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Much can change in pro football in one week

September 28, 2016 PITTSBURGH — “We stunk. We all stunk.” There you have it. more »»

Keeping Nova unlikely for Bucs

September 25, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Here’s the dilemma: The Pirates need a veteran pitcher to anchor a 2017 rotation that will probably be short on experience. more »»

Showing frustration part of Brown

September 21, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Things were pretty ducky for the Steelers on a rainy Sunday. more »»

Tomlin pleased as depth shines

September 19, 2016 PITTSBURGH — If there were any punches thrown at Heinz Field on Sunday afternoon, they were confined to the stands and the parking lots. more »»

Pro wrestling or NFL today? We’ll find out

September 18, 2016 PITTSBURGH — So what do we get at 1 o’clock this afternoon, NFL or WWE? It’s the first showdown of the season between the Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals and, just as the TV announcers always say,... more »»

Redskins make things a little easier

September 14, 2016 PITTSBURGH — The opener couldn’t have gone much better for the Steelers, and this Sunday’s home game against Cincinnati is a must-see matchup. more »»

Steelers lucky to have QB like Big Ben

September 11, 2016 PITTSBURGH — This is the time of year when a lot of NFL teams are selecting their starting Q. more »»

Expect Hurdle to be staying in Pittsburgh

September 7, 2016 PITTSBURGH — It is highly unlikely the Pirates will make the postseason this year. It is even more unlikely they will fire Clint Hurdle. more »»

Heinz Field will be packed with split crowd

September 4, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Penn State plays Pitt at Heinz Field this Saturday, and it’s more than the revival of a storied rivalry. It’s a referendum on Pitt football. more »»

Injury bug could hamper Steelers' 'O'

August 31, 2016 PITTSBURGH—The Steelers came into camp believing the offense would carry the team. Yet it seems there are valid reasons to believe the offense won’t be as good as it should b. more »»

Cole's elbow checkup not good this time of year

August 28, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole is in California, having his right elbow examined, which means the Pirates are likely to hit September with exactly zero of their original starting pitchers in the rotation. more »»

Kang situation plays role in Freese signing

August 24, 2016 PITTSBURGH — The Pirates signed David Freese to a two-year extension, guaranteeing him $11 million. Good move or bad? Wishy-washy answer: It depend. more »»

Mehno: Too early to talk about wild-card game

August 21, 2016 PITTSBURGH — The hot question circulating last week was simple: If the Pirates reached the one-game wild-card playoff round for the fourth consecutive year, which pitcher should they start? The issu... more »»

Steelers' LB doing the right thing

August 17, 2016 PITTSBURGH — If there was a betting line on the James Harrison situation, smart money would be on the Steelers linebacker surrenderin. more »»

Steelers, Lions stage glorified scrimmage

August 14, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Did you watch the Steelers’ preseason opener on Friday? Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell did. more »»

Mehno: Lucrative end to A-Rod’s career

August 10, 2016 PITTSBURGH—Alex Rodriguez will end his long and controversial career on Friday. more »»

Most criticisms of Tomlin unfounded

August 7, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin is starting his 10th season as Steelers coach, which is something of a miracle. Had his status been put to a public referendum, he probably wouldn’t have lasted 10 game. more »»

Liriano deal had to be done this way

August 3, 2016 PITTSBURGH — This is likely how things happened: In the run-up to Monday’s 4 p.m. more »»

Time will tell if Melancon trade works

July 31, 2016 PITTSBURGH — So Mark Melancon is with the Washington Nationals, and you want to know if the Pirates made a good trade. more »»

Money helps turn Cubs into bully

July 27, 2016 PITTSBURGH — It’s ironic that the Chicago Cubs acquired shutdown closer Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees. The Cubs are becoming the Yankees. more »»

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