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Ladarius Green saw the yellow sea of Terrible Towels waving last fall when the Pittsburgh Steelers visited San Diego and the Chargers…


Shaw leads Red Sox past Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – Travis Shaw kept making a solid impression for the Boston Red Sox, homering and driving in three runs Wednesday during a…


Phillies double-up Pirates

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) – Darin Ruf hit a two-run homer in the first inning to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on…


Gay announces return to Steelers

PITTSBURGH (TNS) – The Steelers struck another deal with one of their impending free agents. One day after signing safety Robert Golden and receiver Darrius…


Islanders slip past Penguins

NEW YORK (AP) – Anders Lee scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 shots before leaving late in the third…


Locke strong in Pirates’ defeat

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – Philadelphia’s Vincent Velasquez allowed three hits in three innings and the Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Priates 1-0 Monday. Bidding for the…