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Health ends Cervelli’s season

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH—Francisco Cervelli’s disappointing 2017 season is officially over. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Monday that Cervelli won’t play again this season because there isn’t enough time left for him to rebound from a third stay on the disabled ...

Milwaukee gains a little on Chicago

On deck Tonight: Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Pitching matchup: Brewers RHP Chase Anderson (10-3) vs. Pirates RHP Trevor Williams (6-8) TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — While a few key players in the NL playoff picture took a night off Monday, ...

Steelers, Vikes seeking legitimacy

Kickoff Who: Minnesota (1-0) at Pittsburgh (1-0) When: 1 p.m. TV: CBS Line: Steelers by 6 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The memories of last season’s scorching start and inglorious fade remain fresh for the Minnesota Vikings. There’s nothing they can do about it. Even ...

Romano pitches Reds over Bucs

CINCINNATI — Sal Romano had complete-game stuff. He settled for the best start of his rookie season. Romano pitched a career-high eight shutout innings, Jesse Winker homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Saturday. “It was fun playing behind Sal ...

Pirates still can’t solve Cincy

CINCINNATI — Solo home runs don’t bug Chad Kuhl. Four in one game is a problem. Cincinnati scored all of its runs on solo homers off the Pittsburgh right-hander, two by Zack Cozart, and the Reds beat the Pirates, 4-2, on Friday night. Joey Votto and Scott Schebler both homered, ...

Bell hopes for better results

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell spent a portion of his lone day off this week learning the fine art of creating the perfect ice cream bar, a good-natured promotional stunt that poked a little fun at the Pro Bowl running back’s summer-long break from the Pittsburgh ...

Young Steelers look like impact players

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the better part of four years trying to retool at outside linebacker, searching for the kind of players who could create the chaos that came so easily to James Harrison and Lamar Woodley in their primes. The search, it seems, may finally be ...

Glasnow struggles in defeat

By Genaro C. Armas The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Eric Thames hit his team-high 30th homer, Chase Anderson pitched effectively on three days’ rest and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-2 on Wednesday night. Center fielder Brett Phillips added two hits and three ...

Tuitt could play against Vikings

Next up Who: Minnesota at Pittsburgh When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: CBS Records: Both teams are 1-0 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The anxiety among the Pittsburgh Steelers after defensive end Stephon Tuitt left two plays into their season-opening win over Cleveland with a left ...

Doctors: Letang healthy enough to get back at it

Did you know? The Penguins open up camp this Friday. The regular season starts on Oct. 4 against the St. Louis Blues. The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has been cleared for contact before training camp opens Friday. Letang, who underwent ...

Tuitt’s injury not expected to jeopardize entire season

PITTSBURGH — Stephon Tuitt made his way into the Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room late Monday afternoon, sat down in his chair and started fiddling with his laundry bag. No sign of immediate pain from the biceps injury that threatened — but apparently did not end — the defensive ...

Cards’ RB out of play for awhile

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals lost way more than a game in their season opener in Detroit. Star running back David Johnson dislocated a wrist, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said, and probably will require surgery. Arians said Johnson is seeking a second opinion. If the original ...

Brault plays spoiler for Pittsburgh

By Joe DiGiovanni The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — After dominating the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field over three days, the Milwaukee Brewers were rendered almost lifeless by Pittsburgh rookie Steven Brault and the reeling Pirates. Brault and four relievers combined on a three-hitter to ...

Brown > Browns

CLEVELAND — For Pittsburgh’s first road game, Antonio Brown wore a bow tie and purple and black suit embroidered with fire-breathing gold dragons. He completed his outlandish outfit with ruby red-sequined sneakers. The flashy look was both dazzling and jaw-dropping — just like Brown’s ...

Steelers RB Bell has quiet opener

CLEVELAND — Le’Veon Bell ended his contract holdout and came back last week. He was mostly missing from the Steelers’ opener. Bell looked rusty and hardly like one of the NFL’s best players on Sunday, gaining just 32 yards as Pittsburgh turned to its defense and a late Ben ...

Browns rookie quarterback gets Steelers’ defense first

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — DeShone Kizer’s connections with Ben Roethlisberger run deeper than their shared Ohio roots, rocket right arms and jersey numbers. Turns out, Kizer even owned Big Ben. “I’m sure I drafted him in fantasy leagues,” Cleveland’s rookie quarterback ...

Win over Pirates helps Cardinals gain ground

On deck Today: Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Pitching matchup: Pirates RHP Ivan Nova (11-12) vs. Cardinals RHP Michael Wacha (11-7) TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Yadier Molina and Matt Carpenter homered, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the ...

Cardinals support Molina in win

ST. LOUIS — Yadier Molina’s teammates could tell their All-Star catcher was not happy. After taking a fastball from Ivan Nova high and tight, Molina hit the next pitch for a three-run homer to help the St. Louis Cardinal beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-0 on Sunday. “Everyone knows ...

Pirates getting players back from DL

PITTSBURGH — Reliever George Kontos returned to the Pirates’ active roster on Thursday, and two more players are expected to come off the disabled list for tonight’s game in St. Louis. Outfielder Gregory Polanco and utilityman Adam Frazier should be ready to come back tonight. Polanco ...

Pittsburgh loses third in a row

ST. LOUIS — Luke Weaver pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning and also drove in a run Friday night, helping the St. Louis Cardinals improve their postseason hopes with a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cardinals have won seven of nine, pulling within four games of the NL ...