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Steelers draft capsule

The following is the sixth of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: DEFENSIVE TACKLES Currently on the roster: Javon Hargrave, Daniel McCullers Last five drafts: Hargrave (third round, 2016) has been a solid starter for the Steelers, and McCullers (sixth round, 2014) ...

Ex-Steeler tight end Cunningham dies

CLEVELAND — Bennie Cunningham, a versatile tight end who starred at Clemson and won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has died. He was 63. The university says Cunningham died of cancer Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. Cunningham played 10 seasons and caught more than 200 passes ...

Four goals from Pens’ forward eliminates Flyers

By Dan Gelston The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Jake Guentzel dropped to his right knee and slid on the ice in celebration, not only for his second career postseason hat trick, but for the goal that assured Pittsburgh was moving on in the playoffs. He has established his playoff ...

Phillies sweep four-game series from Pirates

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Altherr had quite a game for a guy who sat on the bench the first six innings. Altherr’s RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted the Phillies to a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday, giving Philadelphia its first four-game sweep ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the fifth of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: CORNERBACKS Currently on the roster: Joe Haden, Artie Burns, Mike Hilton, Cameron Sutton, Coty Sensabaugh, Brian Allen, Dashaun Phillips, Antonio Crawford Last five drafts: Burns (first round, 2016) has ...

AFC North draft capsules

28. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-4) LAST SEASON: Steelers had little trouble rolling to third AFC North title in four years but flamed out in playoffs when Jaguars stunned them for second time in four months, 45-42 in divisional round. Defense led NFL and set franchise record with 57 sacks, but ...

Flyers goalie Neuvirth hoping to carry momentum

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth faces a lot of pressure today with his team down 3-2 heading home against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He stopped 30 shots in Game 5 to help the Flyers extend that series. “I’ve been practicing well and feeling good about my game,” said Neuvirth, ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the fourth of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: WIDE RECEIVERS Currently on the roster: Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Martavis Bryant, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Justin Hunter, Trey Griffey, Tevin Jones, Justin Thomas, Marcus Tucker Last five ...

Pirates’ slide continues

PHILADELPHIA — Rhys Hoskins let two fastballs down the middle go for strikes and somehow saw another one. He crushed it. Hoskins hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Aaron Nola tossed seven impressive innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-2, Saturday. Nola ...

Pens fail to finish Philly

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Sunday, 3 p.m. Best-of-7 series: Pens lead, 3-2 TV: NBC By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sean Couturier did what he could to deal with the pain in his left leg, then hopped over the boards and let the ...

Phillies keep Pittsburgh in a slump

On deck Today: Pittsburgh at Phildelphia, 4:05 p.m. Pitching matchup: Pirates LHP Steven Brault (2-1) vs. Phillies RHP Aaron Nola (1-1) TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — On yet another chilly April night in their ballpark, the Phillies stayed hot at ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the third of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: RUNNING BACKS Currently on the roster: Le’Veon Bell, James Conner, Stevan Ridley, Fitzgerald Toussaint, James Summers Last five drafts: It’s hard to believe Bell (second round, 2013) has been in ...

Steelers get 5 prime-time games

From Mirror, wire reports When you have been as successful as the Pittsburgh Steelers have been over the years, people want to watch you on television, and the National Football League wants you to be on television. That is the case again in 2018. The NFL released its 2018 schedule for each ...

Bucs humbled in Philadelphia at outset of four-game series

By Dan Gelston The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Jake Arrieta threw like an old-school ace wearing a retro powder blue Phillies uniform fit for a throwback outing. Arrieta flashed the All-Star form that made Philadelphia covet him in free agency, striking out 10 and tossing one-hit ...

Penguins, Predators look to lock up round 2 spots

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mario Lemieux had one question for Sidney Crosby after the Pittsburgh star slipped past his boss as the Penguins’ career playoff scoring leader during a Game 4 romp over Philadelphia. “He asked what took so long,” Crosby said with a ...

Pens need one more to finish Flyers

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins, Friday, 7 p.m. Best-of-7 series: Pens lead 3-1 TV: AT&T SportsNet By Dan Gelston The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Sidney Crosby passed Mario Lemieux in Pittsburgh’s record book and pushed the ...

Reserves making most of their shot

On deck Tonight: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia Pitching matchup: Jameson Taillon (2-0) vs. Phillies RHP Jake Arrieta (1-0) TV: AT&T SportsNet By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — David Freese stressed the need of a culture change inside the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse ...

Musgrove tries to get it right

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH—As starter Joe Musgrove begins to plot he return from the disabled list, the righthander has a good idea of how he landed there. He believes he overdid things in the off-season trying to get ready for a new team and a return to the starting ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the first of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: QUARTERBACKS Currently on roster: Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones, Joshua Dobbs Last five drafts: Jones was a fourth-round choice in 2013 and has been a decent backup for Roethlisberger but hasn’t ...

Bucs bats go cold again

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Chad Bettis found a simple solution to ward off the cold. “I just concentrated on executing pitches,” the Colorado Rockies right-hander said. Bettis pitched into the eighth inning and combined with three ...