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Steelers to get closer look at young QBs

LATROBE — The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to get a closer look at their two most recent draft picks at quarterback. Rookie third-round pick Mason Rudolph and Josh Dobbs, Pittsburgh’s fourth-round selection in 2017, will see all of the playing time when the Steelers visit the Green Bay ...

Rookie RB Barkley gets limited practice

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Saquon Barkley stood and watched, for the most part, resting his strained left hamstring as the New York Giants practiced against the Detroit Lions on Tuesday. “He’s day to day,” Giants coach Pat Shurmur said. Barkley, a rookie running back drafted No. 2 overall, ...

McCoy finalizes eviction

ATLANTA — The eviction proceedings that LeSean McCoy filed against his ex-girlfriend have been finalized and she is no longer living in his Atlanta-area home, a lawyer for the Buffalo Bills running back said Tuesday. McCoy began eviction proceedings in June against Delicia Cordon. Attorneys ...

Marrone believes DE’s can coexist

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone believes defensive ends Dante Fowler and Yannick Ngakoue can coexist in the same locker room, in the same meeting room and even in the same huddle. They probably only have to do so for another five months. Marrone provided ...

Rookie avoids No. 92 comparisons

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press LATROBE — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Olasunkanmi Adeniyi is all too familiar with the comparisons to James Harrison. Both undrafted free agents from the Mid-American Conference feature a similar, small, stocky-type build considered by some as ...

Rookie sends Bucs away without split

By Michael Wagaman The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A year ago, Dereck Rodriguez was down in Double-A ball, a converted outfielder hoping to take a new path as a pitcher. A non-roster invite to spring training, Rodriguez finally got the call to the majors in late May. Since then, ...

Pirate pitchers get it done

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trevor Williams and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, and the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on Saturday night. Josh Bell homered for the second time in three days. Elias Diaz added two hits for the Pirates after ...

Pirates’ call-up treated badly

On deck Saturday night: The Pirates beat the Giants, 4-0, late Saturday night. The game was not over before press time. Today: Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Pitching matchup: Pirates RHP Joe Musgrove (4-6) vs. Giants RHP Derek Rodriguez (5-1) TV: AT&T SportsNet The ...

Young receivers noticed in opener

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press LATROBE — Damoun Patterson knows a strong performance in his first preseason game won’t be enough to guarantee his future with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The rookie wide receiver feels he must continually prove himself to the coaching staff and his ...

Offense backs Nova; Bucs hand Giants loss

By Michael Wagaman The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Ivan Nova had little problem extending Pittsburgh’s streak of strong road starts. Three home runs, including a milestone shot by David Freese, gave the right-hander all the cushion he needed. Nova allowed two runs in six ...

Backup QBs spark Steelers

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs each tossed touchdown passes and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 31-14 Thursday night in the preseason opener. The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles rested several starters, including quarterbacks ...

Frazier, Bucs edge Colorado

DENVER — Adam Frazier has been doing damage with his bat lately. But it was his glove that helped Pittsburgh take a series in Colorado. Frazier had three hits and made a run-saving play in the field, and the Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Wednesday. Chris Archer (4-5) was ...

NFL preseason openers feature big story lines

Welcome to the NFL, Baker Mayfield. And welcome back to the league, Andrew Luck. While the opening preseason game for most teams carries little intrigue as players from the back end of the roster try to strut their stuff, several story lines will be worth following tonight. Start in the New ...

Pirates blast Rockies on road trip’s 2nd day

By Michael Kelly The Associated Press DENVER — Jameson Taillon beat Chad Bettis in a matchup of pitchers who battled testicular cancer last year, and the Pittsburgh Pirates hit three homers in a 10-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Taillon (9-8) allowed 10 hits in ...

Pitchers share history

The Associated Press DENVER — The starters for tonight’s game between Pittsburgh and Colorado reads like this: Jameson Taillon vs. Chad Bettis. A more accurate description: Two starters bouncing back from testicular cancer. “Both healthy. Both in the big leagues,” the Pirates’ ...

Bucs get Rays’ shortstop

The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays have traded shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a minor league pitching prospect. Hechavarria was hitting .258 with three homers and 26 RBIs in 61 games before the Rays designated him for ...

Rudolph ready for Steeler debut

LATROBE — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph exudes confidence heading into his first NFL preseason game Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Rudolph admitted that jitters may be there as the Steelers prepare to face the defending Super Bowl champions in Philadelphia. ...

Pirates come up on short end of pitching duel

PITTSBURGH — Matt Carpenter homered in two straight games entering Sunday. By contrast, Jack Flaherty had allowed at least one home run in each of his previous three starts. Carpenter kept his streak going while Flaherty brought his to an end to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 victory ...

Taillon, Vazquez weren’t on the table

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — General manager Neal Huntington said the Pirates never considered trading Jameson Taillon or Felipe Vazquez this season. Speaking on his weekly Sunday radio show, Huntington said dealing his top starter and closer “wasn’t even a ...

Pirates can’t keep up with Cards in loss

PITTSBURGH — Jedd Gyorko drove in three runs while Kolten Wong, just off the disabled list, and Yadier Molina both had three hits to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. Gyorko hit a pair of doubles, including a tiebreaking one in the ...