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Taking a look back at the year that was

January 1, 2015 JANUARY n Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien resigned after two years to take job with the NFL’s Houston Texan. more »»

Let’s test your knowledge of 2014 sports

December 28, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The end of the year approaches as excitement for the Armed Forces Bowl builds. All things considered, it wasn’t a bad yea. more »»

Bucs can negotiate with Kang

December 23, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pirates have won the rights to negotiate with South Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang. Pittsburgh has a 30-day window to sign the 27-year-old, who hit . more »»

Growing pains

December 16, 2014 By Cory Giger Tyler Glasnow was 5-foot-8 as a freshman in high school, then sprouted up a whopping 10 inches to 6-6 by the time he graduate. more »»

Bucs signing Liriano was important

December 15, 2014 The Pittsburgh Pirates couldn’t compete for the top prize, but they nabbed a heck of a consolation prize. more »»

Liriano signing signals Bucs' position

December 13, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pirates wanted to keep Francisco Liriano at the top end of their rotation so badly they offered the left-handed pitcher the most lucrative free agent contract in team history. more »»

Holdzkom's journey worth it in the end

December 12, 2014 Even while he was languishing in independent league baseball towns like Sioux City, Iowa, Amarillo, Tex., and San Angelo, Te. more »»

Braves agree to 4-year deal with Markakis

December 4, 2014 ATLANTA — Moving to fill an outfield void after the trade of Jason Heyward, the Atlanta Braves agreed Wednesday to a four-year contract with free agent Nick Markaki. more »»

Pirates get utility man Rodriguez from Rays

December 2, 2014 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays have traded utility man Sean Rodriguez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named and cash. more »»

Bucs deal Davis to Athletics

November 24, 2014 OAKLAND, Calif. more »»

Burnett will pitch one more year for Bucs

November 15, 2014 PITTSBURGH — A.J. Burnett believes his right arm has one — and only one — season left in it. The pitcher has no intentions of letting it go to waste. more »»

Giger: Wehner always has inside info during games

November 13, 2014 Listen to John Wehner on one Pirates broadcast, and there’s a good chance you’ll learn something — a nuance about a player’s actions, how a hitter prepares for a certain situation, what’s going on... more »»

Bucs trade Wilson for Cervelli

November 13, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees in exchange for reliever Justin Wilson. more »»

Hurdle finishes 2nd in manager voting

November 12, 2014 NEW YORK — Buck Showalter and Matt Williams won the Manager of the Year awards Tuesday, turning a Beltway double play. more »»

Martin, Liriano reject offers

November 11, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Russell Martin and Francisco Liriano are going to test the market. Martin and Liriano declined $15. more »»

Pirates sign Stinson

October 24, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson on a minor league contract, which includes an invitation to Major League spring training in 2015. more »»

Dupuis could return vs. Islanders

October 18, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis skated on Friday, barely 12 hours after being taken off the ice on a stretcher during a loss to Dalla. more »»

Bucs’ Banister named Texas manager

October 17, 2014 The Texas Rangers hired Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager. more »»

Harrison highlight of ’14 summer

October 6, 2014 The Pittsburgh Pirates’ second consecutive appearance in the National League playoffs this fall proved to be all too short. more »»

2014 Pirates highlights, lowlights

October 6, 2014 The following are the highlights and lowlights during the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2014 season: Final regular-season record: 88-74, second place in the National League Central Division Notable: The... more »»

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