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Swashbuckler Weekly: a seven-day outlook of the Pirates

Swashbuckler Weekly: a seven-day outlook of the Pirates

The Pirates finished the week 2-4, dropping all three straight well-pitched games in St. Louis before bouncing back to take two-of-three against the Yankees at PNC Park.

Nova leads Bucs over Yanks

Nova leads Bucs over Yanks

Ivan Nova's seven strong innings was the difference as the Pirates took the rubber match against the Yankees, winning 2-1.

Glasnow worth growing pains

Glasnow worth growing pains

Over the years, the pitcher win has been valued less and less. Chalk it alongside hockey’s +/- and a quarterback’s win-loss record as fairly worthless stats that are more team accomplishments than an individual’s.

Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5

Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5

Marc-Andre Fleury made 49 saves and Sidney Crosby and Scott Wilson scored 51 seconds apart in the third period, helping the Penguins eliminate the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 5-2 win in Game 5 of their first-round series on Thursday night.

Local NFL Draft Prospects

Local NFL Draft Prospects

Pitt leads the way locally with four players certain to hear their names called later this month, and as many as six in the mix. Penn State will likely have the first local player chose, however.

The Third Act

The Third Act

When Ben Roethlsiberger appeared on his weekly radio show last Jan. 24, he turned Pittsburgh upside down.

What a difference a play or three can make.

 

It took just the first two pitches in the bottom 1st for Jordy Mercer to set the tone for his club Friday night.

Fowler had three of the Cardinals’ eight hits, including a third-inning drive into the right-field bullpen and a shot down the right-field line in the fifth, both off Gerrit Cole (1-2).

Jack Johnson and Josh Anderson also scored for the Blue Jackets, who were able to outlast the Penguins when they pushed back hard in the second and third periods and then got a short-handed goal fr

Seung Hwan Oh allowed three hits in the ninth but escaped a one-out, bases-loaded jam for his second save.

PITTSBURGH - (AP) Dan Rooney, the powerful and popular Pittsburgh Steelers chairman whose name is attached to the NFL's landmark initiative in minority hiring, died Thursday.

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